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February 2020

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Claire Fitzsimons
As a medal winner in the prestigious Salon Culinaire competition, Claire’s expertise makes her a first class tutor. Her patience and excellent teaching experience are ideal for students wishing to learn new sugarcraft techniques.
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Wednesday 19th Feb

Sponge Cake Preparation, Buttercream and Sugarpaste

On this one day foundation diploma module you will learn how to prepare a sponge cake for covering with buttercream and sugarpaste for perfect results every time.

£155.00
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Helen Mansey
Much of Helen’s work is inspired by the clean lines and sharp sugarpasted edges of Australian cake design and these features are now part of her signature style along with hand-piping, a skill she learnt from Eddie Spence MBE.
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Saturday 22nd Feb

Double-Barrel Cake with Helen Mansey

Learn the techniques for creating on-trend, tall cakes with a double-barrel tier from expert tutor, author and wedding cake maker, Helen Mansey.

£195.00
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Barry Johnson
Barry Johnson is a highly talented, classically trained pastry chef and chocolatier. He is reigning UK and Ireland World Chocolate Master and represented the UK at the World Chocolate Master in Paris in November 2018 where he finished 8th in the world. Barry trained as a pastry chef at The Connaught Hotel and Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. Working at The Wolseley, Harrods, and as Head Pastry Chef at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel. Previously he was the Principal Chocolatier for renowned confectioners Rococo Chocolates. Barry’s keen attention to detail, innovative approach and natural teaching ability means he is in much demand across the world. He is devoted to sharing his skills with others, both the classical approach to patisserie and chocolate as well as innovative, modern techniques.
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Saturday 29th Feb

Gourmet Chocolate Bars

High-end, handcrafted chocolate bars with enticing flavour combinations and texture contrasts are a popular trend. Join Master Chocolatier, Barry Johnson, on this exciting course and learn how to make and decorate chocolate bars that are both delicious and visually stunning.

March 2020

£155.00
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Tessa Whitehouse
Tessa learnt her expansive royal icing skills from Eddie Spence MBE, going on to win gold for her Rene Lalique-inspired wedding cake at Salon Culinaire in 2014. With a relaxed style, Tessa loves to inspire others to work with the amazing medium of sugar.
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Monday 2nd Mar

Piped Flowers and Filigree Butterflies

Hand piped royal icing flowers are a charming and quick way to decorate your cakes, biscuits and cupcakes. Join royal icing expert Tessa Whitehouse to learn three key techniques for piping flowers which will enable you to pipe a host of different flowers. You will also learn how to pipe delicate filigree butterflies to complement your flowers.

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Barry Johnson
Barry Johnson is a highly talented, classically trained pastry chef and chocolatier. He is reigning UK and Ireland World Chocolate Master and represented the UK at the World Chocolate Master in Paris in November 2018 where he finished 8th in the world. Barry trained as a pastry chef at The Connaught Hotel and Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. Working at The Wolseley, Harrods, and as Head Pastry Chef at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel. Previously he was the Principal Chocolatier for renowned confectioners Rococo Chocolates. Barry’s keen attention to detail, innovative approach and natural teaching ability means he is in much demand across the world. He is devoted to sharing his skills with others, both the classical approach to patisserie and chocolate as well as innovative, modern techniques.
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Saturday 7th Mar

1 Day Chocolate School

Join Barry Johnson, the UK's chocolate Master 2017, in mastering the art of chocolate using the finest ingredients and techniques to achieve a professional finish. You will enjoy this course whether a beginner or if you have previous experience of working with chocolate.

£150.00
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Keith Kirby
Keith has been making bread for the last decade and it has become his passion. He is a member of the Bread Angels network, a group of artisan bakers who believe in real bread and baking for good. In 2017 and 2019 Keith won gold and silver awards at the World Bread Awards, held in London.
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Saturday 14th Mar

Bread Making for Beginners

Making your own fresh bread is a fantastic life skill and one that fills your home with the unrivalled and welcoming smell of freshly baked bread. Award winning baker, Keith Kirby, will show you the basics of bread baking and you will go home with an amazing selection of delicious breads you will be proud to share with family and friends!

£175.00
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Claire St Quinton
Claire St Quinton is a professional cake decorator, teacher and presenter who creates unique and realistic bespoke cakes. From whimsical novelty birthday cakes and realistic children's characters to jaw-dropping wedding cakes and intricate sugar flowers, her work is precise and elegant. She launched her business, Delicious Occasions, over six years ago and now supplies cakes to some of The South East’s most prestigious venues. A presenter on Cake Decorating TV, Claire loves to share her passion and expertise with those eager to learn the art of cake decorating both online and in the classroom.
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Tuesday 17th Mar

Birch Cake

Join talented cake designer and tutor, Claire St Quinton, for a fabulous one day class in which you will learn how create this very popular birch log design.

£150.00
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Keith Kirby
Keith has been making bread for the last decade and it has become his passion. He is a member of the Bread Angels network, a group of artisan bakers who believe in real bread and baking for good. In 2017 and 2019 Keith won gold and silver awards at the World Bread Awards, held in London.
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Thursday 19th Mar

Easter Breads

Making your own fresh bread is a fantastic life skill and one that fills your home with the unrivalled and welcoming smell of freshly baked bread. On this course you will learn how to make delicious Easter breads using traditional recipes from several European countries.

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Karen Taylor
Karen has won numerous gold, silver and bronze awards in various competitions, including at Salon Culinaire, and has achieved NCFE levels 1, 2 and 3 in Cake Decorating from Birmingham College of Food. She is a regular contributor to Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine as well as Wedding Cakes: A Design Source. Karen is also the author of Quick Cakes for Busy Mums.
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Saturday 28th Mar

Baby Dragon Cake

Join Author, designer and experienced cake maker, Karen Taylor, to make this stunning Baby Dragon cake. An enduring favourite character for children and adults alike!

£175.00
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Stu Henshall
Stu Henshall’s food focusses on bringing plant based cooking to the omnivore’s table. In 2014 he came off the road from 10 years as a touring musician working with the likes of The Prodigy and immersed himself in the culinary world. After featuring on The Great British Bake Off he decided his true calling was to make food solely from the earth.
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Saturday 28th Mar

Vegan Desserts

Who says decadence can’t be dairy-free? In this one day course you will master classic desserts that are greener and healthier but without losing any of the deliciousness. Learn how to make cheesecakes without the cheese, mousses from tofu, and meringues from chickpea water.

April 2020

£125.00
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Sarah Hunter
Sarah trained and worked as a Pastry Chef in California, before returning to England and setting up a bespoke cake business. Sarah creates a variety of cakes using both buttercream and sugarpaste finish. She has taught classes in the USA and UK, and has a passion for sharing her love of baking.
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Wednesday 1st Apr

Buttercream Flower Cupcakes: Spring Blooms

In this special Springtime edition of Buttercream Flower Cupcakes, buttercream expert Sarah Hunter will show you how to hand pipe Swiss meringue buttercream flowers including primroses, cherry blossoms, ranunculus and roses in delicate and light shades of pinks and yellows.

£155.00
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Katie Lake
Award winning wedding cake designer.
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Thursday 2nd Apr

Modern Art Cake

Taking inspiration from abstract expressionist art, this stunning cake features splashes of coloured cocoa butter, a wafer paper corsage and a papier mache effect to create a brilliant contemporary design. Join talented cake designer, Katie Lake, and learn her top tips for creating many special effects that you can incorporate into future designs.

£230.00
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Helen Mansey
Much of Helen’s work is inspired by the clean lines and sharp sugarpasted edges of Australian cake design and these features are now part of her signature style along with hand-piping, a skill she learnt from Eddie Spence MBE.
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Saturday 4th Apr

Elegant Sharp-Edged Cake

Have you ever wanted to learn the secrets of how to achieve a sharp edged cake, without using royal icing? This fail-safe method will reveal everything you need for the confidence to create your own flawless sharp edged cake using sugarpaste at home, adding an elegant twist to any celebration cake.

£99.00
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Rhian Hayward
Rhian is a Leiths School of Food & Wine graduate with a passion for cooking, especially pastry and cakes. She has worked as a Pastry Chef at a number of London's top Michelin Star restaurants.
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Sunday 5th Apr

Junior Bakers: Easter Drip Cake

Spend the day baking and creating this ‘egg-citing’ Easter centrepiece with your Guardian. This fun class will see you practising and perfecting a range of skills to impress your guests this Easter! You will learn some top tips during the class and you’ll proudly take home your creation to share this Easter.

£150.00
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Vicky Teather
After completing a BA (Hons) degree in Video Game Design, Vicky discovered the world of cake in 2011 and swapped computer graphics for sugar artistry. Her awards include, Cupcake Artist of the year 2016 and Best Magazine Cover 2017 at the Cake Masters awards as well as multiple awards at Squire's Kitchen Annual Exhibition, Cake International, Piece of Cake and the Cake and Bake show.
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Monday 6th Apr

Sugar Modelling: Easter Bunnies

Award-winning tutor and author Vicky Teather will teach you a whole host of essential modelling skills including hand modelling, texturing, dusting and moulding. Whether you’re new to sugar modelling or looking to step up your skills, you’ll love creating your very own Spring Bunnies scene.

£49.00
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Rhian Hayward
Rhian is a Leiths School of Food & Wine graduate with a passion for cooking, especially pastry and cakes. She has worked as a Pastry Chef at a number of London's top Michelin Star restaurants.
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Thursday 9th Apr

Junior Bakers - Cookie Workshop

To all the young, keen Bakers looking to learn and create, join us with your Guardian for our ‘Junior Bakers - Cookie Workshop’. This fun packed session will be full of great tips and techniques, with all our bakers going home with their own beautiful box of tasty treats.

£175.00
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Stu Henshall
Stu Henshall’s food focusses on bringing plant based cooking to the omnivore’s table. In 2014 he came off the road from 10 years as a touring musician working with the likes of The Prodigy and immersed himself in the culinary world. After featuring on The Great British Bake Off he decided his true calling was to make food solely from the earth.
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Saturday 25th Apr

Vegan Baking

Baking without eggs, without butter! Not possible we hear you say. Well this one day course is going to change your mind and amaze your future guests. In this day course you will master baked goods that you will be hard pressed to remember why you used dairy and eggs in the first place. Learn how to make pillowy sponges, luxurious buttercreams, and perfect macarons.

£135.00
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Vanessa Albury
Vanessa trained at Squires Kitchen, successfully completing a range of courses including the Professional Intensive Week under tuition from Paddi Clark.
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Thursday 30th Apr

Macarons Made Easy

Macarons feature in the chicest bakeries and pâtisseries all over the world, but can be very difficult to master. Join us to learn how to make these intricate delicacies in a variety of flavours and colours following the professional method.

May 2020

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Claire Fitzsimons
As a medal winner in the prestigious Salon Culinaire competition, Claire’s expertise makes her a first class tutor. Her patience and excellent teaching experience are ideal for students wishing to learn new sugarcraft techniques.
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Wednesday 13th May

Sponge Cake Preparation, Buttercream and Sugarpaste

On this one day foundation diploma module you will learn how to prepare a sponge cake for covering with buttercream and sugarpaste for perfect results every time.

£155.00
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Claire Fitzsimons
As a medal winner in the prestigious Salon Culinaire competition, Claire’s expertise makes her a first class tutor. Her patience and excellent teaching experience are ideal for students wishing to learn new sugarcraft techniques.
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Thursday 14th May

Foundation Sugar Flowers

Gain the foundation knowledge to make both wired and hand-pulled sugar flowers. You'll cover the essential materials and tools, how to achieve realistic effects and how to assemble, arrange and attach to a cake.

£150.00
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Claire Fitzsimons
As a medal winner in the prestigious Salon Culinaire competition, Claire’s expertise makes her a first class tutor. Her patience and excellent teaching experience are ideal for students wishing to learn new sugarcraft techniques.
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Thursday 21st May

Perfect Pastries

Pastry can be tricky to master, so perfect your pastry skills with this fun and informative course. Whether you’re pursuing your hobby or starting up a business, Claire Fitzsimons will guide you through working with pastry to make a variety of delicious treats.

£150.00
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Keith Kirby
Keith has been making bread for the last decade and it has become his passion. He is a member of the Bread Angels network, a group of artisan bakers who believe in real bread and baking for good. In 2017 and 2019 Keith won gold and silver awards at the World Bread Awards, held in London.
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Saturday 23rd May

Great Italian Bread

Making your own fresh bread is a fantastic life skill and one that fills your home with the unrivalled and welcoming smell of freshly baked bread. Award winning baker, Keith Kirby, will show you the basics of Traditional Italian bread baking and you will go home with an amazing selection you will be proud to share with family and friends!

£150.00
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Vanessa Albury
Vanessa trained at Squires Kitchen, successfully completing a range of courses including the Professional Intensive Week under tuition from Paddi Clark.
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Tuesday 26th May

Perfect Sponges

Wouldn't we all like to make cakes like grandma did? Come along and see how to achieve the best results for delicious, classic cakes. Vanessa will take you through the stages of successful baking and you will take home a Squires Kitchen Certificate to illustrate your achievements.

£175.00
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Claire St Quinton
Claire St Quinton is a professional cake decorator, teacher and presenter who creates unique and realistic bespoke cakes. From whimsical novelty birthday cakes and realistic children's characters to jaw-dropping wedding cakes and intricate sugar flowers, her work is precise and elegant. She launched her business, Delicious Occasions, over six years ago and now supplies cakes to some of The South East’s most prestigious venues. A presenter on Cake Decorating TV, Claire loves to share her passion and expertise with those eager to learn the art of cake decorating both online and in the classroom.
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Wednesday 27th May

Birch Cake

Join talented cake designer and tutor, Claire St Quinton, for a fabulous one day class in which you will learn how create this very popular birch log design.

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