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Sugar Phalaenopsis Orchids

Handmade Orchids

I recently spent a couple of days making just five sugar orchids, which consisted of 30 different components.  Made from gum paste, each petal and centre is handmade and wired then left to dry overnight. Once dry they are dusted with colour to give depth and a sense of authenticity to the flower.  Each wire is wrapped with floral tape then the five petals and a centre are wrapped together to form the orchid.  Finally, they are steamed to set the dusted colour and to give a lovely sheen to the flower.  I can’t wait to see them on the cake along with the red peonies made previously.

    Gardner Cakes

    Lynne Gardner owner of Gardner Cakes based in Bradmore, South Nottinghamshire (covering the East Midlands and beyond) specialises in personalised wedding and celebration cakes.

    Our aim is to create cakes which not only surprises but ones that also taste absolutely delicious, cakes that not only meet but exceed your expectations. We work with you to create your perfect cake.

    Whether your style is contemporary and chic, classic and elegant, novelty or just fun, your cake will be handmade to your requirements to create the ultimate centrepiece. Designs range from very simple cakes to elaborate designs and can be complimented with fresh or handmade sugar flowers. All designs in my portfolio can be altered and tailor-made to suit your requirements or be entirely your own creation.

    Take a look through my portfolio of cakes and remember the possibilities are endless…

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