Exotic Sugar Orchids »
InstructionsI used phalenopsis (moth) orchid cutters, and instructions for the throat specific to this flower from another source (no offense intended, James. This flower wasn't covered in your course).
Combining what James teaches in his course, plus the knowledge of the moth orchid throat, I was able to create my first orchids for this birthday cake.
Thank you SO much for this class!
Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Romantic, Classic
Gumpaste, modeling chocolate, 22-gauge wire, floral tape, edible petal dusts
What was your inspiration?
The love of orchids of all types, especially moth orchids (the first I ever tried to grow), was the inspiration for this project.
What are you most proud of?
Wiring the full blossoms, and buds in graduated sizes into a fairly realistic representation of an actual orchid bloom spike. :)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Make extras of all your pieces (petals, throats, leaves, buds, etc.)!!!
I was very lucky, and only broke one petal during the assembly of one of the bloom spikes. Though I didn't know how to fix it at the time, the flower was backward-facing on the display, and wasn't as noticeable.