Paper peony cake decorations
IngredientsFor the piping gel:
- 60ml water
- 60ml corn syrup
- 3tsp cornflour
- ľtsp clear vanilla extract
For the flowers:
- Wafer paper of your choice
- Sugar sprinkles or nonpareil for the centres
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.
- Wilton 2D piping nozzle (optional)
- Piping bag
- Flower cutters; PME 5 petal flower cutters, 30mm to 50mm
- Soft brush
- Small pan
Step 1Add the water, cornflour, corn syrup and vanilla to a pan and heat on a medium heat until it thickens.
If you don't have corn syrup you can replace it with golden syrup, the gel will be toffee colour however but this is fine if you are using darker coloured paper. You can also buy piping gel ready made in cake decorating shops or online.