David Cakes 1-to-1 Online

Victorian Piping 4 – Masterclass Course

£180.00

Challenge your free-hand cake decorating as you combine Victorian inspired majestic over-piping and classical lattice piping with gravity-defying suspended string work cascades.

With David’s support and guidance, learn how to design and decorate a lavish two tier stacked wedding cake design.

Learn and interact with David live via 6 different HD camera angle viewpoints, streaming live in 1080p high-definition from David Cakes Online Academy, Liverpool England.

The free-hand Royal icing piping techniques David teaches can be adapted to pipe with – for example: buttercream, whipped cream, cream cheese, chocolate spread and peanut butter, as well as savoury mediums such as spreadable cheese and even mashed potatoes!

As we will be creating free-hand using only a few piping tips, there is no need for moulds, cutters modelling tools, templates or stencils.

Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes

Normal Price: £220
Special Introductory Price: £180

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"What will David be using when he teaches?"

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As we will be creating free-hand using only a few piping tips, there is no need for any moulds, cutters, modelling tools, templates or stencils – just a steady hand and basic equipment and materials

When your 1-to-1 online course begins, you will need a bowl of your preferred edible medium at the ready

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Interact, create and learn the art of free-hand cake decorating with David, 1-to-1 live via 6 different HD camera angle viewpoints, streaming live in 1080p high-definition from David Cakes Online International Cake Decorating Academy in his home town of Liverpool in Merseyside England. 

With David’s step-by-step guidance and technical support, you will learn how to design and decorate beautiful designs quickly and effectively, that can be adapted for any occasion.

The piping techniques David teaches can be adapted for both sweet and savoury mediums such as Royal icing, buttercream, cream cheese, chocolate spread and even mashed potatoes!

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Attending a training event

The student attending David Cakes Online 1-to-1 international masterclass is 18 years or over.

The student will be attending 1-to-1 live-streaming online masterclass alone, unless other arrangements have been discussed and approved prior to booking, such as having a translator present.

If a student wishes to have their friend / fellow cake decorator attend 1-to-1 live-streaming online masterclass, the additional student attending must also make payment for training, so payment at the checkout is made for two students attending, rather than just one.
Please discuss your details with David prior to making your booking.

Once your 1-to-1 live-streaming online masterclass date and commencing time / duration of training has been confirmed, to secure your training dates, the training fee must be paid in full.

Making a payment

David Cakes Online cannot provisionally hold or reserve places without full payment.

David Cakes Online accepts major credit cards: Visa | Mastercard | American Express with card payments processed via ‘Stripe’ fully secured online payment portal.

If you are making a payment from outside the UK, we strongly recommend you contact your credit card company first and inform them that you are wishing to make a payment for 1-to-1 live-streaming masterclass with David Cakes Online. By contacting your credit card company first means they will be aware of your intention to make an international online transaction and will authorise your payment request without complication.

Once payment is received you will be notified by ‘Stripe’ that your payment has been successful. You will also receive an email from David Cakes Online confirming your booking has been made and your 1-to-1 live-streaming online masterclass training slot is secured.

Leading up to your 1-to-1 live-streaming online masterclass David will email you with your Zoom invitation and also an equipment and materials list required.

Commitments and changes

Once you make your booking, it will be scheduled into David’s working diary and David will be committed to teaching you online on the day and time you have requested to attend. David will not take any other bookings or commissioned work for the duration that you have booked him for. Therefore your booking will be non-refundable should you wish cancel after making payment, however the booking can be transferred to another date if David is given prior notice.

Should you not attend the 1-to-1 live-streaming online masterclass without reason, you will not be eligible to transfer your booking to another date.

Under no circumstances will David Cakes be liable for costs incurred by you as a result of you making changes to your booking or by you cancelling your booking.

Should you wish to change the date of a 1-to-1 live-streaming online masterclass booking, please contact David Cakes Online by making a request in writing as soon as possible and we will re-arrange your booking for a more convenient time on a suitable date.

In the unlikely event that David had to change the date or time of 1-to-1 live-streaming online masterclass, you would always be informed well in advance and we would seek your support and approval to transfer your booking to a new date and time slot to suit your schedule.

Technical support

As explained in the ‘Technical support’ section on David Cakes 1-to-1 Online website:

1-to-1 live-streaming online masterclasses take place via Zoom. Meeting ID passwords enabling you to enter your online training session will be emailed to you in advance.

For the best live-streaming experience we strongly recommend that you will need access to ideally a large screen device such as a desktop computer or a laptop.

You will also require a high quality 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 live-streaming free-hand cake decorating training experience.

David will be teaching live online via state of the art technology equipment using superfast broadband connecting with you in 1080p high definition display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, delivering sharp clean images to the internet.

In order to deliver you the best high definition picture and sound quality online experience, all 1-to-1 live-streaming video meetings will be monitored by our technical team.

In order for you to receive the best online training visual experience we strongly recommend you use a reliable service provider who offers a fast / superfast fibre broadband.

If your broadband is slow, the live-streaming will be affected and may pixilate or freeze, which would create frustration impairing your online training experience.

If you are planning to use a wireless internet network connection we strongly recommend that the wi-fi signal is strong, delivering a constant live-streaming broadband connection.

If your desktop/laptop device is connected direct to the internet via an ethernet connection (the optional yellow cable that can be connected from a router directly to a device) your internet signal will be even stronger than using wireless alone.

Should for any reason the internet connection goes offline, the class / course will resume either later on the same day or on another day to suit.

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David welcomes both UK and international students to train with him in Liverpool England, with equipment and materials supplied.

Taking place at a city centre private studio location, in-person / face-to-face 1-to-1 private tuition is ideal for students who wish to enjoy a personalised cake decorating experience with David, while enjoying the sights and sounds of our great city, during a holiday vacation to Liverpool England.

At the end of your training you will receive an official David Cakes Certificate of Achievement personally signed by David.

Assistance with planning your journey to Liverpool and booking hotel accommodation can be arranged on request.

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To enter David Cakes FREE prize competition with your chance to win a two hour live 1-to-1 online class with David simply answer the correct question and complete the contact form below. FREE prize competition closes midnight (UK time) 30th April 2023. The answer to the free prize competition and the winner will be revealed on our website. The winner will be selected at random and notified by e-mail.

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What are the main ingredients used to make Royal Icing? 

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By entering David Cakes free prize competition with your chance to win a two hour live 1-to-1 online class hosted by David, you are agreeing to David Cakes Online free prize competition rules of entry listed below.

Entry to the free prize competition is open to participants 18 years and over. The free prize must be claimed within 14 days or will become void and the winner must contact David to confirm a date and a time to attend a live 1-to-1 online class within 3 months of being notified of winning the competition.

The free prize is non-transferable, cannot be exchanged for cash or be used as a payment method when booking a David Cakes Online 1-to-1 live class or course. David will invite the winner to chat online before the class date in order to discuss equipment and materials required for the 1-to-1 online cake decorating learning experience.

By entering David Cakes Online ‘Win a 1-to-1 online class’ free competition prize draw, your name will be added to our mailing list and you will occasionally receive David Cakes Online FREE newsletter, so you will be the first to know about ‘David Cakes World of free-hand cake decorating season 1’ episode release dates, cake decorating events and more.

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Hilda's

Home Made

SCONES

Served with a freshly brewed cup of English tea, Hilda’s melt-in-the-mouth scones will complement your afternoon tea-party.

Let's get baking!

for 8 scones you will need

Hilda says “I always recommend you weigh the ingredients exactly rather than guessing. This ensures that the recipe is as it should be to give the best baked result possible.” 

Embracing old school

mixing dough by hand

Sift the flour, sugar and salt into a mixing bowl and lightly run your fingers through the mixture to combine it all together. Add the butter, using your finger tips to lightly rub it into the flour, raising your hands above the bowl, allowing the crumbs to fall back into the bowl between your fingers. When the mixture is finely crumbed, sprinkle sultanas and/or cherries into the crumb (optional) Now beat the egg and milk in a jug, then slowly stir the liquid into the crumb mix using a palette knife. Use your hands, bring the mixture together to form a soft dough, ensuring all crumbs are mixed in. Be careful not to over-mix. Now remove the dough and place it on a lightly floured surface, kneading it gently for a few seconds. Lightly flour your hands and pat the dough to about 3cm thick. Using a 6-7cm diameter cookie cutter, cut out the scones and place evenly on a lightly greased non-stick baking tray. Press off-cuts of dough  back together to ensure there is no waste. Using a pastry brush, dab the top of each scone with the last drops of beaten egg/milk left in the jug. Bake scones in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and place each scone onto a wire tray to cool.

finishing touches

Hilda says “After all that baking, spoilt yourself with a warm scone, sliced in half. Spread on a layer of strawberry jam and a generous spoonful of fresh clotted cream!” 

Getting Connected

For the best viewing experience

You will require

a webcam & screen device

For the best 1-to-1 free-hand cake decorating online viewing experience you will require access to ideally a large screen device such as a desktop computer or a laptop. Portable mobile devices are also suitable for a 1-to-1 online class, but we recommend you consider fitting your phone or tablet to a tripod to allow you to tilt your camera with ease, which will allow you to talk with David, sharing your progress, while receiving his guidance and support.

Play Video

What works best?

Wifi vs Ethernet connection

consider the options

Play Video

David teaches live online via state-of-the-art studio technology in 1080p high definition display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels that delivers fast and sharp live-streaming images to the internet. In order for you receive the best online training visual experience we strongly recommend you use a reliable service provider who offers a fast / superfast fibre broadband. If your broadband is slow, the live-streaming will be affected and may pixilate or freeze, which would create  delays in the live stream, impairing your online training experience. If you are planning to use a wireless internet network connection we strongly recommend that the wi-fi signal is strong, delivering a constant live-streaming connection.

State-of-the-art

Online video production

live stream facility

David is working with a most innovative team of creative technicians embracing state-of-the-art online video production software to ensure that his students receive the best camera angle viewpoints during live online cake decorating tuition. In charge of online video production logistics is company director Phil and business partner Alysha at multi-specialist technology company Liverpool Tech Group – offering comprehensive technical help, support and sound advice. Callum, company director at Liverpool based Sparkz Network and Giant Communications and  is providing David Cakes with super-fast broadband and state-of-art website hosting services.

David Cakes

bakery

trade secrets

Time management is essential when running a business from home or commercially. Preparing and freezing cakes in advance of decorating can be very beneficial, especially if you have many orders to complete for same day.

Once frozen, buttercream coated wedding, celebration and cup cakes can be decorated while still frozen, then placed back in a freezer. Clients can then collect / you can deliver cakes frozen, so they will travel without any problems and defrost on the display table. Defrost time depends on how cool or warm the venue is.

As frozen buttercream coated cakes defrost, fat content in the buttercream will retain moisture inside the cake, so cakes will stay moist for longer. You can also lightly brush the cake surface with rum or fruit juice to add additional moisture to the crumb.

When defrosting cakes in a warm room, as the warm air touches the frozen cream, condensation will form on the cream surface. So maybe consider using pale shades of  creams rather than dark shades, as the moisture forming will be less noticeable. Remember you can defrost cakes in a refrigerator, which will minimalize the amount of condensation that forms on the cream surface. This method is recommended for cakes decorated with darker shades or to be served at a very warm venue / location. Discuss with your client all the details and let them decide what they would like you to do. Every situation will be different, so make a plan of action before hand to avoid any stressful issues.

Before covering a cake with fondant, apply a layer of buttercream over the cake. This will help keep the cake moist and stop it from drying out. Freezing a cake covered with fondant is not recommended because as it defrosts, it will become very wet and sticky, realistically the cake will not be visually acceptable.

If you are wishing to coat / decorate a sponge cake with Royal icing, first cover a buttercream coated cake with marzipan, creating a ‘boundary’ layer between the cream and Royal icing. If Royal icing comes into contact with fat present in buttercream, it will break down, become soft and  runny and never set. 

Yellow marzipan will take more coats of Royal icing to conceal it’s colour, compared to using white marzipan. It is best to use a high quality pale marzipan that is not oily, otherwise the oil from the marzipan will ‘soak’ through the Royal icing, resulting in the icing becoming discoloured. If a client does not like marzipan, apply a thin layer of fondant instead or suggest a ‘fake’ cake with separate slabs of cake to be served during the celebration.

Depending on geographical location and humidity, adding a few drops of glycerine into Royal icing make it easy to cut and enjoy. Freezing Royal Icing is not recommended as when it defrosts, condensation will form, dissolving the icing. It is always best to experiment in order to find out what works best, so you have all the answers to present to a client as they are placing an order.

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By booking live-streaming or in-person 1-to-1 private tuition hosted by David,
you are agreeing to David Cakes 1-to-1 Online terms and conditions listed below:

Attending a training event

The student attending David Cakes 1-to-1 live-streaming / in-person private tuition is 18 years or over.

The student will be attending 1-to-1 live-streaming / in-person private tuition alone, unless other arrangements have been discussed and approved prior to booking, such as having a translator present.

If a student wishes to have their friend / fellow cake decorator attend 1-to-1 live-streaming / in-person private tuition, the additional student attending must also make payment for training, so payment at the checkout is made for two students attending, rather than just one.
Please discuss your details with David prior to making your booking.

Once your 1-to-1 live-streaming / in-person private tuition date and commencing time / duration of training has been confirmed, to secure your training dates, the training fee must be paid in full.

Making a payment

David Cakes Online cannot provisionally hold or reserve places without full payment.

David Cakes Online accepts major credit cards: Visa | Mastercard | American Express with card payments processed via ‘Stripe’ fully secured online payment portal.

If you are making a payment from outside the UK, we strongly recommend you contact your credit card company first and inform them that you are wishing to make a payment for 1-to-1 live-streaming / in-person private tuition with David Cakes Online. By contacting your credit card company first means they will be aware of your intention to make an international online transaction and will authorise your payment request without complication.

Once payment is received you will be notified by ‘Stripe’ that your payment has been successful. You will also receive an email from David Cakes Online confirming your booking has been made and your 1-to-1 online training slot is secured.

Leading up to your 1-to-1 live-streaming / in-person private tuition David will invite you to have a pre-class live Zoom video chat online together to say hello to each other and get further acquainted as well as discuss the equipment and materials required for your 1-to-1 online training.

Commitments and changes

Once you make your booking, it will be scheduled into David’s working diary and David will be committed to giving you 1-to-1 live-streaming / in-person private tuition on the day and time you have requested to attend. David will not take any other bookings or commissioned work for the day and time that you have booked him for. Therefore your booking will be non-refundable should you wish cancel after making payment, however the booking can be transferred to another date if David is given prior notice.

Should you not attend the 1-to-1 live-streaming / in-person private tuition without reason, you will not be eligible to transfer your booking to another date.

Under no circumstances will David Cakes be liable for costs incurred by you as a result of you making changes to your booking or by you cancelling your booking.

Should you wish to change the date of a 1-to-1 live-streaming / in-person private tuition booking, please contact David Cakes Online by making a request in writing as soon as possible and we will re-arrange your booking for a more convenient time on a suitable date.

Should you be attending a weekly 1-to-1 live-streaming / in-person private tuition and wish to change a date for an upcoming training day booking, please contact David Cakes Online in advance by making a request in writing as soon as possible and we will re-arrange your booking for a more convenient time on a suitable date.

In the unlikely event that David had to change the date or time of 1-to-1 live-streaming / in-person private tuition, you would always be informed well in advance and we would seek your support and approval to transfer your booking to a new date and time slot to suit your schedule.

Technical support

As explained in the ‘Technical support’ section on David Cakes 1-to-1 Online website:

1-to-1 live-streaming will take place via Zoom. Meeting ID passwords enabling you to enter your online training session will be emailed to you in advance.

For the best live-streaming experience we strongly recommend that you will need access to ideally a large screen device such as a desktop computer or a laptop.

You will also require a high quality 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 live-streaming free-hand cake decorating training experience.

David will be teaching live online via state of the art technology equipment using superfast broadband connecting with you in 1080p high definition display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, delivering sharp clean images to the internet.

In order to deliver you the best high definition picture and sound quality online experience, all 1-to-1 live-streaming video meetings will be monitored by our technical team.

In order for you to receive the best online training visual experience we strongly recommend you use a reliable service provider who offers a fast / superfast fibre broadband.

If your broadband is slow, the live-streaming will be affected and may pixilate or freeze, which would create frustration impairing your online training experience.

If you are planning to use a wireless internet network connection we strongly recommend that the wi-fi signal is strong, delivering a constant live-streaming broadband connection.

If your desktop/laptop device is connected direct to the internet via an ethernet connection (the optional yellow cable that can be connected from a router directly to a device) your internet signal will be even stronger than using wireless alone.

Should for any reason the internet connection goes offline, the class / course will resume either later on the same day or on another day to suit.

Chat with David

Prior to making your booking, please feel free to contact us and make an appointment to attend a free 20 minute consultation with David online where you can discuss your 1-to-1 live-streaming / in-person private tuition requirements and he will answer any further questions you may have.

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INTERNATIONAL

Student Spotlight

Anna from Bulgaria

An emotional Anna is presented with the gold medal award for best cake decorator in class at the Bulgarian international wedding and celebration cake competition ‘Cake Art Bulgaria’ 2021

2014 – Anna discovered centuries-old cake decorating methods at David Cakes Masterclasses in Italy where she enjoyed learning free-hand piping techniques for the very first time.

In 2014, with a love of creativity and art, Anna travelled from Bulgaria to attend a special David Cakes international masterclass taking place in Italy, where she enjoyed free-hand cake decorating with Royal icing for the very first time.

During her masterclass training experience David guided and supported Anna step-by-step through the free-hand cake decorating process. Embracing centuries-old cake decorating techniques, Anna enjoyed creating a personalised birthday cake and a luxurious 3-tier wedding cake decorated with English over-piping and suspended string work cascades.

With her new found creative passion for free-hand cake decorating with Royal Icing, Anna told David that she dreamed one day she would be able to share the centuries-old techniques she had learnt with other cake decorators in Bulgaria, taking her new-found free-hand art form back to her homeland. David encouraged Anna to follow her dream so to continue preserving the centuries old art form for generations to come.

Upon returning home with determination to achieve her dream, Anna began to practice and practice, nurturing her free-hand cake decorating life-skills day by day, levelling-up her creative challenges and technical understanding of Royal icing, while embracing more and more complicated free-hand piping techniques.

Anna had found an art form she loved, which allowed her to express herself through her free-hand piping creativity and in 2021 she decided to showcase her free-hand piping creativity and entered ‘Cake Art Bulgaria’. The national wedding and celebration cake decorating competition event was organised by Chef Maria Oztürk and took place at Hotel Mak Gabrovo, Bulgaria.

On the 22nd August 2021 the judges awarded Anna with a gold medal and recognition for creating the best cake of the show in the wedding cake category.

Having remained friends with David on facebook since meeting him in Italy, Anna posted a message exclaiming her joy and happiness saying…

“Hi, David! I would like to share with you my success, which is yours too! It was my dream to bring your art to my homeland – Bulgaria and it happened! I participated in the first edition of ‘Cake Art Bulgaria’ in the wedding cake category. I won a gold medal and best project in the category. All thanks to you!!! A big hug to you, Ed and your team!” 

David and his team in Liverpool England congratulates Anna…
“We’re so happy for Anna and thank her for sharing her achievements with us all”

2023 – Anna continues to enjoy her creative journey and now runs her own small cake decorating business, doing what she loves – baking and teaching her free-hand art. 

Anna also enjoys the challenge of carving fruit and vegetables using free-hand techniques. Like Royal icing, fruit and vegetable carving is steeped in history and is centuries-old in it’s origins, with many historians disputing this creative art form to have begun in Thailand about 700 years ago. Others believe it originated in the time of the Early Chinese Dynasties: The Tang Dynasty (AD 618-906) | Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1279)

If we keep embracing free-hand creative life-skills and sharing the cultural history, knowledge and centuries-old techniques associated with a particular specialist skill, it will ensure it’s long-term survival for many generations to come – Let’s hope so!

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.