Royal Wedding Cake Maker | Reality TV Cake Show Judge | National Training Award Winner | Multi TV Training Awards Winner | Master of Royal Icing | Free-hand Cake Decorating Classes & Courses
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 including being a judge on 13 part international reality TV series CAKE WALK, 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.
In 1980, at the age of 16 David studied bakery, food technology and cake decorating for 2 years at Colquitt Street Nautical and Catering College in Liverpool England. 2 years later he completed his studies achieving City and Guilds with Distinctions, was announced as ‘Student of the Year’ being awarded the Renshaw Cup and an all expenses paid scholarship to attend the world renowned Richemont Bakery School in Lucerne Switzerland.
Returning back to England in 1983 an ambitious 19 year old David MacCarfrae quit his full-time bakery job in London and headed back to his home town of Liverpool in order to pursue his dream. Unemployed but very determined, David (with the unconditional support of his parents) in late September 1983 started ‘David Cakes’ from a converted spare room at his family home. In 1984 ‘David Cakes’ official retail cake store opened, creating hundreds of thousands of cakes during it’s 30 years of trading, which David finally closed in 2012 when he embarked on his full-time teaching career.
Having had the honour of being requested to make a Royal Engagement Cake and 2 Royal Wedding Cakes for the British Royal Family as well as being commissioned to create wedding and celebration cakes for many national celebrities from the world of television and football, receive National Training Awards and Television Training Awards, David has truly had an incredible journey.
In 2011 a New York casting agency contacted David offering him a 3 year TV contract, which included becoming judge on the internationally successful 13 part TV series ‘CAKE WALK’ that was syndicated around the world and is now showing on Amazon Prime. In 2012 David embarked on his global teaching journey which continued for over 5 years taking him from UK to Europe, USA and Asia.
Now at the age of 55 David has settled back in Liverpool spending more quality time with family and focusing on teaching 7 day international masterclass courses with both UK and International students attending. David is also working very closely with Spanish bakery manufacturing corporation Kelmy, involved with product development and demonstrating new products while showcasing his creative art to captivated audiences at UK and International food and bakery shows and expos around the world.
After being invited as international guest of honour to perform his original music and give after dinner speeches at Charity Benefit Galas and VIP Corporate Events in Asia, David remains very grounded as he continues to share his love for music and free-hand cake decorating in front of both cake decorating and non cake decorating audiences around the world.
David is evolving his life skills as he embraces his new creative passion – designing and developing websites. Working in association with website development and hosting company Sparkz Network Ltd based in Liverpool, David has enjoyed the challenge of creating David Cakes website, which is constantly evolving with new and exciting features.