Vintage Piping Techniques

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 25
Decoration Time: 1 Day

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  • 4” Round Cake (4”depth)
  • 6” Round Cake (4”depth)
  • 8” Round Cake (4”depth)


  • 1.6Kg Ganache


  • 1 ½ Kg Pink Sugarpaste

Cake Card and Drums

  • 12” Round Cake Drum
  • 4″ Round Card
  • 6″ Round Card

Royal Icing


  • Plum Dust Colouring
  • Spring Green Dust Colouring


  • White Vegetable Fat
  • Cocktail Sticks
  • White Dregees



  • Small Palette Knife
  • Bread Knife


  • Circular cutters

Piping Nozzle

  • PME 13 Supatube Piping Tip/nozzle
  • PME Number 4 Piping Tip/Nozzle
  • PME Number 3 Piping Tip/Nozzle
  • PME Number 2 Piping Tip/Nozzle
  • PME Number 1 Piping Tip/Nozzle
  • PME Number 44 Piping Tip/Nozzle
  • PME Number 57 S Piping Tip/Nozzle
  • PME Number 56 L or R Piping Tip/Nozzle (Depending on what hand you use)
  • PME Leaf Piping Tip/Nozzle number 51

Cakey Tools

  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Small Paintbrush (damp)
  • Plastic Piping Bags
  • Paper Piping Bags


  • Masking tape
  • Clear Cellophane
  • Roll of Parchment Paper
  • Measuring tape/Ruler
  • Pencil

Ceri Griffiths introduces us to this week’s tutorial which will be covering many different vintage piping techniques to make a beautiful vintage style wedding cake. Ceri advises giving yourself a day to make this (not including the cake) and be at an intermediate level with piping.

We would love to see examples of your piping work - please share your snaps with us on our Facebook Page!

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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