News and events

  • 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

    Whether you’re looking for a super-smooth cake covering, making novelty figures for a birthday cake or creating realistic sugar flowers for a wedding cake, we’re here to help you find out which paste is best suited to the job. 
    To get the most out of them we have a course specifically designed for each:

    SK Modelling Paste – Foundation Modelling
    SK  Fairtrade Sugarpaste – Foundation Sugarpaste
    SK Sugar Florist Paste (SFP) – Foundation Sugar Flowers
  • 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.

    Develop your Sugarcraft skills on this new 3-day course. Create innovative tiered celebration cake that showcases multiple Sugarcraft skills. You will learn how to make sugar flowers, create edible lace, model caricature figures, paint on cakes and assemble a tiered cake design.

    This is a great opportunity to learn from Squires Kitchen Ambassador tutor Katy Moore, who has over 20 years of experience teaching Squires Kitchen International School courses.

    For further details please contact +86 138 2365 9760 or email school@squires-school.co.uk. Location: Sweet Forest, No.35, Yujing New Time Plaza, Dongcheng District, Dongguan City, Guangdong, PR, China.

  • 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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