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!
Under Kaysie’s expert guidance, students produced amazing gravity-defying cakes that you can see pictured here. Students learnt how to perfect their sugarpaste work, flower paste techniques and all the skills involved to create cakes that appear to defy gravity through structural design. Kaysie also showed how to paint on sugar, modelling tips and how to make things appear aged or worn.
Students came from as far as Spain, Portugal and the Phillipines, as well as from all over the UK including Cornwall and London. Many of the students who attended had their own businesses and wanted to gain further skills to create amazing and extra special cakes for their customers.
After graduating from Belmont University with multiple degrees in the fine arts, Kaysie found her ideal medium in cake. Only a few months after opening her bakery, The People's Cake in Seattle, she won her first two consecutive Food Network Challenges, "Extreme Villain Cakes" and "Paranormal Cakes". With her elegant yet whimsical style she constantly challenges what cake can do and teaches students across the world how she makes her sweet creations come to life.