In her very successful first book, Pretty Party Cakes, celebrity cakedesigner Peggy Porschen brought us a range of fabulously stylishdecorated cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Now, in Romantic Cakes, shehas applied her inspirational vision to her own favourite subject area- cookies and cakes for romantic occasions.
There are delights tocelebrate all the steps on the course of true love, from the earlieststirrings of affection on St. Valentine's Day, through the proposal andengagement, the bridal shower and hen or stag nights up to the big dayitself. And for the weddings, Peggy has included all manner ofirresistible inventions, from decorated cookie favours, bridesmaids'gifts and decorations for the children's table.
Beginning with an easy-to-follow introduction covering all theequipment, basic recipes and techniques needed to make the cakes, thebook is designed to suit both beginners and more experienced cooks.Chapters cover Cookies, Small Cakes and Large Cakes and includedelights such as Venetian Mask Cookies, Je t'Aime Fondant Fancies andthe breathtaking Bed of Roses.User-friendly text and clear step-by-step photography make even themost elaborate creations achievable so that every romantic occasion canbe made a little bit sweeter.
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 theprestigious Cordon Bleu school. From there, she went on to work aspastry chef at the Lanesborough Hotel and with master baker GerhartJenne at Konditor and Cook on London's South Bank.
Quickly developing her own highly individual style, she left there toset up her own business, which was instantly successful. Soon she wasmaking cakes and cookies for major events of all kinds, includingchocolate Faberge Eggs for guests at Elton John's 2003 White Tie andTiara Ball. Most recently she has started supplying Fortnum Masonwith an exquisite range of decorated cookies and specialityconfections. Her cakes have been featured in magazines and newspapersas diverse as the Daily Mail, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times,Wedding Flowers, Brides, You and Your Wedding, Wedding Day, OK,Delicious and Marie Claire.
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