Wafer Paper David Austin Rose

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 12
Decoration Time: 3 hours

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  • 50g white

Paints and Dusts

  • Passion pink – Airbrush colouring – Sugarmill
  • Forest green dust – Sugarflair
  • Apple green dust – Sugarflair


  • 26 gauge wires (1 pkt)
  • 20 gauge wires x5
  • Florist tape
  • Wafer paper (A4 x 5 sheets)
  • Sugar glue (Paul used a vanilla extract and water)



  • Small (0) Paintbrush
  • Medium dusting brush


  • Rose petal cutters (3cm, 4cm, 4.5cm, 5.5cm, 7.5cm)
  • Leaf cutter 5.5cm


  • Wire Cutters
  • Scissors (straight and serrated)
  • Spray bottle

Learn how to make a David Austin rose out of wafer paper...

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make an incredible David Austin rose out of wafer paper. Perfect for wedding cakes, anniversary cakes, celebratory cakes and much more. This is a beautiful technique to add to your cake decorating arsenal.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to...

  • Colour edible flowers using a spray bottle
  • Condition wafer paper
  • Wire petals
  • Use edible dust
  • and much, much more

Don't forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and the rest of the Sugarcraft community on our Facebook group.

Who knows? You may even end up featured in one of our monthly members' cake showcase.



Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

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