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  • Friday 16th June

    All About Royal Icing… with Tessa Whitehouse

    One of the few mediums of sugarcraft which can be used to finish an entire cake, royal icing is a baker’s best friend. Use it to cover a cake, pipe pearls, beads and borders, create flowers, drop lines or drapes, run-out monograms and motifs and also to decorate biscuits. Our tutor and royal icing expert, Tessa Whitehouse says that once you’ve learnt the various skills needed to produce these effects, you can also apply many of them to decorate your cakes using ganache and buttercream.

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  • Saturday 3rd June

    Chocolate Fans

    Chocolate fans make an impressive cupcake decoration and are quick and easy to make with a bit of practice. They’re also a great way to cover a larger cake.

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  • Wednesday 26th April

    Lemon Curd Blossom Tartlets

    Looking for a simple and tasty little recipe for the weekend? These bite-size lemon curd blossom tartlets are sunny and fun and would be ideal for picnics and afternoon tea.

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  • Monday 10th April

    Coffee and Cake Pairing

    This week is UK Coffee Week, and nothing pairs better with coffee than cake! Try this hazelnut financier recipe from our pastry chef-tutor, Marianne Stewart, with your next brew. The nutty texture and flavours pair perfectly with your favourite flat white or filter coffee. Enjoy!

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  • Monday 27th February

    Squires Kitchen International School - Sweet Table courses with Makiko Searle in China

    Do you want to learn how to make all the components of a dessert table? A sweet table provides guests not only with an amazing array of treats but also with an impressive visual experience. Expert sugarcrafter and accomplished pastry chef, Makiko Searle, will be teaching 2 courses in Beijing from March 18th to 21st and 2 courses in Taiyuan from March 23rd to 26th.

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  • Wednesday 15th February

    Meet the Squires Kitchen International School tutor…Ceri Griffiths

    We recently sat down with master baker, confectioner and our tutor, Ceri Griffiths, to find out more about his biggest challenges, how he bakes and the tips he wants to pass on to other bakers...

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  • Wednesday 15th February

    Squires Kitchen International School - Carlos Lischetti modelling courses in China

    Bring your sugar models to life with world-leading modelling and animation expert, Carlos Lischetti. Carlos will be running 4 courses in in Shanghai from May 15th to 20th and 4 courses in Beijing from May 23rd to 28th.

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  • Tuesday 7th February

    Painting Cakes: Tips and Tricks With Natasha Collins

    The art of cake painting is becoming more and more popular, as cake decorators look for new, fun and easy techniques to create truly unique designs. We receive a lot of questions about painting cakes and so we asked one of our tutors and owner of Nevie-Pie Cakes, Natasha Collins, for some useful tips and ideas. Whether you consider yourself a natural artist or a beginner, we hope the information helps with your painting efforts…

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  • Friday 3rd February

    Fill Your February With Sweet Treats!

    Glad that January is over? Yes, we are too! The beginning of February signals another welcome shift towards the start of Spring but first, the sweet celebrations of Valentine’s Day, Shrove Tuesday, Bramley Apple Day and Nutella Day are just ahead of us. So it’s fitting that our upcoming courses are full of flowers, lace and romantic chocolate and patisserie.

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  • Tuesday 17th January

    Meet the Squires Kitchen International School tutor…Mark Tilling

    Last month we began our new series of 'Meet the Tutor' interviews, where you can 'meet' our team, read about their background as well as their baking and decorating passions. This time, it's the turn of our talented Head Tutor, Mark Tilling...

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  • Thursday 5th January

    Start 2017 Off by Investing in Yourself

    Whatever your perspective on the events, 2016 was interesting, wasn’t it? As we sit here waiting to see what this year holds for us and with the annual 'Blue Monday' – the most depressing day of the year – just around the corner on Monday 16th, there are a few things we can be certain of and, more importantly, plenty to look forward to.

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  • Monday 12th December

    Meet the Squires Kitchen International School tutor...Marianne Stewart

    Welcome to the first in a new series of 'Meet the Tutor' interviews. We wanted to put faces to the names of our tutors and share insights into the school and our courses. Since 1987, Squires Kitchen International School has been teaching the art of cake decorating and sugarcraft to amateurs and professionals alike.

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  • Wednesday 7th December

    Give the Christmas Gift of a Baking Course in 2017

    Christmas is fast approaching but thoughts are already turning to our exciting courses in January and February next year.

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  • Wednesday 23rd November

    Squires Kitchen franchise launches in Japan

    Congratulations to our NEW Squires Kitchen franchise which launches in Japan today!

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  • Monday 31st October

    Countdown to Christmas Festivities 2016

    With a month until the start of December, now is the ideal time to plan your celebratory cakes for friends, family and of course, Christmas lunch itself. We’ve picked out five of the very best Christmas courses at our school, so whether you’d like to learn how to decorate a traditional rich fruit cake with royal icing or sugarpaste, or bake a modern twist on the classic to wow your guests, we’re here to help.

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  • Tuesday 22nd December

    Gluten-Free Baking at Squires

    Whether you are new to gluten-free baking, or ready to add something more challenging to your repertoire, our tutors will take you through some of the more daunting aspects of no-wheat baking with ease.

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  • Tuesday 1st December

    Squires Kitchen International School - Advanced Wedding Cake Course in China

    Take your sugarcraft skills to the next level on this new 5-day course with Paddi Clark from January 11th-15th 2016 in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

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  • Monday 16th November

    We have a present for you!

    For one lucky person Christmas might come early this year!

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  • Friday 30th October

    Squires Kitchen International School - The perfect gift for budding bakers this Christmas

    We know the run-up to Christmas can be really busy with parties, presents and plenty of cake, so we’ve put together a handy guide to our pre-Christmas courses. Why not share your hobby with a friend, or pass this list onto loved ones to give them a hint? For more information about any of the courses below or online, please call 0845 61 71 812 or +44 (0)1252 260 262 or email school@squires-school.co.uk.

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  • Friday 11th September

    New Masterclasses and Guest Tutors

    Squires Kitchen International School is delighted to announce that the courses running the week before and after our 30th Squires Kitchen Exhibition March 11th-14th in 2016 are now online and ready for booking. As we already have a long list of interest we can only advise you to book as soon as possible as spaces are limited.

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