In 2012 event organisers Amparo Maria along with Antonia and Pepe at cake decorating academy and supply store GAUDIR in Dénia Spain invited David and his assistant Edward to be their international guests of honour at a cake decorating masterclass convention, which was a great success.
During David's 2012 Royal Icing experience at GAUDIR, Spanish bakery ingredient and traditional ice cream manufacturer Kelmy contacted Amparo and associates at GAUDIR asking if David and Edward would like to assist in the development of Kelmy’s latest cake decorating product – Kelmy Royal Icing.
Feeling most honoured and very excited, David discovered that Kelmy still use traditional recipes during the manufacture of their products,
holding on to their cultural past while embracing modern technological production methods
After offering Kelmy many suggestions and ideas which were embraced by Kelmy wholeheartedly, David spent time in Spain assisting Kelmy with the development of a new instant Royal Icing mix.
Upon his return to Liverpool, David received a sample shipment of Kelmy Royal Icing which arrived in Liverpool for his approval.
“I opened the box and saw the slick vinyl packing containing the Royal Icing mix, I thought WOW this is already a great product! Once I opened the bag, there it was! – such a beautiful, free flowing powder, milled so fine so no need to sieve!…I simply emptied out some powder into a mixing bowl, added water and started up the mixer… WOW!… so smooth, so white and it tasted so natural – because it is ! – 100% natural ingredients. Kelmy Royal Icing is gluten free and carries a Halal and Kosher certification. My biggest thrill was that I was able to mix the Royal icing on a fast speed and it still piped through a No.1 piping tip without a single strand breaking. This is going to be wonderful for extreme piping, complex string work and so much more!”
With their new Royal Icing product ready for distribution Kelmy addressed marketing
In order to create a global awareness about the benefits of creating with NEW Kelmy Royal Icing, Kelmy invited David and his assistant Edward to join them for an ongoing adventure – travelling to corporate trade shows and bakery expo events in UK, Europe, USA and Asia – promoting the Kelmy brand and exciting range of Kelmy cake decorating products available to both hobbyists and professional cake decorators alike.
Kelmy continues to showcase it’s Royal Icing to a captivated global audience as David is challenged to push his creative boundaries literally higher and higher!
Having piped hundreds of metres of Royal Icing free-hand, David continues to enjoy live piping challenges and live demonstrations while encouraging audience participation.
David showcases a 2ft diameter X 10ft tall Victorian inspired wedding cake creation decorated with Kelmy Royal Icing at Cake International – Birmingham England
David pipes cascades of suspended Kelmy Royal Icing string work onto a spectacular 6 tier wedding cake creation at BCN & Cake Expo – Barcelona Spain
With a delicate mix of pastel blue, pink and green Kelmy Royal Icing, David’s live piping challenge is complete at Sugar Salon Paris – Paris France
Taking suspended piping to the next complex level – David challenges his free-hand creativity and Kelmy Royal icing at Cork Cake Show – Cork Republic of Ireland
Palette of Colour
David colourises Kelmy Royal Icing to the extreme! – all inspired and experimenting with a cake painting / piping combo creation at Creativa Expo – Brussels Belgium
Lavish scrolls and ornate trellis with Kelmy Royal Icing – David revisits traditional styles during this live piping challenge at The Swiss Cake Festival – Dietikon Switzerland
David shares his passion for centuries old free-hand piping as he creates 21st century style with Kelmy Royal Icing at Eshte Hotel Culinary and Catering College – Cascais Portugal
David faces a towering challenge as he takes Kelmy Royal Icing to new heights of free-hand creativity at Cake Dreams – Dortmund Germany
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
Kelmy Royal Icing and Isomalt – a creative challenge brings together David, Sidney Galpern, The Sugar Art and Ateco at The Americas Cake and Sugarcraft Fair – Florida USA, during the 175th anniversary of Royal Icing (1840-2015)
David was invited as international guest of honour to attend The Royal Diamond Jubilee Tea Party in honour of HRH Queen Elizabeth II at the luxurious Aberdeen Marina Club, demonstrating free-hand piping techniques to TV and media.
David and Kelmy are invited to The Royal Kingdom of Brunei to attend the Borneo Cake Exploration Tour sponsored by Royal Brunei Airlines, Le Apple and Complete Deelite, during the 175th anniversary of Royal Icing (1840-2015)
International cake decorators joined David for a 4 day free-hand Kelmy piping challenge in Malaysia, sponsored by Royal Brunei Airlines, Kino Events and Complete Deelite, during the 175th anniversary of Royal Icing (1840-2015)
HKIBE Corporate Executives in association with Kelmy invited David to Hong Kong as international guest of honour,
where he captivated visitors, as he showcased his free-hand piping techniques