Wafer Paper Orchid

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 12
Decoration Time: 1 Day

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A very helpful orchid template by liagriffith.com

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  • 6” by 3.5” deep chocolate cake


  • 400g Dark chocolate ganache

Cake Card and Drums

  • 6” Round cake card
  • 6” Round cake drum
  • 10” Round cake drum


  • 1kg Black sugarpaste

Paints and Dusts

  • Sugarflair:
  • Radiant Gold
  • Sunburst Gold
  • Royal Gold
  • Plum
  • Yellow


  • Black


  • Wafer paper sheets
  • 24 Gauge florist wire
  • Fabrilquid
  • High percentage alcohol


  • Palette knife
  • Sharp cutting knife
  • Serrated knife


  • Large pastry brush

Modelling Tools

  • Ball tool

Cakey Tools

  • Metal bench scraper
Such a simple but striking design using lovely golden textures, which show off beautifully the most simple, but effective Wafer Paper Orchid arrangement. You'll be surprised at just how quick, incredibly straightforward and stress free the process is for making the orchids.
This cute cake is perfect for a wedding, but could be adapted for plenty of other celebrations too and in fact was made for a friend's mother's 70th birthday.
Follow this tutorial to pick up some new skills and techniques, which include stacking and ganaching a tall cake, getting sharp edges, using edible metallic painting to best effect, creating these lovely orchids from edible wafer paper and lot's more.

We'd love to see your take on the Wafer Paper Orchid Cake - so make sure you share your photos with us on our Facebook page.

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

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