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July 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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Tuesday 14th Jul

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.

£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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Thursday 16th Jul

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.

£125.00
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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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Friday 17th Jul

Perfect Piping and Pearls

Piping is an essential skill for all sugarcrafters to master. Join royal icing expert Tessa Whitehouse on this one day course to practice and perfect your piping. Over the course of the day you will experiment with the various patterns that can be created with a simple shell nozzle, learn how to drop even scallops around the side of a cake and achieve a perfectly rounded hand-piped pearl. You will leave with the confidence to create your own stunning designs and a Squires Kitchen certificate of achievement.

£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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Saturday 25th Jul

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.

£1,190.00
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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 27th Jul (6 days)

Foundation Sugarcraft Diploma

An important 6-day modular course introducing you to all the essential techniques to give you complete confidence in the principles of cake decoration and sugarcraft.

£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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Monday 27th Jul

Junior Bakers: Bunny 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.

£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 30th Jul

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.

August 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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Saturday 8th Aug

Bake and Decorate Biscuits: Summer Fun

Iced biscuits make perfect gifts, afternoon tea treats or wedding favours. On this one-day course, you’ll make and bake biscuits perfect for coating and decorating with royal icing. You will learn a range of royal icing decorating techniques to create your own unique biscuits.

£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 15th Aug

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.

£295.00
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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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Monday 17th Aug

Chocolates and Truffles

Barry Johnson, UK Chocolate Master 2017, will take you through the intricate art of making delicious, professional-standard moulded chocolates and truffles.

September 2020

£195.00
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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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Wednesday 2nd Sep

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.

£295.00
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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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Thursday 10th Sep (2 days)

Fault Line Cake

Join tutor and talented cake designer, Sarah Hunter, in this two day class to make an on trend, visually spectacular Fault Line cake with buttercream rosettes.

£155.00
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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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Thursday 10th Sep

Intermediate Sugar Flowers: Dahlia

Join international sugarcrafter Elena Wilkinson and take your sugar flower skills to the next level. Learn how to create a singular Dahlia with a delicate colour palette.

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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 14th Sep (6 days)

Foundation Sugarcraft Diploma

An important 6-day modular course introducing you to all the essential techniques to give you complete confidence in the principles of cake decoration and sugarcraft.

£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 26th Sep

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!

£195.00
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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 26th Sep

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!

£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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Monday 28th Sep

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.

October 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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Friday 2nd Oct

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.

£155.00
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Katie Lake
Award winning wedding cake designer.
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Monday 5th Oct

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.

£295.00
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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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Thursday 8th Oct (2 days)

Buttercream Flower Cascade Wedding Cake

In this two day course our buttercream expert, Sarah Hunter, will show you how to bake, stack and decorate a beautiful buttercream wedding cake.

£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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Saturday 10th Oct

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.

£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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Monday 12th Oct (2 days)

Foundation Royal Icing

A must to learn technique to complete your sugarcraft repertoire, royal icing is an impressive and stunning medium to work in. This course will count towards your Foundation Sugarcraft Diploma.

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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 14th Oct

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.

£195.00
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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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Saturday 24th Oct (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.

£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 27th Oct

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.

£295.00
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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 29th Oct (2 days)

Bread Making Extravaganza!

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!

November 2020

£295.00
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Katie Lake
Award winning wedding cake designer.
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Monday 2nd Nov

Designer Wedding Cake: Modern Art Deco

Join Katie, an extremely talented wedding cake designer, for this fun two day class in which you will learn to create a stunning Art Deco inspired design. Katie will share her skills of painting with coloured cocoa butter and the use of wafer paper to create the wow factor every bride wants. You will also learn to prepare and use ganache to give sharp edges on a square cake, how to cover this in fondant and decorate a tiered cake in her signature contemporary style.

£1,190.00
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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 9th Nov (6 days)

Foundation Sugarcraft Diploma

An important 6-day modular course introducing you to all the essential techniques to give you complete confidence in the principles of cake decoration and sugarcraft.

£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 Nov

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!

£295.00
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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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Thursday 19th 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.

£295.00
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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 21st Nov

Chocolates and Truffles

Barry Johnson, UK Chocolate Master 2017, will take you through the intricate art of making delicious, professional-standard moulded chocolates and truffles.

£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 28th Nov

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.

December 2020

£135.00
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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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Saturday 5th Dec

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.

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