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 Apassia Orchid.
The Cattleya Orchid.
The Zygopetalum Orchid.