Can I Put Wafer Paper In The Fridge ?

Decorating By amaniemom Updated 30 Aug 2014 , 2:58pm by 13bellscakes

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amaniemom Posted 28 Aug 2014 , 11:50am
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I have a cake that I will decorate with a buttercream (similar to SMBC except it has some shortening in the recipe too) and needs to be in the fridge. I want to know if I put wafer paper image on it will I run into any problems like condensation etc ? First time using wafer paper on cakes and was wondering if anyone could give me any tips please.

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cakegrandma Posted 28 Aug 2014 , 1:40pm
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I would put the wafer paper on the cake as the last thing. Wafer paper sort of dissolves into the icing the longer it sits on it , it will even start to ripple if it is a photo on the top.   I would wait until the cake is ready to go, leaving time enough to put the wafer paper on.  It will hold up better this way.

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kakeladi Posted 29 Aug 2014 , 3:39am
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Here's an idea:  make the wafer paper decoration on a thin fondant backing which you can plop on the cake once it is removed from the frig.   It's been so long since I have used wafer paper I can't remember - but even then I almost never frig'd my cakes.

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mlightski Posted 29 Aug 2014 , 5:44am
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AHello, I just received an order of wafer paper butterflies in the mail from and the directions were very specific that the paper needed to stay DRY and do not refrigerate. I have refrigerated gum paste in the past and as we all probably know it needs to stay dry too... As you can imagine my gum paste didn't hold its shape due to the wet conditions in a refrigerator. Please DO NOT refrigerate your wafer paper design! Enjoy!

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13bellscakes Posted 30 Aug 2014 , 2:58pm
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I have worked with wafer ( rice paper) before on whipped cream cakes.  They will ripple when refrigerated if you're not careful. To prevent bleeding of color, I place it on the cake then have applied a very thin coat of piping gel. Works well on a flat surface, but of course not for anything raised up or 3D. Those are best applied at the last moment after your cake comes out of the fridge. For stand up pieces, I've used a dab of royal icing and a piece of uncooked thin spaghetti to make my pieces stand up. I have also used thin florist wire when I can be sure no child will try to eat the design.  Most often I just work my design then put it on the cake just prior to delivery or serving.

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