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Squires School Class July 2013

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This year I seem to be blessed with the opportunity to teach my beloved sugar flowers beyond the borders of Italy. After attending Squires Kitchen’s Exhibition in England and Expotarta in Spain, last July I had the pleasure to be invited to teach a two-day class at Squires Kitchen International School in Farnham, Surrey.

Besides being my first two-day class in the UK, the course scored other pleasant records. The one I cherish the most is having the youngest student ever, a lovely, talented 14 years-old girl named Helena. In spite of her young age, Helena has already attended several classes and acquired quite an impressive experience for her age. I really admired her professional and determined approach to the course. I was also delighted to learn that another student had flown right from Ireland to attend my class.

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The course was about one of my favourite combination of flowers: roses and hydrangeas. Well, I guess this might not be just a favourite of mine, since theclass sold-out pretty quickly!

Students worked hard and concentrated on techniques such as wiring petals and leaves, colouring each piece to obtain a rich, yet natural look and assembling their flowers to make them stand out.

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Many of the students had little and some none-at-all experience of sugar flowers making. All made great flowers (you can judge by the picture of the lovely arrangements) and sported big, pleased smiles at the end of the course (I think this shows in the pictures too!). I felt my mission was accomplished.

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Sometimes as I teach I tend to forget that I’m actually working, it is more like spending great time doing what I like the most, in company of lovely, like-minded people, sharing our love for the craft. This is literally how I felt about my class at SK’s school.

This relaxed feeling is highly supported by Squires Kitchen school environment. They provide the perfect conditions to learn in a professional, friendly atmosphere.

Gardenia & Jasmine Class August 2013 – UK

Romantic Bouquet Class

Good news for whom may be interested in my summer courses in the UK.
The July course “Vintage Charm Bouquet” – Roses and Hydrangeas is sold out but there are some places left in the “Romantic Bouquet” – Gardenias and Jasmines August class.
For all the details, please follow this link.

Hong Kong Orchid & Frangipani Class

Hong Kong Orchid

My June 16th class sold out. I’d like to thank all my students-see you soon in Salò.

If you missed the chance to book for the Sunday Class, I’ll be teaching another class on June 15th: Hong Kong Orchid (demoed at the Cake Design Italian Festival) and Frangipani (seen on “Le Torte di Toni – Masterclass”).

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Cake Design Italian Festival 2013 Preview

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The Cake Design Italian Festival is getting closer, and we’re working hard getting ready for it.

I’ve been invited to participate as a guest for the whole week-end. I’ll be demonstrating for 30 minutes every day at the Main Kitchen, and I’ll teach a 4-hour class on Sunday. You will also be able to meet me at Squires Kitchen’s stand.

I’ll be teaching flowers, flowers and more flowers… with a twist!

I decided to try something new: on Saturday, I’ll be showing how to paint on sugarpaste. I used a similar technique on the Peony cake I made for a contest. This time, though, my painted decoration will be the focal point of the demonstration.

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I’ve been playing with coulours and brushes in the last few days, and you can’t imagine how good a time I had. I might even have discovered a new passion, besides sugar flowers!

Meet me at the CDIF (sorry, but the full name is just too long!) next week-end: I’ll show you how to transform your cakes into painted works of art.

Susanna

P.S. My calendar for Frideay and Sunday: Magnolia and Hong Kong Orchid, both lovely flowers. I hope you’ll enjoy them, as much as I will.