Sugar Orchids for Cakes

Current Stock:
Merehurst Limited
Hardcover, Jacketed
Date Published:
14 recipes; color photos; 23 projects
Number of Pages:
Trim Size:
8 3/4 X 10 3/4

Exotic, beautiful, delicate orchids capture the imagination and provide simple style. Inspired by the wide range of blooms now available, three sugarcraft experts now show you how to recreate these lovely, ethereal flowers as cake decorations.

Celebrating the diversity of orchids from around the world, the sugar flowers vary from vibrant red to subtle pink and the most striking pure white. Familiar favorites are combined with unusual, lesser-known orchid varieties to provide a wealth of choice for every occasion.

Inside this cake decorating book are over 20 projects that provide ideas for sprays, bouquets, pots, and table arrangements. The orchids decorate a range of celebration cakes from the traditional and contemporary wedding cakes to christening cakes, anniversary cakes and seasonal projects, such as Christmas and springtime.

Complementary blooms, such as lace-cap hydrangea, spiky leucadendron, Mexican blue flower, glorious passionflower and pink gaura flowers, are included to enhance the orchid displays.

Sugar Orchids for Cakes is a stunning book with beautiful images and clear, detailed instructions, making it a must-have for all sugar flower makers looking for up-to-the-minute ideas on creating and displaying fashionable orchids.

Cake recipes and Orchids include:
  • Star of Bethlehem Cake with Star of Bethlehem Orchids
  • Oriental Delight Cake with Bamboo Orchids and Hydrangeas
  • Sunburst Splendor Cake with Comparettia Speciosa Orchids and Passionflower
  • Tropical Scent Cake with Vanilla Orchids

About the Author:
Alan Dunn is a leading sugarcraft designer and author. His highly realistic sugar flowers are simply stunning, and he has a wonderfully uninhibited style of his own. Alan has demonstrated his skills all over the world, and his list of instructive books is extensive.

Tony Warren works for a large sugarcraft company and teaches sugarcraft in Adult Education. In addition to his amazing flowers, he is known for his delicate extension and filigree work. He is extremely talented and demonstrates on a regular basis around the UK and at all the major sugarcraft exhibitions.

South African born, Tombi Peck is well known throughout the cake decorating world for her beautiful, lifelike sugar flowers. She was responsible for reintroducing this craft to Britain and is a founding member of the British Sugarcraft Guild.