7 Day International Masterclass Course

£1,250.00 £995.00

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This course will be taking place at The Park Hotel, Dunningsbridge Road, Netherton, Liverpool, L30 6YN

Date: Sunday 22nd July to Sunday 29th July 2018
( 9am – 6pm Daily)

Sunday 13th May to Sunday 20th May 2018 event is now sold out 

To make your booking simply add the event to the shopping basket below and proceed to the checkout where you can make your payment via our fully secure online store. Once a booking is made you will receive a confirmation email and invoice for your records

The Park Hotel offers David’s Cake Craft students accommodation at special discounted rates
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Learn over 50 cake decorating techniques as you create 16 exciting design projects

Join David for an exciting and challenging creative adventure as you master the art of free-hand decorating

The ‘7 day International Masterclass Course’ is a comprehensive training programme, focusing on evolving your cake decorating skills to a new level, learning over 50 techniques as you design and decorate 16 exciting projects, embracing 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 your cake decorating quicker, easier and more profitable.

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.

David's Cake Craft 7 day International Masterclass Course in Liverpool England

Everyone is welcome

David welcomes hobbyists, beginners and experienced cake decorators to attend and enjoy this training experience.
Whether you cake decorate for a hobby or you are planning to open or are already running your own retail cake decorating business, having an abundance of creative free-hand cake decorating life skills will give you the advantage not only to be quick at what you do, but also allow you to stay ahead through originality and reinvention.

Davids Cake Craft cake decorating course

One to one attention guaranteed

David  guarantees personalised one to one attention for every student, offering guidance and support whenever help is needed, ensuring that you receive maximum training customised to your own requirements as he encourages you to express yourself creatively, with no restrictions as you enjoy your cake decorating experience applying your own signature style.

During the course David teaches free-hand techniques for both left and right handed students

David believes that having the freedom to create in your comfort zone is very important to evolve creativity, so whether left or right handed, expressing your own creative style in your own way, without any restrictions, makes the creative process a pure pleasure without stress and will increase creative potential.

David reassures students that he speaks slowly during the course, and also, as what he does is very visual, it is easy to learn his technique through watching his demonstrations.

Create with David MacCarfrae
During the 7 day International Masterclass Course David will teach you to create…


David Cakes 7 day International Masterclass Project 1

A Traditional Royal Icing Coated Wedding Cake Tier

David will show you how he makes Royal Icing using egg whites, meringue powder and instant mixes while addressing all the technical aspects.

Embracing centuries old cake decorating techniques, he will show you how to prepare and coat a cake with Royal Icing using the traditional icing ruler and side scraping method.

David will also be addressing the number of coats required for different sized tiers when creating large stacked or separated wedding cake structures.


David Cakes 7 day International Masterclass
A Luxurious 5 tier Wedding Cake

Design and decorate your very own luxurious 5 tiered Old English ornately piped Royal Icing wedding cake design measuring 2.5ft high X 1.5ft wide.

Master your over-piping skills as you learn how to pipe the entire design start to finish directly and spontaneously onto the cake surface.


David Cakes 7 day International Masterclass
A 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.


David Cakes 7 day International Masterclass Project 4

Personalised Palette Knife Cake Painting Designs

Discover the joy, freedom and sheer exhilaration of palette knife painting as David encourages you to release your inner artist through expression and colour as you learn how to create a beautiful designs and patterns, personalised with your own signature style.

Also 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 technique using both Royal Icing or buttercream, embellished with fine piping detail.

David will also address how the preparation of a cake to be palette knife painted will vary if using Royal Icing or Buttercream to apply the technique.


David Cakes 7 day International Masterclass

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 pipe the entire gravity defying Royal Icing design directly and spontaneously onto the cake surface.


David Cakes 7 day International Masterclass

Ornate Run-out Collar Wedding Cake Design

Design and create your very own unique Royal Icing run out collar, combining fine intricate piping detail within the collar resulting in a beautiful top tier wedding cake design creation.

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


David Cakes 7 day International Masterclass
Intricate Fine Detailing

Learn how to design and decorate an exciting selection of intricate wedding cake border patterns with both Royal Icing and Buttercream using super fine piping tips.

David will be teaching how to create a selection of designs without requiring stencils, addressing flat and vertical piping, allowing you to apply the technique directly on top and on the sides of wedding and celebration cakes.

You will also have the opportunity to apply these techniques to your 5 tier wedding cake design project.


David Cakes 7 day International Masterclass
Complex Geometric String Work

Inspired by patterns consisting of lines, curves and points, learn how to create a stunning 6” top tier wedding cake design decorated with ornate Royal icing borders, embellished with complex geometric piped extensions.


David Cakes 7 day International Masterclass Project 9

Multi-layered Brush Embroidery and Ornate Flood-in Work 

Learn how to create exciting brush embroidery patters using multi-layering techniques and also learn how to pipe lavish and ornate patterns using flood-in techniques.

Both techniques can be applied to wedding and celebration cake designs whether covered in fondant, Royal Icing or buttercream and the consistency of the creative medium used during the application will be addressed.

You will also have the opportunity to apply these techniques to your revolving carousel cake design project.


David Cakes 7 day International Masterclass

Multi-Dimensional Piped Lace

Learn how to create a beautiful selection of delicate Royal Icing lace pieces that will add drama, spectacle and high value to a bespoke wedding or celebration cake design.


David Cakes 7 day International Masterclass Project 11

Hand Painting with Food Colour

Add decorative hand painted plaques to the top tier of your revolving carousel cake design project.

Using fine paint brushes learn how to hand paint food colour, embellished with Royal icing piped detail.


David Cakes 7 day International Masterclass Project 12

Luxurious Script Letter Piping

Embracing both Royal Icing and Buttercream learn luxurious script letter piping techniques as you pipe a name embellished with beautiful detailing.


David Cakes 7 day International Masterclass

Wedding Cake Plaques and Luxurious Cookies

Learn how to personalise wedding cakes with Victorian Inspired Royal Icing piped intertwined monogram wedding cake plaques and apply the same creative techniques to decorate luxurious cookies.


David Cakes 7 day International Masterclass

Luxurious Wedding Cake Design with Lattice Piping and Extension Work

Learn how to create a beautiful single tier wedding cake design decorated with suspended lattice piping, piped extensions, piped bows and fine detailing, complete with a Royal Icing run-out floral posy bouquet topper and piped bows, all created using free-hand techniques..


David Cakes 7 day International Masterclass
Piped and hand made flowers

Using centuries old techniques learn how to pipe Royal Icing flowers, buttercream flowers and how to hand make fondant flowers without requiring moulds, cutters or modelling tools.

You will also have the opportunity to decorate your flowers onto your cake design projects.


David Cakes 7 day International Masterclass

A 2ft Suspended Royal Icing String Work Cascade for Wedding Cake Decoration

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.

As this type of structure may need finishing off at a wedding venue, possibly in front of venue staff and wedding guests, this piping project will give us confidence and an understanding of the structural engineering of the creative art piece, along with having to deal with those intense creative emotions of jeopardy while performing this piping technique in a public place.

David Cakes 7 day international masterclass course in Liverpool
David shares his experience of running his own retail cake store for over 35 years

For students who have or are planning to set up their own cake decorating business David shares in-depth technical cake decorating advice and time saving tips on how to achieve our creative goal quickly and cost effectively while addressing time management to maximise production, which ultimately can assist in making cake decorating more profitable when creating for business.

From dealing with the initial client consultation to securing a commission… from getting ready to decorate weekly orders ready for collection or delivery… to after sales service and product marketing – all aspects of David’s experience in running a retail cake store business for over 35 years are shared during in this comprehensive 7 day international cake decorating masterclass course.

David Cakes 7 day international cake decorating course in Liverpool

All equipment and materials supplied

All equipment and materials are supplied along with complimentary light beverages and snacks served during the event.

At the end of the course you are welcome to take home your cake design creations

After your masterclass experience you will be able to take home your creations and admire your achievement as well as use them for a future reference point as you practice and evolve in your cake decorating skills.

David Cakes 7 day international cake decorating masterclass course in Liverpool

David's Cake Craft Certificate of Achievement

Celebrating your creative achievements

At the end of the course you will be presented with an official ‘David’s Cake Craft Certificate of Achievement’ personally signed by David.

David's Cake Craft Kelmy Shop

Superior Quality Kelmy products available for purchase

David’s Cake Craft cake decorating courses are presented in association with Spanish corporation Kelmy who invited David to assist in the development of Kelmy Royal Icing and other Kelmy bakery products which are gluten free and  also Halal and Kosher Certified.

During your training course you will be able to enjoy decorating your design projects using Kelmy products and at the end of the event you will have the opportunity to purchase a selection of Kelmy products at special discounted prices.

David's Cake Craft Gift Vouchers

Cake decorating course gift vouchers available

Looking for that special present for your partner or dearest friend?
David’s Cake Craft cake decorating course gift vouchers are available (valid for a 12 month period after purchase)

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Davids Cake Craft teaching venue

Relax and enjoy your cake decorating experience in Liverpool

The Park Hotel offers David’s Cake Craft students accommodation at special discounted rates

If you are travelling to Liverpool from outside the area or overseas, you may wish to make your journey less stressful and start your cake decorating experience at The Park Hotel straight after breakfast.

‘The Sefton Suite’ where David’s cake decorating masterclasses take place, is only a few steps from the hotel’s restaurant, so you can begin your day relaxed and calm.

Located next door to a large supermarket, The Park Hotel offers visitors a comfy nights rest, a delicious breakfast and evening meal. With free Wi-Fi there is also free car parking and wheelchair access to all visitors.

Rest Day

Many international students who attend David’s Cake Craft masterclasses travel to Liverpool from very long distances. After a few days of being absorbed in such intensive training combined with jet lag,  it is natural that you may start feeling a little tired. So, we have a rest day scheduled into the programme which gives everyone a free day, wide open to enjoy at your leisure. You may wish to simply relax and replenish for the creative days ahead or discover Liverpool taking a magical mystery tour and explore our wonderful city!

Whether it is shopping or taking a scenic tour of the city centre with a travel guide ( that we can arrange for you) , it’s always great to discover the cultural, sights and sounds of Liverpool old and new!

Dining Out with David and Edward

During your stay in Liverpool, you will also be invited to attend a meal at a traditional English Country Pub with David, assistant Edward, along with all the other students attending, so you will all be able to enjoy traditional English food, celebrate friendship and a beautiful evening together!

The dining out evening will be presented with compliments of David’s Cake Craft.

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