7 day International Royal Icing Masterclass Course – February 2019

£1,295.00 £995.00

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Date: Sunday 17th February 2019
to Sunday 24th February 2019 ( 9am – 6pm Daily)

This cake decorating event will be taking place at The Park Hotel, Dunningsbridge Road, Netherton, Liverpool, L30 6YN, England UK who offer David’s Cake Craft students accommodation at special discounted rates (Scroll down page for more information)

With David’s guidance and support enjoy learning over 50 free-hand cake decorating techniques as you design and decorate 18 exciting Royal Icing wedding and celebration cake projects, while embracing cake decorating time management training – for hobbyists, home bakers and retail cake store businesses.


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

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

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Create 18 exciting wedding and celebration cake design projects

Master The Art of Royal Icing

Focusing on commercial cake decorating techniques

Join David for an exciting creative adventure as you master the art of free-hand decorating at David’s Cake Craft ‘7 day International Royal Icing Masterclass Course’

Learn over 50 cake decorating techniques at this comprehensive training programme, focusing on evolving your cake decorating skills to a new level, 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 30 years of running his multi-award winning Liverpool based retail cake store business which he originally started from home in 1981.

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During this 7 day International Masterclass Course David will teach you how to create a selection of exciting cake designs while addressing the scientific and technical understanding of Royal Icing…


Project 1

Coating Royal Icing using Centuries Old Techniques

David will show you how he makes Royal Icing using egg whites, meringue powder and instant mixes while addressing all the technical aspects and scientific understanding of this centuries old bakery product.

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.


Project 2

Luxurious 5 tier Royal Icing Wedding Cake

Design and decorate your very own luxurious 5 tiered Royal Icing wedding cake design measuring 2.5ft high X 1.5ft wide ornately piped with traditional English free-hand piping techniques: multi-layered over-piping, suspended piping, suspended trellis work and fine detailing.

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


Project 3
Spectacular Royal Icing 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.


Project 4

Palette Knife Cake Painting Designs with Royal Icing 

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.


Project 5

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.


Project 6

Ornate Royal Icing Run-out Collars

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.


Project 7
3D Letter Piping with Royal Icing

Take piping a greeting on your cakes to a new exciting level as you learn how to design and decorate vertical 3D letters, names and greetings using free-hand Royal icing piping techniques without requiring any moulds, stencils, templates or cutters.

Let your creative imagination take control as David encourages you to experiment creating elegant and modern pop art designs – it’s up to you !


Project 8
Vertical Piping Patterns / Embroidery / Cross Stitch Effects with Royal Icing 

Using fine piping tips, learn how to design and decorate an exciting selection of intricate free-hand piping patterns with Royal Icing.

David will be teaching how to create a selection of designs – including floral embroidery patterns, stitching and cross stitch embroidery effects – 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.


Project 9

Embossed Royal Icing Flood-in Techniques

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.


Project 10

Complex 3D Geometric Royal Icing Lace Decorations

Learn how to create a beautiful selection of delicate multi-dimensional Royal Icing lace patterns that will add drama, spectacle and high value to a bespoke wedding or celebration cake design. Inspired by patterns consisting of lines, curves and points, learn how to design and decorate complex 3D geometric free-hand piped extensions without requiring any stencils, templates, dome shaped moulds or flat piping on wax paper.


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.


Project 12

Luxurious Script Letter Piping with Royal Icing and Buttercream

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


Project 13

Wedding Cake Plaques and Luxurious Cookies decorated with Royal Icing

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.


Project 14

Luxurious Wedding Cake Design with Lattice Piping and Extension Work

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


Project 15
Piped and Hand Made Flowers with Fondant, Royal Icing and Buttercream

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

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


Project 16

 Brush Embroidery – Floral, Pop Art and Tattoo Art Effects 

Learn how to apply Royal Icing to a cake surface to create dramatic multi-dimensional decorative effects using free-hand brush embroidery techniques without requiring stencils, cutters or templates.

You can use soft pastel shades or vibrantly coloured icing mediums and get all inspired – Embrace the beauty of nature or modern pop culture and latest trends – bringing your cake designs into the 21st century!

Apply this technique to your wedding and celebration cake designs whether covered in fondant, Royal Icing or buttercream. The consistency of the creative medium used during the creative application will be addressed.


Project 17

Creating Cake Designs in Minutes

When running a commercial retail bakery / cake store business – we have to find ways to constantly generate revenue to ensure the survival of our business in such a competitive world.

In order for our business to be able to cater for every budget, besides creating high value exclusive bespoke designer cakes, it is always worth considering offering an affordable product range of cake designs that will entice new clients and keep revenue streaming into our business.

Drawing from his 30 years of retail cake store experience, David will show you how to create quick, easy and effective cake designs literally in minutes!

If cake production is increased due to a higher demand for our products, we can earn more revenue, which will allow us to recruit staff to produce more goods, which ultimately will assist in increasing business turnover and stability.


Project 18

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.

Enjoy Your Training Experience

David’s Cake Craft 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

David shares his experience of running his own retail cake store for over 30 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's Cake Craft 7 day International Masterclass Course in Liverpool England

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.

7 Day International Masterclass Course

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.

David's Cake Craft 7 day International Royal icing Masterclass Course

All equipment and materials supplied

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

Minimum Age Requirement

The minimum age requirement for a student to attend a David’s Cake Craft cake decorating course is 18 years of age.

David's Cake Craft 7 day International Royal icing Masterclass Course


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.

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.

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.



Davids Cake Craft teaching venue

Relax and enjoy your Liverpool cake decorating experience at The Park Hotel

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

Located only 15 minutes drive from Liverpool city centre, The Park Hotel offers visitors a comfy nights rest, a delicious breakfast and evening meal on request.

Double Room or Twin room @ £70.00 with Bed and Breakfast
(Works out at £35 each with 2 people sharing a room)

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.

With Free Wi-Fi available for all guests, there is also free car parking and wheelchair access.

The hotel is situated next door to a large supermarket and close to retail shopping parks.

There is lots to do of an evening after class – Where to go and what to do?


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 on the 4th day, taking a break from the 7 day training programme, which gives everyone a free day, wide open to enjoy at their 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!

We are here to help

We want to ensure that you have an amazing and unforgettable experience whilst staying with us here in our fantastic city, so please let us know in advance if we can do anything to help make your stay even more enjoyable.