One to One Private Masterclass

Let David create your ‘Dream Masterclass’

David’s Cake Craft offers bespoke intensive one to one training for the student who wants to learn cake decorating tailored to their individual requirements as David designs you an exclusive unique personalised training program, teaching cake decorating life skills at a level to suit your individual needs to give maximum information and creativity.

Whether you are a beginner or experienced, with David’s support and guidance you will embrace centuries old free hand approach, creating spontaneously onto the cake surface without having to use any templates, stencils, cutters, modelling tools or moulds, so making cake decorating quicker, easier and more profitable, while focusing on evolving your skills to a new level.

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 both celebrity and society clientele, David will share trade secrets along with his experiences from over 35 years of running his multi-award winning Liverpool based retail cake store business which he originally started from home in 1981.

Winner of The National Training Award and celebrating with City and Guild ‘Distinctions’ achieved through 2 years of intensive college training, including spending 3 years in corporate baking industry, David can teach you quick and easy commercial cake decorating techniques as well as more complex cake decorating while addressing important scientific and technical aspects, giving you confidence to evolve in both your creative cake art and freestyle piping skills.

Daily Fees

5 hours – £500.00

8 hours – Normal Price – £800.00

8 hours – Special Price – £695.00

Fees for 2 days or longer on request

Course fee includes all materials and use of equipment, with complimentary light beverages and snacks plus a private lunch with David.

Date: To Suit Your Diary

From January to December

Venue: The Park Hotel, Liverpool UK

  • Free Wi-fi
  • Free car parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Special discounted rates for student accommodation
  • Hot food available in restaurant and bar

Whether it be for your business or simply for pleasure, a one to one cake decorating masterclass with David guarantees you a new and exciting creative experience that is both educational and also great fun!

For more information about private one to one masterclasses please feel free to contact us

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Presenting a selection of students achievements created during a one to one cake decorating masterclass

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Aida travels from Dubai

Wedding events co-ordinator Aida accompanied by her husband, travelled from Dubai, United Arab Emirates to attend a 3 day one to one private masterclass course in Liverpool hosted by David.

Aida had contacted David requesting him to teach her the art of free-hand cake decorating while embracing both English and Middle Eastern cultural art and design.

David designed a comprehensive bespoke training programme exclusively for Aida, who embraced free-hand Royal Icing lavish piping, fine detailing, cake painting and flower making techniques for the very first time.

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Joyce travels from Nigeria

Cake store owner Joyce travelled from Nigeria, Africa to attend an 8 hour one to one private masterclass course in Liverpool hosted by David.

Joyce had contacted David requesting him to teach her the art of free-hand cake decorating with emphasis on English piping, over-piping and cascading and complex geometric string work techniques.

David designed a comprehensive bespoke training programme exclusively for Joyce, who Emily really enjoyed the challenge of her first time cake decorating experience with Royal Icing.

“Thank you for the wonderful class!”
Joyce Billy Etuk – Nigeria, Africa

Jenny travels from Australia

Cake store owner and teacher Jenny who specialises in working with ganache travelled from Melbourne, Australia to attend a 5 hour one to one private masterclass course in Liverpool hosted by David.

Jenny had contacted David requesting him to teach her the art of free-hand cake decorating with emphasis on cake painting, letter piping and fine detail piping techniques.

David designed an exciting 6 hour bespoke training programme exclusively for Jenny, who embraced an array of free-hand Royal Icing creative cake decorating techniques for the very first time.

“Hi David , I was so excited about my class and could not wait to learn your free hand cake painting and over piping techniques!
Thank you so much !! I had a wonderful time in Liverpool and I really enjoyed my one to one masterclass experience!”

Jenny Griffiths – Melbourne, Australia

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Emily’s 18th Birthday Surprise!

Second year catering student Emily travelled from Warrington, Cheshire to Liverpool to attend an 8 hour one to one private masterclass course in Liverpool hosted by David.

Emily’s Mum had contacted David requesting him to teach her daughter the art of free-hand Royal Icing cake decorating as a surprise 18th birthday gift.

David designed an exciting bespoke training programme exclusively for Emily, who enjoyed decorating a 2 tier wedding cake in her favourite colour – Barbie Pink! – and also a traditional white wedding cake design. Emily also embraced how to create a string work cascade and had lots of fun creating a cool and groovy celebration cake design personalised with her own name.

Creating with an array of free-hand techniques, Emily really enjoyed the challenge of her first time cake decorating experience with Royal Icing.

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Fazila travels from Zambia

Cake store owner Fazila travelled from Zambia, Africa to attend an 8 hour one to one private masterclass course in Liverpool hosted by David.

Fazila had contacted David requesting him to teach her the art of free-hand cake decorating with emphasis on traditional Royal Icing coating techniques and English over-piping techniques.

David designed a comprehensive bespoke training programme exclusively for Fazila, who embraced an exciting selection of free-hand Royal Icing techniques for the very first time.

“Hi David, I was so happy to have met you and learn all the amazing skills from you and I will definitely be back for more !
Thank you so much for the most amazing class ever!!
I loved loved loved it!!!
Thank you once again and stay blessed xxx”

Fazila Lulat – Zambia, Africa

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Andrea travels from Argentina

Cake store owner Andrea accompanied by her husband, travelled from Buenos Aires, Argentina to attend an 8 hour one to one private masterclass course in Liverpool hosted by David.

Andrea had contacted David requesting him to teach her the art of free-hand cake decorating.

David designed an exciting bespoke training programme exclusively for Andrea who really enjoyed the challenge of her first time cake decorating experience of free-hand piping and paining with Royal Icing.

“One of those professionals who shines, creativity has no limits and humour makes a class into an extraordinary class of Royal Icing… a relaxed and unique moment. I was worried about decorating ahead of genius!!!!
Many tips, many theory and practice, and many ideas about the business of baking… inspire and lead me to think that Argentina can bring them all together to decorate cakes, cookies and cupcakes to another level… at a level more professional and profitable for us the decorators. I hope this longing that many have soon become a reality that our profession is not seen only as a hobby but as a job, as an extra income for the family, as self-improvement, like a dream to believe and to live for. Thanks David for your lecture!
Really a genius !! Powerful inspiring !! Thanks David and Eddy !!!! I love Royal Icing !!!”

Andrea Sanchez – Buenos Aires Argentina

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Roza travels from Russia

Cake decorating hobbyist Roza accompanied by her daughter, travelled from Moscow, Russia to attend a 3 day one to one private masterclass course in Liverpool hosted by David.

Roza had contacted David requesting him to teach her the art of free-hand cake decorating including traditional free-hand Royal Icing coating technique using an icing ruler and side scraper, English piping and over-piping, cake painting, run-outs, letter piping and flower making techniques.

David designed a comprehensive bespoke training programme exclusively for Roza.

With the assistance of her daughter acting as translator Roza really enjoyed the challenge of her first time cake decorating experience with Royal Icing while creating many designs, including a giant 2.5ft diameter tiered wedding cake, which she decorated using centuries old free-hand Royal Icing techniques.

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Staci travels from Trinidad and Tobago

Cake store owner Staci accompanied by her Aunt and Uncle, travelled from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean to attend an 8 hour one to one private masterclass course in Liverpool hosted by David.

Staci had contacted David requesting him to teach her the art of free-hand cake decorating with emphasis on traditional English Royal Icing piping and over-piping, fine detailing, string work, cake painting, letter piping techniques

David designed a comprehensive bespoke training programme exclusively for Staci who really enjoyed the challenge of her first time cake decorating experience with Royal Icing.

“Dearest David and Ed! Today surpassed my every expectation! It was everything I had hoped for and more!

I cannot thank you enough for you amazing hospitality and warmth. It was truly a pleasure to learn from and create with such talented minds like you both and it is a memory I will always cherish!

I pray you both are blessed with continued health and strength and many more successful years ahead to create for the world. May we meet again soon and always be in contact! The skills you have shared with me today
will pave a way for me that I had always hoped for. You have given me all these new ideas and I cannot thank you enough for showing me how lovely the world can be with people as wonderful as you both in it.

It reminds me of a quote; “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so difficult  and its true, this experience has been so amazing and the joy I feel cannot be described, its my wish that we can collaborate in the future and be able to create again. Thank you for being my inspiration and for being a mentors, but most of all thank you for being my friend. Love and best wishes, Staci”

Staci Bunbury – Trinidad and Tobago

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Gráinne travels from Ireland

Cake decorating events organiser Gráinne travelled from Dublin, Republic of Ireland to attend an 8 hour one to one private masterclass course in Liverpool hosted by David.

Gráinne had contacted David requesting him to teach her the art of free-hand cake decorating with emphasis on Royal Icing piping and over-piping techniques.

David designed an exciting 8 hour bespoke training programme exclusively for Gráinne, who enjoyed learning a new approach to cake decorating using free-hand Royal Icing creative cake decorating techniques.

“Hi David, First of all, can I say I had THE most brilliant day yesterday!  I loved every minute of the one to one cake decorating experience with you. Thank you SO, SO much for going beyond the call of duty. The ‘cakes’ survived the ‘Ryanair’ flight and I must say everyone was very helpful to me at the departure area. My husband Mick was very impressed with the work I brought home and said ‘I hope royal icing comes back big time because it’s the only icing I like to eat’!  I can’t wait to try out my upgraded skills with the tubes! I really, really can’t wait to do a Royal Icing cake with the painted effects.

Thank you again for a fantastic, friendly and relaxing day!  Big hugs Gráinne”

Gráinne MacClancy – Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Lidia travels from Macau

Cake store owner and teacher Lidia accompanied by her husband, travelled from Macau, China to attend a 3 day one to one private masterclass course in Liverpool hosted by David.

Lidia had contacted David requesting him to teach her the art of free-hand cake decorating including traditional free-hand Royal Icing coating technique using an icing ruler and side scraper, English piping and over-piping, cake painting and flower making techniques.

David designed a comprehensive bespoke training programme exclusively for Lidia.

Lida really enjoyed the challenge of her first time cake decorating experience with Royal Icing while she created many designs, including a lavishly decorated 3 tiered wedding cake, which she learnt how to decorate using centuries old free-hand Royal Icing techniques.

“Thank you very much David, It was nice to meet you in Liverpool. We did have a fantastic time and Lidia really loves your work and she sends you her hello!”
Gus and Lidia – Macau, China

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Bhavneet travels from India

Cake decorating hobbyist Bhavneet accompanied by her husband, travelled from India to attend an 8 hour one to one private masterclass course in Liverpool hosted by David.

Bhavneet had contacted David requesting him to teach her the art of free-hand cake decorating including traditional free-hand Royal Icing coating technique using an icing ruler and side scraper, English piping and over-piping, cake painting, string work, letter piping and flower making techniques.

David designed a comprehensive bespoke training programme exclusively for Bhavneet, who embraced centuries old free-hand Royal Icing lavish piping, fine detailing, cake painting, letter piping, string work and flower making techniques for the very first time.

“Hi David , it was wonderful meeting you and Ed. You are amazing what you bring out in people and it has inspired me to work harder. I really enjoyed the time we spent together and what I learnt from you is invaluable”

Bhavneet Mavia – India

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Upcoming Courses

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(Course fee includes all materials and use of equipment )

David cakes cake decorating classes and courses

7 Day International Masterclass Course – £995.00

Event Commences: 9am – 6pm (daily)

Date: Friday 28th September 2018
to Friday 5th October 2018

Places limited to 6 students only with one to one personalised attention guaranteed.

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David Cakes cake decorating classes and courses

1 Day Masterclass Course – £150.00

Event Commences: 9am – 6.30pm

Date: Sunday 23rd September 2018

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David Cakes cake decorating classes and courses

1 Day Masterclass Course – £150.00

Event Commences: 9am – 6.30pm

Date: Sunday 21st October 2018

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David Cakes cake decorating classes and courses

1 Day Masterclass Course – £150.00

Event Commences: 9am – 6.30pm

Date: Sunday 6th January 2019

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