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. Quickly developing her own highly individual style, she soon set up her own business, which was instantly successful, making cakes and cookies for clients like 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 Sothebys. She also recently began collaborating on a couture cake range with Jenny Packham, wedding and party dress designer to the stars, and has for some time been supplying Fortnum & Mason with seasonal ranges of decorated cookies and cakes, and last summer launched her fi rst wedding cake collection at Fortnums. Peggy's fi rst book Pretty Party Cakes won the 2005 Gourmand Award for the Best Entertaining Book in the World. Author Location: London