Cymbidium Orchid

 

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Skill Level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 15
Decoration Time: 2 Days allowing for drying times

Sugarpaste

  • White Flower Paste 70g

Paints and Dusts

  • Sugar Art
  • Red Plum
  • Aubergine
  • Claret
  • Dusty Pink
  • Pink Paradise
  • Frosted Iris
  • White, Daisy
  • Star Gazer
  • Black Magic

Glaze

  • Glazing Isopropyl Alcohol 75 % + confectioners liquid glaze 25 % = (¼ glaze) strength for petals & leaves that require no shine

Other

  • Full & ½ Width Wine- Red Floristry Tape
  • White Fat (Trex) or (Crisco),
  • Strong Edible Glue (Egg White and Flower Paste Mixed Together)
  • PME Edible Varnish Spray

 

 

Knives

  • Craft Knife
  • Mini Palette Knife

Paintbrushes

  • Various Sizes

Modelling Tools

Cakey Tools

  • Non Stick Board
  • Stay Fresh Mat or Plastic Folder
  • Non Stick Petal Flower Pad
  • Non Stick Rolling Pin
  • Scriber

Other

  • White cotton wool bud
  • Oasis
  • Paint Palette
  • Curved Fine Tip Scissors
  • Smooth Edged Angle Tweezers
  • Mini Wire Cutters
  • Kitchen Paper
  • Kitchen Foil

Robert introduces us to his stunningly realistic sugar Cymbidium Orchid. Can you believe that it is actually edible? We can’t imagine anyone would dare eat it! The skill level for this tutorial is aimed at intermediate to advanced level cake decorators and will take two to three days to create, allowing for drying time. Imagine adding this to a wedding cake, or even having it on display in the house as a lifelong orchid! 

We would love to see your take on the Cymbidium Orchid  - please share your pictures with us on our Facebook Page!

Robert Haynes

Robert Haynes

Robert Haynes is a completely self-taught sugar crafter. He learnt through reading books and studying the anatomy of flowers and foliage and wished he had access to classes and teachers to learn from, so he now does just this and travel far and wide teaching students how to create beautifully realistic sugar flowers and foliage. One of his particular skills is recreating life-size botanically correct blooms which he show-cases as pieces of art.
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