Stacked line work Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Stacked line work
with Ceri Griffiths
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 2
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1. Stacked line work

Ceri builds up the design at the top of the cake with stacked pipe work. It’s exactly as it sounds. You will be adding more and more layers and different shapes on top of the existing piped work to form intricate and detailed patterns. Ceri uses the same shapes and techniques as earlier but just changes the sizes and thickness.

For the full tutorial see Vintage piping techniques

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2. Draped line work

Ceri continues with some more stacked line work and next it’s onto something we haven’t yet done – ‘draped line work’. This requires a deep trust in your royal icing as well as gravity. Make sure the marks you place on the cake before doing this are definitely accurate as this could ruin the look of the whole cake as you will be adding thinner drapes underneath the initial piping which will follow the same pattern.

Ceri Griffiths

Ceri Griffiths

Ceri DD Griffiths is an internationally recognised expert in his field of royal icing and as such travels extensively. From baker and confectioner to professional dancer, cake artist and much more, Ceri’s own eclectic style of cake design and flare is made up from the many varied elements of his life. As a widely travelled teacher and demonstrator, Ceri Griffiths firmly believes that sharing knowledge and skills is the only way in which cake decorating and design can grow.
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