I notice this post has gone on for years; so I guess I'm not too late to contribute. I have just taken a class (at Iced Affair in Sydney) on making rice paper flowers, including roses, (also known as wafer paper - much thinner and more delicate than the rice paper used for Vietnamese rolls. You can buy it at cake decorating shops, including Iced Affair.). It was surprisingly easy and very effective, striking and pretty. I am now experimenting with this amazing medium. Perhaps you could email Evan (www,icedaffair.com.au); perhaps, if you ask him nicely, he may make a tutorial.
All the best,
There are some online classes you can see (free) from CakeFu. Amelia brings in the best of the best and interviews them and of course they show you how to make their stuff. We just watched a lady from Chef Rubber make beautiful flowers. Cabbage roses, peonies, lillies and much more are gogeous on cakes. Also Cake Decorating.com has a tutorial on it.
I developed a molding technique with Wafer Paper - do not know how similar it is to the link provided - but CakeFu has a webinar where I go over some of the basics:
PS - my avitar is wafer paper - and there are additional examples in my photo gallery.
Yes Lisa, I saw the interview it was great. I also did the Cake Decorating.com class as well. I have so enjoyed using this technique for flowers. I understand you will be in Murrieta, CA next month. Will you be covering this as well?
I'm glad you enjoyed the CakeFu interview and found it useful!
Would love to see some of your flowers done with wafer/rice paper!
I developed this particular technique in early 2010. I wrote a How-To published in Dessert Professional magazine and I've been teaching it ever since.
Wafer Paper has been around for a long time - and several people have created their own uses for it. I'd be very curious know the comparison between mine and Cake Decorating.com.
My next classes at The Cake Cottage in Murrieta will be for making a Suncatcher - painting on isomalt - and painting with colored cocoa butter. I taught the wafer paper class there about a month ago. It will probably repeat later this year.
ALisa, I saw your Cakefu webinar and used your techniques for a cake decorating competition that I entered this past weekend. I won 1st place! Thanks! [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3056011/width/200/height/400[/IMG]
Manddi, beautiful cake, congratulations.
Did you share the pretty creation with CakeFu?
I'm sure Amelia would love to see it, too!
ANo I didn't but if love to. How do I upload a pic to the site?
Hi ! Miriel
.... I know it is an old post.. but here in Québec, I just got a hold that you can make flowers out of rice paper.. if you still have it.. could you pm me the how to make them please.. thanks
Thanks a lot Lisa... I'm glad to have found you.. again... I have seen your awesome airbrush work but didn't know your name.. I appreciate your help... wish Chicago was closer to my hometown.. Hope to meet you one day !!!
AGorgeous! Do you have a tutorial for these?