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Curls & Swirls

by Ceri DD Griffiths


A gorgeous, girly celebration cake in pink, complete with edible flowers and a piped tiara.

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Treat someone you love to a cake fit for a princess. Delicately decorated with curls and swirls and adorned with edible rice flowers, this cake has a sense of craft about it. The combination of black with soft pink colours gives a traditional style royal iced cake a modern twist. While this design is perfect for a girly birthday it could easily be adjusted for a wedding or anniversary cake, made with colours to suit the theme.


  1. Covering the Cakes
  2. Piped Tiara
  3. Piped Frill Border
  4. Paste Hearts
  5. Assembling the Cake
  6. Fantasy Leaves
  7. Colouring Rice Paper
  8. Rice Paper Blossoms
  9. Finishing Touches

Occasion: Birthday
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Featured in Summer 2011 issue

Project by Ceri DD Griffiths

Ceri DD Griffiths

author of Curls & Swirls

Ceri DD Griffiths was born in Cardiff and trained as a Master Baker and Confectioner at the South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education. After three years of studying he achieved his City & Guilds certification, obtaining distinctions for all cake decoration and design qualifications. During this period Ceri’s creations won several gold medals and acknowledgements at competition level within the bakery field. Living in America and Australia for several years, he has taken on some of the unique decorating styles of those countries which can be seen in the designs he produces today. Ceri regularly travels internationally to teach, demonstrate and judge at major events. He is the author of three books about royal icing, including Squires Kitchen’s Guide to Making Iced Flowers.