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  • Tuesday 31st July

    Bread making with George

    With the new school term round the corner, why not learn about the art of baking and cake decorating? If you’ve always wanted to learn how to make your own fresh bread then we highly recommend George’s Bread Making Essentials class on 13th–14th September which is great for beginners and really fun, too.

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  • Friday 29th June

    How to become the complete skilled sugarcrafter

    So you know how to cover a cake, handle a piping bag and make basic figures and flowers – what next? Our new course, ‘Professional Intensive: Extended Techniques’ has been created for talented sugarcrafters who want to learn more about the amazing things that can be achieved with their new-found skills.

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  • Wednesday 6th June

    New class with Carlos Lischetti

    Can’t wait for the release of Carlos Lischetti’s first book, Animation in Sugar in September?

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  • Tuesday 15th May

    Street Party Style

    Bring out the bunting, china teacups, doilies and cake stands for a summer of street parties!

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  • Friday 13th April

    New course just added!

    Professional Intensive Extended Skills Development with Paddi Clark, 22nd–27th Oct

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  • Wednesday 11th April

    Carlos Lischetti’s first book

    The publishing team here is hard at work on Carlos Lischetti’s new book and we have to say that it’s looking amazing!

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  • Monday 20th February

    SK launches new magazine, Squires Kitchen Bake School

    Now you can discover how easy it is to bake and decorate your own cakes to a professional standard with Squires Kitchen School tutors in the comfort of your own home. Available from 8th March, Squires Kitchen Bake School presents a whole host of baking inspiration from expert tutors at the esteemed International School in Farnham, Surrey as well as other top names in the industry. This unique, new magazine for budding bakers and cake decorators is the latest addition to Squires Kitchen Magazine Publishing’s collection of titles, which includes Cakes & Sugarcraft, Wedding Cakes – A Design Source, and Inspired by Food.

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  • Tuesday 14th February

    Smeg 50’s style fridges make repeat TV performance on The Great British Bake Off

    Four Smeg FAB30 50's Style Retro Fridges in Pastel Blue and Pastel Green recently appeared on the new series of Great British Bake Off in January following on from a hugely successful series in the autumn of 2011.

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  • Wednesday 1st February

    New classes with Carlos Lischetti

    Carlos’ much-anticipated classes are back! If you missed out last time and you’re a big fan then make sure you book today. On 1st–2nd March, Carlos will be teaching all the techniques he uses to create an amazing sugar baby, which would be ideal for a baby shower, christening or any baby’s celebration cake. You’ll learn how to build the figure from sugar step-by-step including how to mix colours, achieve correct proportions, use modelling tools and ensure your work is crack-free and flawless. Discover the secrets of successful figure modelling with expert Carlos on 3rd–4th March and learn how to capture his unique style on your own cakes and models. Once you know how, you can adapt the figures to suit any celebration cake. Join Carlos on 19th–20th March as he shows you how to make a rabbit in a flower pot out of sugar, which would be a great decoration for an Easter cake and could be adapted for any occasion. The proportions you will learn to make for the rabbits can be applied to many other different small animals.

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  • Thursday 12th January

    Sky One is looking for cake decorators!

    Do you eat, sleep and breathe cake and enjoy taking part in competitions? Sky One is looking for competitive cake decorators to take part in a new documentary so, if that sounds like you, contact them on cakes@superherotv.co.uk. The deadline is Friday 20th January 2012.

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  • Tuesday 3rd January

    New Year, new hobby

    The New Year is a perfect time to start that new hobby or even your own cake business, and where better to start than Squires Kitchen’s International School where you will learn from the very best tutors? Because we know you need the latest information for starting your own business, Starting a Cake Business from Home now takes place regularly at Squires Kitchen’s International School. The one-day course will run every three months on both a Friday and a Saturday so you can choose the best day for you.

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  • Thursday 1st December

    Free demonstrations every day at Squires House

    There’s a lot going on at Squires House this winter so pop in and see us! As well as cake decorations and accessories for all your festive baking, you can also watch free demonstrations from our experts who are here every day teaching a different subject. Pick up great tips for making sugar models, icing cakes, making sugar flowers and much more.

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  • Wednesday 16th November

    Baking Mad

    Are you a great cook? Have you got some impressive recipes up your sleeve that could wow even a top baker? Infinite Media is looking for people from all walks of life to appear in a television show called Baking Mad, which will air on Channel 4. They want to hear from everybody who loves cooking and would like to take their baking skills to the next level! Successful candidates will take part in a mini bake-off to compete for the chance to win a one-to-one lesson on camera with master pâtissier and baker to the stars, Eric Lanlard.

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  • Wednesday 26th October

    It’s all in the detail

    As well as beginners and home cake makers, Squires Kitchen’s International School also teaches the art of baking, cake decorating, chocolate and sugarcraft to pastry chefs and caterers.

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  • Monday 24th October

    Scary cakes at Squires Kitchen

    Lots of fun was had here at The Grange on the 19th and 20th October when students joined author and expert Jan Clement-May for a two-day Halloween sugar modelling course. Students learnt how to model creepy characters gathered around a bubbling cauldron including a witch, cat, gargoyle and even little frogs and bats! If you want to learn more about modelling animals in sugar, check out Jan’s latest book, Squires Kitchen’s Guide to Making Sugar Animals

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  • Monday 5th September

    Kaysie Lackey and the Balance Teapot Class

    We were pleased to welcome Kaysie Lackey, a Food Network Champion and acclaimed sugar artist, to Squires Kitchen’s International School on 2nd – 4th September. Kaysie taught her Balance Teapot Class and it seems a lot of fun was had by everybody!

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  • Wednesday 24th August

    5-day chocolate school at The Grange

    Last week, The Grange was full of the most delicious sights and smells as the 5-day chocolate school took place in the bakery room at Squires Kitchen’s School. Students came from far and wide to learn how to produce a magnificent chocolate showpiece with chocolatier Mark Tilling.

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  • Monday 1st August

    Bread Making Essentials, 4th-5th October

    Baking bread is a skill we should all learn – once you know the basics there’s no end to the amazing things you can bake for friends and family to enjoy. Fresh bread with a simple olive oil and balsamic vinegar dip is great to share and even better when the bread is homemade, so come to Squires Kitchen’s school this autumn to learn how to make your very own.

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  • Wednesday 6th July

    NEW class with guest tutor from the USA, Kaysie Lackey, 2nd - 4th September

    We are pleased to welcome Kaysie Lackey, a Food Network Champion and acclaimed sugar artist, to Squires Kitchen’s International School in September.

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  • Monday 23rd May

    Squires Kitchen's shop now open 7 days a week!

    Squires Kitchen’s newly expanded and fully refurbished shop is now open 7 days a week. Monday to Saturday 9am-5.30pm Sunday 10am-4pm

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