Advice On Sugar Phalenopsis (Moth) Orchids

Sugar Work By Creativeconfectioner Updated 8 Apr 2016 , 1:28am by Creativeconfectioner

Creativeconfectioner Posted 2 Apr 2016 , 2:15am
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I am practicing for a wedding in the next few months.....I have never done Phalenopsis but have done others like dendrobiums and catalaya...

The tutorials I have found have individually wired petals but my cutters are PME cutters with the 3 sepals as one cutter:


I have been using a technique where I adhere the sepals and 2 petals together and dry them ....using pieces of foam to give the petals life  then wiring the column and threading it and leaving to dry......they look ok but I find the orchid a bit ungainly on the wire and fear that it will not hold.......any advice as to what I can is a pic of what I have done thus far...


Thanks for the assistance :)

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Creativeconfectioner Posted 4 Apr 2016 , 1:07pm
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I heard that Peggy Porchen has a technique that uses cutters similar to mine....has anyone used that technique and can give advice?

Creativeconfectioner Posted 7 Apr 2016 , 4:38am
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ozcake Posted 8 Apr 2016 , 12:17am
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I think you have done a great job well done.

I have the same cutter set but I still wire all the petals individually as I personally prefer it. I cut out with the 3 sepal cutter and then just cut those into 3 individual petals with a knife following the lines of the curve.

Creativeconfectioner Posted 8 Apr 2016 , 1:28am
post #5 of 5 know I never considered that :)....thanks I will try it :)

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