- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd; First Edition edition (1 April 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1844001601
- ISBN-13: 978-1844001606
- Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 2.4 x 28.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 230,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Peggy Porschen's Pretty Party Cakes: Sweet and Stylish Cookies and Cakes for All Occasions Hardcover – 1 Apr 2005
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"'Just the thing to whip up when you're looking to add a little sparkle' Marie Claire" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Peggy Porschen grew up in Germany, a country renowned for its cakes. She moved to London in 1998 graduating top of her class at the prestigious Cordon Bleu school. From there, she went on to work as a pattissiere at the Lanesborough Hotel and with master baker Gerhart Jenne at Konditor and Cook on London's South Bank. Her work is much in demand and she has recently started supplying cakes to Fortnum and Mason. Her designs have also featured in magazines and newspapers such as OK, the Daily Mail and Brides magazine.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is gorgeous - it has inspired me to do some non child orientated cake decorating - and am now desperately trying to think of a reason to invite people for afternoon tea so I can make some of the fantastic fondant fancies and iced biscuits.
It is an inspiring book - if you're a beginner you will probably need to practice a little, but Peggy Porschen's book shows that glamorous and beautiful cakes (and cookies!) don't need to be saved just for special occasions. So I'm now off to order some edible lustre to make the Bollywood cakes.
This could have been a fabulous book. The cakes are the most incredible I have seen in any book, the author has such an amazing eye for design and colour. It is well worth looking at this book once just for the inspiration, and envy her talents.
However, my problem is with the publishing house chosen. I wrote a letter to the author, care of the publishing house, pointing fifteen pages of mistakes that I noticed with two days of buying the book. Obviously, I didn't get a response and I doubt whether the author even saw the letter.
The photos were in the wrong order so they didn't correspond with the instructions; items were missing from the equipment photo (even a big gap on one photo that should have alerted people to the absence of equipment), ingredients and weight measurements missing from recipes etc. I am sure that you get the idea. All of these anomalies should have been spotted before going to print.
Peggy really needs to right a clause into any contract for future books giving her final approval before it goes to print.
Fabulous book, shame about the proof readers!
I spent a fair bit on cookie cutters after buying this - I have a HUGE collection to cover every occassion now - and on icing utensils, but once you've bought them you're set up for life. Like another reviewer, I'm writing this hoping that not too many people buy the book because it's so amazing you want to keep it to yourself so everyone that comes to your home thinks you're the creative genius- not Peggy Porschen. Hide this book at parties.
I'm going to try the magnificent rose cake next month for a friends birthday, I'm sure she'll be blown aways if I can make it look as good as Peggys!
Peggy go's through the basics then moves on to Cookies, Cup Cakes, Miniature cakes and Large cakes, with a handy section at the end with templates and a list of suppliers.
Techniques very, and she explains them well, although some piping skills would be an advantage. The ideas are contemporary and with a cake or cookie that can be used for every occasion, form Charismas to Valentines Day.
I recommend this book to those of you looking for contemporary ideas for small cakes and cookies.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another great creation from Peggy! I bought it as a gift for someone who has had endless fun making the cakes and the creations are very nearly too good to eat ........ Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael Hickman
A bit more technical that I thought it would be. This is for serious cake decorators and that's not me!Published 9 months ago by Denny T
Some of the recipes are complicated, it's more for the established baker.Published 15 months ago by charlene flash
Excellent service, very quick delivery. The book was a little older than expected, but everything is there.Published on 20 Nov. 2014 by Mrs. Vicky Burgess