How to Make Wafer Paper Tassles

These tassles made out of wafer paper make the perfect fun addition to any party cake!

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These tassles made out of wafer paper make the perfect fun addition to any party cake!

You will need:

Edibles:

Equipment:

  • 5 sheets A4 wafer paper: yellow, green, orange, pink, aqua
  • Pro Gel: lemon yellow and chocolate extra
  • Piping gel
  • scissors
  • wooden skewer
  • clay extruder

1

Take your five colours of edible wafer paper sheets.

2

Take one coloured sheet and cut a strip along the long edge of 5cm width. Use scissors to cut a fringe along the strip, making sure you leave about 1cm at the top of the fringe uncut.

3

Brush a tiny dab of water along the top edge of the wafer paper. Use a skewer to help you roll up the fringe sticking as you go along the top edge.

4

Once completely rolled up, slide out the skewer and pinch the base firmly in between your fingers.

5

Ruffle the fringe to make it larger and give movement.

6

Repeat with the other colours, making up two of each so you have ten tassels in total.

7

Take 120g of white sugarpaste and knead in a little CMC powder to strengthen it. Roll it out to slightly larger than the stencil. Press the stencil in firmly using a smoother.

8

Colour 50g modelling paste with brown and yellow to make a raffia colour. With a clay extruder and a small hole, press out a thin line of paste and twist to make a loose rope.

9

Using a tape measure and needle, measure out every 10cm along the top of the cake. Make a pin prick at every 10cm. Now take your raffia rope and attach it in a loop formation between every point. Attach with a little water.

10

Use a little piping gel to stick the tassels over every point where the swag meets, alternating the colours. Create a little more raffia rope and attach these over the top of the tassels, as if they are looping from the main swag.

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