cakeymom Posted 7 Feb 2014 , 6:52am
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AI have punched my pattern onto my wafer paper and would like to know if I can apply this onto my buttercream cake OR do I need to cover it in fondant first????

If it makes any difference I plan to cover parts of the wafer paper with gumpaste flowers to give it some depth and dimension. It is a 6" cake 4" tall and will have 39 flowers on the side of this round cake.


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Dayti Posted 7 Feb 2014 , 1:07pm
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I think it will work on buttercream, as long as it is a crusting BC. Otherwise the moisture might dissolve your paper. Maybe you can smear some BC on the side of a cake pan or spare dummy and see what happens first with a scrap piece of paper.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 7 Feb 2014 , 1:57pm
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AMy avatar is a photo of rice paper leaves and fondant vines on buttercream. I used buttercream to attach the leaves.

LeanneW Posted 7 Feb 2014 , 9:54pm
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In my experience with wafer paper, fat does not dissolve it, my buttercream doesn't dissolve it, but it's always best to do a test!

cakeymom Posted 7 Feb 2014 , 10:45pm
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LeanneW thanks for the tip.  I tried a sample piece on buttercream and it did just fine.  I was still a little hesitant and ended up wrapping the cake with chocolate fondant and it did well.  Picture is posted.



kakeladi Posted 7 Feb 2014 , 11:05pm
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AOh my goodness YES! wafer paper can go on b'cream! I have done dozens of cakes like that. No, it does not *dissolve* into the b'cream but is just like putting a very, very thin piece of fondant on top of b'cream. What helps is to coat the back of your wafer paper item with an ultra thin coating of piping gel. Once it touches the b'cream it is stuck for life :) So be really sure of how you want it positioned before you drop it on.

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