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Cymbidium Pot Cake

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Created in this Craftsy class

Exotic Sugar Orchids taught by James Rosselle

Bring a touch of the tropics to your cake creation with an arrangement of delicate sugar blossoms, accented by graceful leaves, bamboo stems and fondant pebbles.

Other projects made as part of this class:

Cake Decorating
Orchid Cake
Cake Decorating
Wedding Cake
Cake Decorating
Luau cake
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Category Cake Decorating
Material Gum Paste
Sheryl Bito on

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: The pot is made of dark choc cake with raspberry buttercream filling.

Sheryl Bito on

What are you most proud of? Sugar flowers are still rather new to me as I rarely ever make them. I was surprised at home much I actually enjoyed making them and am glad that I managed to put everything together without much damage. I made 2 extra flowers just in case and none of them broke so I was really happy about that. Or maybe I was just lucky :)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I have never wired flowers into a bloom spike before this and I was rather worried that I might do a lot of damage in the process. Take things one step at a time. You will figure out how to put things together as you progress and learn to improve in the next project.

Sheryl Bito on

How delightful piece of art! Congratulations!

04/15/2013 Flag

thanks silina!

04/29/2013 Flag

So lovely. How did you make the pot?

04/16/2013 Flag

Thanks ElleBelle. The pot is mud cake, ganached and covered with fondant.

04/29/2013 Flag

Your project is beautiful and imaginative .

05/25/2013 Flag

thank you Tyra!

06/04/2013 Flag

Very pretty! I love the planter box. What cutters and veiners did you use for the orchids?

08/07/2013 Flag

Hi Melba, thank you. I used cutters and veiners that are available from my local baking store here in KL, Malaysia. If you are interested in getting a set, you can purchase them online via Global Sugarart or check out James Roselle's class for the supplies link. Cheers

08/13/2013 Flag