I am fully booked for the month of November and taking a "Crate Break"... Ops! "Cake Break" in December! Closed for the year! Open for commissions for 2016.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Skill Upgrade : Life Size Flowers "African Orchids"

Hooray! I can finally make sugar flowers! Well, sugar orchids to be precise. This is another skill upgrade for me. I went for the Life Size Flowers "African Orchids Series 1" course at Artisan Cake Craft. This was a 3 day course conducted by Mr. Calvin Ng, Malaysia's renowned wedding cake designer and founder of Black Forest Tavern.

All blooms and buds were handcrafted from gumpaste then painstakingly hand painted with food colors and dusted with edible petal dust. Very life like and realistic! My Dad thought they were real flowers until I told him they were made from sugar... edible except for the wires and floral tape holding them together.
  Four varieties of orchids growing from a tree log

The Vanda Orchid.
The Apassia Orchid.
The Cattleya Orchid.

The Zygopetalum Orchid.