Wafer Paper Snowflake Tutorial


‘Tis the season for snowflakes! Today’s Wafer Paper Snowflake tutorial by Jean A. Schapowal is perfect for a holiday or Frozen inspired treat. Simple and easy to make, all you need is wafer paper to create this gorgeous snowflake!

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Ready to learn how to create these beautiful decorations? Let’s begin!


Ingredients Needed:



Step 1 – Cut six squares of wafer paper in the size of your choice.


For this project, we measured 2 .5” X 2.5” sized squares to make up a snowflake placed on a 6” double barrel cake.

Step 2 – Fold each square in half, creating a a triangle shape.

Step 3 – Fold each triangle in half again.

Step 4 – Using your scissors, cut 3 slits into the triangle (careful not to cut all the way through). See arrows for direction of slits in the image below. icing_images_jean_tutorialcollab_slide3

A successful cut will reveal small slits in center when triangle is completely opened.

Step 5 – Carefully separate and open the slits to make “wrapping” a little easier.

Step 6 – Wrap the two center slits inwards to form a tube. Use a rounded paint brush handle to make wrapping easier. Add a dab of water to the ends and fold over.icing_images_jean_tutorialcollab_slide4

Step 7 – Flip the open square over and wrap over the next slit up from the center.

Step 8 – Flip over again and repeat with the next slit line.icing_images_jean_tutorialcollab_slide5

Step 9 – Flip over one last time and wrap over the last slit.

Step 10 – Repeat the above steps using the remaining five cut squares.

Begin joining the individual pieces together in the center by adding a small dab of water to the ends. All 6 pieces will form your snowflake.icing_images_jean_tutorialcollab_slide6

You can apply to your finished cake by adding some piping gel or melted DECOgel™ to the back of the snowflake.


On December 15th receive one free pack of Premium Wafer Paper with any order over $50! Use Code “Day4” at checkout. Icing Images chooses the color of the Wafer Paper. Please do not add the free Wafer Paper to the cart. Just use code at checkout.

Learn More!

Wafer paper is made from potato and is used mostly for accents applied to the cake. Our premium wafer paper is easy to manipulate and holds its shape in humid areas. Has a slight Vanilla flavor, and is available in 6 colors! Wafer paper should not be refrigerated or frozen.


  • Our Premium Wafer Paper has a great “work time”, however we recommend your working area be low humid and hands are dry. Wear gloves!
  • Use your iDesign™ account to print out various patterns with your Icing Images edible printing system.
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Tutorial crafted by Jean A. Schapowal from Cakes with Character!

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