Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th March
Farnham Maltings, Surrey, UK

FEATURES

Features

From live demonstrations by star guests to inspirational designs in the Wedding Cake Showroom and Competition Hall, there is so much to see and do throughout the exhibition weekend.

WEDDING CAKE SHOWROOM

Be inspired by stunning wedding cakes on display from some of the UK’s top designers. See all the latest trends and get advice from the professionals.

COMPETITION GALLERY

View the fabulous creative talents of entrants in the Squires Kitchen Annual Cake Decorating Competition. For more information, or to enter one of our competition classes, visit the Competitions page.

DEMONSTRATIONS

The best in the business share their secrets for professional-standard modelling, royal icing, cupcake decoration, chocolate work, sugar floristry and more. Further details coming soon.

BOOK SIGNINGS

Get your books signed by the authors including world-renowned sugarcraft star, Carlos Lischetti, Mark Tilling, Alan Dunn, Paddi Clark and many more!

EXHIBITORS

Discover all the latest tools and materials with stands from leading sugarcraft suppliers. Take advantage of special show offers and speak directly to the manufacturers about their products.

CHANGE OF SCENE

This year we are proud to support local charity Change of Scene. We are holding additional special competition classes this year with all entry proceeds being donated to this worthy charity.

COOKIES & CUPCAKES

Get design and decoration ideas from leading cake designers and watch live demonstrations.

SQUIRES SHOP

Take the courtesy minibus service to Squires Kitchen’s shop, fully stocked with materials and equipment for baking and cake decorating.

Mini Classes

Mini classes offer a great opportunity to learn tips and techniques from leading names in sugarcraft. They’re just £60 for three hours of expert tuition and the price also includes an entry ticket to the exhibition for the day of your class. For more information and to book classes, visit the Mini Classes page.

Around Town

Come and enjoy the beautiful market town of Farnham, with its narrow streets lined with some of the finest Georgian architecture in the South of England. It’s a great place to visit and is rich with a host of attractions. There is a wealth of tempting opportunities for escaping to the countryside, shopping, eating out, sightseeing, visiting galleries or just sitting in flower-filled gardens. To learn more visit the Farnham town council website.

Riverside Cafe

Enjoy a range of eateries within the Maltings offering hot and cold food and drink. The Riverside Café offers daily specials cooked simply with local seasonal produce, prepared-to-order sandwiches and homemade cakes.

Come and see the very best in the business share their secrets.

Alan Dunn
Alan Dunn

Alan is a world leading sugarcraft designer, author, teacher and demonstrator and teaches all over the globe. His highly realistic sugar flowers are simply stunning and he has a wonderfully uninhibited style of his own.

Carlos Lischetti
Carlos Lischetti

Carlos is a hugely popular tutor, author and magazine contributor famed for creating sugar models with a unique and original animated style.

Eddie Spence MBE
Eddie Spence MBE

A true master, Eddie has tutored at prestigious colleges, been awarded an MBE and decorated cakes for the royal family, first for Her Majesty the Queen’s golden wedding anniversary cake and later her Diamond Jubilee celebration cake.

Makiko Searle
Helen Mansey

Helen is an award-winning wedding cake designer with a straight-edged signature style. She is also an author, tutor and magazine contributor.

Makiko Searle
Makiko Searle

Makiko is one of the UK’s leading names in wedding cake design. Her professional skills as a cake maker combined with a unique creative style have earned Maki a reputation for creating truly stunning and original designs.

Mark Tilling
Mark Tilling

Mark, UK Chocolate Master 2006-2010, is Squires Kitchen’s Master Chocolatier and resident tutor. Mark has worked as a pastry chef at top hotels including The Lanesborough, Lainston House Hotel, Hotel du Vin and Le Pave d’Auge.

Paddi Clark
Paddi Clark

Paddi is one of the UK’s leading figures in sugarcraft and is a proficient and qualified teacher. Paddi always strives to study, design and develop new techniques and skills, which enable her to continue to be creative at the forefront of her profession.

Book Signings

Have your book signed by the following world-famous authors:

  • Mark Tilling
  • Carlos Lischetti
  • Alan Dunn
  • Jan Clement-May
  • Makiko Searle
  • Paddi Clark

Demonstrations

The best in the business share their secrets for professional standard modelling, royal icing, cupcake decoration, chocolate work and sugar floristry.

See an exclusive collection of stunning wedding cakes created by some of the UK’s top cake designers. Whether you’re looking for inspiration, are on the lookout for someone to make your cake or simply want to marvel at the creative talents of contemporary cake designers, this couture cake display is not to be missed. Watch this space for details of the fabulous designers whose work will be on display in the Wedding Cake Showroom 2017. To be notified of show updates, sign up to our newsletter via the home page.

Amelie’s Kitchen

www.amelies-kitchen.co.uk

Helen Ward is a former graphic designer who worked for 16 years in the industry before a career flip when she launched Amelie’s Kitchen in 2011. Since the launch Helen has worked on creating a look and style that’s distinctly hers. From her home-based studio she designs and handcrafts each cake individually, ensuring every last detail is exquisitely executed. In January 2015, following her East of England regional win, Helen won the National award for Best Wedding Cake Designer at The Wedding Industry Awards. As well as supplying cakes to some of the Eastern region’s top venues, she also teaches cake decoration from her studio in Suffolk.

Bellissimo Cakes

www.bellissimocakes.com

Bellissimo Cakes is run by cake designer Helen Mansey. Much of Helen’s work is inspired by the clean lines and crisp sugarpasted edges of Australian cake design. These are now part of her signature style, along with hand-piping. In addition to making wedding cakes, Helen is also a guest tutor at Squires Kitchen International School in Farnham, Surrey. Her first book, Bellissimo Wedding Cakes, was published in 2015 and she was one of the contributing authors to the Gourmand Best UK Cookbook for Professionals 2014, The Art of Sugarcraft. Helen is also the creator of SK Bellissimo Flexi Smoothers.

Bluebirds Bakehouse

www.bluebirdsbakehouse.co.uk

Bluebirds Bakehouse was founded in 2013 by Katherine, an artist/art teacher turned professional cake decorator, based out of her home kitchen in South East Kent. Katherine is excited to share her passion for design and love of cake decorating with her customers to create a truly bespoke cake. She continually strives to improve her skills and discover unique ways to make her designs come to life. She is passionate about colour, texture and combining other artistic techniques such as painting into her cake decorating.

ClearlyCake

www.clearlycake.com

ClearlyCake is run by Helenna Mannila in Wokingham, Berkshire. The focus is on classic and romantic designs for wedding and celebration cakes. After an inspirational piping course with Peggy Porschen at Squires Kitchen in Farnham, Helenna enrolled on a Cake Decorating and Sugar Flower course at Brooklands College, Surrey. One year became two, and within a month of finishing the second year, she started her own business, ClearlyCake, in May 2012. Whilst wedding cakes are the main focus of the business, she also teaches sugar flowers at The Cake Decorating Shop in Binfield, Berkshire.

Edible Essence Couture Cake Co.

www.ediblessencecakeart.com

Edible Essence Couture Cake Co. designs and creates all their cakes in their purpose built kitchen/studio in Devon. They pride themselves on using only the finest ingredients, including Cornish farm butter, free-range eggs, homemade Devon conserves and the finest Belgium chocolate. They offer a professional, friendly and welcoming approach, allowing you to discuss your vision of your perfect cake and work together until you are completely happy with your design. With a superior wedding service, from the original consultation through to the delivery and setting up of your cake at the venue, you’ll get a wedding cake as memorable as the day itself. Edible Essence was names Best Wedding Cake Designer in the South West Wedding Awards 2016 has just been named National Wedding Cake Designer of the Year 2017 in The Wedding Industry Awards.

Emily Hankins Cakes

www.emilyhankins.co.uk

Emily Hankins is an artisan wedding cake designer specialising in creating beautifully bespoke, hand-painted wedding cakes in her own signature painterly style throughout Cornwall, Devon and the South West. Her edible works of art are individually designed for each client and are freshly baked to order in her lovely studio kitchen in the heart of Truro. Each design is painted by hand using melted cocoa butter paint and an eye for detail. Emily's handcrafted and completely edible teacups and saucers have become widely recognised and make show-stopping wedding centrepieces. Emily enjoys having her work included in Wedding Cakes magazine and is a regular contributor to Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine. She is looking forward to teaching classes at Squires Kitchen International School throughout this year.

Iced Innovations

www.icedinnovations.co.uk

Iced Innovations, run by cake designer, Erica Galvin, is a wedding cake company based in Weybridge, Surrey. Erica trained in sugarcraft at Brooklands College in Weybridge, where she now also lectures. She works closely with each customer, sharing ideas and using her professional and artistic experience of over 20 years to make your dream wedding cake a reality. Whether you choose a traditional, royal-iced cake or a contemporary chocolate sensation, she will provide a dedicated, customer-focused service to provide the centrepiece for your special day. Erica looks forward to being a part of the Squires Exhibition again this year.

Immaculate Confections

www.immaculateconfections.co.uk

Natalie Porter, founder and owner of Immaculate Confections, began her cake decorating journey with a wedding cake, her own wedding cake! When she realised that they wanted something personal and different, Natalie took on the challenge of making their wedding cake herself. It was unique, personal and special, forming the perfect centrepiece for their day, and that’s what she wants to create for you. With a passion for design, colour and attention to detail, she regards cake as an art form. Her eye-catching designs are regularly featured in industry-leading magazines and blogs and she has won four Gold awards for her designs at Cake International.

JellyCake

www.jellycake.co.uk

JellyCake is a home-based business set on the edge of the Wiltshire Downs, owned and run by Trudy Mitchell. Trudy has been creating cakes for over 20 years, turning a hobby into a full time business eight years ago, specialising in creating bespoke wedding cakes made using the finest ingredients ensuring they taste as amazing as they look. Working closely with each client allows Trudy to create a cake that is individually designed to complement the style and theme of each wedding. Trudy is regularly featured in, and contributes to, magazines including Wedding Cakes and Cakes & Sugarcraft.

Jess Hill Cakes

www.jesshillcakes.co.uk

Jess Hill Cakes offers a high level of service and customer care and are committed to excellence, ensuring that every one of their beautiful wedding cakes is created with attention to detail and tastes as good as it looks. For wedding cake designs to inspire you, please call or email Jess Hill Cakes to arrange a complimentary wedding cake consultation and tasting. They can create tiered celebration cakes, towers of mini cakes or cupcakes. Each Jess Hill creation is made with the love it deserves and tastes as amazing as it looks.

Lou’s Amazing Cakes

www.lousamazingcakes.co.uk

Lou makes amazing cakes for customers, providing a personal service, and has been in the business for 25 years. She loves the challenge of creating bespoke designs in cake and her extensive skills list includes creating large and unusual cakes, airbrushing, painting, and creating realistic sugar flowers, to name a few. As a BSG-accredited demonstrator she regularly demonstrates for them, and other organisations, and enjoys passing on her experience and knowledge as head teacher at The Cake Makery. In 2014 she won Gold and First Place in the Painted Wedding Cake competition at Squires Kitchen Exhibition.

Peboryon

www.peboryon.com

The designers at Peboryon love to capture their clients' unique story in custom designs that are perfect for their celebration. Their award-winning studio delivers wedding cakes and cake sculptures to top venues in London, the South West, and beyond. Focusing on fresh flavours, great Cornish ingredients are gathered from local dairies, farms, flour mills (and even hedgerows in season), and artfully baked and decorated. Their small team of four, headed by pastry chef Christine Jensen, offers both a full custom design service (for cakes over £600), or a tailored choice from Peboryon's distinctive cake collections and dessert tables.

The Pretty Cake Company

www.theprettycakecompany.com

Samantha Tempest launched The Pretty Cake Company from her home cake studio in West Oxfordshire in 2008. Starting off as a celebration cake business, doing a bit of everything, it soon developed into a high-end bespoke cake business with wedding cakes at its core. Samantha works closely with many high calibre venues and wedding suppliers in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds and is delighted to have her work featured in many bridal and wedding cake magazines. She loves working with couples to produce their dream wedding cake, making sure that it fits perfectly with their theme and the expectations of the day.

Roses by Moonlight

www.rosesbymoonlight.co.uk

Based in Cheshire, Roses by Moonlight make deliciously elegant wedding cakes. Beautiful, exclusive and handcrafted with a meticulous attention to detail, designer and baker Kirsten takes a highly personal, friendly and consultative approach. Using the finest of ingredients and with tempting flavours like sumptuous chocolate with mouth-watering salted caramel, and luscious lemon with fluffy lemon crème, they're elegantly delicious too!

Scrum Diddly

www.scrumdiddlycakes.co.uk

Scrum Diddly is run by award-winning cake designer Michelle Walker. From her little workshop in the seaside village of Mumbles, near Swansea, Michelle creates beautiful and unique cakes for her clients, each one a work of art. Michelle's passion for cake decorating started in 2002 when she made her own wedding cake. Now completely devoted and totally consumed by her love for cake decorating, Michelle uses this enthusiasm to make cakes that will wow. Her botanical background is evident in the beautiful flowers that adorn her cakes and her love for cutting-edge wedding fashions means that she is always on top of the latest trends.

Sharon Lord Cakes

www.sharonlordcakes.co.uk

Sharon Lord Cakes is based in Westerham, Kent. Established in 2006, Sharon works closely with couples to create a memorable centrepiece for their special day, taking inspiration from details of the brides dress, invitation and colour scheme. Sharon enjoys making beautiful sugar flowers for traditional or contemporary cakes, but also relishes the challenge of creating a novelty wedding cake.

Sherry Hostler Cake Artistry

www.sherryhostlercakeartistry.com

Sherry Hostler is a skilled wedding cake designer who can lay claim to numerous highly regarded design awards. Her company, Sherry Hostler Cake Artistry, is based in Tring, Hertfordshire, and is becoming recognised as an up-and-coming leader in cake culture. Any occasion that requires a bespoke cake is catered for, including weddings, celebrations, and corporate events. They only take on a limited number of commissions each month to ensure exclusivity, and they are proud of their high level of service and excellent customer care. Sherry is the preferred supplier to many prestigious venues across the country, and is also a project designer for several magazines. Not only does Sherry make cakes, but she also teaches sugarcraft masterclasses at her Hertfordshire studio.

Simply Alpa

www.simplyalpa.co.uk

Alpa’s intricately designed wedding cakes have wowed her bridal clients and their guests since Simple Alpa was established in 2010. Since completing an Extended Techniques Course at Squires Kitchen International School she has progressively developed her mastery of sugarcraft and hand-painted cakes and has recently become a contributor to Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine. In 2014 she won gold at Cake International with her tropical hummingbird design. Alpa realises a bride’s vision by collaborating closely with her clients. With her creative flair and attention to detail, Alpa is able to create something unique and truly beautiful.

SWT Creation

www.swtcakecreation.com

SWT Creation are renowned for their cake art. Their sugar flower petals are crafted with the greatest of care and dedication to produce the showstoppers for their stunning handmade wedding cakes. Each design is unique and tastes just as fabulous as it looks.

Sylvia’s Kitchen

www.sylviaskitchen.co.uk

Liz Chatfield founded Sylvia’s Kitchen in 2012, based in the village of Hellingly, East Sussex. Liz grew up watching her Mum, Sylvia, create wedding cakes so has a lifelong love of cake creating. She creates unique wedding cakes with attention to quality and detail, providing a friendly, professional approach and giving clients confidence in Liz’s service from consultation to delivery. Sylvia’s Kitchen cakes regularly feature in Wedding Cakes magazine as well as Brides, Wedding Flowers & Accessories, Wedding Ideas and blogs including Rock N Roll Bride and French Wedding Style. Liz also achieved Regional Finalist status in The Wedding Industry Awards in 2014 and 2015.

Wedding Cakes by Design

www.ourweddingcake.co.uk

Wedding Cakes by design is based in Downpatrick, in Co. Down, Northern Ireland. It was established by Dawn McCabe in 2013 after having worked as a pastry chef for 25 years. Specialising in wedding cakes dressed with handmade sugar flowers, Dawn works with the bridal couple to create a wedding cake that is uniquely theirs, taking inspiration from the bride's dress, invitation detail, bridal party colours and flowers. Dawn holds many medals and trophies for her cakes from Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, New York. She was also honoured to win the Northern Ireland Wedding Awards 2016 Cake Designer of the Year. Her work is regularly featured in Wedding Cakes magazine.

The Whimsical Cakery

www.thewhimsicalcakery.co.uk

The Whimsical Cakery is based in the village of Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, and is owned by Leanne Kelly. With a particular interest in sugar flowers, and her passion being all things vintage, Leanne works with her clients to design bespoke wedding cakes for their big day, ensuring the personal touch their wedding or event. With a purpose built studio in her home, you are very welcome to go to her for a no obligation consultation, where you can chat (and eat!) cake, and discuss ideas.

Discover all the latest tools and materials with stands from leading sugarcraft suppliers. Take advantage of special show offers and speak directly to the manufacturers and demonstrators about their new and bestselling products.

Artista Soft

www.artistasoft.co.uk

Evelyn and Mike Freshwater are the UK distributors for Artista Soft. Visit their stand to learn about their fantastic range of three versatile, air-drying modelling pastes.

British Sugarcraft Guild

www.bsguk.org

The British Sugarcraft Guild (BSG) is a British based worldwide organisation for anyone with a love of the art of Sugarcraft.

Brooklands College

www.brooklands.ac.uk

Brooklands College offers students a number of different cake decorating disciplines - ideal for anyone wanting to hone thier cake decorating skills.

CAKES N' SUPPLIES

www.cakesbyximena.com

We are delighted that Ximena will be joining us again from the USA with her fabulous range of moulds, formers, plaques and tools.

Coronet Porcelain

www.coronetporcelainpaste.co.uk

At Coronet we aim to provide the best possible service in Porcelain Modelling and Cake Decorating, using our unique porcelain paste.

Fine Cut Sugarcraft Products

www.finecutsugarcraft.com

Fine Cut Sugarcraft Products manufacture and supply high quality sugarcraft cutters known for thier precision engineering.

FMM Sugarcraft

www.fmmsugarcraft.com

FMM are the UK’s Number 1, family owned manufacturers of Sugarcraft equipment with extensive range of quality products.

Guy Paul

www.guypaul.co.uk

Guy Paul is a family-run business which has been trading for over 40 years, one of the longest-established in this industry.

Immaculate Confections

www.immaculateconfections.co.uk

Come and see the exciting NEW Rapid Rose 5 petal cutter, perfect for creating beautiful unwired Roses

Jack and Gill Crafts

www.jackandgillcrafts.co.uk

Jack and Gill Crafts was formed in 2012 and specialise in embossing rolling pins with over 90 designs to choose from.

National Sugar Art Association

www.nationalsugarartassociation.org.uk

The National SugarArt Association was formed in 1995 by independent sugarcraft clubs to provide a way to cooperate with other clubs.

Orchard Products

www.orchardsugarart.co.uk

Orchard Products was established over 30 years ago and the cutters are still being manufactured in the UK to a very high standard.

Patchwork Cutters

www.patchworkcutters.co.uk

Patchwork Cutters is a leading supplier of cake decorating cutters and embossers.

SUGAR ARTISTRY

www.sugar-artistry.co.uk/

Stephen Benison will be at the exhibition with his large range of specialist cake decoration equipment to help you create spectacular cakes.

The Old Bakery

www.oldbakery.co.uk

Bob and Bronwyn Mills will be in their usual spot showcasing their specialist range of Japanese stamens, wires and the Kingston cutter and pillar.