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October 2019

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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 19th Oct

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.

£1,025.00
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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 21st Oct (6 days)

Ultimate Sugarcraft: Essential Skills and Techniques

An intensive and professional six-day course designed to cover essential sugarcraft skills and the use of basic sugarcraft equipment, combining classic and contemporary decorative styles and techniques. This course is perfect for beginners, home decorators and anyone looking to refresh or update their knowledge of key sugarcraft materials and equipment.

£995.00
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Mark Tilling
UK Chocolate Master 2006-2010, Mark has worked as a pastry chef at top hotels in the UK & abroad. Mark twice represented the UK in the Chocolate Master world finals in Paris, where he was ranked the UK’s highest-ever placing.
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Monday 21st Oct (5 days)

5 Day Chocolate School

Join Mark Tilling, UK Chocolate Master 2006–2010, in mastering the art of chocolate using the finest ingredients and techniques to achieve a professional finish. In an updated 2019 version of this course, Mark will take you through five days of professional techniques including tempering, colouring chocolate and using chocolate moulds. You will enjoy this course whether a beginner in chocolate or if you have previous experience of working with chocolate and will take home a Squires Kitchen Certificate to illustrate your achievements.

£125.00
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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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Tuesday 29th Oct

Writing and Lettering

Whether you royal ice your cakes using traditional techniques or opt for a modern sugarpaste covering, piped greetings add a professional touch to any celebration cake. This class will cover royal iced piped inscriptions and run outs, along with new modern techniques to include brushtroke lettering, painting with cocoa butter and working with Tappitts and stencils.

£550.00
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Mark Tilling
UK Chocolate Master 2006-2010, Mark has worked as a pastry chef at top hotels in the UK & abroad. Mark twice represented the UK in the Chocolate Master world finals in Paris, where he was ranked the UK’s highest-ever placing.
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Tuesday 29th Oct (3 days)

French Patisserie

In an updated edition of this popular course, learn the art of French Pâtisserie over three days. Mark will teach you how to make a variety of the delicious pastries that grace the windows of French Pâtisseries in your own kitchen.

£49.00
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Penelope DArcy Graham
Having originally started a small business from home nearly 15 years ago, Penelope has made cakes for a number of prestigious venues including Harrods, London Zoo and St. Paul's Cathedral. Penelope now works as a freelance trainer and is lucky enough to have taught all over the world. Some of the countries she has worked in include Vietnam, UAE, Australia, Malaysia and Hong Kong. She specialises in commercial bakery training, events and classes, as well as recipe and product development. She has worked with and taught some of the best in the cake decorating industry and loves working closely with the top names in the sugarcraft world.
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Wednesday 30th Oct

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.

November 2019

£99.00
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Penelope DArcy Graham
Having originally started a small business from home nearly 15 years ago, Penelope has made cakes for a number of prestigious venues including Harrods, London Zoo and St. Paul's Cathedral. Penelope now works as a freelance trainer and is lucky enough to have taught all over the world. Some of the countries she has worked in include Vietnam, UAE, Australia, Malaysia and Hong Kong. She specialises in commercial bakery training, events and classes, as well as recipe and product development. She has worked with and taught some of the best in the cake decorating industry and loves working closely with the top names in the sugarcraft world.
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Saturday 2nd Nov

Junior Bakers - Magical Layer Cake

To all the young, keen Bakers looking to learn and create, join us with your Guardian for our ‘Young Bakers Magical Layer Cake class’. We will be creating a fun and colourful layered cake with a piped Buttercream finish and hand modelled rainbow decoration. All perfectly topped off with Candy Floss clouds!

£295.00
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Mark Tilling
UK Chocolate Master 2006-2010, Mark has worked as a pastry chef at top hotels in the UK & abroad. Mark twice represented the UK in the Chocolate Master world finals in Paris, where he was ranked the UK’s highest-ever placing.
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Monday 4th Nov (2 days)

Chocolates and Truffles

Mark Tilling, Squires Kitchen’s Master Chocolatier and UK Chocolate Master 2006-2010, will take you through the intricate art of making delicious, professional-standard moulded chocolates and truffles.

£125.00
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Penelope DArcy Graham
Having originally started a small business from home nearly 15 years ago, Penelope has made cakes for a number of prestigious venues including Harrods, London Zoo and St. Paul's Cathedral. Penelope now works as a freelance trainer and is lucky enough to have taught all over the world. Some of the countries she has worked in include Vietnam, UAE, Australia, Malaysia and Hong Kong. She specialises in commercial bakery training, events and classes, as well as recipe and product development. She has worked with and taught some of the best in the cake decorating industry and loves working closely with the top names in the sugarcraft world.
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Thursday 7th Nov

Macaroons Made Easy

Macaroons 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.

£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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Friday 8th Nov

Buttercream Flower Cupcakes: Autumn Blooms

In this special Autumn edition of Buttercream Flower Cupcakes, We will show you how to hand pipe Swiss meringue buttercream flowers.

£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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Saturday 9th Nov

Buttercream Piping Skills

Fast-track your buttercream piping skills in this techniques class with Marianne Stewart. You will first learn how to make a smooth and stable Swiss Meringue Buttercream as well as English/American Buttercream so that you can compare and work with both types to see what works best for you. Marianne will guide you through a wide variety of nozzles and the different effects you can achieve, including borders, frills and lettering on both a flat board and a dummy cake.

£225.00
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Elena Wilkinson
Elena has a global reputation for her amazingly life-like, award winning sugar flowers and travels regularly to teach, both in the UK and abroad.
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Monday 11th Nov (2 days)

Intermediate Sugar Flowers: Hellebores, Dusty Miller, Eucalyptus, Silver Brunia and Anemone

Join award-winning sugarcrafter Elena Wilkinson and take your sugar flower skills to the next level. Learn how to create this subtle mint and lilac winter arrangement perfect for wedding and celebration cakes.

£195.00
5 Places Left
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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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Friday 15th Nov (2 days)

Beginners Sugar Flowers - Roses, Sweet peas, Filler Flowers and Foliage

Delicate sugar flowers are the perfect addition to any celebration cake and make for pretty and unique decorations. Whether you are a beginner or want to perfect your burgeoning flower-making skills, there is plenty to learn and enjoy on this creative and inspiring course.

£155.00
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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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Saturday 16th Nov

Sharp Shapes and Flawless Finishes

A stunning cake starts with a crisp, clean foundation. Learn how to create the perfect blank canvas on not only round but square cakes. Mastering razor sharp edges and corners with perfectly smooth and flawless fondant.

£49.00
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Penelope DArcy Graham
Having originally started a small business from home nearly 15 years ago, Penelope has made cakes for a number of prestigious venues including Harrods, London Zoo and St. Paul's Cathedral. Penelope now works as a freelance trainer and is lucky enough to have taught all over the world. Some of the countries she has worked in include Vietnam, UAE, Australia, Malaysia and Hong Kong. She specialises in commercial bakery training, events and classes, as well as recipe and product development. She has worked with and taught some of the best in the cake decorating industry and loves working closely with the top names in the sugarcraft world.
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Sunday 17th Nov

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.

£295.00
5 Places Left
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Mark Tilling
UK Chocolate Master 2006-2010, Mark has worked as a pastry chef at top hotels in the UK & abroad. Mark twice represented the UK in the Chocolate Master world finals in Paris, where he was ranked the UK’s highest-ever placing.
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Monday 18th Nov (2 days)

Introduction to French Entremets

In an updated version of Mark's fantastic course, spend two days honing your dessert-making skills and discover the secrets for creating perfect Parisian gateaux which are sure to impress at any Summer Party!

£195.00
6 Places Left
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Mark Tilling
UK Chocolate Master 2006-2010, Mark has worked as a pastry chef at top hotels in the UK & abroad. Mark twice represented the UK in the Chocolate Master world finals in Paris, where he was ranked the UK’s highest-ever placing.
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Saturday 23rd Nov

Gourmet Chocolate Bars

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

£550.00
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Mark Tilling
UK Chocolate Master 2006-2010, Mark has worked as a pastry chef at top hotels in the UK & abroad. Mark twice represented the UK in the Chocolate Master world finals in Paris, where he was ranked the UK’s highest-ever placing.
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Monday 25th Nov (3 days)

French Patisserie

In an updated edition of this popular course, learn the art of French Pâtisserie over three days. Mark will teach you how to make a variety of the delicious pastries that grace the windows of French Pâtisseries in your own kitchen. (3 day course)

£125.00
5 Places Left
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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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Saturday 30th Nov

Beginners Christmas Cake

Get ready for Christmas with this festive edition of our Key Skills: Celebration Cakes course! If you'd like to learn the skills needed to cover celebration cakes to a professional finish with sugarpaste (fondant), this is an essential course for you. You will also learn how to create simple decorations and benefit from an introduction to a wide range of basic sugarcraft tools.

£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 30th Nov

Elegant Sharp-Edged Cake with Helen Mansey

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.

December 2019

£295.00
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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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Tuesday 3rd Dec (2 days)

Beginners Royal Icing: Christmas Cake

Essential to complete your sugarcraft repertoire, royal icing is an impressive and stunning medium to work in. This is the Christmas edition of our Key Skills: Royal Icing course.

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