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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.

    Squires Kitchen International Schoolwill be closed from 24th December and will re-open on the 2nd January 2015 – any bookings received through the website during this time will be processed in January.

    If you’re still looking for a last-minute gift idea, don’t forget you can order Squires Kitchen gift vouchers up until the 22nd December for delivery in time for Christmas. Visit www.squires-shop.com or call 01252 260260 to find out more.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team at Squires Kitchen International School.

  • 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.

    The UK Cookery School Awards is a nationwide competition run by Looking to Cook, designed to showcase the best work in cookery schools. It highlights outstanding achievements in an industry that teaches students to become more creative in the kitchen.

    Thank you to everyone who voted for SKIS and supported us on social media, we know we wouldn’t be the successful sugarcraft and baking school we are without our loyal and dedicated students.

    If you haven’t tried the course yet, our 5 Day Baking School teaches all you need to know about baking bread, cakes, pastries and lots more. Learn everything from the basic of homemade bread to the intricate art of the French pastry chef, with macaroons and a gâteau opéra.

    Book a place on the 5 Day Baking School now!

  • 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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