Paper peony cake decorations

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How pretty are these edible paper peony cake decorations? Each delicate flower is created from wafer paper and makes a very impressive, realistic flower to sit on top of your cupcakes or large cake.

It may seem a little tricky to make these floral cake decorations at first, but our step-by-step picture recipe will break down each process to make it that little bit easier.

We think these pretty flowers would transform any cake into a work of art. Pop individual flowers onto cupcakes or make up a whole bouquet on a large cake.


For the piping gel:

  • 60ml water
  • 60ml corn syrup
  • 3tsp cornflour
  • ¼tsp clear vanilla extract

For the flowers:

  • Wafer paper of your choice
  • Sugar sprinkles or nonpareil for the centres