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Stylized Wafer Paper Rolled Rose – The Violet Cake Shop way – FREE Tutorial

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new tutorial and this one for the stylized wafer paper rolled roses, is a long time in coming.

I first designed this cake for Cake Masters’ August 2015 issue and promised I would share how I made the wafer paper roses due to the amount of response I’d gotten on how unique they were.  I mean, it should have been easy because I had all the pics taken already since this cake was also my first ever full length magazine tutorial…

But then life kind of got in the way as it often does, and things came up like mystery health issues that I’ve had to deal with (and am still sorting through) and what do ya know, two years has now gone by!  But I was able to find some free time to edit my pics so I could share them with you all here today…FINALLY haha.

Now this style is simply a hybrid of a wafer paper rose I already came up with before in 2014 (for which I have a paid tutorial), plus the standard rolled roses you see in paper craft.  What makes it unique is the addition of these pinched outer petals which is a technique I came up with for my original wafer paper rose.

So hope you will enjoy this FREE tutorial.  Please feel free to share with me how you use them to embellish your cakes, on my Facebook page.  I look forward to seeing what you create with my tips and tutorials!

Stylized Wafer Paper Rolled Rose Tutorial – The Violet Cake Shop way:

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Colour your wafer paper by airbrushing (using a few light coats with drying time in between), an edible printer OR my oil & petal dust method

 

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Cut out a 5.5” x 5.5” square of the coloured wafer paper (or any size you prefer)

 

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Cut off corners of the square to create a circle – you can just go by eye as the rose is meant to look organic so does not need to be perfect

 

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Cut your wafer paper circle into a spiral-like strip moving concentrically in towards the middle as shown; cut so that the strip is just under 1″ wide

 

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This is how it will look once you’ve cut your spiral strip

 

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Using the tip of a brush, roll up the strip starting on the outer edge

 

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Add small dabs of water as needed so the centre holds together as you are rolling it

 

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Continue rolling

 

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Every few inches, dab water along the bottom edge of the strip to help hold the rolled shape you are forming

 

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This is your completed Stylized Wafer Paper Rolled Rose centre

 

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Using a circle craft punch (1.5” diameter), punch out circles to make your outer petals; alternatively, you can use a circle cutter as a template (use a dull tool to trace inside the cutter so you have a guide where to cut with scissors)

 

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Take one circle and pinch in on one end and hold for a few seconds

 

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Using scissors, cut a small slit opposite the pinched end (approximately 1/2″ up)

 

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Dab a small amount of water on one side of the slit

 

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Fold one side of the slit over the other so the bottom of the petal has a concave or cupped shape

 

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You will need approximately 8 petals and one rolled rose centre to create one Stylized Wafer Paper Rolled Rose

 

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Dab some water at the bottom of the petal along the cupped edge – NOTE: do not use too much water or the wafer paper will disintegrate!

 

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Attach the first petal to the rolled rose centre – NOTE: the bottom of the centre should sit nicely in the cupped section of your petal

 

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Attach your second petal making sure to overlap half of the previous petal; continue applying the rest of the petals, working clockwise until you have completed one full row of petals, then use the rest to fill in where there may be gaps; use more or less petals as needed

 

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Your finished product – a beautiful Stylized Wafer Paper Rolled Rose!!

 

Hope you all like this tutorial!  If so, please feel free to share this post =)

Happy Caking Y’ALL!! =D

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Links to All My Previous Tutorials!

Here are links to all my FREE tutorials that I’ve done so far…and since my blog is new, rather than try and repost them all here I thought it would be better to just link them so you can see all the old ones in one place along with the pics of the cakes that have used the technique!

TWO-TONED PETALS Tutorial – First Ever Tutorial – December 2013:

Two-Tone Petal - twm

Qualin's 6th - Valentino Inspired B&W Ruffle - twm 20131224_121018 - iv - ii Sam & Satoko's at Venue Year of the Horse CNY - cropped - twm

 

MY STYLIZED RANUNCULUS Tutorial – January 2013:

20131224_121018 - iv - ii  03-01-14 - Finney's 45th Modern with Flowers - wm TVCS - ii - twmpm

QUICK FANTASY FRILL FLOWER Tutorial – March 2014:

IMG_1054 - ii

TWO-TONED BOW Tutorial – This is how I make my two-toned bows that was originally inspired by one made by Sweet Picasso Cake Creations – March 2014:

Eva's 21st Tiffany Blue with Bows - twm  Sam & Satoko's at Venue  Carlington's 2nd Birthday - Minnie, Mickey, Daisy and Donald - Closeup - twmpm

My Two-Toned Bow Tutorial - sneak peek

EASY BLOCK LETTERS and 3D LEGO FIGURE Tutorials – June 2014:

Ethan's 5th Lego Movie - twm  Colin's 9th B-Day Lego Movie Cake - front - twmpm

Easy No Measure Block Letters - 1

SIMPLE ANEMONE with SIMPLE TOOLS Tutorial – August 2014:

Qualin's 3rd - front - wm TVCS - twmpm  The Violet Cake Shop - Simple Anemone Tutorial with Simple Tools - cover photo

I hope you all enjoy using these…Violet =D