Delicious: Workshop

Bea's Baking Classes

From the cupcake craze to a summer scone, we're going back to baking. Rise to the occasion by taking part in one of these classes around the UK.

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Squires Kitchen’s International School was established in 1987 and is the largest and one of the most popular schools of its kind in the UK. The school is located at The Grange, a beautiful Georgian-style building in Farnham, Surrey where you can learn everything from baking bread and pastry to mastering the art of cake decorating, chocolate and sugarcraft.

Whether you’re a beginner, a home cake maker or a pastry chef there’s a course to suit you, from covering a cake with icing to creating chocolates like the professionals. Each course is taught by leading names in the industry who share their expert knowledge and experience, giving you the skills and confidence to take your interest to the next level.

One-day courses start at £120. 

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Prestigious Gourmand Award for ‘Cake Decorating Bible’

The Art of Sugarcraft Award

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.

Since its launch in March last year, The Art of Sugarcraft has been referred to as the ‘bible of cake decorating’ and even ‘the best sugarcraft book ever’ and is ideal for professional cake makers, budding bakers and sugarcraft hobbyists of all abilities. With over 40 illustrated projects it takes the reader through everything from basic recipes to masterclasses in sugarcraft, with everything in between.

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Over 10,000 food and wine books from 205 countries were entered into the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2014. The award winners in each category will now be entered into the Best in the World competition which will be announced in China this May.

Published by B. Dutton Publishing, the long-awaited cake decorator’s companion is a compilation of work from twenty of the world’s leading cake decorating tutors at the Squires Kitchen International School of Cake Decorating and Sugarcraft based in Farnham, Surrey. As the oldest and one of the most popular schools of its kind in the UK, its highly regarded reputation attracts students from all around the world.

Amongst the most well-known names in the book are Eddie Spence MBE (royal icing), Alan Dunn (sugar flowers), Carlos Lischetti (sugar modelling), Paddi Clark (sugarpaste, royal icing and sugar flowers), Ceri DD Griffiths (royal icing), Kathy Moore (commercial cake decorating), Mark Tilling (chocolate) and Makiko Searle (pâtisserie). International tutors include Naomi Yamamoto (Japan) and Susanna Righetto (Italy).

The Art of Sugarcraft is available from all good cake decorating suppliers and bookshops at £50 RRP – visit or follow us at Come and meet the B. Dutton Publishing team and several of our world-famous authors at the Squires Kitchen Exhibition 2015 on 13th-15th March at the Farnham Maltings, Surrey – find out more at