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After running his retail cake decorating store in Crosby, Liverpool, Merseyside UK for over 30 years, David’s facebook cake decorating audience requested him to share his trade secrets.

So in 2012 in the back of his retail store, David began to run cake decorating workshops and Masterclasses.

Specialising in teaching quick and effective commercial wedding and celebration cake decorating techniques, David soon had many International students made up of a mix of first timers, owners of small businesses and large corporations travelling to Liverpool to attend teaching events. 

Within a few months of sharing posts of class photos on facebook, stuendts from all over the world started to travel to Liverpool to learn free hand cake decorating techniques from David

And so David’s cake decorating teaching adventures began…

 David’s cake decorating workshops and Masterclasses are not just about decorating a cake design, they are so much more…

David embraces scientific and technical issues along with sharing many retail experiences that gives students a better understanding of how to combine creativity with running a business and making a living.


” It is such an an honour to have been invited around the world to attend so many cake decorating conventions,
meet so many wonderful people and embrace so many different cultures”

David MacCarfrae – David’s Cake Craft


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” To the stars of our events – the fantastic students who we sincerely thank for all their kind words
and special messages which are truly appreciated. We salute you all !”
David MacCarfrae and Edward Windsor  – David’s cake Craft


Portuguese students


Portuguese students review
David’s Cake Craft Masterclasses

David teaches students
how to decorate a Victorian style Wedding cake



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“Thank you for another wonderful class! I was a complete novice before I entered into the world of ” David’s Cakes ” and now my confidence has soared.
The atmosphere is fun,relaxed and ever so welcoming. The courses are an absolute must for anybody wanting to learn the art of cake decorating and totally adaptable for the more experienced. Best experience ever! xxxx”
Gill Parry – Liverpool, UK
“Thank you so much ! This experience changed my life ! I’m so thankful !”
Suzette Oxendine – Maryland, USA


“Hi David! Thank you so much for your inspiration and wisdom. I grew leaps and bounds not only with the skill you shared but grew spiritually with wisdom you gifted us. I was so lucky to have such a lovely class that nurtured the birth of a new skill so tenderly. I hope to practice the gift you have passed on and use it to create more beauty in the world.I thank you you both for your ever so caring hospitality, and patience. I truly did enjoy myself…. I forever will have a part of you in my creation, no matter how far I may be, and will always think of music when I create. Much love, Sonia”
Sonia Farook – Nairobi, Kenya, Africa
“David & Ed, Thanks so much for such a fantastic creative experience. I’ve loved every minute of the last two days!  It’s been amazing to watch you work and have your support and depth of knowledge to help us all to create our own master class masterpieces!  They really were beautiful!
For anyone thinking about booking a David Cakes class I’d say DO IT! David and Ed are there to support you every step of the way, great teachers and lovely hosts.
You won’t be disappointed! 
Thanks again guys! Sarah  x”
Sarah Louse Haslam – Birkdale, UK


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“Thank you so much to both of you. I had a really great time. You are so fun and so patient. Your work is amazing and your teaching is really good.
I strongly recommend your course. Hope one day I will have the opportunity to come back to Liverpool to a new course!”
Patricia Lafargue – Barcelona, Spain
“A million THANK YOU’S Dave and Ed for today’s class! It was one of the best days of my life!  You really are the nicest guys and I’ve learned so much… I take away so much from the experience.  It was such a joy and I feel blessed to have been part if it!  Woo! Woo! X  Looking forward to booking another Masterclass soon!
Much Love, Gill xxx
Gillian Gould Baum – London, UK
“Best day EVER ! Lovely teachers and great group of ladies!”
Jill Cook – Essex, UK


jolly jillys royal icing blogJill Cook from England reviews David Cakes Masterclasses HERE


“I attended this course at the weekend and I have to say I had an absolutely amazing time. It was the best course I have ever been on. The amount of preparation that went into the course by the the tutors was phenomenal and then the support over the two days, the sharing of knowledge and skills and the constant encouragement to be creative was fantastic. I ended up with a cake I would never have dreamt I could make. Such a lovely group of people attending too. Thank you so much to all the tutors. If you get the chance to go on this course – do it. You will not regret it
Amanda Forbes – Leeds UK
“Hey Dave and Ed it was such an awesome experience! I haven’t stopped talking about it all week! It was awesome learning all the great techniques & even better getting to meet you guys! Love & miss you guys LOTS!!! Thanks sooo much for the great memories!!
Michelle Peznowski – Connecticut, USA
“Great class! I highly recommend this to all cake creators xxx”
Jackie Thompson- Brisbane, Australia


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“The master class I attended with you led me to a whole new life!  It’s been 2 years now, during which I have been practicing & cake decorating a lot. For all this time I wanted to much to have my own cake shop that now. It seems like a dream is coming true In 1 month’s time I am opening my own cake shop in Italy I wish you could be at my opening to see with your eyes what you have helped to create If that day you did not pass all your passion to us, I may have given up. But instead your magic and passion for your work got me to try each day to improve and get better at cake decorating, and now …see where I am –  It has changed my whole life.
I am so blessed to have my 2 royal icing angels Thank you Dave & Ed!! It was FANTASTIC!!!!!!”
Marta Vanoni – Gazzada, Italy
David! Ed! You guys are so fantastic. You did a great job teaching so much valuable information. I want to thank you for such a great experience. I can honestly say in a heartbeat I’d attend another of your classes. I absolutely look forward to seeing you guys again soon.  Thank you!”
Scott Florence – Sugarfuse – Ohio, USA


David Cakes specialises in teaching showing how to mix Royal Icing consistenciesEMBRACING BOTH TRADITIONAL AND MODERN TECHNIQUES AND SHARING TRADE SECRETS
During classes, David shows how to mix Royal Icing, embracing the use of fresh egg white, meringue powder
and instant Royal icing mix as well as addressing the science of Royal Icing.
David also reveals how he colourises Royal Icing creating lots of shades
using only primary food colours – red, yellow and blue.


“Hi to both David and Ed,  I just wanted to say a quick thank you for this weekend, this is the first cake decorating course I have been on so had no idea what to expect and the weekend was fantastic!  You were both very welcoming and helpful, two lovely lovely people (and I’ve never been so chilled out with your music!) I have learned loads and gained confidence to actually have a go with royal icing – now I just need to get practicing! Thanks ever so much and I wish you both all the best for the future”
Helen Burgess – Lancashire, UK
“Hi David and Ed, I would like thank you so much for a wonderful time. It was amazing cake adventure for me.  Hope I will have a chance to see you again.
Thank you so much Regards, Urszula”

Urszula Maczka – Northamptonshire UK
“Thanx David! It was awesome arrived safely and the string work was in one piece! :)”
Leonardo Enoy – London, UK




“Dear David, I was very glad to meet you in person and would like to thank you wholeheartedly for teaching my daughter. Until now Anna has decorated cakes only for us and didn`t succeed to find a company, where she could decorate cakes… But she wants to try to decorate ice-cakes starting a small business at home.Thank you very much for your help!!! I am glad that my daughter has got a lot of energy, new ideas and views of life by creating in your courses and in England, thanks! It was very fascinating time for her there! I wish you all the best in your life..We wish you all the best and success in all your future undertakings. Faithfully, Antonina and Anna”
Antonina Mackova – Darmstadt, Germany
Had a fab time thank you so much X”
Kathie Johnson – Liverpool, UK
“I would like to thank you for the wonderful experience It was the greatest experience. Wish to see you next time. Once again, thank you. God bless. A million thanks again to you David and Ed ! “
Theresa Garcia – Ireland




“Hi David & Ed , what a lovely surprise I had when I opened my mailbox today and received your message from lovely Liverpool. I never thought I would get a certificate, as I didn’t complete the whole course; you can be certain THAT will be going on my facebook page & web-site for all to see!!  THANK YOU BOTH for making the course so enjoyable; I had a great time too! It still gives me a little smile when I remember you calling ‘Ed?’ when you needed something, I think we all thought that was amusing. All my friends and work colleagues are now familiar with ‘David Cakes’ from Liverpool. I am waiting for the opportunity to use the string work skills you have taught me; I used the icing on a spider’s web and it was very effective. My goodness! You even remembered that I asked you about the Pizza Boxes; with your busy life-style and everything else you have to do….that is truely amazing! Thank you, I shall certainly have a look. I shall continue to ‘follow’ your course information / You-tube etc., when time permits, so the next time I want to learn some new Royal Icing skills, I know where to go. Yours sincerely Gina”
Gina Rees – Cambridgeshire, UK
“I just did this class and had a fabulous time. Thank you so much David, Ed for all the fantastic skills, your patience and tolerance and for making us all feel at ease (didn’t need the Vodka after all !!! Lol) Can highly recommend * fantastic ! Lol”
Bernadette Whelan – Liverpool, UK


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“Thank you very much David, It was nice to meet you in Liverpool. We did have a fantastic time and Lidia really loves your work and she sends you her hello!”
Gus and Lidia – Macau, China
“Thank you David for great full inspiration day. These experiences will be unforgettable. Thanks again  x”
Beata Smorowinska – Poland
“Hi all, thanks for the photo will treasure it and the memories, I had a fantastic time, the company was excellent. When I look at the cake I can’t believe I did it.
Thank you for your knowledge and patience”
Kathy Roberts – Lllanwrst, Conway, Wales, UK


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“Hi David and Ed. First of all, can we say that we had the most brilliant day, Sunday. We had a fabulous time. We loved every minute of it. The cake decorating with you was lovely. Thank you for your knowledge and patience. We must say You and Ed were very helpful and very nice. With lots of love the ladies in pink xx”
Marion Hulshof-Kimmels and Jet Passchier – The Netherlands
“Thanks so very much guys the course was fantastic and very interesting. Dave and Ed u are wonderful people, l can’t wait to come back. l wish u all safe journeys and hope to see u soon. Keep up the great work – the sky is ur limit!  Hey Ed, thanks for the lift to the train station. xxx”
Mercy Ogun – London, UK


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“Thank you very much, David and Ed! It was wonderful to participate in one of your amazing courses! It was great to learn with you. ”
Rejane Silva – Portugal 
“Thank you so much for the training. I had a great day and loved learning the technique. I’ll try and come again soon xxx”
Vanessa Sartorel – Plymouth, UK
“Hi David I just want to say a big thank you for last Sunday. I had a wonderful time with yourself and Ed. Lovely atmosphere great learning. Hope to see you at Cake International, Dawn x”
Dawn Norris –
Leicester UK

“Hi Dave and Ed, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for another awesome weekend of piping!!!! It was great to see you both again – you are both such genuine lovely guys as well as being a huge creative inspiration! It’s been such a pleasure to spend a weekend enjoying creating for myself, rather than for a customer! I hope our paths will cross again soon, in the meantime wishing you both lots of love and happiness for the future.
Take care on your travels.”
Ruth Poar – Chorley UK


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Thank u David and Ed for making the class a truly memorable occasion.”
Sheela Arun – India
“David, Hi Ed,  I had a fantastic time on the course. I cant wait to come back next Sunday. Everybody loves my cake. I am made up with it too. I learnt so much.
A fantastic day, recommend to everyone interested in cake decorating , Dave and Ed are so welcoming. Thank you for a great day.
Looking forward to seeing you both soon. Take care Debs xxx”
Debbie Lamb – Wirral, UK
“Had a fantastic day thank you David and Ed ur ace x”
Joanne Coupland – Leicestershire, UK


David Cakes specialises teaching how to coat with Royal Icing using the traditional old school techniquesPRESERVING CENTURIES OLD TRADITIONS – FREE HAND COATING WITH ROYAL ICING
Using basic equipment: a palette knife, icing ruler,  scraper and turntable and his hands, David specialises in teaching
the art of traditional Royal icing free hand coating techniques used during the preparation of many Royal Wedding Cakes
of yesteryear. David says “At 16 while attending a 2 year ‘City and Guilds’ Diploma course in Baking and Food technology and
Cake Decorating I was trained how to coat cakes with Royal Icing using this traditional ‘old school’ technique.” 


Hi David and Ed. Thanks so much for the wonderful day yesterday, & the big warm welcome from yourselves & other students!!  Your relaxed style of teaching puts everybody at ease and its fun too!! Can’t wait to come down for the next one Susan xx P.S. thanks for the loan of your glasses Ed !”
Susan McInnes – Scotland, UK
“David & Ed, I just wanted to say a big thanks to you both for a great weekend. I found it really informative, fun and challenging, and your warm hospitality was much appreciated. I was so impressed by all your skills and achievements and found the masterclass very useful for future endeavors. I managed to get the cake home all in one piece (even the loops were all in tact!), I just need to practice loads in the next few months! Thanks again – All the best!”
Mark Hryncyszyn – Buckinghamshire, UK


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“Hi David & Ed, had a wonderful time last night. thanks to you both. You made me very welcome and I can’t wait to come back. In the meantime I will be practicing…
You wet my appetite to experiment with colours and piping techniques thanks once again”
Kathy Roberts – Lllanwrst, Conway, Wales, UK
“Thank you once again for the most amazing day – you guys are fantastic and so welcoming xxxxx”
Barbara Morris – Wirral, UK
“Thanks David and Ed! I had such a brilliant day today!!!! I can’t wait to go home and practice, practice, practice!”
Jenny Griffiths – Melbourne, Australia




“Hi David & Ed,  Wow it was amazing. Thank you very much. I really enjoyed that class with you both together 🙂 please let me know when you arrange any other classes. Hope you both doing well and hope to see you both again. 🙂 Enjoy the summer 🙂 Regards Sumeeja”
Sumeeja Navaratne – Manchester, UK
“Dear David and Ed, it was a thrill to meet you both as well as being in Liverpool! Thanks so much, the class was amazing and such fun – it was great to meet such interesting, creative and nice people. Such a wonderful experience and Liverpool is great! Hopefully will see you both again very soon Xx X”
Simone Wyld – London, UK


At David Cakes classes, you have the freedom to 
add your own signature touch and style to your creation!


“Dear David and Ed!! Just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for yesterday’s class. I had THE most fantastic day and it was like a dream come true!  You are both two of the loveliest guys – real gents – and it was an absolute pleasure to meet you again. I have taken away so much knowledge from your class and I’m so grateful to you. See you again sometime! Love Gill x”
Gill Parry – Liverpool, UK
“Hi David and Ed, I can’t thank you enough for such a wonderful day!!! I learned a lot! and enjoyed the time with all of you even more! Coming back home, all I can think about was Gosia’s stunningly beautiful eyes, Ed’s gentle, soft smile and of course David’s charismatic laughter! You guys are such a great team together.
Take care! Regards Jackie”
Jackie Seaton – Birmingham, UK




“Hi David, I wanted to tell you that I had a fabulous time in Liverpool meeting such lovely people. David and Ed are amazing artists and beautiful to work with. I feel lucky to have had such amazing people to learn from. You are bringing so much back to the art of cakes. It is inspiring. Thank you again for everything. We will definitely be seeing each other again! Please send Ed a great Hug and for the both of you.”
Maggie Greager – Nevada, USA
“Hi David, i just wanted to say a huge thank you to both you and Eddie for all your help and support, it was an honour to learn from you both. You are such inspirational people and I will take with me so many memories and skills. When you are in Spain please let me know, I will be there and I would love to invite you to any of our restaurants. Best wishes Lorrissa xx”
Lorissa Connolly – Alicante, Spain
“Good evening Mr David, Wow, Wow, Wow!! loved it ! My regards to your Mum and Mr Ed. Many thanks.”
Annabella Ugochukwu – Nigeria, Africa


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“Heart felt thanks to David and Ed…it was an honour meeting and learning from you. My cake made it in one piece minus the extension work.
Thanks too to Amparo, Antonia and Maria for their amazing hospitality. An unforgettable experience. Xxxx”
Sandra Davilla – Tarronga, Spain
“Dear David & Ed, THANK YOU SO MUCH! You guys are absolutely AWESOME! I was enjoying to watch your demonstrations on youtube again & again, but it was soooooooo AMAZING for real this time! I had a GREAT time! I am so impressed and inspired by your talents!
Looking forward to taking another class in the near future… With very Best Wishes”
Kyoko – Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA




“As always it was a pleasure to see and learn from you and Ed. You are both true gentlemen with amazing kindness and talent. Thank you my lovely friends “
Jill Cook – Essex, UK
“Hi David, thank you for your warm wishes it has been an overwhelming experience for me to participate with you in a class and feel free to demonstrate my skills !!loved every minute thanks to you xxxx”
Sue Johnson – Birmingham, UK
“A magnificent two days with extremely talented people !”
Amelia Felix – Portugal


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“Dear David, It was great pleasure meeting you. I really enjoyed the course ! Thank you so much for the unique experience, you are a great teacher!
I am looking forward to meeting you soon again. Best Regards Elpiniki”
Elpiniki Lambrinou – Athens, Greece
““Hi David and Ed. It was a pleasure meeting you both yesterday and how much I enjoyed the course. I learnt a lot but will need to practice loads.
I will definitely be doing the advanced course and will keep an eye out for any other courses you do. I love learning new things!”
Stacey Butcher- Hertfordshire, UK


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“It was great being able to meet such awesome sugar artists! I will never forget what a nice time we all had together! Take care David and Ed! ?”
Candy – Pennsylvania, USA
“Had a fantastic time last night ! My daughter was made up with her cake ! Thank you so much David, Ed & Gosia. Hopefully I can come and do another class with you soon xxx”
Carly Cheers – Runcorn, Cheshire, UK




“Thank you very much David and Ed, I really enjoy your class and I think I could be better in Royal icing in the future”
Sethi Chen – Bejing, China
“Thank you David and Ed. it was an amazing 3 days of creativity. It shows us indeed what the mind of man can achieve if we really focus. I am so glad I came. No regrets at all. Thanks to everyone that made the joyous moments. “
Oladele Adeboyejo – Nigeria, Africa


Using nature as your template your creative options are endless 


” Hi David and Ed, Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the excellent class. I will never forget it! It was a pleasure meeting you both and you have really inspired me to get into cake decorating. You asked for feedback from the course, I thought it was really good, not just for your demonstrations/information provided, but your help on the way. I felt like you accommodated for all levels which was very helpful. I just wanted to let you know that the course was a success and hopefully I will be as good as you one day (I hope)  All the best xXx ”
Beth Schoolden – Stockport, UK
“The absolute BEST day of cake decorating! Thanks to the wonderful David and Ed for making the day such a great experience !”
Gráinne MacClancy – Dublin, Republic of Ireland


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 Hi David and Ed, thank you for fantastic weekend it was really good experience for me and I learned a lot from you both 🙂
This really makes me passionate about working in the cake industry. Thank you very much for everything”
Marika Sinkkonen – Tallinn, Estonia
“Thank you for such a wonderful day, had a fantastic time and learned so much. Would recommend to any cake maker”
Angela Orr – Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, UK




“Thank you so much that i could be there and learn amazing work and meet wonderful and creative people !!! That was pleasure!!!”
Wioletta Adamska – Leeds, UK
“I’m over the moon! Such a great experience and brilliant time! Thank you Dave and Ed!!!!
Thank you guys! It was absolutely brilliant! So pleased that I attendant this class!”
Sylwia Anna Jozwiak – Poland
“Hi David & Ed, It was a pleasure meeting you both, I enjoy myself very much I have learn some new skills, thank you both and specially ED, tell him thanks a million for my big Rose it was ok, when I got home. Kind Regards To All,  Norma”
Norma Mayers – London, UK


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David, it was such an honor to spend time with you and learn your craft!  It was an experience I will never forget!  We will meet again-that’s for sure! I can’t wait!”
Carina Kankkonen Hultgren – New York, USA
Hi David and Ed, I had a terrific and memorable day and will remember it for a long time to come. It was an amazing experience , learnt so much and enjoyed everything immensely. You made it a day to remember. Thank you both so much….the music was terrific, the food was excellent…could not complain about anything.
A few people who saw the photo of my decorated cake were very impressed. 
Wishing you continued success . With warmest wishes Maysoon
Maysoon Aldoori – Scotland, UK




“Thanks Dave the course was brilliant! I’ll definitely be coming back. And I’d highly recommend it to anyone else! Xx”
Jennifer Cutcliffe – Lake District, Cumbria, UK
“Thank you for a wonderful day on March 25th. I really enjoyed every aspect of the day !”
Jean Greenhalf – Yorkshire, UK


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“Hi David and Ed, thank you so much for everything you taught me. It was a great experience when I started my first piping with you and thank you for all your kindness and friendliness…I will never forget and I hope to see you again. I’m looking in my beautiful cake and I’m thinking about you. Everybody likes it and i said yes that’s Davids Cakes! Thank you again, love you all and have a lovely day”
Aziza Hakimi – Washington DC, USA
“Thanks so much David & Ed!!
Ivy Go – Douglas, Isle of Man, UK


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“Thanks Dave and Ed, you are the most loving people ever !!”
Trine Skarr – Sarpsborg, Norway


Elins BlogElin Rajadurai from Norway reviews David Cakes Masterclasses HERE


” Thanks so much for a great time on the cupcake class! I learnt so much and again feel inspired by your enthusiasm! Thanks to all the team too! u work so hard!!
Hope to see u all soon x”
Denise Coughlin – Liverpool, UK
“Thank you Dave and Ed  – for the wonderful experience and very useful tips. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Thiru was made up with the cake !!!”
Latha Bellary – Warrington, UK


Royal Icing techniques need not be restricted to a piping bag! 


“David & Ed. Thanks so much for last night – OMG I had the best night ever. I have only ever piped butter cream roses onto cup cakes before. I had no idea I would be able to create something like that-thank you so much. Ellie loves her cake! Thanks also to the other ladies who were also lovely. I (almost) wish I wasn’t going on holiday so I could book the next class! Never mind, I will be in touch as soon as I am back from Zante. Speak soon…Big kiss XX”
Julie Hayden – West Yorkshire, UK
“What a fab day, really enjoyed it! Thank you so much to David and his team. Learnt so much, it was amazing! Anyone thinking about attending a class, just go for it,
you won’t regret it, it suits every level! xxx”
Celia MacDonald – Liverpool, UK


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“Hello David I want to thank you so much for the class. I really learned a lot and I am looking forward to seeing you again. Best regards to you & Ed.
Once again I thank you and my children thank you as well”
Maria Garcia – Kentucky, USA 
“Hi David, First of all, can I say I had THE most brilliant day yesterday!  I loved every minute of the one to one cake decorating experience with you. Thank you SO, SO much for going beyond the call of duty. The ‘cakes’ survived the Ryanair flight and I must say everyone was very helpful to me at the departure area. Mick was very impressed with the work I brought home and said ‘I hope royal icing comes back big time because it’s the only icing I like to eat’!  I can’t wait to try out my upgraded skills with the tubes! I really, really can’t wait to do a Royal Icing cake with the painted effects. Thank you again for a fantastic, friendly and relaxing day!  Big hugs Gráinne”
Gráinne MacClancy – Dublin, Republic of Ireland


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“A wonderful person with incredibly contagious talent and marvelous work with lots of inspirations. Unforgettable experience…. with David and Edward in cooperation and organizer : Leapple and Complete Deelite. Looking forward to a new next adventure. Hope to see you at Birmingham.”
Marlyn Khan – Hong Kong
“A million THANK YOU’S Dave and Ed for today’s class! It was one of the best days of my life!  You really are the nicest guys and I’ve learned so much… I take away so much from the experience.  It was such a joy and I feel blessed to have been part if it!  Woo! Woo! X  Looking forward to booking another Masterclass soon!
Much Love, Gill xxx
Gillian Gould Baum – London, UK


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“David and Ed… after attending your classes I returned to Canada a completely different person both professionally AND personally!  It took a little coaxing but suddenly something snapped in me and I was able to let my creative side take over. I have never felt so FREE… You truly ARE gifted and I am so fortunate that you shared that gift with me! Thank you for showing me so many amazing techniques. I will carry this experience with me forever!”
Dawn Fletcher – Stratford, Ontario, Canada
“Oh what a class!! I had the most fantastic time meeting you both and the girls were all lovely. The atmosphere was wonderful and I can’t wait ’til our next course!
Michelle and I have been in touch lots and she is helping to inspire me more. Oooh my creativeness is really starting to flow! See you very soon! x”
Gill Parry – Liverpool, UK
“The most amazing cake adventure ever! Had a fab time, would recommend David Cakes courses to anyone who wants to become more creative using royal icing and use air brushing techniques….  David is a fabulous teacher & Ed makes the best flowers & strong coffee in town. A wonderful experience to treasure always. A must for any aspiring cake decorator.”
Nikki Williams – Denbighshire Wales, UK


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Hi David. Thank you very much, if was a fantastic day and I learnt so much which I hope to incorporate into my own work. I will definitely be back for more when you are both back from your travels. Take Care and Best wishes”
Melanie Thomas – Bedfordshire, UK
“David, the course yesterday was fantastic – thanks to you and the team for making it a really enjoyable and informative day in a very relaxed and well organised environment. The cakes you make are beautiful, and they really set the scene for the day ahead. Course content was both highly practical and creative – everything combined, a real inspiration to use the skills learnt going forward! ”
Mandy Strahand – Cheshire, UK
Hi David and Ed, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for today. It truly was the best day I’ve had in ages . I will use my new skill and fight my way back for another course in the future. Thank you once again you are both very lovely , talented gents Xx Jill”
Jill Cook – Essex, UK


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““Anyone thinking of booking a David Cakes class really just needs to do it! Friendly, casual, informative, professional and just and absolutely fabulous day.
Thanks Guys, you were welcoming and encouraging. I’ll be back !  x”
Jeanette Sunderland – Bradford, UK
“Thanks David …what a inspired day, painting a cake, with your beautiful music …amazing. Missing you, come back again… David & Ed so funny…thanks a lot”
Fashion Cake – Portugal


Challenging your free hand creativity


““Thank u so much for today, myself and Matthew had a fab time! I will take a lot with me and practice at home. Ur work is amazing and I feel privileged to have worked with you all today. Many thanks ”
Laura Hicks – Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
“Best day ever!!! Thank you so much to David and Ed, sincerely genuine caring people, the day was made special thanks to those very special people!!! xxx”
Susan Williams – County Durham, UK
“A fab weekend, great teachers and new friends made, thanks Dave & Ed  xx If anyone is thinking of going, would highly recommend it… David & Ed are fabulous”
Jayne Plant – Liverpool, UK


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“Hi David , it was wonderful meeting you and Ed. You are amazing what you bring out in people and it has inspired me to work harder. I really enjoyed the time we spent together and what I learnt from you is invaluable”
Bhavneet Mavia – India
“You are a fantastic teacher Dave xx”
Linda Ashdown – Cheshire, UK
“David & Ed , just wanted to thank you so much for inviting Gill and myself on your fabulous courses. I don’t think we can actually believe what we have made !!!
They really have been inspirational! Thank you once again. With lots of love Louise & Gill xxxx xxx”
Louise Reynard – Manchester, UK


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“David want to say thank you, great class. I learned so much and everyone was really welcoming. You will see me again I’m really getting into this!”
Greg Byczko – Texas, USA
Thank you David and Ed, you guys are awesome, it was a pleasure finally meeting you guys, I still cannot believe I was actually there learning from those who I admire the most. Thank you so much for the experience yesterday, loved every minute of it!!! looking forward to meeting you guys again very soon.”
Kiran Seehra Bhogal – West Midlands, UK


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Hi gang …..I would like to take this opportunity to say how much I enjoyed the Masterclass… You are a good mentor and it has inspired to work harder at being creative…I feel that I have only scratched the surface of your knowledge and what you can teach me Both you and all the team made me feel so welcome…..”
Mandy Gilbert – Oxford, UK
Dave & Ed , I had a fab day!  Love Tracy x”
Tracy Price, Cyllenius Travel Services – Liverpool, UK
” Hi David and Ed. I just wanted to say thank you so much for your fantastic class on Sunday, I had a great time and learnt so much. Just need to practice now !”
Carol Palmer – Liverpool, UK


You can use Royal Icing piping and painting as a decorative medium to add detailing to 3D sculptures


” David, I really enjoyed the class and will be attending a one on one soon. You and your team are the best teachers ever and I will definitely recommend anyone.
Kind regards Danielle”
Danielle Onyemaodi – Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Dear David and Ed, As always I thoroughly enjoyed my day and learnt some great techniques! The hours just fly by when I’m with you both and I feel blessed to have spent time with you. It was so lovely to meet your Mum too David. I now see we’re you got your “gusto” from!  She seems so focused and supportive of you both. What a lovely lady 🙂 To meet other folk from far and wide is always a great experience too…..can’t thank you enough for giving me such a wonderful opportunity.
Lots of love Gill xxxx”
Gill Parry – Liverpool, UK


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Anna Dibasova – Italy
 Hi David… studying with you and learning your intricate and ornate method of free hand Royal Icing cake decorating truly was a spectacular experience and one I will always embrace and never forget! Thank you so much”
Ava Levin – Ohio, USA
Fab day! People are very impressed with my creation!! Thanks for all the help”
Hannah Rebecca Evans – Liverpool, UK


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 Having completed a 3 day course today with David & Ed. I have met some wonderful interesting ladies from all over the world. I have learned so much in a nice friendly relaxed way. Would highly recommend David Cakes”
Sue McKenna – Liverpool, UK
“One of my best days ever by You , Boys  Still hoping to study again with you soon.  I really miss those days and You Guys, Dave and Ed and miss the group too!
We had such an amazing time Don’t forget my offer, I really good in washing up and making coffee  x Love and hugs from Monika”
Monika Csiszar – London, UK
“Thank you xxx fantastic time indeed! Highly recommend David Cakes courses!”
Hanna Zawiela – Wellingborough, Northamptonshire  UK


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“David and Ed. I would just like to say a huge thanks for the class. I know everyone including myself had a fantastic day and learned some invaluable tips.
I will definitely be back again soon. Thanks again. Lisa x”
Lisa Davies – Runcorn, Cheshire, UK
“It was a wonderful weekend, thank you! ”
Helen Burgess – Chorley, Lancashire UK
“Dear Dave and Ed, you were a true blessing to me and my time with you guys has been one of the best times of cake decorating for me,
thank you for making the craft a true joy!”

Tosin A. Ogunseinde – Nigeria, Africa


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“Hi David! Didn’t get home till 10.20pm last night!  Was completely exhausted, but excited because of all I learnt and recreated! I can’t begin to appreciate you guys for your humility, love, and patience in helping out! I look at your hands, David, and I see God’s Hands embedded in yours, with so much knowledge and creativity, itching to be released to as many as desire it!  Thanks a million times to you and Ed, running up and down to get my things together on time so that I didn’t miss my train!
Be sure that I will be back!!! Regards, Rose”
Rose Obeya – Nigeria, Africa
“Cheers David and Ed it was a superb course , exceeded my expectations again!”
Benjamin Lee – Anglesey Wales UK


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What a fantastic time I had, what David doesn’t know about Royal Icing is not worth knowing! David and Ed were both welcoming and friendly, I had soooo much fun with David and the lovely ladies from Estonia and the USA. I really really strongly recommed to go on David’s course as the tuition is second to none and you will go away with a wealth of knowledge and an amazing experience. Thank you so much David, lots of love Janine xxx”
JanCara Cakes – Cheshire UK
“Hi David and Ed, I had my first attempt at royal icing since I saw you, just finished this cake for my daughters birthday tomorrow, I’m not 100% on it but hey it’s all practice 🙂 lovely meeting you guys xx”
Julie Peggie Cumbria UK
“Dear Dave and Ed, I had a truly wonderful day yesterday – lots of top-tips and useful skills.
Best regards Peter”
Peter Roberts – Birkenhead UK


David Cakes Wedding & Celebration Cake retail storeTURNING A DREAM INTO REALITY
In 1984 David started his retail business which traded for 30 years. At classes, David shares his retail experience
to assist students  who are hoping to set up their own business from home or store setting.


Ensuring a happy client and cake decorator! 


“Thank you David and Ed, it was a great experience!”
Kainaz Bharucha – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
“Thanks sooo much to both of you for a fantastic day…I learned so much and loved every minute!! Great to meet people that are as passionate about cake decorating
as you are. You are truly an inspiration!  xx”
Nicola Pougher – Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire UK


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“Hi David. It was a real pleasure to meet you and Ed. I was happy cake decorating day ! Thank you ! They are very special. Thanks for your patience with me during the courses. It was a pleasure to participate and to happen to know  you personally. All an experience.  All good with my return to Spain. See you again soon !
With sincere best wishes.  Jess ”
Jessica Jara Alvarez – Mallorca, Spain
“Thanks Dave the course was brilliant! I’ll definitely be coming back. And I’d highly recommend it to anyone else! Xx”
Jennifer Cutcliffe – Lake District Cumbria UK


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“You are both so stunning at what you do!!!!! Best of luck in 2014 and it was an honour to be part of your classes this year!!! Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx”
Iman khonji – Reading, Berkshire UK
“David & Ed, Thank you so much for an absolutely fantastic cake decorating class. We had a brilliant time with yourselves and learnt so much, creating something we never thought possible! It was an absolute pleasure & honour to meet you! Hope to see you both again very soon!! Love Me & Mum xXx”
Vanya Whitehead – Leeds, UK
“Thank you David and Ed for two wonderful, creative, inspiring days!!!  Loved every minute of it! xoxo Julie”
Julie Wolf Deffense – Portugal


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Dear David and Ed – I attended your recent classes in Denia – Cake painting and Royal icing Inspiration – and wanted to say how much I enjoyed your classes – especially the palette knife painting , I feel as though I have found something fantastic here. The royal icing needs more work but as they say practice makes perfect!  I thoroughly enjoyed both days – the tuition and your music were first class and I hope I shall be able to create with you again in the future. Best regards Doreen”
Doreen Massouras – Spain


Jeniffer Calabres blogJennifer Calabres from Spain reviews David Cakes Masterclasses HERE


“Hi, Dave & Ed, the CD lasted all the way home ( a few tears too) and my cake arrived safely. My journey with you both has been truly amazing. Thank you for giving me the skills and knowledge to be more creative. Keep well and safe ……you will always be in my heart and thoughts : )  Sincere best wishes to you both.
Safe journeys around the world, looking forward to the next time we meet. Have a great day. Love and big hugs Nikki xxxxxxxxxx”
Nikki Williams – Denbighshire, Wales, UK




“Hi David! I found you online about a year and a half ago, and since then, have been absolutely blown away by your skill and creativity in cake decorating! I have never seen anything like it!  As soon as I learned that we would be moving from America to Ireland, I determined to meet you and learn from you! Now my dream has come true! You are the best of the best, and I can’t even put into words how much I learned in just two days! Not only did I learn a ton, but I had a fantastic time. You and Ed and Gosia made us all feel like we were hanging out with friends – you’re fantastic!! The entire two day course was perfect, from start to finish!”
Naomi Sirmans – Carrigaline, Republic of Ireland
“David, Thank you so much for the wonderful two days I spent with you and Ed at the two day class I have learned so much and although I have been doing cakes for a long time I didn’t think I would be able to make such a fantastic cake .. but with the skills of your teaching I was able to do just that and met a lovely group of ladies in doing so. Norma x”
Norma Linton – Moreton, Wirral, UK


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Hello You Lovely lovely people!!!! Just taking a break from finishing my cake and having a lovely relaxing time… Got a long way to go, however practice makes perfect lol !!  Thank you all so much for sharing your creativity and considerable talents with me. Also, a huge thank you for accommodating my sister. You are such a wonderful bunch and will always be recommended to anyone I come across who wants to learn the craft. I saw Aida’s cake from day 3 and thought it beautiful, she will go home to Dubai very happy with all the skills you have shared. Ed you’re a ledge!!!! You are one of the warmest…loveliest men I have ever met and thanks for all your help. David….What can I say!!! You are definitely the Master of cakes, I love your style and manner in which you run your business. Thank you for sharing and being so patient with my A&E block lol !!! You Rock!!! and that rhymes!!! Good times!! lol Miss you all and lots of love Cheryl xx”
Cheryl Hiscoke Andrews – Hertfordshire, UK


Thank you Chef David and Chef Edward, and also Hong Kong Complete Deelite Ms Agnes, Kuching Kino Event …. Thanks to have this great time and programs to be provided… I learnt a lot , even I’m not the best, but I’m sure , I’m blessed.  Also thanks my company Bakers’ Talk to give me this opportunity to join this programs. Thanks . Wish we can meet again… Thank you”
Nicholas Chai Autumn – Kuching, Malaysia


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““David, I am sooooooooo happy – thank you thank you thank you !!!! Thank you again for all your help and just how you are.
Hope we will have the opportunity to see each other again. Best regards”
Anna Daraz-Tarnów – Poland
“Thank you and Ed for a fantastic day!”
Cristina Arevalo – Portugal
““Thank you for another fabulous day, it was lovely to meet everyone! Can’t wait to see you again! xxx”
Fiona King – Lancashire, UK


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Hi David, arrived home, cake intact. Quick note to say thanks once again to you and Ed for another fantastic royal icing experience. Hubby is astounded by how much we’ve made in just 2-days and he thinks it’s a definite ‘keep’ cake! Can’t wait for the Xmas course  ”
Mandy Strahand – Stockport,UK
“Wow it was amazing !! David and Ed were absolutely brilliant !!!…loved every minute!  Thank you so much, as always I love spending time with you and Ed.Your amazing what you bring out in people . I mean in the short time we are with you we grow in confidence and you also bring out the best in everyone. I alone feel honoured to know you. You and Ed are an inspiration to myself and everyone else that know you. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Sending plenty of Email hugs to you all xxxx” Lol Michelle xxx”
Michelle Clarke – Lincoln, UK


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“It was great being able to meet such an awesome sugar artist! I will never forget what a nice time we all had together! Take care David and Ed”
Candy Repsher Knappenberger 
– Pennsylvania, USA
“What a great day!! I really love it! thank you David, thank you Ed!! ”
Anabel Correia de Carvalho – Portugal
“It was a fantastic class, you all made us so welcome. Can’t wait to come back !”
Fiona King – Lancashire, UK


David Cakes 06

As well as embracing beauty, David always liked to stop shoppers in their tracks as they walked passed his retail store!
“To keep our retail store window fresh and exciting,  I created many different themed window displays inspired and influenced by pop culture and movies… From the latest fashions resulting in outrageous ‘Bling’-a-licious creations adorned with mirror balls and feather boas to creating life-size dinosaurs heads and gothic monster creations influenced by the cult movie trend of the moment. This gave David Cakes of Distinction Wedding and Celebration Cake store a reputation for being daring and different, ensuring it’s 30 year success through diversity.  I absolutely love the 1950’s SCI -FI movie era , so when we had a “Cakes from Outer Space’ feature window,
I was in my element!”
laughs David.


“Hi David and Ed, just wanted to say a big thank you for a wonderful day yesterday. It was amazing ,loved it and I really enjoyed myself Palette Knife Cake Painting with Royal Icing. You are so inspiring and wonderful teachers. I learnt so much.  I have had 1001 thing to do today,and could only keep thinking how lovely and tranquil yesterday was. As well as learning,it was lovely and relaxed and so much fun. Great course to take, all freehand, you learn so much and so much fun.
BIG BIG Thank you! Loads a luv, xxxxxx Gemma”
Gemma Gregson – Liverpool, UK
“David and Ed were incredibly hospitable and caring. Wouldn’t stay without cuppa tea for long! The day was unforgettable!”
Olga Drover – South Ayrshire – Scotland, UK
“Hi Dave and Ed, just want to say a big thank u, I had a fab 2 days with u doing my 3 tier cake, it was so nice to see u again and I learnt so much feel a lot more confident now. So thank u both so much.  Take care hope to see u soon love to u both xxxxx”
Katie Mensah – Enfield, Middlesex, UK


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“Hello David and thank you for a really wonderful day! We had a great time and learned so much. It has made our project seem much more possible and it feels like we are now able to go into it with our eyes open to all the pitfalls as well as the possibilities. Thank you to you and your team for sharing so much knowledge and experience with us, for being so informative, inspirational and welcoming. It was a bit of a trek for us but well work while and we would do it all again!
A massive thank you again to you and to Ed, it was an honour and a pleasure to meet you all and spend the day with you. With love and thanks and best wishes!” Claudia, Dani, Ruby and Amy at Purple Heart”
Purple Heart  – Brighton, England, UK
“Hi David,  I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful time and experience I had with you on the Royal Icing Inspiration class.
Both of you were very inspiring and patient! Thank you once again. Kindest regards, Sophie”
Sophie Davies-Cooke – Flintshire, Wales, UK


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“Hola David What a wonderful class! Thank you David and Ed for the unforgettable experience and for all of your patience. We are so happy we came and achieved being able to make something truly special. Raul will be sending you a picture of what he is going to make for his Dad’s birthday. We haven’t cut into the beautiful cakes that we created with you. See you soon when we will be taking my sister to your wonderful courses. “Happy Raul and proud Mama !”
Alicia Macha-Perez – Spain
“We had a marvellous time. ..Over way too quickly!”
Yvonne Washington – Coseley, West Midlands, UK
 Thank you so much for such a lovely day and experience. It was a real pleasure to meet you all, Ana, Fiona, Grainne, Kathy, Maria, ,David, Ed and Gosia”
Amparo Maria Tormo Borras – Dénia, Spain
“I would like to tell you both what a fabulous day I had today. I really enjoyed myself, you are both great.
I will be coming back again. Many thanks, Sue”
Sue McKenna – Liverpool, UK
“It was a fantastic class, you all made us so welcome. Can’t wait to come back !”
Fiona King- Lancashire, UK




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