Master the delicate shaping and subtle coloring of three elegant orchids with the guidance of your own gum-paste guru, James Rosselle. James shares his devotion to lifelike beauty as he walks you through the deconstruction of a real orchid and the creation of its sugar-art counterpart, from cutting and ruffling the petals and forming the center, to assembly and adding natural hues. You can jump directly to the individual lessons for creating the Cattleya orchid, the Dendrobium or the Cymbidium, or choose to make all three! Use the skills acquired with one flower to master the subtleties of the others, then see how you can combine them to create a show-stopping floral topper. Three bonus lessons included with your class cover looped leaves, bamboo stems and marbled pebbles.
Meet your instructor, award-winning cake artist James Rosselle, a four-time Food Network Challenge winner.
James leads a discussion on the different parts of the orchid and then demonstrates how to cut and shape petals from gum paste and wire them together.
Create the center and throat of the orchid as James demonstrates how to thin the edges of your petals and how to hook a ball of gum paste onto a wire.
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