Gumpaste Orchids

I seem to be doing a lot of cakes with gumpaste orchids recently...This one had orange orchids and turquoise bands at the base of the tiers. Very simple arrangement, but it shows that color can be the focal point and you don't have to go crazy with piping etc. The bride was going to add a monogram cake topper to this one as well.

This one had green orchids that were a little larger than usual per the bride's request. There were more orchids on this cake than the one above, which gives it a more lush look. The size of the flowers also contributed to the full look of the arrangements.

Gumpaste orchids are a little time-consuming to make because they need to be wired, but they look really nice on cakes. If you use my sandwiching technique and get a little assembly line going it doesn't take as long as you think. (I also sell them in my Etsy shop if you don't have time to make them yourself!)

Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC, custom wedding cakes in Richmond VA