News and events

  • 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.

    Mickael Jahan is an expert baker with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Mickael completed his Masters in Bakery at the well-known institute of baking, INBP, and has worked internationally with both artisan bakeries and multi-national companies, including Maison Blanc. 

    On the 17th and 18th November, Mickael will pass on his traditional French techniques for creating delicious, professional-standard Viennese Pastry using both laminated and non-laminated methods. Discover how to select the perfect fillings including crème patisserie and chocolate ganache, to fill a variety of pastries such as brioche, pain au chocolat or twists.

    If you’re a budding baker who can’t wait until November, we still have a few spaces left on our upcoming Artisan Bread Making and Perfect Pastry courses in August. Learn the traditional art of hand-making bread including a white cottage loaf, wholemeal rolls and focaccia bread on 12th August with Mark Tilling, or perfect your pastry techniques on 14th August and create impressive shortcrust, sweet and choux pastry.

    To find out more information about any of the courses mentioned, click on the links above, call 0845 61 71 812 or +44 (0) 1252 260 262 or email our School Coordinator at school@squires-school.co.uk.

  • 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.

    Mother of two and experienced cake decorator, Karen Taylor shares her tips and tricks for whipping up a celebration cake in no time at all in her fantastic new book. At this special launch event, Karen will demonstrate several projects from the book showing you how to use moulds, stencils and crisped rice cereal mix to create quick and easy cake, cupcake and cookie designs. 
    After an hour-long demonstration, you will be able to browse the Squires Kitchen shop after-hours with exclusive access to special offers and discounts, and be one of the first to pick up a copy of Quick Cakes for Busy Mums. A regular Cakes & Sugarcraft contributor and popular tutor, Karen will be on hand to sign copies of her book and answer your questions about making professional-looking cakes in your own kitchen.
    For an entrance fee of just £10 for adults and £5 for children under 16, all the family are welcome to this exciting event at Squires Kitchen International School. The price includes a complimentary gift bag, refreshments upon arrival and £5 off Karen’s book, so you can pick up a signed copy for just £9.99! (Please note that this VIP discount is restricted to one copy per customer.) You can also benefit from exclusive deals on stencils, sugarpaste, cupcake cases and much more in the Squires Kitchen shop throughout the evening. 
    This event is a great opportunity to stock up for the summer holidays ahead, learn some quick tricks and inspire your budding bakers.
    To book your place, visit the Squires Kitchen shop or call the customer services team on 0845 61 71 810 or +44 (0)1252 260 260. Due to limited availability, we recommend booking in advance.
     
    If you are interested in learning more about the marshmallow and puffed rice modelling technique to create cute, but light and tasty characters, please see Karen’s upcoming courses at Squires Kitchen International School.
    Mother of two and experienced cake decorator, Karen Taylor shares her tips and tricks for whipping up a celebration cake in no time at all in her fantastic new book. At this special launch event, Karen will demonstrate several projects from the book showing you how to use moulds, stencils and crisped rice cereal mix to create quick and easy cake, cupcake and cookie designs. 
    After an hour-long demonstration, you will be able to browse the Squires Kitchen shop after-hours with exclusive access to special offers and discounts, and be one of the first to pick up a copy of Quick Cakes for Busy Mums. A regular Cakes & Sugarcraft contributor and popular tutor, Karen will be on hand to sign copies of her book and answer your questions about making professional-looking cakes in your own kitchen.
    For an entrance fee of just £10 for adults and £5 for children under 16, all the family are welcome to this exciting event at Squires Kitchen International School. The price includes a complimentary gift bag, refreshments upon arrival and £5 off Karen’s book, so you can pick up a signed copy for just £9.99! (Please note that this VIP discount is restricted to one copy per customer.) You can also benefit from exclusive deals on stencils, sugarpaste, cupcake cases and much more in the Squires Kitchen shop throughout the evening. 
    This event is a great opportunity to stock up for the summer holidays ahead, learn some quick tricks and inspire your budding bakers.
    To book your place, visit the Squires Kitchen shop or call the customer services team on 0845 61 71 810 or +44 (0)1252 260 260. Due to limited availability, we recommend booking in advance.
     
    If you are interested in learning more about the marshmallow and puffed rice modelling technique to create cute, but light and tasty characters, please see Karen’s upcoming courses at Squires Kitchen International School.
    Mother of two and experienced cake decorator, Karen Taylor shares her tips and tricks for whipping up a celebration cake in no time at all in her fantastic new book. At this special launch event, Karen will demonstrate several projects from the book showing you how to use moulds, stencils and crisped rice cereal mix to create quick and easy cake, cupcake and cookie designs. 
    After an hour-long demonstration, you will be able to browse the Squires Kitchen shop after-hours with exclusive access to special offers and discounts, and be one of the first to pick up a copy of Quick Cakes for Busy Mums. A regular Cakes & Sugarcraft contributor and popular tutor, Karen will be on hand to sign copies of her book and answer your questions about making professional-looking cakes in your own kitchen.
    For an entrance fee of just £10 for adults and £5 for children under 16, all the family are welcome to this exciting event at Squires Kitchen International School. The price includes a complimentary gift bag, refreshments upon arrival and £5 off Karen’s book, so you can pick up a signed copy for just £9.99! (Please note that this VIP discount is restricted to one copy per customer.) You can also benefit from exclusive deals on stencils, sugarpaste, cupcake cases and much more in the Squires Kitchen shop throughout the evening. 
    This event is a great opportunity to stock up for the summer holidays ahead, learn some quick tricks and inspire your budding bakers.
    To book your place, visit the Squires Kitchen shop or call the customer services team on 0845 61 71 810 or +44 (0)1252 260 260. Due to limited availability, we recommend booking in advance.
     
    If you are interested in learning more about the marshmallow and puffed rice modelling technique to create cute, but light and tasty characters, please see Karen’s upcoming courses at Squires Kitchen International School.

    Mother of two and experienced cake decorator, Karen Taylor shares her tips and tricks for whipping up a celebration cake in no time at all in her fantastic new book. At this special launch event, Karen will demonstrate several projects from the book showing you how to use moulds, stencils and crisped rice cereal mix to create quick and easy cake, cupcake and cookie designs.

    After an hour-long demonstration, you will be able to browse the Squires Kitchen shop after-hours with exclusive access to special offers and discounts, and be one of the first to pick up a copy of Quick Cakes for Busy Mums. A regular Cakes & Sugarcraft contributor and popular tutor, Karen will be on hand to sign copies of her book and answer your questions about making professional-looking cakes in your own kitchen.

    For an entrance fee of just £10 for adults and £5 for children under 16, all the family are welcome to this exciting event at Squires Kitchen International School. The price includes a complimentary gift bag, refreshments upon arrival and £5 off Karen’s book, so you can pick up a signed copy for just £9.99! (Please note that this VIP discount is restricted to one copy per customer.) You can also benefit from exclusive deals on stencils, sugarpaste, cupcake cases and much more in the Squires Kitchen shop throughout the evening.

    This event is a great opportunity to stock up for the summer holidays ahead, learn some quick tricks and inspire your budding bakers.

    To book your place, visit the Squires Kitchen shop or call the customer services team on 0845 61 71 810 or +44 (0)1252 260 260. Due to limited availability, we recommend booking in advance.

    If you are interested in learning more about the marshmallow and puffed rice modelling technique to create cute, but light and tasty characters, please see Karen’s upcoming courses at Squires Kitchen International School.

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

Displaying 1–20 of 62 articles

Newsletter

Stay in touch with everything Squires by signing up to our newsletter.