Edible Paper

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Sweet_Stephanies_Creation Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 12:45pm
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Hey i have been trying to work with edible paper and i have bee havin some troubles. First when i aply the paper the image smugs alil bit and than after it sit it starts to curl up. Any tips on with with it and whats the best stuff to buy?

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leah_s Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 1:13pm
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As far as I know, there's only one type of wafer paper.

And actually what you're describing sounds pretty normal.

Care to tell us exactly what you're trying to do?

You wouldn't do a picture on edible paper, you'd do butterfly wings, or a small logo, or use it for flower petals.

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icingimages Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 1:18pm
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Try using piping gel to apply the image.

There are three types of wafer paper, rice based, potatoe based and sugar based. The sugar based is what most of us are familiar with. Within Sugar based papers there are several brands offering you different thicknesses and plyability. The Kopykake brand and the Icing Images house brand are the thinnest and they will dry and crack the quickest. The Lucks brand (most well known since they are used with Edible Images in the grocery stores) are a little thicker and hold up better than the previous two. The Premium Brand is the thickest and doesnt crack as easily and can stay out in the air much longer than the other two before they do become brittle. Depending on what you are doing will help determine what works best for you.

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leah_s Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 1:26pm
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We're not confusing wafer paper and icing sheets?

It was my understanding that rice paper was pretty much a thing of the past and most wafer paper was potato starch based.

But, hey, I've been wrong before.

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icingimages Posted 3 May 2010 , 2:41am
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Actually, Leah, rice paper/wafer paper are more a thing of the past, but I still find some people using them. Some companies still sell them for printing as they can make more of a profit as selling it off as icing sheets. So there is still some confusion out there. But for edible printing, Icing sheets are the most recommended for obvious reasons!

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Sdelp07 Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 3:41pm
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AWafer paper and rice paper seem to be the same thing because I've purchased both online and they appear identical in taste and texture. Also, It is located in the scrapbook section of a more craftstore but I feel like it is slightly different the employees assure me that yes it's the same I wonder, is it truly edible?! I like to hand paint images and icing sheets just don't do the trick for me, much too finicky, they crack at the edges too often and get sticky if you paint too much. Plus they get pricey quick. I'm still wondering if there is Any advice on how to adhere painted rice paper to hardened gum paste without wrinkling, tearing, bleeding the color?! Piping a border just leaves my rice paper with painted images so clearly unattached and floating above the gum paste. Grr I'd love any advice anyone might have!!

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morganchampagne Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 6:02pm
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ANo. I have not found rice paper and wafer paper to be the same. The rice paper around here is like what they use for spring rolls. It has a pattern on it and it will NOT be good for cake projects. Wafer paper looks and feels a lot more like paper. Shiny side and rough side I attach wafer paper with piping gel

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icingimages Posted 8 Apr 2014 , 1:05pm
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It really depends who you talk to.  Wafer paper can be considered rice, potato or even the sugar sheets and yes, there is a rice paper that is used for egg rolls!  But in the cake decorating world, not the other food world, generally the rice paper is not the egg roll type.  You can adhere rice paper to the gumpaste with a little water, Crisco or piping gel.  Have you tried painting on the Icing Images Premium Icing sheets.  They are the flexible sheet and tend not to have the same problems that other brands of icing sheets do. 

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