Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th 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.

 
RAINBOW TRUST

This year we are proud to support Rainbow Trust children's charity who support families that have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.

 
 
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.

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 2018. To be notified of show updates, sign up to our newsletter via the home page.

Apple Tree Cake Design

www.appletreecakedesign.co.uk

Apple Tree Cake Design was founded in 2012 by award-winning cake designer, Rebecca Allen-Pugh, and is based in the village of Tiptree, Essex. With a Swiss Master Baker in the family her love affair with baking and sugarcraft started at a young age. Specialising in sugar flowers, she combines beautifully intricate designs with classical and contemporary finishes. The emphasis is as much on the decoration as the cake within; she ensures she uses only the best ingredients for her clients’ cakes, resulting in countless rave reviews on her work. Rebecca won the award for the Best Wedding Cake Designer for the East of England at The Wedding Industry Awards 2016, and has also been listed in the UK Top 50 Wedding Cake Designers by GoHen for the last 4 consecutive years.

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.

Confetti Cakery

www.theconfetticakery.co.uk

The Confetti Cakery specialises in contemporary wedding cake designs, with a 'less is more' aesthetic. Sophie Taylor the creative behind The Confetti Cakery believes that beauty lies within simplicity, clean lines and modern silhouettes. Based in Lincolnshire the business was established in 2015, after Sophie decided to pursue her passion for baking and cake decorating. The Confetti Cakery was awarded Wedding Cake Designer in the East Midlands at the 2018 Wedding Industry Awards.

Cookie Delicious

www.cookiedelicious.co.uk

Cookie Delicious specialise in creating beautiful, bespoke wedding cakes & cookies. Well known for exquisite sugarwork, with an eye for contemporary design and colour, they feature regularly in publications such as Wedding Cakes Magazine and online wedding blogs such as Hitched. Shortlisted in the UK Wedding Awards 2017 and Top 50 UK Wedding Cake Designers as published by GoHen 2017 & 2018. Finalist Essex Wedding Awards 2015 and Gold Award winner at Cake International, London 2014

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.

Fancie Buns

www.fanciebuns.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.Fancie Buns Cake Studio is run by UK award winning cake designer Emma Woods. Emma specialises in designing and creating style focused, contemporary chic wedding cakes and styled cake tables. Combining decadent cake flavours with flawless finishes. Emma also runs small group and one to one cake classes from her dedicated cake studio in Dorset.

Hayley Elizabeth Cake Design

www.hayleyelizabethcakedesign.com

A multi-award winning wedding cake studio based on the Hampshire & dorset Border with an emphasis on Contemporary Luxury elegance. Well known for trend-led colour palettes & lifelike sugar flowers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tees Bakery

www.teesbakery.co.uk

Tees Bakery creates exquisite handmade cakes with the most extravagant and indulgent flavours. Using the finest ingredients and expert craftsmanship, each one of their creations are unique, tastes divine and is designed to indulge your most creative desires. To see more visit www.teesbakery.co.uk and for enquiries email info@teesbakery.co.uk or call 07900180091

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Sturdy Cake Stackers

www.sturdycakestackers.com

The Sturdy Cake Stackers cake support system is the perfect way to take the stress out of travelling with a tiered cake.