Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Gumpaste, modeling chocolate, 22-gauge wire, floral tape, edible petal dusts 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.