David Cakes TV Showreel

David Cakes TV appearances include Royal Wedding International TV documentaries ‘Harry and Megan – Royal Rebels’ and
‘William and Kate: Inside The Royal Wedding’, also starring as a judge on the 13-part international Reality TV Series ‘CAKE WALK

David is a judge on international reality TV series CAKE WALK

David Cakes TV appearance on 'CAKE WALK'

CAKE WALK Season 1 – Watch now on Amazon Prime UK and USA

blabla cafe interviews David in Germany

during a visit to CREATIVA Expo

David was invited to join CREATIVA show presenters Britta and Martin for a lighthearted fun interview at ‘blabla cafe’ live streaming internet station

Discover more about David Cakes

It should come as no surprise that David started out on his creative entrepreneurial journey early in life.

Born in 1964, to Hilda and Roy in Liverpool England, one of his first Christmas presents was a musical keyboard and cash register, and this marked the start of a wonderful and inspiring artistic story

Having 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, David ‘Cakes’ MacCarfrae ran his multi-award winning Liverpool based retail cake store business for over 30 years.

Now in his 39th business year, David enjoys teaching his creative free-hand piping techniques to students who travel to Liverpool from all around the world as they learn to master the art of Royal Icing.


10 year old David celebrates on making his first ever Black Forest Gateaux


Whilst David’s Dad took his brother off to football matches, David stayed with Mum on a Saturday while she baked for the week ahead, helping and watching intently as she created a delicious assortment of cakes.
It was not long before David was following in his Mums cake making footsteps!


16 year old David receives student of the year award and is presented with The Renshaw Cup


Completing 2 years of training in bakery and food technology, David achieved City and Guilds with Distinctions, received the student of the year award and was also presented with The Renshaw Cup plus an all expenses paid scholarship to attend the world famous Richemont Bakery School in Lucerne Switzerand.


19 year old David starts his new business ‘David Cakes of Distinction’ initially from a converted back lounge at his family home


After working 2 years at a large retail bakery near London, a strong entrepreneurial itch persisted and in 1981 David returned home to pursue his life long dream of opening his own cake store business.
David Cakes was launched in 1983 with prestigious national training and television business awards soon to follow.


Still going strong at the age of 54, David is a judge on international reality TV series CAKEWALK currently screening on Amazon Prime UK and USA


39 years later, after a glittering career, David has had the honour of creating 2 Royal Wedding Cakes, travelled the world, appeared as a judge on an international cake decorating reality TV series and continues to share his passion for cake decorating to students who travel to Liverpool to master his creative technique.

David has made 2 Royal Wedding Cakes

For The British Royal Family – The House of Windsor

The Royal Wedding Cake for of His Royal Highness Prince Andrew & Miss Sarah Ferguson

The Royal Wedding Cake for His Royal Highness Prince Edward & Miss Sophie Reece-Jones

TV Showreels

Featuring David ‘Cakes’ MacCarfrae

Interview 1

Royal Cake Maker David shares his passion for Royal Icing cake decorating using free-hand techniques, as he tells his inspirational story of a incredible journey that is now spanning 39 years

Filmed in Kuching, Sarawak Malaysia

Reality TV

David reveals his more serious judging persona on CAKE WALK where he joined fellow judges and hostess Caroline Rhea for a fast-paced jeopardy-filled 13 part cake decorating reality TV series

Filmed in Toronto Canada

Interview 2

Britta and Martin at blabla cafe invite David to join them for a live spontaneous lght-hearted chat as he shares his experience of creating 2 cakes for The British Royal Family

Filmed in Dortmund Germany


David showcases centuries old free-hand piping Royal Icing piping techniques as he is challenged to create and set up a giant 10ft tall ‘Royal’ inspired wedding cake

Filmed in Liverpool England

An invitation from China

Futian Shangri-La hotel executives and Royal Brunei Airlines in association with Kelmy
d David as their international guest of honour to Shenzhen China

The Royal Cake Maker was invited to present ‘A History of Royal Icing’, demonstrate free-hand piping techniques
and perform his original music during a VIP corporate wedding event

Did You Know ?


David received
The National Training Award
presented by
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher


David met
HRH Prince Edward
while setting up
The Royal Wedding Cake


David was commissioned
to create a £10,000
wedding cake
for a mystery client


David was commissioned
to create the wedding cake for
LFC and England Footballer
Steven Gerrard and his Bride.

The Teaching Journey

From humble beginnings to worldwide recognition

From Liverpool UK to The Global Experience

Presenting David’s teaching journey from the early 1980s to the present day…

Let the piping begin!

David is challenged to pipe literally hundreds of metres of Royal Icing!

David's cake decorating journey continues...

Spanish Corporation Kelmy showcases NEW Kelmy Royal Icing to a captivated global audience
and challenges David to push his creative boundaries literally higher and higher!

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