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How make buttercream orchids?

post #1 of 7
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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?
post #2 of 7
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/
post #3 of 7
The above suggested book is the only one that i have seen a buttercream orchid in.

What about using fresh ones?
post #4 of 7
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.
post #5 of 7
You'll find royal icing instructions here....maybe you can adapt them to buttercream?

http://www.cake-decorating.us/daisy--page-199.html
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http://www.youtube.com/user/MyNewSneakers?feature=mhsn
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post #6 of 7
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Great, thanks everyone! These ideas are very helpful!
post #7 of 7
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.

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