I got to practice my sugar flower making skills. I made all the pieces for the orchid and then while putting it together I broke the throat. I tried to repair it but while it was drying I made another just in case. I like the second attempt much better and so I used that one.
The lady who ordered this cake sent me a photo of a cake she liked as the example and as it turned out, it was actually a cake that one of my contacts made. So, Sarah, I hope that I was able to do your design justice. Thanks for the inspiration.