About David MacCarfrae and his company
David Cakes of Distinction
International School of Cake Decorating Art & Design
David has been teaching free-hand cake decorating for over 20 years and offers personalised one to one and group masterclass tutorials covering topics such as Old English Royal Icing, Cupcakes, Cake Painting Airbrushing and Cake Sculpture to name a few.
Students travel from all over the world to learn David’s ‘free-hand’ techniques and due to demand created by his YouTube videos and facebook following.
David is sought after Internationally to share his knowledge of cake decorating and sharing his passion for his art.
David Cakes of Distinction is recognised within the industry as leaders of their craft and are constantly developing new and creative techniques in the world of cake artistry and sculpture, winner of many prestigious awards along the way including ‘ The Renshaw Challenge Cup’ , Granada Television’s ‘Flying Start Business of the Year Award’ and also ‘The National Training Award’ presented to David for outstanding training and innovation.
David MacCarfrae has had the honour of presenting a Royal Engagement Cake and two Royal Wedding Cakes: For the marriage of HRH Prince Andrew and Miss Sarah Ferguson and the marriage of HRH Prince Edward and Miss Sophie Reece-Jones.
Royal Wedding Cakes created by David presented to
HRH Prince Andrew and Miss Sarah Ferguson HRH Prince Edward and Miss Sophie Reece-Jones.
In 2011 David MacCarfrae secured a lucrative 3 year TV contract as a prestigious judge for a new international TV cake decorating competition series ‘Cake Walk Wedding Cake Edition’ produced by Buck Productions based in Canada & New York . Each show is a competition between three professional Canadian cake designers competing for a $5,000 prize and the glory of winning against fellow designers to create one bridal couple’s dream cake. Host Caroline Rhea who starred in ‘Sabrina Teenage Witch’ guides viewers through the competition and David MacCarfrae along with his fellow judges have been given the task of selecting the winning cake for the couple.
DAVID IS A PRESTIGIOUS JUDGE
ON INTERNATIONAL TV SERIES ‘CAKE WALK’ Wedding Cake Edition
David is a prestigious judge on International TV cake decorating competition series
‘Cake Walk Wedding Cake Edition’ hosted by Caroline Rhea,
star of TV series ‘Sabrina Teenage Witch’
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‘CAKE WALK Wedding Cake Edition‘ click here
AN INTERVIEW WITH CAROLINE RHEA - Hostess of ‘CAKE WALK’ Wedding Cake Edition
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From the age of 7 David used to watch his mum bake cakes and free-hand cake decorate them every Saturday afternoon. He used to play ‘shop’ from an even earlier age, collecting empty food cardboard boxes and setting up a pretend shop in his bedroom with a toy cash register that his Nan bought him one Christmas.
David attended Sacred Heart High School, Crosby, Merseyside and was the first ever boy to do Cookery as an option – before it was part of standard school curriculum. He fought through the taunts believing that one day he would have his own shop and make cakes for Royalty and the famous.
David studied free-hand cake decoration and food technology at Colquitt St. Nautical and Technical Catering College where he achieved ‘Distinction’ in Cake Decorating.
In 1981 he was awarded the The Renshaw Cup and a scholarship to attend the world famous Richemont School of Patisserie’, Lake Lucerene , Switzerland. This is still the top training school for patisserie and cake decorating in Europe. David’s visit to Switzerland, inspired the vision of David Cakes of Distinction which was soon going to become a reality.
In 1984 David set up ‘David Cakes of Distinction’ from a small converted back bedroom with support from ‘The Enterprise allowance scheme’ funded by Merseyside development grants.
1985 David launched ‘David Cakes of Distinction Showroom’ in Crosby, Liverpool, Merseyside.
It was a complete family affair, where everyone from his mum and dad, aunties and uncles voluntarily all gave up their time and energy to create the look and decoration of the showroom. David created over 100 designs for the original display.
After winning Granada TV ‘Small Business’ Award, David bought his first delivery van with the prize fund. He went on to win Flying Start Business of the Year as well as The National Training Award.
David comments “ I love with a passion what I create and I feel very blessed to have achieved so many of my childhood dreams. I believe you should create from your heart and soul and enjoy every moment when decorating cakes.”
David produces all ‘David Cakes of Distinction’ videos and also composes and performs the music soundtracks featured on them.
ORIGINAL RETAIL BUSINESS
David Cakes of Distinction Cake Design Studio – Wedding and Celebration cake shop is based in Crosby, Liverpool, Merseyside, England. Established in 1984 ‘David Cakes of Distinction Ltd’ producing the highest quality hand crafted bespoke wedding, civil ceremony and civil partnership cakes, all of which are featured his ‘Designer Showcase‘ cake design website which has been designed and created by David himself.
David Cakes of Distinction has produced many bespoke cakes for a wide range of clients and many UK celebrities including Steven Gerrard & Alex Curran, Jamie Carragher, Michael Owen, John Parrot, Anne Kirkbride, to name a few.
David Cakes of Distinction International School of Cake Decorating
By telephone: +44 (0)151 931 3331
For TV and Media enquiries e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org