Online Class

Exotic Sugar Orchids


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.

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What You Get

  • 16 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, James Rosselle
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Master the delicate shaping and subtle coloring of three elegant orchids with the guidance of your own gum-paste guru, James Rosselle. James shares his devotion to lifelike beauty as he walks you through the deconstruction of a real orchid and the creation of its sugar-art counterpart, from cutting and ruffling the petals and forming the center, to assembly and adding natural hues. You can jump directly to the individual lessons for creating the Cattleya orchid, the Dendrobium or the Cymbidium, or choose to make all three! Use the skills acquired with one flower to master the subtleties of the others, then see how you can combine them to create a show-stopping floral topper. Three bonus lessons included with your class cover looped leaves, bamboo stems and marbled pebbles.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet your instructor, award-winning cake artist James Rosselle, a four-time Food Network Challenge winner.
2. Cattleya Orchid Petals
3. Cattleya Orchid Center
4. Cattleya Orchid Assembly
5. Dendrobium Orchid Petals
6. Dendrobium Orchid Centers
7. Dendrobium Orchid Assembly
8. Cymbidium Orchid Petals
9. Cymbidium Orchid Center & Throat
10. Cymbidium Orchid Assembly
11. Coloring Your Orchids
12. Floral Arranging for Cakes
13. Bonus: Leaves
14. Bonus: Bamboo
15. Bonus: Rocks
16. Bonus: Materials & Tools

Taught by

James Rosselle
James Rosselle
James is a Food Network Challenge champion and the owner of Elle Cakes in Los Angeles. He has been named one of the top 10 cake artists by Dessert Professional. A veteran of the kitchens of renowned sugar artists Ron Ben-Israel, Gale Gand and Ewald Notter, James has crafted a career in cakes inspired by fashion, art and nature.
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