Gold Leaf Wafer Paper Overlay

Gold Leaf Wafer Paper Overlay

Indian cake artist, Pooja Sareen shares a wonderfully simple tutorial to create a gorgeous, gold leaf, wafer paper transfer technique. This easy technique is perfect for adding a glamorous touch to wedding cakes!

Gold Leaf Wafer Paper Transfer

by Pooja Sareen


Components :

Wafer paper

24crt Gold leaf (transfer sheets)

Water in a spray bottle


Soft brush

Craft punches


Step 1: Cut the wafer paper into half lengthwise.

Keep your Gold leaf transfer sheet ready. Holding the spray bottle about a foot away, VERY LIGHTLY spray on the smooth side of the wafer paper.

Step 2: Lay the Gold leaf transfer sheet over the wet wafer paper and gently rub with your finger (helps gold leaf to stick onto the wafer paper).

Step 3: Gently peel the transfer sheet from the wafer paper. If the gold leaf is still doesn’t transfer, just lay the transfer paper back and rub softly then peel. Keep repeating the steps until you cover the complete strip of the wafer paper.

Step 4: Once you are done with covering the complete length of the wafer paper with gold leaf. Let it dry for 5-7 mins. Take preferable craft punches and place the gold leaf wafer paper inside the craft punches, press to get the designed details. Repeat until you punch the whole strip.

Step 5: You can use the mini craft punches for the leftover wafer paper gold strips and save the tiny gold pieces for decorating your cakes.

Step 6: With the help of piping gel attach the gold leaf wafer paper on the Fondant cake and you’re done!


Pooja Nanda Sareen

I set up my business  SUGAR FANCIES in 2015 from my home in New Delhi, India. It has almost been three years since I started my venture.  My cakes are renowned for their elegance and intricate designs with flair craftsmanship. My versatile works are mainly sugar flowers and chandelier cakes. I feel honored to be a part of Incredible India Collaboration and being amongst the Top 10 in GSARN Web Contest held across India. I have also gotten a pleasurable opportunity to have had my work featured in Incredible India Magazine and Sugar Magazine. I love to share whenever I try something innovative and new!

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