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.
“I have been admiring David’s work and art from a distance for many years.
Travelling to Liverpool and attending a one on one master class with David was one of the most beautiful, interesting and inspiring journeys in my life.
David is a fantastic teacher with lots of patience and passion. I believe him to be the master of royal icing and I can’t wait to go back to Liverpool, a city I have fallen in love with!”
Aliki Christina – Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
“Dear David & Ed, THANK YOU SO MUCH! You guys are absolutely AWESOME!
I always enjoy watching your demonstrations on YouTube again & again…
but it was soooooooo AMAZING participating with you – FOR REAL!!!
I had a GREAT experience and I am so impressed and inspired by your talents!”
Kyoko – Massachusetts USA
“Hi David! Thank you so much for your inspiration and wisdom. I grew leaps and bounds not only with the skill you shared but grew spiritually with wisdom you gifted us. I am so lucky to have attended such a wonderful course that nurtured the birth of a new skill so tenderly.
I will practice the gift you have passed on and use it to create more beauty in the world. I thank you and Ed for your ever so caring hospitality and patience. I will forever have a part of David Cakes in my creation, no matter how far I may be and will always think of you when I create. ”
Sonia – Kenya Africa
“Thank you Chef David for the great training provided.
Even though I’m not the best, I’m sure I’m blessed!
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to join your course.”
Chef Nicholas – Kuching Malaysia
“After attending your course I returned to Canada a completely different person both professionally AND personally! It took a little coaxing but suddenly something snapped in me and I was able to let my creative side take over – I have never felt so FREE…
You truly ARE gifted and I am so fortunate that you shared that gift with me!
Thank you for showing me so many amazing techniques
I will carry this experience with me forever!”
Dawn – Ontario Canada
“Thank you for a wonderful experience! I had THE most fantastic time and it was like a dream come true! I was a complete novice before I entered into the world of ”David’s Cakes” and now my confidence has soared. I have taken away so much knowledge and I’m so grateful.
The courses are an absolute must for anybody wanting to learn the art of cake decorating and totally adaptable for the more experienced. David’s teaching approach is informative while being great fun as you learn and create in a relaxed and ever so welcoming atmosphere.
Best experience ever! xxxx”