Wafer Paper Orchid Tutorial

First video tutorial

Teaching is something I absolutely love and have been lucky enough to do a lot of during my time as a Tutor at The Cake College. While we are in this current lock-down and all in person classes have been cancelled, I’m really missing teaching, our students and fellow cake makers.

So I figured, there’s no time like the present to try my hand at some videos. First off was a tentative Facebook Live, which, thanks to you guys, wasn’t anywhere near as awkward as I thought it might be and it was actually quite fun, I’m really looking forward to doing some more soon 🙂

Next up, a YouTube video. Seems the logical step from Facebook Live to pre-recorded. Normally, cake decorating and class teaching doesn’t require video editing expertise, but I’m always up for a challenge so decided to give it a go.

Wafer Paper orchid editing
Quickly learning how to use this video editing software

I’m excited to have finally uploaded my first YouTube video tutorial. Make sure to hit the subscribe button if you’d like to stay up to date (better get that in somewhere 😉 )


Orchids are one of my favourite flowers. I love their slightly alien quality, the variety of colours and shapes they come in, and the fact their flowers last for months. Currently I have half a dozen sat on my kitchen windowsill all quite happily blooming away, enjoying the sunshine. They vary from white with pink centres, through to dark purple and are sure to brighten my day. They have also inspired many cake creations.

These wafer paper orchids are a little bit stylised and can be created in any colour combination you like. The centres are made using Saracino modelling paste, while the large outside petals are wafer paper so they are super light and easy to attach down the side of a cake.

I’ve already got a list of more tutorials I want to record, but welcome suggestions. What would you like to see? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Check out my Wedding Cake gallery for images of cakes using similar Orchids for inspiration.

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