Teacher, Demonstrator, International Judge, Show Host, TV Presenter and Award Winning Author

Brief Bio
International Teacher, Judge, Award winning author, Show host and TV personality, Ceri graduated in 1980 from Cardiff college of bakery and confectionery with distinctions after completing three years training. It was obvious to his teachers and fellow students that cake decoration and confectionery design was the thing he was meant to do and during his training Ceri represented his college at various bakery competitions winning cups and ribbons for the college.

Ceri first reached the public eye in 2008 when his competition entries were regularly winning gold medals and his work started appearing in International magazines. Travelling is now a major part of Ceri’s life as he attends international cake shows as a judge, teacher and ambassador for his craft. Over the years Ceri has recorded his journeys with cake and his roving reporter videos have gained a vast following, 2018 will see Ceri journeying to new venues and sharing new experiences.

To date Ceri has written five books with Border Inspirations 1&2 winning the Golden Tiers Literary Award in New York in 2017, he is currently working on a new book for 2018. Ceri’s association with Katy Sue Designs has enabled him to help cake decorators around the world achieve professional looking cakes using his Creative Cake System, an ever-developing system of moulds based on his own unique designs

Special Awards & Achievements:

2008/ To date Ceri has written over fifty-three articles on cake decorating and design published within International magazines with more articles commissioned.
2017 Winner of the Golden Tiers Award for Literature in New York
2017 Border Inspirations 1&2 special edition ISBN 978-0-9931836-4-5
2016 Awarded the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show Medal of Honour
2013 Squires Kitchen’s Guide to  More Iced Flowers ISBN 978-1-905113-48-4
2012 Squires Kitchen’s Guide to Iced Flowers ISBN 978-1-905113-37-8
2011 Qualified as an international judge on the cake decorating and baking competition circuit
2011 Self published Border Inspirations 2
2010 Self published Border Inspirations 1
2004/09 Winner of numerous Gold, Silver Medal at various cake decorating competitions
1977/80 Winner of numerous baking and decorating awards at bakery students competitions and conferences
1980 Second place winner of the British Blamey Cup for cake decoration and design
1977/80 President of the bakery student body for Cardiff College
1978/79 Baking Industry Scholarship Award
1976 Post Office Telecommunications Certificate for Catering

Education

Qualifications obtained upon graduation:
1977 to 1980 attended South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, Cardiff

City & Guilds of London Institute – The part one certificate in Bakery
– Written, achieved a Credit
– Course work assessment, achieved a Distinction

City & Guilds of London Institute – The part two certificate in Bakery
– Written, achieved a Credit
– Course work assessment, achieved a Distinction

City & Guilds of London Institute – The certificate in design and decoration of flour confectionery
– Written, achieved a Credit
– Course work assessment (Design), achieved a Distinction
– Course work assessment (Decoration), achieved a Distinction

City & Guilds of London Institute – The certificate in bread-making and flour confectionery
– Microbiology and Hygiene, achieved a Pass
– Financial control & business administration, achieved a Pass

The Royal Institute of Public Health & Hygiene Certificate
achieved a Pass

The Royal Society of Health Affiliateship Certificate
achieved a Pass

South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education Diploma in Bakery and Confectionery
– Bread-making, achieved a Pass
– Confectionery, achieved a Pass
– Material Technology, achieved a Pass
– Legislation, achieved a Pass
– Production Costing, achieved a Pass
– Microbiology, achieved a Pass
– Plant and Equipment, achieved a Pass
– Cake Decoration, achieved a Pass

South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education Higher Diploma in Bakery and Confectionery
– Bakery Organization & Management, achieved a Pass
– Microbiology, achieved a Pass
– Quality Control, achieved a Pass
– Marketing and Display, achieved a Pass
– Confectionery, achieved a Pass
– Research and Experimental Baking, achieved a Pass
– Cake Decoration, achieved a Pass

The Royal Society of Health Certificate in the Hygiene of Food Retailing and Catering
-Bakery, achieved a Pass