Orchids & Gold

One of four dummy cakes made for 2018 wedding fairs.  This is a design which combines several different ideas that I had liked.  The orchid was made from rice/wafer paper, using a tutorial from Paul Bradford, a well know “name” in cake decoration.  I’d seen the tutorial some time ago and saved it for future reference, but it had taken me a while to get around to having a go.

The bottom tier is a marbled design, which is not new to me, but this time I picked out the marbled effect with some gold food paint and a fine paintbrush.

I have liked the non-tradition style of the taller cakes for a while too, so when i put all these together, added a touch of real gold leaf on the top tier, this is the result.