David's Story

From past to present

David MacCarfrae has had the honour of creating a Royal Engagement Cake and 2 Royal Wedding Cakes for the British Royal Family as well as creating many wedding cakes for celebrity clientele.

Celebrating a glittering career including working on national and international television, David is a global cake decorating celebrity, who continues to enjoy sharing his passion for free-hand cake decorating that has captured the world’s attention for nearly four decades.

At the age of 16 David spent 2 years attending Colquitt Street Nautical Baking and Catering College in Liverpool England where he studied bakery and food technology and achieved City and Guilds with Distinctions.

39 years later, now at the age of 54, David specialises in teaching his free-hand edible art form and technique to students and professionals from across the world, while sharing trade secrets along with his experiences from over 30 years of running his multi-award winning Liverpool based retail cake store business, which he originally started from a converted spare room at his family home in 1981.

Invest In Your Future

Learn new life skills to achieve more while increasing self worth and true potential

Creative Development

When we nurture self development, we can evolve to greater heights. If we are patient, stay focused and remain grounded at all times, our true potential will be realised. David takes students on journey of self discovery to a higher level of consciousness to optimise creative growth and performance.

Time Management

Managing our time is crucial for both personal well being and productivity. If our energies are balanced and in harmony we can create more effectively. With 39 years of business experience, David will show how to manage time and emotions to minimise stress – to achieve more.

Increase Turnover

The combination of our own creative development and time management skills will ultimately result in our ability to push ourselves further and aim for a higher level of achievement, so we can create faster – applying these skills within a cake business will allow for more sales and increase turnover.

Make A Profit

Being able to produce cakes quickly is a great asset for business growth. Receiving high financial rewards is not just about having a creative skill, it is also about communication and knowledge of marketing to create awareness – David offers insight drawn from his own business experiences.

Specialist Cake Decorating

Gold Training Course

Join Royal Cake Maker and Multi-Award Winner David MacCarfrae in England

7 Day International Masterclass

Evolve with wisdom and experience

Embrace an open mindset to take your creativity to a higher level


When we love what we do, we shine. David encourages students to embrace total freedom of their own creativity, which he believes results in a higher level achievement, ultimately increasing confidence as we evolve together as creative cake artists.


Some students may feel a little nervous attending a cake decorating training event for the very first time. David reassures his students that he offers 100% support and guidance along with patience and understanding throughout the entire experience.


David offers personalised 1 to 1 attention to every student attending a David Cakes training event.  Participation is limited to a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 students attending to ensure an exclusive, bespoke and supportive experience.


David offers training for beginners, hobbyists,  professional cake decorators alike. Specialising in teaching commercial cake decorating combining centuries old free-hand techniques with modern ideas to assist product development and retail growth.

Advanced Specialist Cake Decorating

Platinum Training Course

Join Royal Cake Maker and Multi-Award Winner David MacCarfrae in England

7 Day International Masterclass

All Inclusive Training Programme

Includes a ‘David Cakes’ Royal Icing course certificate personally signed by David

No Hidden Extras

Course fees include all materials supplied and use of all equipment.
Complimentary light beverages and snacks are served all day every day.

Learn Over 50 Techniques

Create spontaneously and directly onto the cake surface without requiring the use of any moulds, cutters, stencils, templates or modelling tools.

A Realistic Experience

Intensive free-hand decorating challenges give students a real-life retail cake store business experience, both creatively and physically.

Freedom of Expression

Create in your comfort zone as you express your unique signature style with no restrictions while enjoying the freedom of being in complete control.


From national and international students
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Exclusive Deals

Student Accommodation

At The Park  – located 20 minutes drive from Liverpool City Centre attractions

8 Night Stay


( includes breakfast )

8 Night Stay - Double Room Rate - £580

( 2 People sharing a double room – £290 each )




The Park Hotel is David Cakes hospitality venue of choice,
offering a great customer service with a warm and friendly Liverpool smile!

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