David Cakes 1-to-1 Online

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Bookings being taken from June 7 2022

Introducing a brand new live-streaming
1-to-1 online free-hand cake decorating
learning and life-skill training experience

Learn via 6 different
HD camera view points

Whether you wish to participate or simply sit back and watch David create for your personal pleasure – David Cakes will take you on an unique and inspirational free-hand cake decorating journey by giving you complete control of selecting your desired camera view points via 6 different HD cameras live on set.

Interact, chat and create with David, joined by his assistant Ed, as you enjoy your international 1-to-1 online training experience live-streaming in high-definition direct from David Cakes studio in Liverpool England.

Get ready for a brand new
1-to-1 online experience

Now you can decide exactly what you want to learn on a day and at a time to suit in your international time-zone.

Master the art of centuries old free-hand cake decorating techniques as you learn new creative life-skills with David while designing, cake decorating and interacting together 1-to-1 live online. Personalised to your specific training requirements, David’s online tuition is ideal for first-time decorators, beginners, hobbyists and professionals alike. 

To start creating you will only need a few basic essentials: Your preferred creative medium (Royal icing, buttercream, etc), a few piping tips, piping bags, palette knife, paintbrush and a practice mat or flat surface. You may decide you want to decorate a dummy cake or a real cake during class – it’s up to you!

As David specialises in teaching free-hand there’s no need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

David Cakes 1-to-1 online training benefits include:

David Cakes most popular
1-to-1 online classes

Some students just want to embrace the basics, while others want to level-up for their next big creative challenge.

Beginners piping, cake painting, string work, letter piping and hand-made flowers are some of the most popular 1-to-1 online free-hand cake decorating classes, followed by more specialist subjects such as English over-piping, run-out work and airbrushing.

With over 40 years of retail business experience, David shares his knowledge with 100% support and creative guidance during your 1-to-1 online training experience.

Beginners piping

Designed to nurture personal development of free-hand piping, increasing self-confidence and creativity...

Colour shading

Bring your creativity to life with depth and perspective applying airbrushing and powder colour dusting techniques...

Over-piping

Take free-hand piping to the next level, pushing artistic boundaries, evolving life-skills with new challenges...

Letter piping

Learn how to pipe and embellish letters and names free-hand, directly and spontaneously onto cakes...

Cake painting

With icing, a palette knife and a paintbrush in hand simply 'let yourself go' as you release your inner artist!...

Run-out effects

Using Royal icing or chocolate, learn how to create quick, easy run-out patterns and collar effects free-hand...

String work

Challenge your free-hand creativity and defy gravity as you enjoy piping suspended Royal icing string work...

Free-hand flowers

Learn how to design, create, arrange a selection free-hand piped flowers and free-hand fondant flowers...

David Cakes 1-to-1 online
hourly tuition fees

Hourly fee £60 / per hour

Special introductory offer

£49.99 / per hour

You save £10.01

Book for a single hour, a few hours or a full day of 1-to-1 online learning personalised to your specific requirements.

Special discounted deals are available for 1-to-1 online tuition booked for multiple hours, days and weekly sessions.

1-to-1 online classes can be also be booked as a surprise gift for a loved one, a family member or friend. 

You can secure your place with a credit card payment made through ‘Stripe’ fully secure international online booking system.

David Cakes 1-to-1 online
masterclass courses

David also offers an exciting free-hand cake decorating selection of specialist live-streaming 1-to-1 online masterclass courses for you to join on a day and time to suit your diary.

With a duration of 6 to 12 hours, each training programme is packed with challenging creative content, while addressing scientific and technical understanding of edible mediums being used. David focuses on time management skills, optimising personal performance and dealing with potential issues: such as decorating cakes in extremes of climate temperature and humidity.

As with all his 1-to-1 online training programs, David encourages you to cake decorate using your preferred medium when creatively possible be it Royal icing, buttercream, fresh cream, chocolate spread, etc  and also savoury mediums such as peanut butter, cream cheese and even mashed potato – it’s up to you!

Royal Icing Inspiration

Taught in over 12 countries around the world, David Cakes 'Royal icing inspiration' is an ideal free-hand piping starter course for beginners...

Royal Icing Experience

Level up your free-hand life-skills and enjoy an intensive advanced Royal icing multi-tiered wedding cake piping challenge...

Cake Painting Expressions

Discover the joy of cake painting free-hand as you design and create edible art while expressing your own unique signature style!...

Letter Piping Essentials

Learn how to decorate cakes with names and greetings, using calligraphy, script, 3D and embossed free-hand piping techniques...

Learn with David MacCarfrae
The British Royal Cake Maker

David MacCarfrae is a Royal Cake Maker of two Royal Weddings for the British Royal Family, a television judge on International reality TV series ‘CAKE WALK’ and a world  renowned cake decorating teacher of free-hand piping.

Winner of the prestigious UK National Training Award, David has also been presented with many UK television business awards for his retail cake shop designs, product development, business marketing and commercial business growth.

During his career, David from Liverpool England has attended many prestigious international VIP corporate sponsored events taking place around the world, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Royal Diamond Jubilee Tea Party in Hong Kong where, as international guest of honour…

Your online experience

Leading up to your 1-to-1 online training David will invite you to have a pre-class live video chat online together.

This is so you can say hello to each other in advance and get acquainted, as well as go through a check list of equipment and materials needed for class.

David thought this would be much better than meeting for the first time on the day of class, so you will be relaxed and calm, feeling very excited and ready to learn and create together when class begins.

For the best 1-to-1 online training viewing experience you will need access ideally to a large screen device such as a desktop computer or a laptop.

You will also require a portable webcam which will allow you to talk with David, as well as share your creative progress.

Using a portable webcam will also allow you to receive David’s creative guidance and personal support during your entire 1-to-1 online live training experience.

FAQ

General information

Our help and advice section answers the most frequently asked questions.

How do I book a 1-to-1 online class with David?

First of all click on the ‘Register your interest’ button and fill in the contact form, including a message that you would like to book 1-to-1 online training with David, stating an ideal date and time.

We will then contact you to arrange a scheduled live chat with David to discuss your training requirements. This is a free service. 

Once an 1-to 1 online class date/start time/hours of training required is confirmed, secure your place with a credit payment made through ‘Stripe’ fully secure online booking system. Once payment is received you will be notified by email.

What happens after booking?

Once a booking is confirmed, you will then will be invited to attend a FREE live-streaming online video consultation to meet David personally and discuss your bespoke training programme schedule before attending your online class.

What time will a class start?

David is available to teach a 1-to-1 online class at a time to suit you in your international time-zone. So if you can only attend a class before or after work, and you are for example: 12 hours ahead of UK time, David will accommodate you.

What will I need to bring?

Once you have booked your 1-to-1 online class and attended the FREE live-streaming online video consultation with David, you will be sent a check list confirming all the equipment and materials you will require to have ready to begin learning.

Can anyone attend a class?

1-to-1 online classes are available to students 18 years of age and over. You are welcome to attend alone or book an extra place for a friend or family member and have fun learning together with David in the comfort of your own home. 

Is a 1-to-1 class only in English?

David only speaks English, so you are welcome to attend a 1-to-1 online class with a translator present. Maybe a friend or family member can help you with translation? David will speak clearly, talking slowly as he teaches via translation.

How long does a class last?

1-to-1 online classes run for a minimum of 1 hour up to 6 hours in one day with an hourly 10 minute break. Rest time between intensive creativity is important for well-being, as well as taking time to get prepared for the next creative challenge.

Can I choose what I use?

Yes of course! – Buttercream, Royal icing, chocolate spread, peanut butter, fresh cream, cream cheese, even mashed potatoes! – Whatever your favourite, you can enjoy creating with it during your 1-to-1 online class with David.

Can I attend to simply watch?

Many students express a desire to simply watch David as he creates. In this case David will design you an exciting visual creative therapy programme that is both stimulating and informative, while being entertaining at the same time.

Can I decorate my cake order?

If you have a cake on order to design and /or decorate for family member, friend or a client and would like David to help you, he is more than happy to give his creative and technical support during the step-by-step cake decorating process.

Can I decide what to learn?

Yes of course! – You decide what you would like learn and discuss more details with David during the FREE online live-streaming consultation. He will then design a cake decorating programme designed to your specific training requirements.

Will I receive a Certificate?

Once you have attended a 1-to-1 online class, you will receive an official ‘David Cakes Certificate of Achievement’ personally signed by David. It can be posted onto your social media for all to see as you celebrate your creative achievements!

Do you sell gift vouchers?

Yes of course! – A selection of gift vouchers are available for purchase that can be presented to a friend or loved one who is celebrating a birthday, as well as seasonal festivities and cultural celebrations. David Cakes gift vouchers valid for 12 months.

David Cakes live-streaming interactive group events

During the last 12 years, David has shared his knowledge of cake decorating to students all over world at seminars, cake shows, bakery expos and VIP corporate sponsored events. Logistics and marketing of events were organised by David Cakes working with event planners and promoters.

If you are an event organiser / promoter / cake decorating group member / manufacturer of cake decorating / bakery products and would like David to present a live-streaming online free-hand cake decorating group training  / creative lifestyle experience at your UK or international academy / school or corporate entertainment / product promotional event – please feel free to contact David Cakes today.

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HD live-streaming camera 1

Fixed directly overhead this camera will allow you to watch David create from a birds eye view point

HD live-streaming camera 2

Allows you to chat live with David face to face as he guides and supports you.

HD live-streaming camera 3

David’s assistant Ed will be joining him on set and operating camera 3 which is hand held.
A moving view point will allow you to watch David’s free-hand creativity from every angle.

HD live-streaming camera 4

This camera allows you to view the front of David’s cake creations 

HD live-streaming camera 5

This camera allows you to watch David decorating close-up in great detail

HD live-streaming camera 6

This camera allows you to virtually ‘stand next to David’ and watch from his view point

Popular 1-to-1 online training favourite

Beginners piping

Please note: The content covered in David Cakes 1-to-1 online training sessions is determined by how much time you spend online with David.

Designed to nurture personal development of free-hand piping while increasing self confidence and creativity.

David Cakes beginners piping experience takes you on an exciting first-time adventure into the world of free-hand cake decorating.

During a typical 1 hour live-streaming 1-to-1 online training session, David will show you how to pipe a selection of popular piping patterns that can be decorated onto individual cakes, pastries and desserts as well as celebration and wedding cakes. David will guide and support you step-by-step as you unleash your creativity and discover how much fun and how satisfying the art of free-hand cake decorating can be.

If you wish to book a longer live-streaming 1-to-1 online training session, David can teach you how to design and decorate an actual celebration or a wedding cake with an exciting selection of beautiful piping patterns.

As we are creating free-hand, there’s no need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

What you will need

Guide to what you will need for this online experience:

Your online experience

For the best 1-to-1 online training viewing experience you will need access ideally to a large screen device such as a desktop computer or a laptop. You will also require a portable webcam which will allow you to talk with David, as well as share your creative progress.

Using a portable webcam will also allow you to receive David’s creative guidance and personal support during your entire 1-to-1 online live training experience.

Leading up to your 1-to-1 online training David will invite you to have a pre-class live video chat online together. This is so you can say hello to each other in advance and get acquainted, as well as go through a check list of equipment and materials needed for class. David thought this would be much better than meeting for the first time on the day of class, so you will be relaxed and calm, feeling very excited and ready to learn and create together when class begins.

Beginners Piping
£49.99 / per hour

Normal price £60 / per hour – You save £10.01
(Special discounted deals apply for a limited time only)

Check out David Cakes 1-to-1 online masterclass courses
for the full 1-to-1 live-streaming cake decorating experience!

Popular 1-to-1 online training favourite

Colour Shading

Please note: The content covered in David Cakes 1-to-1 online training sessions is determined by how much time you spend online with David.

Bring your creativity to life with depth and perspective, applying soft pastel shades or bright vibrant splashes of colour as you learn how to apply free-hand airbrushing / powder colour dusting shading techniques and powder colour dusting techniques on fondant icing and Royal icing, giving you an insight of how to apply both techniques on to celebration and wedding as well as novelty cakes, during an exciting and most creative free-hand cake decorating online experience!

During a typical 1 hour live-streaming 1-to-1 online training session, David will show you how he applies airbrushing techniques to creative design elements such as flowers, piping patterns and also wedding and celebration cake toppers. David will also show you how to mix and blend colours, as well as addressing how to achieve gradients of shading, while encouraging you to participate with your airbrush in your own kitchen (optional) as you learn and create with his guidance and support.

If you wish to book a longer live-streaming 1-to-1 online training session, David can teach you how to apply airbrushing / colour powder dusting shading techniques onto an actual cake creation, such as a hamburger and fries cake, pizza cake or wedding / celebration cake.

As we are creating free-hand, there’s no need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

What you will need

Guide to what you will need for this online experience:

Your online experience

For the best 1-to-1 online training viewing experience you will need access ideally to a large screen device such as a desktop computer or a laptop. You will also require a portable webcam which will allow you to talk with David, as well as share your creative progress.

Using a portable webcam will also allow you to receive David’s creative guidance and personal support during your entire 1-to-1 online live training experience.

Leading up to your 1-to-1 online training David will invite you to have a pre-class live video chat online together. This is so you can say hello to each other in advance and get acquainted, as well as go through a check list of equipment and materials needed for class. David thought this would be much better than meeting for the first time on the day of class, so you will be relaxed and calm, feeling very excited and ready to learn and create together when class begins.

Colour Shading
£49.99 / per hour

Normal price £60 / per hour – You save £10.01
(Special discounted deals apply for a limited time only)

Check out David Cakes 1-to-1 online masterclass courses
for the full 1-to-1 live-streaming cake decorating experience!

Popular 1-to-1 online training favourite

Over-piping

Please note: The content covered in David Cakes 1-to-1 online training sessions is determined by how much time you spend online with David.

Take free-hand piping to the next level, pushing artistic boundaries and evolving life-skills with new challenges as you learn how to create multi-layered piping, using only a few basic piping tips to achieve stunning results.

During a typical 1 hour live-streaming 1-to-1 online training session, David will show you how to pipe directly and spontaneously, while sharing a selection of beautiful ornate over-piping patterns. From centuries old Royal wedding cake luxurious ornate English over-piping styles to delicate fine over-piping detailing, learn step by step free-hand piping techniques can ultimately be applied to both wedding and celebration cakes.

With his guidance and support during your online training experience, David will also show you how to adjust consistencies when using Royal Icing, buttercream and other creative mediums.

If you wish to book a longer live-streaming 1-to-1 online training session, David can teach you how to design and decorate an actual celebration or a wedding cake with beautiful over-piping patterns.

As we are creating free-hand, there’s no need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

What you will need

Guide to what you will need for this online experience:

Your online experience

For the best 1-to-1 online training viewing experience you will need access ideally to a large screen device such as a desktop computer or a laptop. You will also require a portable webcam which will allow you to talk with David, as well as share your creative progress.

Using a portable webcam will also allow you to receive David’s creative guidance and personal support during your entire 1-to-1 online live training experience.

Leading up to your 1-to-1 online training David will invite you to have a pre-class live video chat online together. This is so you can say hello to each other in advance and get acquainted, as well as go through a check list of equipment and materials needed for class. David thought this would be much better than meeting for the first time on the day of class, so you will be relaxed and calm, feeling very excited and ready to learn and create together when class begins.

Over-piping
£49.99 / per hour

Normal price £60 / per hour – You save £10.01
(Special discounted deals apply for a limited time only)

Check out David Cakes 1-to-1 online masterclass courses
for the full 1-to-1 live-streaming cake decorating experience!

Popular 1-to-1 online training favourite

Letter piping

Please note: The content covered in David Cakes 1-to-1 online training sessions is determined by how much time you spend online with David.

Learn how to pipe and embellish letters and names free-hand, directly and spontaneously onto cakes as David invites you to join him online and decorate using an exciting selection of creative letter piping techniques.

During a typical 1 hour live-streaming 1-to-1 online training session, you will learn how to pipe a name and a greeting using free-hand techniques that can be applied to both wedding and celebration cakes.

David will guide and support you step-by-step as he encourages you to embrace the use of different creative mediums such as Royal Icing, buttercream, chocolate spread and peanut butter. He will also show you how to adjust consistencies for the different piping techniques applied.

If you wish to book a longer live-streaming 1-to-1 online training session, David can teach you how to decorate letter piping on to an actual celebration or wedding cake.

As we are creating free-hand, there’s no need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

What you will need

Guide to what you will need for this online experience:

Your online experience

For the best 1-to-1 online training viewing experience you will need access ideally to a large screen device such as a desktop computer or a laptop. You will also require a portable webcam which will allow you to talk with David, as well as share your creative progress.

Using a portable webcam will also allow you to receive David’s creative guidance and personal support during your entire 1-to-1 online live training experience.

Leading up to your 1-to-1 online training David will invite you to have a pre-class live video chat online together. This is so you can say hello to each other in advance and get acquainted, as well as go through a check list of equipment and materials needed for class. David thought this would be much better than meeting for the first time on the day of class, so you will be relaxed and calm, feeling very excited and ready to learn and create together when class begins.

Letter piping
£49.99 / per hour

Normal price £60 / per hour – You save £10.01
(Special discounted deals apply for a limited time only)

Check out David Cakes 1-to-1 online masterclass courses
for the full 1-to-1 live-streaming cake decorating experience!

Popular 1-to-1 online training favourite

Cake painting

Please note: The content covered in David Cakes 1-to-1 online training sessions is determined by how much time you spend online with David.

With some icing, a palette knife and a paintbrush in hand, simply ‘let yourself go’ as you release your inner artist while expressing your own unique signature style during a most creative chill-out online experience!

During a typical 1 hour live-streaming 1-to-1 online training session, David will introduce you to the art of cake painting, teaching you palette knife cake painting concepts and ideas, ideal for both wedding and celebration cakes. You decide what you wish to create – a beautiful flower arrangement, a scenic landscape, an abstract painted name or even a selection of palette painted cookies – it’s up to you !

With his guidance and support, David will also show you how to mix and adjust cake painting consistencies when using Royal icing or buttercream.

If you wish to book a longer live-streaming 1-to-1 online training session, David can expand on many more cake painting concepts and teach you how to decorate an actual celebration or wedding cake with free-hand palette knife cake painting techniques.

As we are creating free-hand, there’s no need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

What you will need

Guide to what you will need for this online experience:

Your online experience

For the best 1-to-1 online training viewing experience you will need access ideally to a large screen device such as a desktop computer or a laptop. You will also require a portable webcam which will allow you to talk with David, as well as share your creative progress.

Using a portable webcam will also allow you to receive David’s creative guidance and personal support during your entire 1-to-1 online live training experience.

Leading up to your 1-to-1 online training David will invite you to have a pre-class live video chat online together. This is so you can say hello to each other in advance and get acquainted, as well as go through a check list of equipment and materials needed for class. David thought this would be much better than meeting for the first time on the day of class, so you will be relaxed and calm, feeling very excited and ready to learn and create together when class begins.

Cake painting
£49.99 / per hour

Normal price £60 / per hour – You save £10.01
(Special discounted deals apply for a limited time only)

Check out David Cakes 1-to-1 online masterclass courses
for the full 1-to-1 live-streaming cake decorating experience!

Popular 1-to-1 online training favourite

Run-out effects

Please note: The content covered in David Cakes 1-to-1 online training sessions is determined by how much time you spend online with David.

Using Royal icing or chocolate learn how to create quick and easy run-out patterns and collar effects free-hand by combining many piping techniques together, as David guides and supports you step-by-step during your 1-to-1 online training experience.

During a typical 1 hour live-streaming 1-to-1 online training session, you will learn how to design and create your very own unique luxurious Royal Icing run-out collar or a selection of run-out panel patterns, ideal decoration for wedding and celebration cakes.

David will show you how to adjust consistencies for the different free-hand piping techniques applied.

If you wish to book a longer live-streaming 1-to-1 online training session, David can teach you how to decorate an actual celebration or wedding cake with run-out collars / panels and an assortment of run-out piping effects.

As we are creating free-hand, there’s no need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

What you will need

Guide to what you will need for this online experience:

Your online experience

For the best 1-to-1 online training viewing experience you will need access ideally to a large screen device such as a desktop computer or a laptop. You will also require a portable webcam which will allow you to talk with David, as well as share your creative progress.

Using a portable webcam will also allow you to receive David’s creative guidance and personal support during your entire 1-to-1 online live training experience.

Leading up to your 1-to-1 online training David will invite you to have a pre-class live video chat online together. This is so you can say hello to each other in advance and get acquainted, as well as go through a check list of equipment and materials needed for class. David thought this would be much better than meeting for the first time on the day of class, so you will be relaxed and calm, feeling very excited and ready to learn and create together when class begins.

Run-out work
£49.99 / per hour

Normal price £60 / per hour – You save £10.01
(Special discounted deals apply for a limited time only)

Check out David Cakes 1-to-1 online masterclass courses
for the full 1-to-1 live-streaming cake decorating experience!

Popular 1-to-1 online training favourite

String work

Please note: The content covered in David Cakes 1-to-1 online training sessions is determined by how much time you spend online with David.

Challenge your free-hand creativity and defy gravity as you enjoy piping suspended Royal icing string work during a fun, but most educational challenge with endless creative possibilities. Ideal for first time cake decorators as well as professional cake decorators who wish to expand their cake store collection with new styles of free-hand cake decorating creativity.

During a typical 1 hour live-streaming 1-to-1 online training session, David will also show you how to manage your stress levels when dealing with the pressure of creating intricate gravity defying piping, so the experience is relaxing, enjoyable and becomes most compelling!

With David’s guidance and support, this beginner’s string work piping programme is designed to give confidence and an understanding of the structural engineering of the creative art, along with having to deal with intensive creative emotions of jeopardy, while being challenged to complete the fragile free-hand Royal Icing Icing suspended cascade live, during free-hand online cake decorating experience.

If you wish to book a longer live-streaming 1-to-1 online training session, David can teach you how to decorate an actual celebration or a wedding cake with string work / over- piping combinations – such as how to create a spectacular suspended cascade of Royal icing string work, that when created is strong enough to support and hold complex ornate over-piping decorated with a selection of hand-made flowers – strong enough to travel – without the structure collapsing!

During such a cake decorating programme, David would show you how to adjust Royal icing consistencies for the different piping techniques applied.

As we are creating free-hand, there’s no need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

What you will need

Guide to what you will need for this online experience:

Your online experience

For the best 1-to-1 online training viewing experience you will need access ideally to a large screen device such as a desktop computer or a laptop. You will also require a portable webcam which will allow you to talk with David, as well as share your creative progress.

Using a portable webcam will also allow you to receive David’s creative guidance and personal support during your entire 1-to-1 online live training experience.

Leading up to your 1-to-1 online training David will invite you to have a pre-class live video chat online together. This is so you can say hello to each other in advance and get acquainted, as well as go through a check list of equipment and materials needed for class. David thought this would be much better than meeting for the first time on the day of class, so you will be relaxed and calm, feeling very excited and ready to learn and create together when class begins.

String work
£49.99 / per hour

Normal price £60 / per hour – You save £10.01
(Special discounted deals apply for a limited time only)

Check out David Cakes 1-to-1 online masterclass courses
for the full 1-to-1 live-streaming cake decorating experience!

Popular 1-to-1 online training favourite

Free-hand flowers

Please note: The content covered in David Cakes 1-to-1 online training sessions is determined by how much time you spend online with David.

Learn how to design, create and arrange a selection of free-hand piped flowers and free-hand fondant flowers using centuries old free-hand techniques with David’s guidance and support.

An ideal training programme for first time cake decorators and professional cake decorators in business, who are looking for quick and easy cost effective ways to increase creative production of fondant / piped flowers for wedding and celebration cakes.

During a typical 1 hour live-streaming 1-to-1 online training session, David will encourage you to participate, as he shows you how to apply free-hand techniques when creating hand-made fondant flowers such as roses, carnations, stephanotis as well as free-hand piped roses using Royal icing and buttercream.

If you wish to book a longer live-streaming 1-to-1 online training session, David can teach you how to create many more flowers such as lilies, gerberas, lily of the valley and other garden flowers. You would also have the opportunity to create a vertical Royal Icing floral posy bouquet cake topper to grace the centre of a single tier wedding cake, as well as learning how to secure a selection of fondant flowers on to an actual wedding / celebration cake.

As we are creating free-hand, there’s no need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates.

What you will need

Guide to what you will need for this online experience:

Your online experience

For the best 1-to-1 online training viewing experience you will need access ideally to a large screen device such as a desktop computer or a laptop. You will also require a portable webcam which will allow you to talk with David, as well as share your creative progress.

Using a portable webcam will also allow you to receive David’s creative guidance and personal support during your entire 1-to-1 online live training experience.

Leading up to your 1-to-1 online training David will invite you to have a pre-class live video chat online together. This is so you can say hello to each other in advance and get acquainted, as well as go through a check list of equipment and materials needed for class. David thought this would be much better than meeting for the first time on the day of class, so you will be relaxed and calm, feeling very excited and ready to learn and create together when class begins.

Free-hand flowers
£49.99 / per hour

Normal price £60 / per hour – You save £10.01
(Special discounted deals apply for a limited time only)

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Creative essentials

Royal Icing Inspiration

Taught in over 12 countries around the world, David Cakes ‘Royal Icing Inspiration’ is the original cake decorating course David started to teach in UK and internationally from 2012 onwards.

Very informative as well as most creative, this is his is an ideal starter course for first time cake decorators to enjoy as you learn how to design and decorate your very own single tier wedding cake start to finish.

Embrace centuries old piping techniques as you learn how to decorate your entire design with piped swirls, fine over-piping detail and suspended string work, as you enjoy piping directly and spontaneously onto the cake surface.

Requiring the use of only a few piping tips, piping bags, icing and a cake to decorate
(real cake or fake cake dummy- it’s up to you!)

During your live-streaming 1-to-1 online training experience David will guide and support you through the free-hand creative process, with emphasis on not only decorating your design, but also encouraging you to participate in a daily practice piping regime in order to develop to optimise your free-hand piping skills beyond the online training event.

As we are creating free-hand, there’s no need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates – just a few basic essentials and of course Royal icing, which David will guide you how to make and adjust in consistency as you decorate your wedding cake creation step-by-step.

If you wish to create with buttercream, ganache, etc, that will be fine, no worries.
However the design patterns will obviously have to be adapted accordingly depending on the creative medium being used.

What you will need

Guide to what you will need for this online experience:

Your online experience

For the best 1-to-1 online training viewing experience you will need access ideally to a large screen device such as a desktop computer or a laptop. You will also require a portable webcam which will allow you to talk with David, as well as share your creative progress.

Using a portable webcam will also allow you to receive David’s creative guidance and personal support during your entire 1-to-1 online live training experience.

Leading up to your 1-to-1 online training David will invite you to have a pre-class live video chat online together. This is so you can say hello to each other in advance and get acquainted, as well as go through a check list of equipment and materials needed for class. David thought this would be much better than meeting for the first time on the day of class, so you will be relaxed and calm, feeling very excited and ready to learn and create together when class begins.

Royal Icing Inspiration
Duration: 6 hours
Course fee: £295

Normal price £360 – You save £65
(Special discounted deals apply for a limited time only)

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for the full 1-to-1 live-streaming cake decorating experience!

Creative essentials

Royal Icing Experience

Level up your free-hand life-skills and enjoy an intensive advanced piping challenge, as you design and decorate your very own luxurious multi-tiered wedding cake.

Master the art of Royal icing as you learn how to decorate your entire design start to finish, piping directly and spontaneously onto the cake surface as you learn how to applying a selection of centuries old free-hand piping techniques while using only a few piping tips.

During your live-streaming 1-to-1 online training experience David will guide and support you through the free-hand creative process as shows you how to design and merge together an exciting assortment of free-hand piping techniques including: English over-piping, piping a suspended structural framework, complex geometric suspended string work, suspended trellis work, pressure piping and fine piping detail. 

As we are creating free-hand, there’s no need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates – just a few basic essentials and of course Royal icing, which David will guide you how to make and adjust in consistency as you decorate your wedding cake creation step-by-step.

Due to required drying times and recommended daily practice time in between, this 12 hour course will take place during 4 separate online training sessions, with an option to attend over a 4 day period or return weekly over 4 weeks. 

What you will need

Guide to what you will need for this online experience:

Your online experience

For the best 1-to-1 online training viewing experience you will need access ideally to a large screen device such as a desktop computer or a laptop. You will also require a portable webcam which will allow you to talk with David, as well as share your creative progress.

Using a portable webcam will also allow you to receive David’s creative guidance and personal support during your entire 1-to-1 online live training experience.

Leading up to your 1-to-1 online training David will invite you to have a pre-class live video chat online together. This is so you can say hello to each other in advance and get acquainted, as well as go through a check list of equipment and materials needed for class. David thought this would be much better than meeting for the first time on the day of class, so you will be relaxed and calm, feeling very excited and ready to learn and create together when class begins.

Royal Icing Experience
Duration: 12 hours
Course fee: £595

Normal price £720 – You save £125
(Special discounted deals apply for a limited time only)

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for the full 1-to-1 live-streaming cake decorating experience!

Creative essentials

Cake Painting

Discover the joy, freedom and sheer exhilaration of palette knife cake painting free-hand as you release your inner artist while expressing your own unique signature style!

Starting with the basics and evolving to more complex creative ideas, learn how to design and create a wide selection of free-hand palette knife cake painting concepts and ideas, ideal for both wedding and celebration cakes.

During your live-streaming 1-to-1 online training experience, David will guide and support you as you learn how to create beautiful floral arrangements, scenic mountain landscapes and abstract art designs using both Royal icing and buttercream, while encouraging you to create and customise your own creative designs ideas.

Learn how to create an unlimited assortment of colours and shades from primary colours (red, yellow and blue) while understanding how to adjust icing consistencies when applying the free-hand cake painting techniques.

David will address how to prepare a cake ready to be palette knife painted in Royal Icing or buttercream or other creative mediums such as fresh cream, chocolate spread and peanut butter. 

David will also show you how to add dimension and depth to your creation by applying fine piping embellishments, bringing your flat painting to life with perspective and depth.

As we are creating free-hand, there’s no need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates – just a few basic essentials.

What you will need

Guide to what you will need for this online experience:

Your online experience

For the best 1-to-1 online training viewing experience you will need access ideally to a large screen device such as a desktop computer or a laptop. You will also require a portable webcam which will allow you to talk with David, as well as share your creative progress.

Using a portable webcam will also allow you to receive David’s creative guidance and personal support during your entire 1-to-1 online live training experience.

Leading up to your 1-to-1 online training David will invite you to have a pre-class live video chat online together. This is so you can say hello to each other in advance and get acquainted, as well as go through a check list of equipment and materials needed for class. David thought this would be much better than meeting for the first time on the day of class, so you will be relaxed and calm, feeling very excited and ready to learn and create together when class begins.

Cake Painting
Duration: 6 hours
Course fee: £295

Normal price £360 – You save £65
(Special discounted deals apply for a limited time only)

Check out David Cakes 1-to-1 online masterclass courses
for the full 1-to-1 live-streaming cake decorating experience!

Creative essentials

Letter Piping

Take piping names and greetings on your cakes to a new creative level as you learn an exciting selection of free-hand letter piping techniques that can be applied to both wedding and celebration cakes.

During your live-streaming 1-to-1 online training experience, David will encourage you to create with different mediums such as Royal Icing, buttercream, chocolate spread, peanut butter, etc. This will not only give you a better understanding of how to pipe letters and names using different creative mediums, but also allows for you to learn how to adjust piping consistencies to achieve the best creative results.

Divided into three intensive training modules

Script letter piping techniques:
Using a selection of plain piping tips, David will show you an beautiful selection of calligraphy piping techniques as you learn how to pipe multi-dimensional names and greetings, embellished with multi-layers of fine piped detailing. Embrace multi-cultural art and design patterns, while addressing flat and vertical calligraphy piping, allowing you to apply script letter piping techniques directly on top and on the sides of both wedding and celebration cakes.

3D & multi-dimensional letter piping techniques:
Using free-hand letter piping techniques, simply let your creative imagination take control as David encourages you to experiment creating elegant and modern pop-art 3D vertical piped designs on the top and on the side of cakes. Learn how multi-dimensional free-hand letter piping techniques can be adapted when using Royal Icing, buttercream and other creative mediums.

Embossed letter piping techniques:
Embrace multi-cultural art and design as you learn how to create exciting embossed names, greetings and ornate patterns using flood-in piping techniques. Learn how free-hand flood-in letter piping techniques can be adapted when using Royal Icing, buttercream and other creative mediums.

You will also have the opportunity to combine all the free-hand letter piping techniques you have learnt on to an actual cake design ( on a real or dummy cake -it’s up to you!).

As we are creating free-hand, there’s no need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, stencils or templates – just a few basic essentials.

What you will need

Guide to what you will need for this online experience:

Your online experience

For the best 1-to-1 online training viewing experience you will need access ideally to a large screen device such as a desktop computer or a laptop. You will also require a portable webcam which will allow you to talk with David, as well as share your creative progress.

Using a portable webcam will also allow you to receive David’s creative guidance and personal support during your entire 1-to-1 online live training experience.

Leading up to your 1-to-1 online training David will invite you to have a pre-class live video chat online together. This is so you can say hello to each other in advance and get acquainted, as well as go through a check list of equipment and materials needed for class. David thought this would be much better than meeting for the first time on the day of class, so you will be relaxed and calm, feeling very excited and ready to learn and create together when class begins.

Letter Piping
Duration: 6 hours
Course fee: £295

Normal price £360 – You save £65
(Special discounted deals apply for a limited time only)

Check out David Cakes 1-to-1 online masterclass courses
for the full 1-to-1 live-streaming cake decorating experience!

Create online with
David MacCarfrae
British Royal Cake Maker

David MacCarfrae is a Royal Cake Maker of two Royal Weddings for the British Royal Family, a television judge on International reality TV series ‘CAKE WALK’ and a world renowned cake decorating teacher of free-hand piping.

Winner of the prestigious UK National Training Award, David has also been presented with many UK television business awards for his retail cake shop designs, product development, business marketing and commercial business growth.

During his career, David from Liverpool England has attended many prestigious international VIP corporate sponsored events taking place around the world, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Royal Diamond Jubilee Tea Party in Hong Kong where, as international guest of honour he was invited to shared his knowledge about the history of Royal icing and the origins free-hand cake decorating, while demonstrating centuries old cake art piping techniques to captivated audiences, TV and international media.

Celebrating with City and Guilds ‘Distinctions’ in cake decorating and food technology achieved through two years of intensive college training from 1980-1981 (including spending time working in corporate bakery industry) David teaches quick and easy low cost commercial free-hand cake decorating life-skill techniques, as well as more complex advanced cake decorating techniques. 

Creating spontaneously without having to use any templates, stencils, moulds modelling tools or cutters, David will support and guide you through the creative free-hand cake decorating process while addressing important scientific and technical aspects, giving you new knowledge and confidence in order to evolve creatively and achieve more.