Mention Orchids and they immediately bring up two rather disticnt memories...
The first being that commercial... remember that one? Where a father was trying to teach his daughter to say the word 'flower' by pointing to a pot of orchids. The lil girl replies... "orchid la" :P
Another would be 'Orked' (in BM) - lead character in the late Yasmin Ahmad's much acclaimed movies like Sepet, Muhksin and Muallaf.
So it was indeed an eye opening experience when I attended a gum paste orchids class recently. We did 4 different types of orchids - Cymbidium, Cattleya, Spider orchid and Vanda. The instructor's eye for detail is amazing and I definitely learnt a thing or two about orchids!
Can't wait to start making more orchids and putting them on a cake! They would be perfect on a wedding cake don't you think? :)