How to Make a Cake with Edible Paper Pastry Sheets


Have you ever looked at a fancy cake and thought, “I wish I could make and eat that”? Well, with edible paper pastry sheets, now you can!

Today, I am sharing how to make a cake with edible paper pastry sheets. It’s simple, and the results will surely wow your friends and family. So what are you waiting for? Let’s start baking!

How to Frost a Cake with Edible Paper Pastry Sheets

A Very Fun Cake

How to Frost a Cake with Edible Paper Pastry Sheets

You know how much I love to make cakes.

I have been looking for an amazing cake idea that looks incredible but is very easy to make. And I found it!

The cake I made today is covered with an edible paper pastry sheet. The sheet is printed with edible ink (on edible paper) and is placed on a frosted cake.

It looks fantastic, tastes good, and is not hard to make.

That is what I call perfection!

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How to Frost a Cake with Edible Paper Pastry Sheets

Where to Find an Edible Cake Pastry Sheet

I found two places on Etsy that sell these edible paper sheets (already printed) with great designs. Etsy has many options, but my favorites are the floral printed sheets (especially this one) and tile sheets (like the one I used).

Let’s Make a Cake with Edible Paper Pastry Sheets

To make this cake, I used two boxes of gluten-free cake mix, two pieces of edible paper pastry sheets, and double the recipe for my Buttercream Frosting.

  • One – The easiest way to make a quick gluten-free cake is to use a mix. I love the King of Flour cake. I accidentally bought confetti but quickly sifted out the candies for a white cake.
  • two – Make three cakes and bake them in the oven.
  • three – Cool on a cooling rack.
  • four – Using the cake pan, make a “cake form” with parchment paper. Staple the parchment paper to hold it together.
  • five – Take the “form” out of the pan and place it on a cake stand. Place the first cake layer in the form and top with frosting, ensuring that the frosting goes all the way to the edges.
  • six – Repeat with all three layers.
  • seven – Remove the parchment paper by opening and tearing gently at the staples.
  • eight – Frost the remaining outsides of the cake, keeping the edges and top as even as possible.
  • nine – Measure the height of your cake (around the entire cake) and mark the edges of the edible paper pastry sheets.

Application of the Edible Paper Pastry Sheets

  • ten – Trim the edges on the sheets and cut them to fit the cake.
  • eleven – Peel off the plastic backing.
  • twelve – Place the sheets on the frosted cake and use a flat edge to adhere the sheet to the cake.

And this is the finished cake. Isn’t it wonderful?

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How to Frost a Cake with Edible Paper Pastry Sheets

And here is my Buttercream Frosting recipe.

Yield: 16 cupcakes

Buttercream Frosting for Flower Cupcakes

Buttercream Frosting for Flower Cupcakes

This Buttercream Frosting recipe is great for cakes, cupcakes, and more. Its unique flavor is just the best.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup nonsalted butter (do not warm)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 - 6 TBL coconut milk (I like Thai Kitchen Organic)


  1. Cream the butter until soft in a mixer for about two minutes.
  2. Add the sugar, vanilla, and three TBL of coconut milk.
  3. Add the remaining TBL of coconut milk as needed. If you are making roses, make sure the frosting is thick so it will hold its shape. If it gets too soft, place it in the refrigerator for about twenty minutes.
  4. When frosting cupcakes, place in the freezer for about one hour before decorating.

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  1. Why do you need to make the cake form out of parchment paper? It seems like it would be hard to frost the top of the cakes that way, especially the first layer.

  2. Your cake is beautiful! How does the edible paper slice? Do you have a picture of the cake after slices were removed?

  3. Would love to try but I, too, have those same questions:
    1) point of the parchment paper?
    2) ease of slicing through the edible paper / what does the cake look like when you slice through that edible paper?
    3) What does the edible paper taste & feel like? What’s it’s texture in your mouth?
    4) When you take a piece of cake with your fork, does the edible paper seem to be a piece of paper that separates from the cake / frosting or has it fused to the frosting and become one as if the design is “painted” onto the frosting??

  4. Leslie, please inform your readers that you can’t use your regular printer to print these edible printer sheets. You need a separate printer used only for edible ink! Regular ink from your printer is toxic.
    Otherwise, your cake turned out beautiful.

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