Specialist Cake Decorating

Gold Training Course

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

7 Day International Masterclass

October 2019

( 59.5 hours of intensive 1 to 1 training )

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Minimum age requirement – 18 years

Learn how free-hand piping techniques can be adapted when using Royal Icing, buttercream and other mediums

06 - 13October

Gold Training Course

October 6, 2019 Dunningsbridge Road, Netherton, Bootle, Liverpool L30 6YN £995.00 3 PLACES AVAILABLE OF 6 Training Courses, Cake Decorating, Gold Courses
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Places Limited to 6 Students ONLY

Create 16 exciting projects

( See course details below )

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MATERIALS INCLUDED

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EQUIPMENT INCLUDED

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BEVERAGES INCLUDED

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.

Evolve with wisdom and experience

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

Love

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.

Care

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.

Attention

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.

Technique

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.

PROJECT 1

Coating Cakes using Centuries Old Techniques

David will show you how to prepare and coat a cake using the traditional icing ruler and side scraping method while addressing the number of coats required for different sized tiers when creating stacked or separated wedding cake structures.

David will show you how he makes Royal Icing using egg whites, meringue powder and instant mixes while addressing all the technical aspects and scientific understanding of this centuries old bakery product.

Learn how free-hand coating techniques can be adapted when using Royal Icing, buttercream and other mediums.

PROJECT 2

Luxurious 3 tier Wedding Cake

Design and decorate your very own luxurious 3 tier wedding cake design measuring 2.5ft high X 1.5ft wide ornately piped with traditional English free-hand piping techniques.

Master your free-hand piping skills as you learn how to decorate the entire design start to finish directly and spontaneously onto the cake surface embracing multi-layered over-piping, suspended piping, suspended trellis work and fine detailing.

No need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

Learn how free-hand piping techniques can be adapted when using Royal Icing, buttercream and other mediums

PROJECT 3

Spectacular Revolving Carousel Cake

Create a spectacular revolving carousel cake design measuring 2ft high X 1.5ft wide.

Discover how to combine many different cake decorating techniques together, applied directly and spontaneously onto the cake surface, resulting in a stunning cake design, full of excitement and creative expression.

No need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

Learn how free-hand piping techniques can be adapted when using Royal Icing, buttercream and other mediums.

PROJECT 4

Palette Knife Cake Painting

Discover the joy, freedom and sheer exhilaration of palette knife painting as you release your inner artist through expression and colour!

Learn how to create a beautiful designs and patterns, personalised with your own signature style as you enjoy creating your very own 8″ deep personalised palette knife painted cake design with flowers or landscapes, abstract art or a combination, it’s up to you !

With focus on mixing colour and adjusting painting consistencies, enjoy learning how to apply the free-hand technique embellished with fine piping detail.

No need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

David will also address how the preparation of a cake to be palette knife painted will vary when using Royal Icing, Buttercream and other mediums to apply the technique.

PROJECT 5

The Grand Royal Crown

Inspired by Royal pageantry with all the pomp and circumstance, learn how to create a magnificent life-size medieval style English Royal Crown.

This is an ideal design for the top tier of a wedding cake and the design concept can be adapted to create a design to celebrate the crowning of a Prom Queen or the winner of a beauty pageant.

Embrace the technical and scientific understanding of structural engineering as you learn how to decorate the entire gravity defying Royal Icing design directly and spontaneously onto the cake surface.

No need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

PROJECT 6

3D Letter Piping and Vertical Letter Piping

Take piping names and greetings on your cakes to a new exciting level as you learn both 3D letter piping and vertical letter piping techniques without requiring the use of any stencils or templates

Using free-hand piping techniques, simply let your creative imagination take control as David encourages you to experiment creating elegant and modern pop art 3D vertical piped designs on the top and on the side of cakes.

No need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

Learn how free-hand piping techniques can be adapted when using Royal Icing, buttercream and other mediums.

PROJECT 7

Intricate Piping Patterns / Fine Embroidery / Cross Stitch Effects

Using fine piping tips, learn how to design and decorate an exciting selection of intricate free-hand piping patterns with Royal Icing.

David will be teaching how to create a selection of designs – including fine floral embroidery patterns, stitching and cross stitch embroidery effects while addressing flat and vertical piping, allowing you to apply the technique directly on top and on the sides of wedding and celebration cakes.

No need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

Learn how free-hand piping techniques can be adapted when using Royal Icing, buttercream and other mediums.

You will also have the opportunity to apply these techniques to your 3 tier wedding cake design project.

PROJECT 8

Ornate Royal Icing Run-Out Collars

Design and create your very own unique luxurious Royal Icing run-out collar single tier wedding cake design.

Learn how to create a completed Royal Icing collar very quickly by combining together many different creative free-hand techniques.

No need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

Creating and decorating chocolate run out collars will also be addressed within this training module.

PROJECT 9

Embossed Flood-in Piping Techniques

Embrace multi-cultural art and design as you learn how to create exciting embossed names, greetings and ornate patterns using flood-in piping techniques.

Learn how free-hand piping techniques can be adapted when using Royal Icing, buttercream and other mediums.

No need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

The consistency of the creative medium used during the application will be addressed and you will also have the opportunity to apply the free-hand technique to your revolving carousel cake design project.

PROJECT 10

Complex Geometric Multi-dimensional Royal Icing Piped Cake Decorations

Created without the use of any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates - embrace free-hand piping skills as you enjoy creating a beautiful selection of delicate multi-dimensional Royal Icing cake decorations.

Inspired by patterns consisting of lines, curves and points, learn how to design and decorate complex geometric free-hand piped cake decorations that will add drama, spectacle and high value to a bespoke wedding or celebration cake.

PROJECT 11

Fine Art Hand Painting with Food Colour

Relax and enjoy another creative hand painting experience as David invites you to embrace fine art in edible colour.

Using super fine paintbrushes, learn how to combine watercolour application techniques with finely piped Royal Icing detailing to create a beautiful personalised celebration cake fondant plaque topper – finished with your own signature style.

With David’s support and guidance he will demonstrate how we can visualise from our thoughts and memories in order to maximise our creativity, allowing the designing process to be most pleasurable, resulting in a finished hand painting that is unique every time.

No need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

You will also have the opportunity to apply floral fine art hand painting techniques to the decorative fondant plaques on your revolving carousel cake design project.

PROJECT 12

Decorative Wedding Cake Plaques and Wedding Table Place Settings

Learn how to personalise your wedding cakes with an exciting array of free-hand piped plaques.
Then adapt the techniques and have fun creating a selection of personalised place settings - an ideal edible gift to present at a wedding celebration or intimate dinner party.

Learn how to secure plaques onto the side of a cake and enjoy embellishing your creations with luxurious piping using free-hand techniques, without requiring the use of any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

The creative free-hand piping techniques used can also be applied to decorate cookies, which will be demonstrated during this training module.

Learn how free-hand piping techniques can be adapted when using Royal Icing, buttercream and other mediums.

PROJECT 13

Hand Made Flowers and Piped Flowers

Using centuries old free-hand techniques learn how to create an exciting selection of fondant flowers and free-hand piped flowers without requiring the use of any moulds, cutters or modelling tools.

David will show you how he uses free-hand techniques to model Roses, Carnations, Stephanotis and Lilies as well as how to to pipe Roses and Gerberas and other garden flowers.

No need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

You will also have the opportunity to create a vertical Royal Icing floral posy bouquet cake topper to grace the centre of a single tier wedding cake, as well as learning how to secure a selection of fondant flowers onto your Revolving Carousel cake design project.

PROJECT 14

Brush Embroidery – Floral / Pop Art / Tattoo / Tribal and Cultural Art Inspired Designs

Learn how to create dramatic multi-dimensional decorative effects by merging free-hand brush embroidery techniques with free-hand piping detailing.

You can use soft pastel shades or vibrantly coloured icing mediums and then, get all inspired! – Embrace the beauty of nature… or modern pop art… take inspiration from your own culture… or re-invent the latest fashion trends.
Step back in time or bring your cake design into the 21st century – it’s up to you!

Learn how free-hand piping techniques can be adapted when using Royal Icing, buttercream and other mediums.

David will address the consistency of the creative medium used during the creative application process, without requiring the use of any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates, as you let your creativity take control without rules or restrictions.

PROJECT 15

Luxurious Calligraphy Piping

Using a selection of plain piping tips, David will show you an exciting selection of calligraphy piping techniques as you learn how to pipe multi-dimensional names and greetings embellished with beautiful fine piped detailing.

Embrace multi-cultural art and design patterns without requiring stencils while addressing flat and vertical piping, allowing you to apply the techniques directly on top and on the sides of wedding and celebration cakes.

No need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

Learn how free-hand piping techniques can be adapted when using Royal Icing, buttercream and other mediums.

PROJECT 16

2ft Suspended Royal Icing String Work Cascade

Join David, Edward and fellow students as they take on a fun, but most educational challenge with endless creative possibilities – to create a spectacular suspended 2ft cascade of Royal Icing string work, complete with dainty over-piped flowers.

By adding this decoration within a wedding cake design could mean that the structure may need finishing off at a wedding venue, possibly in front of an audience of venue staff and wedding guests.

This piping project is designed to give us confidence and an understanding of the structural engineering of the creative art piece, along with having to deal with intensive creative emotions of jeopardy, while being challenged to complete the fragile free-hand Royal Icing Icing suspended cascade in a public place.

No need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

David will also show you how to manage your stress levels when dealing with the pressure of creating intricate gravity defying piping, so the experience is relaxing, enjoyable and becomes most compelling!

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.

Rest Day

Taking a break on the 4th day of your creative adventure

Relax - Unwind - Discover - Explore

Embrace the cultural sights and sounds of Liverpool, old and new

Testimonials

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

£470

( includes breakfast )

8 Night Stay - Double Room Rate - £580

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

BAR & RESTAURANT

FREE WIFI

FREE CAR PARKING

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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