Moth Orchid Sugar Flower Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Moth Orchid Sugar Flower
with Ashwini Sarabhai
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 13
Decorating time: 2 hour (Excluding drying time required for the petals and leaves)
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Watch Ashwini make her beautiful Moth Orchid in just one minute!

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Watch some highlight clips from the full tutorial.

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1. Flowers Center - labellum

In this Lesson, Ashwini shows us how to make the intriguing center of the flower, the labellum, in an easy way.

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2. Flowers Center – Column

This is the second part of the flower center.

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3. Dusting the center elements

Here Ashwini shows us how to dust the center labellum to get a vibrant colour and also to give it that extra detailing.

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4. Petals & Sepals

Ashwini shows us how to make the petals and sepals using cutters.

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5. Dusting Petals & Sepals

In this lesson, Ashwini shows us how to subtly dust the petals and sepals to make them look real.

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6. Assembling the flower

The Flower center labellum, column, petals and sepals are now all arranged together to make a lovely flower.

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7. Buds

Ashwini now works on the buds and also creates the stem for these.

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8. Dusting Buds

In this lesson, we learn to dust the buds with different petal dusts.

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9. Glazing the buds

Buds of these flowers have a subtle shine on them. Ashwini shows us her way of glazing them to get this shine.

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10. Other Ideas

Ashwini shares some other ideas for making and arranging these pretty Moth/ Phalaenopsis Orchids.

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11. PRO Lesson

Everything a Pro needs to know about pricing. Also learn how Ashwini puts together multiple buds and flowers to form a floral stem.

Moth Orchid Sugar Flowers Tutorial

Orchids, they come in so many different varieties and colours, each one so beautiful. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make the Moth Orchids from renowned Cake and Sugar Flower Artist, Ashwini Sarabhai.  Ashwini takes us through the details of the flower and all the techniques she will be teaching in this tutorial.

These are very elegant flowers which look beautiful on wedding cakes or as a decorative spray.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Make a vibrant flower center and putting it together
  • Make the pretty petals and sepals, shape and dust them
  • Make buds, stems for them, dust and glaze to give them a shine
  • Assemble all elements of the flower together
  • and much, much more!

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Ashwini Sarabhai

Ashwini Sarabhai

An award winning cake artist, Ashwini, is the name behind “The Dream Cakes”. She has been working on Cake Art for more than a decade and her style of decorating cakes is unique and has been acknowledged across the globe.   She is an Approved Teacher by the prestigious International Cake Exploration Society, ICES An innovator, she is the Pioneer to have started India’s first Online Cake Academy in 2012 and since then she has trained thousands of students in Virtual demonstrations and workshops. Apart from her own academy, The Dream Cakes, Ashwini’s Tutorials have also been featured and are a part of the Cakeflix and Sugar Street Studios – Cake Decorating Academies in the UK. Along with this, she has also held classes and demonstrations at various Cake shows.   She was also instrumental in launching Sugar Magazine, India’s first cake art magazine to showcase and promote the immense talent in India. She has been awarded the Top 10 Cake Artist in India by Cake Masters Magazine, UK for 2 years in a row, 2017 and 2018.   Ashwini was also the finalist in the prestigious Cake Masters Magazine Awards 2018 and 2019, aka Cake Oscars, in the Sugar Flowers Category.   She has been on the judging panel for Cake awards and competitions across the globe (Indian Cake Awards, Top 100 India Homebakers Awards, ByBora International Online Competition and many more ). She has been featured in many National/International magazines, newspapers and TV Shows. Ashwini was a part of the team of Artists to work on the Incredible India Welcome display at Cake International, Birmingham, UK - 2019.   Diversifying and making use of her experience and knowledge, she has entered the product manufacturing segment and has successfully launched a first of its kind in the world, unique and versatile product named ShineLine. This is a ready to use metallic piping gel which aims at making work easy and brilliant for a cake decorator.
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