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February 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 23rd Feb

Sharp Shapes with Helen Mansey

A stunning cake starts with a crisp, clean foundation. Learn how to create the perfect blank canvas on not only round but square cakes with razor sharp edges and corners in this class taught by award-winning Cake designer, author and expert tutor Helen Mansey.

March 2019

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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 29th July   PLACES
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Monday 4th Mar (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.

£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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Tuesday 5th Mar (2 days)

Intermediate Sugar Flowers: Magnolia , lisianthus , succulent, matthiola , berries and foliage

Join international sugarcrafter Elena Wilkinson and take your sugar flower skills to the next level on this new and exclusive Squires Kitchen course. Learn how to create this impressively elegant arrangement complete with Magnolia , lisianthus , succulent, matthiola , berries, foliage in refined shades of purples, mauves and silver greens.

£295.00
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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 12th Mar (2 days)

Key Skills: Sugar Flowers

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.

£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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Friday 15th Mar (2 days)

Key Skills: Royal Icing

Essential to complete your sugarcraft repertoire, royal icing is an impressive and stunning medium to work in. This course will count towards achieving your Foundation Master Certificate.

£195.00
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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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Friday 14th June   PLACES
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Saturday 16th Mar

1 Day Chocolate School

Join Mark Tilling, the UK's chocolate Master 2006–2010, 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.

£185.00
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Marianne Stewart
Marianne has worked in a number of reputed London kitchens, including Baker & Spice, Jamie Oliver's Fifteen and Peggy Porschen, allowing her to develop an expert understanding of the chemistry behind baking and a flair for delicious flavour combinations.
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Monday 18th Mar

Buttercream Flower Cupcakes: Spring Blooms

In this special Springtime edition of Buttercream Flower Cupcakes, buttercream expert Marianne Stewart 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.

£185.00
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Marianne Stewart
Marianne has worked in a number of reputed London kitchens, including Baker & Spice, Jamie Oliver's Fifteen and Peggy Porschen, allowing her to develop an expert understanding of the chemistry behind baking and a flair for delicious flavour combinations.
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Tuesday 19th Mar

Buttercream Piping Skills with Marianne Stewart

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.

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Marianne Stewart
Marianne has worked in a number of reputed London kitchens, including Baker & Spice, Jamie Oliver's Fifteen and Peggy Porschen, allowing her to develop an expert understanding of the chemistry behind baking and a flair for delicious flavour combinations.
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Wednesday 20th Mar

Macaroons Made Easy

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

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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 Mar

Chocolate Flowers

Chocolate flowers are a modern twist on popular floral toppers, combining the delicate beauty of flowers with the delicious taste of chocolate. Join Master chocolatier Mark Tilling and learn how to temper and work with chocolate, creating a gorgeous statement flower with your new skills. You will enjoy this course whether a beginner or if you have previous experience of working with chocolate.

April 2019

£950.00
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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 1st Apr (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.

£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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Wednesday 3rd Apr (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. You will be awarded with a Squires Kitchen Certificate to illustrate your achievements.

£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 6th Apr

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.

£145.00
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Makiko Searle
Makiko is one of the UK’s leading names in wedding cake design. Her professional skills as a cake maker combined with a unique creative style have earned Maki a reputation for creating truly stunning and original designs.
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Sunday 7th Apr

Pretty Patisserie - Perfect Choux Pastry

Choux pastry is often believed to be quite tricky to make, but when you understand the process it is actually quite easy! Once you get the hang of it, you can make a whole range of pretty pastries that are sure to impress your friends and family.

£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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Monday 8th Apr

Key Skills: Celebration Cakes

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.

£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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Tuesday 9th Apr

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.

£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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Tuesday 9th Apr (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, just in time for Easter!

£325.00
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Marianne Stewart
Marianne has worked in a number of reputed London kitchens, including Baker & Spice, Jamie Oliver's Fifteen and Peggy Porschen, allowing her to develop an expert understanding of the chemistry behind baking and a flair for delicious flavour combinations.
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Thursday 11th Apr (2 days)

Naked Cake with Marianne Stewart

Learn how to make this modern stripped-back wedding cake with a fresh flavour combination where the bake itself is the star attraction. Masked and semi-masked tiers with exposed piping are wrapped in a wash of pretty ‘Tiffany blue/green’ pastel buttercream and a sheer wafer paper fantasy flower – the perfect alternative to a traditional wedding cakes.

£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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Sunday 14th Apr

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. Claire will take you through the stages of successful baking and you will take home a Squires Kitchen Certificate to illustrate your achievements.

£495.00
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Marianne Stewart
Marianne has worked in a number of reputed London kitchens, including Baker & Spice, Jamie Oliver's Fifteen and Peggy Porschen, allowing her to develop an expert understanding of the chemistry behind baking and a flair for delicious flavour combinations.
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Monday 15th Apr (3 days)

Baking for Contemporary Celebration Cakes

If you’ve mastered the classics, it’s time to take your baking to the next level with this three-day course from top pâtisserie chef, Marianne Stewart. Keeping on top of changing trends and new flavour combinations is essential for professional cake makers and this course is highly recommended for updating your repertoire. It’s also a great choice for the advanced home baker looking to replicate professional finishes at home.

£145.00
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Makiko Searle
Makiko is one of the UK’s leading names in wedding cake design. Her professional skills as a cake maker combined with a unique creative style have earned Maki a reputation for creating truly stunning and original designs.
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Thursday 18th Apr

Pretty Patisserie - Easter Fancies

This class has everything; cake, chocolate and prettiness by the bucketload! Maki will show you how to make three incredible desserts, each showcasing a whole array of techniques.

£195.00
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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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Friday 26th Apr

1 Day Chocolate School

Join Mark Tilling, the UK's chocolate Master 2006–2010, 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.

£295.00
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Naomi Lee
Naomi Lee of The Cake Botanist is an award winning pastry chef and cake artist. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, and has worked with the world-famous Pierre Hermé, Paris.
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Saturday 27th Apr (2 days)

Cascading Wafer Blooms

Over two days, learn to work with on trend wafer paper to create gorgeous blousy blooms with Naomi Lee from 'The Cake Botanist'. Naomi will teach you how to create a delicate English rose, ranunculus, striking anemones and pretty hydrangeas all arranged in a eye catching cascade over two dummy tiers which you will cover in marble sugarpaste. Naomi will also share with you how to paint your tiers to give a popular worn finish and also how to work with wafer paper border cutters for stunning results.

May 2019

£195.00
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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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Thursday 2nd May

Miniature Chocolate Cakes

Individual miniature cakes are a popular and versatile choice for many occasions. Join Master Chocolatier, Mark Tilling to learn how to make and decorate delectable chocolate miniature cakes that would be perfect for wedding tables, dinner parties and more.

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