If you read all the way to the end of my last post, you would have seen the close up of the flowers from my Skirted Wedding Cake. I mis-spelled Scott Clark Woolley's name and had the wrong extension on his website, which is: www.cakesbydesign.cc - a slightly unusual domain.
To repeat the info from the bottom of the last post, the flowers were made from purchased sugarpaste. I figure that no one is going to eat the flowers, so they don't need to taste great or have only natural ingredients in them. I used Scott Clark Woolley's instructions from his dvd " The Amazing Art of Gum Paste Flowers". You can buy it at his website: www.cakesbydesign.cc He also has fabulous molds and tools. The top flower is the cattleya orchid and the sprig is a cherry blossom branch. I wanted different colors, however, so I just found an orchid picture online with coloring that I liked, and used that as a model. My blossoms are also just tinged with pink, and whether or not this exists in nature I don't know, but it was what I wanted for this cake. Once you get comfortable with the technique, you can adapt Woolley's instructions to make the flowers just the way you want. So far, I haven't found any sugar art instructor that I like better than Scott Clark Woolley, but he is very pricey. Think about this - I have made flowers only 3 times in my life, and this is what they look like! I'd say he is a VERY good teacher!!