Courses with Tessa Whitehouse

Tessa Whitehouse has enjoyed decorating cakes since she was very young. She first learnt about sugarcraft from books and was never one to shirk a challenge, even making sugar flowers for the first time for her own wedding cake just three days before the wedding! Tessa has an honours degree in home economics, further improved her cake decorating skills with courses at Squires Kitchen and developed her chocolate skills at the Callebaut Academy.

While Tessa enjoys all aspects of sugarcraft, royal icing remains her key interest and for the last four years she has attended classes and trained with Eddie Spence for the pure pleasure of working with a master of his craft. Tessa has undertaken private commissions for a number of years and was inspired and encouraged by Eddie to share her interest through demonstrating royal icing in the Squires Kitchen shop in Farnham. Tessa has also recieved a gold award for her Rene Lalique-inspired wedding cake at Salon Culinaire in 2014.

Tessa teaches regularly at Squires Kitchen International School, passing on her intricate skills, eye for detail and impressive skills. With a relaxed style, Tessa aims to share her passion and inspire others to work with the amazing medium of sugar.

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July 2017

  • Two-Tier Celebration Cake with delicate lace and Royal Icing Embellishments

    Saturday 22nd July to Sunday 23rd July 2017 (2 days)

    Project

    Suitable for Beginners



    Join Tessa Whitehouse on this brand new, two day course and learn how to create a perfectly covered and decorated two-tier celebration cake. This comprehensive cake decorating course takes you through how to cover, dowel and stack a cake in addition to teaching you how to embellish your creation with edible lace and hand piped royal iced detail.

    Price: £250.00

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  • Bake and Decorate Biscuits: Changing Shapes

    Saturday 29th July (1 day)

    Fun

    Suitable for Beginners



    Learn how to make the most of your cookie cutters by joining biscuits, baking them on a curve or creating your own design using geometric cutters. Author of Beautiful Biscuits, Tessa Whitehouse, will pass on her go-to recipes, guide you through cutting and baking biscuits for a different shape and, finally, show you how to decorate them to a perfect finish.

    Price: £150.00

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  • Sunday Workshop: Embroidery Effects with Royal Icing

    Sunday 30th July (1 day)

    Fun

    Suitable for Beginners



    Adding delicate lace decorations to biscuits or cakes makes for beautiful, elegant creations. Join us for this special workshop focused on Brush Embroidery, a technique using gentle brush strokes through Royal Icing to create textured decorations resembling lace.

    Price: £60.00

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September 2017

  • Professional Royal Icing Skills

    Wednesday 13th September to Sunday 17th September 2017 (5 days)

    Skill Development

    Prerequisite Skills Required



    If you’d like to develop your basic royal icing skills and learn more techniques using this versatile medium, then join royal icing expert Tessa Whitehouse on this new five-day course. Advance your knowledge and skillset by practising a range of royal icing techniques on cakes.

    Price: £800.00

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October 2017

  • Perfect Piping and Pearls

    Friday 6th October (1 day)

    Fun

    Suitable for Beginners



    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.

    Price: £150.00

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  • Ivory, Gold and Lace Wedding Cake and Favours

    Saturday 7th October to Sunday 8th October 2017 (2 days) . 1 other dates available.

    Project

    Prerequisite Skills Required



    Lace is an enduring favourite for weddings. In this exciting two-day course, explore the myriad of ways that lace can be introduced onto a wedding or celebration cake and onto matching biscuit favours.

    Price: £290.00

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  • Ultimate Sugarcraft: Essential Skills and Techniques

    Sunday 15th October to Friday 20th October 2017 (6 days)

    Foundation

    Suitable for Beginners



    A brand-new, 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.

    Price: £1,000.00

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November 2017

  • Foundation Royal Icing: Christmas Cake

    Saturday 4th November to Sunday 5th November 2017 (2 days) . 1 other dates available.

    Foundation

    Suitable for Beginners



    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.

    Price: £290.00

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