News and events

  • Friday 2nd October

    Win a space on the Foundation Sugarpaste course

    Want to up your game? If you'd like to learn the skills needed to cover cakes to a professional finish and the know-how to use basic sugarcraft tools, this is the essential course for you.

    Join expert tutor Claire Fitzsimons for the one-day Foundation Sugarpaste course and she will teach you how to cover a 6" round fruitcake and board with both marzipan and sugarpaste to a professional standard. You will then find out how to decorate the cake using various tools and techniques to create clever fabric effects and textured finishes.

    The upcoming dates for the Foundation Sugarpaste course are:        

    22nd October 2015

    23rd November 2015

    4th December 2015

    23rd January 2016

    10th February 2016


    This course also makes a fantastic present for cake enthusiasts. When making a booking request,please add a note to say that this is a gift and we’ll send you a lovely gift voucher to give away.


    *Win a space on the Foundation Sugarpaste course*
    Enter now for your chance to win a space on the Foundation Sugarpaste course on 22nd October 2015. To enter the competition please email your name, telephone number and address to with ‘Foundation Sugarpaste Giveaway’ in the subject header. The competition ends at midnight GMT on Wednesday 7th October 2015 and the winner will be contacted by email on Thursday 8th October. Good luck!

  • 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.

    March 7th-9th      Masterclass in Royal Icing with Tessa Whitehouse                                                            

    March 7th-8th      Masterclass in Modelling with Carlos Lischetti: Queen of the Kitchen                      

    March 9th-10th    Masterclass in Modelling with Carlos Lischetti: Bride&Groom

    March 10th           Beginners’ Guide to Painted Cakes with Natasha Collins


    March 14th-18th              5 Day Advanced Sugarcraft School with Guest Tutors                                                     

    Beautiful Bas Relief with Paddi Clark

    Modelling Facial Expressions with Carlos Lischetti

    English Countryside: Run-outs and Pressure Piping with Tessa Whitehouse

    The Perfect Peony with Alan Dunn

    Sharp-edged Cakes with Helen Mansey

  • 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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