Printed wafer paper is used to transfer edible images onto baked items, to support sculpted cakes and to form decorations, notes Cake Art. Use edible ink or an edible printer to make designs.
Two specific examples of ways printed wafer paper is used in baking are decorating iced sugar cookies and putting images on cake frosting or fondant. Wafer paper is not sweet or flavored, but it is edible. This edible paper is made from a mixture of potato starch, water and vegetable oil. When pressed lightly onto an icing or fondant covered surface and brushed with light corn syrup, printed wafer paper dissolves, leaving the printed image behind on the surface of the baked item, notes Fancy Flours.