Online Class

Exotic Sugar Orchids

$24.99$39.99

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.

Skill Level

Intermediate

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
05:20
Meet your instructor, award-winning cake artist James Rosselle, a four-time Food Network Challenge winner.
2. Cattleya Orchid Petals
20:18
3. Cattleya Orchid Center
11:32
4. Cattleya Orchid Assembly
07:10
5. Dendrobium Orchid Petals
13:49
6. Dendrobium Orchid Centers
12:37
7. Dendrobium Orchid Assembly
07:56
8. Cymbidium Orchid Petals
09:04
9. Cymbidium Orchid Center & Throat
11:17
10. Cymbidium Orchid Assembly
06:53
11. Coloring Your Orchids
26:48
12. Floral Arranging for Cakes
18:58
13. Bonus: Leaves
05:55
14. Bonus: Bamboo
07:15
15. Bonus: Rocks
04:43
16. Bonus: Materials & Tools
08:45

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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