Sugar Orchids for Cakes

Alan Dunn


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Publisher: Merehurst Limited
ISBN: 9780804853026
Cover type: Hardcover
Publish date: 5/5/2020
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Exotic, beautiful, delicate orchids capture the imagination and provide simple style. Inspired by the wide range of blooms now available, three sugarcraft experts now show you how to recreate these lovely, ethereal flowers as cake decorations.

Celebrating the diversity of orchids from around the world, the sugar flowers vary from vibrant red to subtle pink and the most striking pure white. Familiar favorites are combined with unusual, lesser-known orchid varieties to provide a wealth of choice for every occasion.

Inside this cake decorating book are over 20 projects that provide ideas for sprays, bouquets, pots, and table arrangements. The orchids decorate a range of celebration cakes from the traditional and contemporary wedding cakes to christening cakes, anniversary cakes and seasonal projects, such as Christmas and springtime.

Complementary blooms, such as lace-cap hydrangea, spiky leucadendron, Mexican blue flower, glorious passionflower and pink gaura flowers, are included to enhance the orchid displays.

Sugar Orchids for Cakes is a stunning book with beautiful images and clear, detailed instructions, making it a must-have for all sugar flower makers looking for up-to-the-minute ideas on creating and displaying fashionable orchids.

Cake recipes and Orchids include:
  • Star of Bethlehem Cake with Star of Bethlehem Orchids
  • Oriental Delight Cake with Bamboo Orchids and Hydrangeas
  • Sunburst Splendor Cake with Comparettia Speciosa Orchids and Passionflower
  • Tropical Scent Cake with Vanilla Orchids

Alan Dunn grew up watching his grandfather, who was a baker by trade, which is where his interest in cake decorating and sugarcraft began.

He attended The City and Guilds Bakery and Flour Confectionary, and realized he enjoyed teaching and demonstrating as much as the craft itself.

He has taught decorating and sugarcraft throughout the world, and has authored 13 books and numerous articles on flower making and decorating.

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