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  • Tuesday 6th March

    Naomi Yamamoto Sugarflower Master Course in China

    Join world famous sugarflower master, bestselling book author Naomi Yamamoto and take your sugar flower skills to the next level on this Squires Kitchen Master course. Learn how to create the ever-popular Dahlia; Charlotte, the best loved English rose; complete with Sweet Peas for a truly stunning display. Squires Kitchen International School will provide all edible materials for the class. Essential equipment is available on loan.You will leave with a stunning floral topper and a Squires Kitchen Master Skill certificate. 本课程提供的原材料全部由英国进口。课程结束后将颁发由Naomi Yamamoto亲笔签名的英国Squires Kitchen国际学校大师课程结业证书。 For more information on these courses and to make your booking please call on +86 0510-83772630, contact WeChat account:SquiresKitchen-China, or email Na.Huntingford@squires-group.co.uk 课程报名咨询电话(+86) 0510-83772630|微信SquiresKitchen-China 邮件邮箱:Na.Huntingford@squires-group.co.uk

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  • Wednesday 28th February

    NEW 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 Shenzhen from May 15th to 19th and 4 courses in Shanghai from May 21st to 25th.

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  • Friday 11th August

    Meet the Squires Kitchen International School tutor... Laura Dodimead

    Founder of successful cake making business, Life in Sugar, cake artist Laura Dodimead tells us her favourite thing about teaching, how her Spanish heritage has inspired her and the one person she'd love to bake with the most!

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  • Sunday 16th July

    Cherry and Coconut Slices

    July 16th marks National Cherry Day - celebrate with this delicious and easy bake from tutor, Ann Skipp.

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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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  • Wednesday 2nd September

    Your cakes look good and taste good and now they can do some good, too!

    Squires Kitchen Sugar Modelling Paste – the ultimate, all-purpose modelling paste for making figures, simple flowers and cake toppers is now Fairtrade certified.

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  • Wednesday 12th August

    The Professional Intensive Wedding Week is back!

    Spend 6 intensive days at our school and give your wedding displays a professional finish.

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  • Wednesday 20th May

    Have you found The One? Discover three professional pastes for three unique uses

    If you’re baffled by the choice of icings and pastes, the sugarcraft experts at Squires Kitchen have made things as simple as one, two, three. SK Modelling Paste – The One for sugar modelling SK ready-to-roll Fairtrade Sugarpaste – The One for flawless cake covering SK Sugar Florist Paste (SFP) – The One for sugar flowers

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  • Saturday 9th May

    Elaborate Three Dimensional Cake Design Course in Guangdong, China

    We are pleased to announce that Kathy Moore, a senior Tutor and Ambassador for Squires Kitchen will be conducting a class on 18th , 19th and 20th May for Squires Kitchen at Sweet Forest cake decorating school, in Dongguan City, Guangdong, China in conjunction with Faithful Family Service Limited (Hong Kong) and Shenzhen Faithful World Trading Limited.

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  • Friday 20th March

    Introduction to Airbrushing

    If you’d like to give airbrushing a go but aren’t sure where to begin, then an Introduction to Airbrushing is the perfect course to get you started. Learn everything you need to know about using an airbrush and create unforgettable 3D effects on cakes with this popular sugarcraft technique.

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  • Tuesday 3rd February

    Prestigious Gourmand Award for ‘Cake Decorating Bible’

    The Art of Sugarcraft, the definitive collection of sugarcraft, cake decorating, baking and chocolate techniques, has won a Gourmand World Cookbook Award for the Best Food Book for Professionals in the UK 2014.

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  • Friday 16th January

    Squires Kitchen Exhibition 2015

    Squires Kitchen’s 29th Annual Exhibition will be taking place on 13th–15th March 2015 and, for the first time, the ever-popular mini classes will be held in the beautiful, fully equipped teaching rooms at Squires Kitchen International School.

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  • Tuesday 16th December

    Christmas Course Bookings

    We’ve had such a busy year here at Squires Kitchen International School and it’s gone by so quickly! We welcomed new tutors Jorge Cruz, Natasha Collins and Paul Bradford to teach at our school, as well as hosting courses on a range of new and exciting techniques, including how to make a French croquembouche and a 1-metre chocolate showpiece.

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  • Monday 17th November

    UK Cookery School Awards 2014

    After being shortlisted for the UK Cookery School Awards 2014, we’re very pleased to announce that Squires Kitchen International School was runner-up in the closely contested baking category for our 5 Day Baking School with Mark Tilling.

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  • Monday 3rd November

    Get ready for Christmas

    Whether you’re looking for ideas for your Christmas cake or edible decorations to trim your tree, be inspired this winter with our selection of festive courses. Why not treat yourself to a special day out or book a course as an early Christmas gift for friends and family?

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  • Monday 6th October

    Feeling inspired to get baking?

    The Great British Bake Off has had everyone feeling inspired to find their scales and try their hand at something new, whether it’s a basic Victoria sponge or more challenging recipes, such as baklava or baumkuchen.

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  • Monday 15th September

    Advance your royal icing skills with Ceri DD Griffiths

    If you’re looking to develop your sugarcraft skills, then we have some important dates for your diary. Join international royal icing expert, Ceri DD Griffiths, on a range of brand new project courses, as well as some old favourites which are back by popular demand.

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  • Friday 1st August

    Behind the Scenes with Alan Dunn

    Alan Dunn is a world-renowned sugar flower expert, successful author and international tutor who travels all over the world to share his incredible talent for making lifelike sugar and cold porcelain flowers. With two exclusive sugar flower Masterclasses coming up this autumn at Squires Kitchen International School, we went behind the scenes to ask Alan what inspires his designs and how he develops his sell-out courses.

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  • Monday 7th July

    Discover a ‘raisin’ to bake at home

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to create irresistible, patisserie-style brioche, croissants or pain aux raisins? If so, French Master Baker, Mickael Jahan, is here to pass on his years of baking experience on a new two-day course at Squires Kitchen International School.

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  • Wednesday 2nd July

    VIP Shopping Experience and Book Signing with Karen Taylor

    Find out how to make impressive cakes the easy way! On Monday 7th July Squires Kitchen International School will be celebrating the launch of Quick Cakes for Busy Mums by Karen Taylor with a special VIP shopping experience starting at 7pm.

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  • Friday 6th June

    Sugar Modelling with Jorge Cruz

    We’re really pleased to welcome award-winning Colombian artist and architect, Jorge Cruz, as our newest Guest Tutor at Squires Kitchen International School. Jorge’s signature sugar models are commissioned worldwide and his achievements are internationally recognised.

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  • Friday 9th May

    A Summer of Success

    The lead up to summer is always a busy time for cake designers, with wedding orders and summer parties to prepare for. Squires Kitchen International School is equally busy, with lots of exciting news about our tutors and new projects to share.

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  • Friday 4th April

    Discover the latest cake decorating trends

    The cake decorating industry is constantly evolving, with classic styles making a return and brand new techniques appearing all the time. We are always adding new courses on the latest trends so students can keep up-to-date and develop their skills.

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  • Monday 10th March

    Develop your sugarcraft skills this spring

    If you’ve completed one or more of our core Foundation courses, a similar beginners’ course, or you are familiar with the basics of sugarcraft, our Extended Skill Development courses are the next step for you. Designed for those students looking to refine and develop their skills, Extended Skill Development courses offer students the chance to work with our expert tutors over two days to master more advanced techniques.

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  • Wednesday 5th February

    Mark is making his début in Moscow

    SK Master Chocolatier and Senior Tutor, Mark Tilling, will be sharing his chocolate skills in Moscow, Russia, for his début courses in the country between 29th March and 3rd April 2014.

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  • Monday 3rd February

    Squires Kitchen’s 28th Annual Exhibition is coming!

    Europe’s longest running sugarcraft exhibition takes place on 14th–16th March 2014. With star guests including Eddie Spence, Mark Tilling and Paul Bradford, it looks like it will be another exciting year.

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  • Thursday 2nd January

    A taste of the year ahead at Squires Kitchen International School

    Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful winter break.

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  • Wednesday 4th December

    The perfect gift

    Treat someone special to a Squires Kitchen International School course and you’ll be giving them a gift they’ll never forget. With over 20 internationally renowned tutors and state-of-the-art facilities, the school offers courses covering everything from chocolate miniature cakes and sugar modelling to baking delicious wedding cakes.

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  • Thursday 14th November

    Master the art of professional chocolate work

    After three days of intense competition between 19 national Chocolate Masters in Paris at the end of October, the results of the fifth World Chocolate Masters competition were announced.

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  • Wednesday 2nd October

    Christmas Inspiration Week

    We know the run-up to Christmas can be a very busy time, with presents, parties and plenty of cake! To help you get ready we’re running a whole week of Christmas-themed courses in the last week of November to make sure you’ve got it all wrapped up in time for Christmas.

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  • Tuesday 17th September

    Squires Kitchen Bake School issue 4, on sale now!

    If you love to bake, then we have over 40 tempting recipes and helpful tutorials from our tutors and other expert bakers for you to try.

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  • Thursday 1st August

    Practice Makes Perfect When Piping

    Royal icing is becoming increasingly more popular as cake decorators all over the world realise how versatile it can be.

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  • Monday 1st July

    Last call for chocolate courses!

    Squires Kitchen International School is busier than ever this summer with sugarcraft courses running almost every day in July. Our baking and chocolate schoolroom is also set for a busy summer with a few places left on our chocolate courses for July and August.

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  • Tuesday 4th June

    Summer Sugarcraft School

    Are you looking for an exciting challenge this summer? Join us for the exclusive 5-Day Advanced Summer School with a different internationally-renowned tutor each day to help take your sugarcraft skills to the next level.

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  • Wednesday 22nd May

    Create a cake for any occasion

    At Squires Kitchen International School, we believe anyone can bake beautifully, master the art of cake decorating and sugarcraft and work with chocolate like a professional; all you need is the confidence to create. So whatever celebration you’re planning, there’s a course for you.

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  • Tuesday 16th April

    Keep up to date with all things sweet at Squires Kitchen

    Now you can get the latest news and exclusive course updates with the new Squires Kitchen International School newsletter.

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  • Thursday 7th March

    Start your Cake Decorating Business from Home this Spring

    Would you like to turn your sugarcraft hobby into a profitable and enjoyable career? Starting a cake decorating business can be scary, but with the right knowledge and professional guidance it can be an exciting opportunity to take a beloved pastime and convert it into a successful business.

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  • Wednesday 6th February

    Spring Sugarcraft Skills

    With the Squires Kitchen 27th Annual Exhibition and spring just around the corner, it’s a great time of year to consider some of the skills that you’d like to learn, develop and perfect. The SK Exhibition is Europe’s longest-running annual exhibition dedicated to cake decorating and sugarcraft. One of the most anticipated events in the cake lover’s calendar, it’s sure to inspire you to get creating with live demonstrations, new products and the latest trends.

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  • Wednesday 16th January

    New Year, New Tutors

    The New Year is well underway at Squires Kitchen International School, with our first week of courses already over! We’ve got more courses than ever before packed into our calendar for the year ahead, including many covering new themes and ideas and featuring new tutors.

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  • Friday 9th November

    Get ready for Christmas with our Week of Festive Demonstrations,

    Each day this week we will be hosting seasonal demonstrations with our world-class tutors.

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  • Friday 12th October

    Squires Kitchen Bake School issue 2

    The launch issue of Squires Kitchen Bake School was a huge hit and issue 2 follows up with brilliant ideas for biscuits, cakes, tarts, desserts and bread including how to make them like the professionals, top tips, classic recipes and much more. The talented Squires Kitchen International School tutors are joined by guest experts including Mary Berry, Paul A Young and Edd Kimber to share the trade secrets of how to bake and decorate like a professional in your own kitchen.

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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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  • Wednesday 18th May

    Ice cream day report

    On May 10th we held an exclusive ice cream tasting and demonstration at The Grange, and what a day it was! Ice cream specialist Robin Weir demonstrated how to make different types of ice cream and gave a talk on its history, physics and chemistry.

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  • Tuesday 3rd May

    Squires Kitchen’s school on BBC Two

    Did you see The Great British Wedding Cake on BBC Two at 8pm on Wednesday 20th April 2011? You may have recognised Squires Kitchen’s cookery school where the finalists of The Great British Bake Off, Edd, Miranda and Ruth, each took on the challenge to make and bake two spectacular wedding cakes in just 16 hours.

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  • Wednesday 30th March

    An Audience with Robin Weir, Exclusive Ice Cream Tasting and Demonstration

    An Audience with Robin Weir, Exclusive Ice Cream Tasting and Demonstration 10th May 2011, 10am-12.30pm at Squires Kitchen, Farnham, GU9 8BB Ice cream specialist Robin Weir will be coming to Squires Kitchen in May to demonstrate how to make different types of ice cream and give a talk on its history, physics and chemistry. Robin is acknowledged as one of the foremost experts on ice cream and demonstrates and lectures all over the world about ice cream making from the 17th century up to the present day.

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  • Friday 7th January

    ‘THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE-OFF’ is back and looking for amateur bakers

    Do you love home baking and fancy putting your skills to the test? BBC Two is looking for amateur bakers across the country to take part in The Great British Bake Off series two.

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  • Friday 26th November

    What's been going on at Squires Kitchen's International School

    Squires Kitchen’s baking school has been open for two months now and it’s great to hear that it has your seal of approval. The smell of baking, chocolate and cakes has been wafting round the building and it’s been lovely to meet students who have enjoyed the classes so much, leaving with new skills to try out on their friends and family. Recent classes at the new baking school included Cookbook Baking Classics where students came to learn how to make traditional cakes from scratch such as Victoria sponge, gooey chocolate cake and spicy sticky gingerbread, just like grandma used to make. Make sure you book early for the next one on 13th January. Perfect Pastry is another new addition to the course list and the first class proved popular with students coming to learn the skills and techniques involved in making shortcrust pastry, sweet flan pastry and choux. Ann Skipp also shared her top tips for baking blind, resting times and how to achieve great results every time. The next Perfect Pastry course is on 11th Dec, just in time for festive entertaining! Take home your creations and freeze them for Christmas. Mark Tilling’s chocolate classes have also been very popular, with our 3 Day Chocolate Wedding Cake Course being the first of its kind to be held in the new school room. Students who attended this course made some truly stunning creations under Mark’s professional guidance. If you missed out this time then make sure you book for the next 3 Day Chocolate Wedding Cake Course being held on 26th–28th January and 29th- 30th March 2011

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  • Thursday 28th October

    Carlos Lischetti's first class at Squires Kitchen's International School

    This week, we ran our first class with the incredibly talented sugarcrafter and pastry chef Carlos Lischetti. Carlos shared his flawless sugar modelling skills with students who came along to learn how to recreate his style on their own cakes and models. The class sold out quickly and was a huge success with students learning how to make a toy soldier from developing concepts on paper to building a figure from sugar, step-by-step. If you missed out, then you’ll be pleased to know that Carlos will be holding another class next February. To register your interest early, simply email Claudia.Amblianitis@squires-group.co.uk and we’ll also keep you updated in future school newsletters. Make sure you don’t miss Carlos’s gorgeous Christmas modelling project in Cakes & Sugarcraft issue 111, on sale now.

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  • Wednesday 6th October

    Alan Dunn's Christmas Cakes

    Alan Dunn was the very first guest to hold an author day at Squires Kitchen’s new cookery school at The Grange, hosting exclusive demonstrations and talking about his new book, Christmas Cakes.

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  • Tuesday 5th October

    Squires Kitchen’s International Cookery School officially opened on 30th September

    kicking off with Autumn Cupcakes and Whoopie Pies with Ann Skipp.

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  • Thursday 23rd September

    Glorious Food - Sunday 7th November, 10am – 4pm

    Glorious food, the first Farnham Maltings Food Festival, on Sunday 7th November, transforms one of Surrey’s busiest and most historic arts centres into a cavern of culinary delights.

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  • Wednesday 8th September

    Learn from the experts with B. Dutton Publishing

    Master the art of chocolate UK Chocolate Master, Mark Tilling, is set to release his first book later this month. Squires Kitchen’s Guide to Working with Chocolate is the perfect companion for chocoholics, dinner party hosts, pastry chefs, hobbyists and cake makers who want to create amazing handmade chocolates in their own kitchen.

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  • Tuesday 7th September

    An audience with Alan Dunn

    Our very first author day at The Grange back in June was a big hit and we’re now planning the second audience with Alan Dunn on the 1st October.

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  • Friday 20th August

    Mastering the art of chocolate

    UK Chocolate Master, Mark Tilling, is set to release his first book in September. Squires Kitchen’s Guide to Working with Chocolate is the perfect companion for chocoholics, dinner party hosts, pastry chefs, hobbyists and cake makers who want to create amazing handmade chocolates in their own kitchen.

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  • Friday 20th August

    Newsflash:

    Join Alan Dunn on 1st October 2010 for an exclusive demonstration and preview of his new book, Christmas Cakes (released October 2010).

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  • Monday 26th July

    Strawberry Tea

    Squires Kitchen held their first Strawberry Tea Party on Saturday 24th July to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.

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  • Monday 21st June

    An audience with Alan Dunn

    Well, what a fantastic time we had here today at Squires Kitchen’s International School! It was our very first author day in the new sugarcraft room at The Grange with the amazing sugar flower expert, Alan Dunn who was here to launch his new book Celebration Cakes and to give two exclusive demonstrations and a talk about his life and inspiration.

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  • Monday 7th June

    We have moved!

    A few weeks ago we moved our school to new premises just around the corner from our Farnham shop.

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  • Tuesday 1st June

    A Date for your Diary!

    Next year’s Squires Kitchen Cake Decorating, Chocolate and Sugarcraft exhibition will be held at the Farnham Maltings on 11th to 13th March 2011

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  • Monday 31st May

    Fantastic new titles from B.Dutton publishing...coming soon

    Our publishing team are currently working on some exciting new titles that will be released later this year.

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