Are you the next sugarcraft star?

Thursday, December 10 2015

The prestigious cake competition at Squires Kitchen’s special anniversary show on 11th–13th March 2016 is open for entries.

Whether your speciality is perfect piping, imaginative icing or marvellous modelling, show off your skills and enter a competition class to win thousands of pounds worth of prizes from sponsors Tate & Lyle, Silikomart, Fairtrade Foundation, Le Creuset and Smeg.

If you’re looking for a challenge in 2016, this could be just the thing for you! Squires Kitchen’s 30th anniversary cake decorating and sugarcraft exhibition will take place at the Farnham Maltings, Surrey on 11th–13th March 2016.

Squires Kitchen Exhibition 2016
Squires Kitchen Exhibition 2016
Squires Kitchen Exhibition 2016

The annual Squires Kitchen competition is highly regarded in the industry and to win gold is seen as the ultimate accolade for sugarcrafters.

Squires Kitchen has seen many a talented cake decorator win at their show go on to great things including setting up their own successful cake businesses and appearing in popular magazines such as Cakes & Sugarcraft and Wedding Cakes.

Louise Wilson of Lou's Amazing Cakes said, "I was inspired by the launch of a new painting on cake competition class at Squires Kitchen Exhibition. As an artist and a cake decorator this was a dream come true! I very much enjoy painting watercolours in my spare time, a technique that is very challenging to recreate on sugar, so I set out to produce a butterfly inspired meadow on a two-tier cake. As the first public cake decorating competition that I had ever entered, I was surprised and amazed to win, and it has resulted in giving me the confidence to teach this technique to others. My business has also benefitted since then, as I’m now widely recognised for being able to paint imaginative cake designs to order."

Squires Kitchen Exhibition 2016
Squires Kitchen Exhibition 2016
Squires Kitchen Exhibition 2016

The annual competition is your chance to challenge yourself, pull out all the stops and get recognition for your talents – which category will you choose?

  • Class 1: Squires Kitchen’s 30th Anniversary Showstopper Cake
  • Class 2: Big, Bright and Bold Sugar Flowers
  • Class 3: Stunning Sugarpaste: Tiered Wedding Cake
  • Class 4: Miniature Wedding Cake
  • Class 5: Bake to the Future: 1980s-inspired Cupcakes

As well as amazing prizes including a Smeg Stand Mixer, Le Creuset Bakeware and Squires Kitchen gift vouchers, the winners will also feature in Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine.

You could be the next sugarcraft star!

For more information and to enter a class, visit where you can also enter a competition to win £575 worth of Squires Kitchen Fairtrade Sugarpaste! Book your discounted early bird ticket today using discount code MPESEOTF or take a group of fellow cake lovers to save even more on the ticket price.

Visitors to the show can see the fabulous creations from all five competition classes on display throughout the exhibition – you won’t believe they are made entirely from sugar!


Prestigious competition open for entries