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

Filmed in Toronto Canada CAKE WALK is a fast-paced jeopardy-filled 13 part cake decorating reality TV series
David Cakes TV appearance on 'CAKE WALK'

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

In his starring role as a judge David reveals his more serious persona on CAKE WALK where he is joined fellow judges Alexandria Pellegrino and Gordon Bailey and hostess Caroline Rhea


Intro and titles


Competition rules


Cake designs and visualisations


Cake tasting round


Experiencing technical issues


What are you looking for?


A difference of opinion


Syndicated in over 13 countries

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

History of 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 35th 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.

The Early Years - 1974 -1979

Travelling back in time to 1974, whilst David’s Dad took his brother off to football matches, a young and ambitious 10 year old David stayed at home with his Mum on a Saturday afternoon while she baked for the week ahead. At every opportunity David helped and watched intently as she created a delicious assortment of bread, cakes and pies and it was not long before he was following in his Mum's baking footsteps.

The College Years - 1980 - 1981

Completing 2 years of intensive training in bakery, cake decorating, food science and food technology, 16 year old David achieved City and Guilds with Distinctions, received the student of the year award and was presented with the prestigious Renshaw Cup, plus an all expenses paid scholarship to study at the world famous Richemont Bakery School in Switzerland. David's business dream had now been realised, but he had a long way to go!

Hungry for Success - 1983

After working 2 years at a large retail bakery near London, a strong entrepreneurial itch persisted and in 1983 19 year old David returned home to pursue his life long dream of opening his own cake store business which he started initially from a converted back lounge at his family home.
In the summer of 1984 David Cakes retail store opened with prestigious national training and television business awards soon to follow.

The Present - 2019

35 years later after a glittering career and still going strong at the age of 55, 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 CAKE WALK (currently showing on Amazon Prime UK & USA) and continues to share his passion for cake decorating to students who travel to Liverpool to master his creative technique.

An invitation from China

Asian Corporation Executives welcome David as their international guest of honour to Shenzhen China

Asian Corporation Futian-Shangri-La in association with Royal Brunei Airlines | Complete Deelite | Kelmy invited The Royal Cake Maker to Shenzhen China, as international guest of honour at a luxurious wedding fair attended by Asian Celebrities, Corporate Executives, TV and media.

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.

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

Performing to camera

David reveals his teaching persona at an international cake expo where he had 2 days to complete a giant wedding cake live piping challenge

Filmed in Dortmund Germany


In this archive video 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

Creative Performance Art

In this archive video enjoy some of David’s most exciting creative free-hand piping moments filmed during the last 10 years with a beautiful original music score written and performed live by David

Filmed in Liverpool England

Direct Contact

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The Global Cake Decorating Experience

From humble beginnings to worldwide recognition – Follow David’s teaching journey from the early 1980s to the present day…
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