Rice Paper...does It Really Dissolve?

Decorating By SueB Updated 31 Mar 2009 , 1:50pm by kakeladi

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SueB Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 3:31am
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I want to use rice paper to draw a picture and then lay that on the cake but am concerned the paper will not dissolve. Can anyone hand out advice or answers on dissolving the paper? Thanks!

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moralna Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 1:45pm
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The rice paper may get a little soft, but it will not completely dissolve. The one thing that dissolves rice paper is water, but that will destroy the drawing. You need to use an icing sheet to do your drawing and then put it on your cake (before the BC had crusted) so that the icing sheet will melt into the icing.

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kakeladi Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 1:50pm
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The proper term is wafer paper, but some still call it rice paper icon_smile.gif
Icing sheets are better to use for this application.......unless the pic is very small.
Some people find wafer paper to become tough and hard to cut once on a cake, but it does melt on your tounge........as was said, any liquid will dissolve it.

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