How to make Gumpaste Sugar Orchids

If you’ve followed the channel for a while you will know how much I love making gumpaste flowers. Recently I have been seeing a lot of people on Instagram using real orchids on their cakes. Now because I love making the flowers for my cakes myself I thought it was the perfect time to add another flower tutorial to the collection, so this week I’m showing you how to make these pretty moth orchids.

How to make gumpaste sugar orchids for your cakes

If you want to see step by step how to make them, just click the video below ⇩

Making the Orchids

For the orchids I’m using Squires floral paste which will dry hard and keep its shape.  I coloured mine with a small hint of pink on the petals and a range of yellow, orange and dark pink on the center. Orchids come in so many different colours so always have a look at pictures or the real flowers to work out what colour combination will match your cake best.

how to make Gumpaste sugar orchids tutorial

The Buttercream Cake

The cake… Ok so I have to mention the cake. As the orchids are very light in colour I wanted something that would give them a vibrant background and really make them stand out. I covered my 5 inch sponge cake with a deep raspberry coloured buttercream. This was also the first time I used ganache plates (I have to say I was very impressed, look at that top edge). Let me know in the comments below if you would like a tutorial on ganache plates, once I’ve had a bit more practice.

I love how pretty these flowers look, they are so delicate and comined with some orchid buds they just seem to come to life. I really hope you will enjoy the video tutorial above and be able to follow it to make some orchids for your own cakes. If you’re also looking to find out how to make other gumpaste / sugar flowers you will find more step by step flower tutorials on my Tutorials page!.

Tools I Used

I have put a list below showing all the tools that I used throughout this video or if you would like to see all my favourite cake decorating tools just click here:

Orchid Petal Cutters (similar):
Orchid Cutters (Option with single petals):
Squires Petal Paste (Gumpaste):
PME Foam Pads:
Modelling tools:
Wire 24 gauge (similar):
Edible glue:
PME Veining Board:
Sugarflair Petal Dusts (Foliage green):
Sugarflair Petal Dusts (Lemon Yellow):
Sugarflair Petal Dusts (Sunset Orange):
Sugarflair Petal Dusts (Pink):
Sugarflair Petal Dusts (Violet):
Sugarflair Petal Dusts (Rose):
Dipping Solution:
Kitchen Blow Torch:
Floral Tape:
Small Flower Pics:
Colour Splash Leaf Green:
Colour Splash Raspberry:

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how to make a Gumpaste sugar moth Orchid for your cake

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Hi, I’m Lynsey and welcome to Cakes by Lynz. I LOVE everything cake! Here you will find all my latest cake decorating video tutorials from my YouTube channel, reviews and general cake ramblings!

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