ABOUT THE AUTHOR
My name is Petya Shmarova and I'm a Sugarcrafter based in Sofia, Bulgaria. I am an
author of the book "Wafer Paper Flowers" published in 2016 which was the first book
covering how to create realistic-looking flowers from wafer paper. I'm as well an international
teacher, demonstrator and multiple awards winner from International Cake Exhibitions. I'm
working with Gumpaste, Cold porcelain, Royal Icing and Sugar paste, but my true love and
passion is Wafer paper. I'm creating the Wafer paper flowers in a unique style and way, being the first to start that realistic trend in wafer paper flowers. That edible material is turning into a very trendy one in Cake Decorating at the moment.
Accredited tutor and demonstrator for leading UK Cake Decoration Companies - Patchwork Cutters and Knightsbridge PME.
Approved Cake International Judge since 2019.
2019/2021 Ambassador for Flower Pro.
My articles were published in The British Sugarcraft Guild Newsletter, Cakes and Sugarcraft and Cake Decoration monthly.
I was International Guest with demonstrations and classes during one of the biggest Sugar Craft
Exhibitions in Europe - Cake International - UK, Sugar Paris, Cake and Bake – Germany, and
Squires Kitchen Annual Exhibitions; The Bakers Collective – India 2018.
2020/2021 Demonstrating and Judging for Virtual Events – Cake International, Cake Fiesta
During the past years, I thought very successfully classes in the UK, Portugal, Russia, Singapore,
Germany, Turkey, Romania, Belgium, France, Nederlands, Dubai, Brazil, India, Hong Kong, and