Peggy Porschen spearheaded the whole shift of cake decor from traditional to cutting edge. In this amazing collection of favourite recipes that have been featured in her hugely popular books Pretty Party Cakes and Romantic Cakes, you will find a dazzling selection of cookies and cakes, ranging from the simple to the extraordinary. There are ideas for every possible occasion, from birthdays, anniversaries and weddings to just making tea-time a special treat. Birthday Razzle Dazzle and Baby Shower Cookies are simple ways to celebrate, Daisy Dot and Ruffle Rose Cup Cakes make any tea party special, while the Gift Box Cake or Bed Of Roses Wedding Cake are guaranteed show-stoppers. A Basics chapter, with step-by-step photography, covers all the essential techniques as well as the necessary recipes. Whether a simple cookie as a gift or a memorable confection for a special occasion, this collection will have something to inspire everyone. Armed with this book, you learn the tips from a real professional so you can concoct your own cakes that taste as good as they look, and are far from ordinary.
Peggy Porschen moved to London from her native Germany in 1998 to study French patisserie at the Cordon Bleu school. She later worked at London's Lanesborough Hotel and was a cake decorator at Konditor & Cook on London's South Bank. Quickly developing her own highly individual style, she soon set up her own business, which was instantly successful, making cakes and cookies for clients including Elton John, Stella McCartney and Madonna. Most recently, she supplied Anthony Hopkins' 70th birthday cake and fondant fancies for Damien Hirst's auction of his work at Sotheby's. She has collaborated on a couture cake range with Jenny Packham, wedding and party dress designer to the stars, and has for some time been supplying Harrods and Fortnum & Mason with seasonal ranges of decorated cookies; last summer she launched her first wedding cake collection at Fortnums.
Author of three highly acclaimed titles, Peggy is widely known to have redefined the art of modern sugar craft. Her first book Pretty Party Cakes was voted 'Best Entertaining Cook Book' by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
Peggy also regularly contributes to a number of influential titles including Conde Nast Brides, Wedding and Sainsbury's Magazine, with many of her celebrity-commissions featuring in Tatler, OK! and HELLO magazine. UK television credits include Rachel Allen's Bake, Good Food Live and Wedding Experts and in her native Germany, Peggy has appeared on Johannes B. Kerner, 3 nach 9 and Wissenshunger.
Autumn 2010 saw the opening of the Peggy Porschen Parlour in London's Belgravia.