Julia made these spring-y beauties with floral-printed wafer paper and assorted paper punches, and used them to fill 3-D cookie May Day baskets shown elsewhere in this gallery. While wafer paper is edible, it’s flavorless and papery (naturally), so it’s best reserved for decorations in Julia’s opinion. It’s super light, which makes it advantageous for cake decorating (no heavy sugar flowers!), but the paper is brittle and must be dampened to give it movement. Just be careful though, as too much water can cause it to misshape uncontrollably or even dissolve. For the step-by-step instructions behind the making of these flowers, see Julia’s YouTube video.