AgentCakeBaker Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 4:36pm
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Hello everyone

Does anyone know of any tutuorials or advice they can give on how to make orchids out of buttercream icing?

A bride-to-be wants purple orchids and she wants her entire cake to be buttercream. No gumpaste or sugarpaste flowers. Possibly royal icing but definitely buttercream.

Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated?

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varika Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 4:46pm
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I'm just starting to learn flowers other than roses, so I can't give you any real advice, but if all else fails, I found this book that promises a buttercream orchid: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0930113101/mahalo-20/

peg818 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 4:49pm
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The above suggested book is the only one that i have seen a buttercream orchid in.

What about using fresh ones?

varika Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 5:03pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHSzbG_y9JE

This video shows making buttercream orchids! I knew I'd seen it somewhere, HA-HA! It's in the second half of the video.

all4cake Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 5:46pm
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You'll find royal icing instructions here....maybe you can adapt them to buttercream?

http://www.cake-decorating.us/daisy--page-199.html

AgentCakeBaker Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:28pm
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Great, thanks everyone! These ideas are very helpful!

drakegore Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 12:20am
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i have the book that varika linked you too and i recommend it.
linda reese also has a little paperback about the same size that shows how to do a moth orchid in buttercream which is pretty darn neat.

if your need is urgent, i can try and take photos (i don't have a scanner) to send you if you like. just PM me with your email address and i will give it a try in the morning.

diane

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