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Pretty Party Cakes, Peggy Porschen

  • Cookies, cakes and fondants
  • Speacial occasion cakes
  • Simple and fun designs

A lovely book full of enchanting and pretty cakes and cookies from the princess of the cake world, Peggy Porschen.


What Betty says...

There is a small basic instruction on baking the cakes and fillings, covering the cake and working with fondant before moving on the funky cakes, cupcakes and cookies. There is a wide range of types and styles of cakes for all occasions such as Easter Egg cookies, heart fondant fancies, miniature pansy plant pots and tiered rose wedding cake. The photographs in the book are beautiful and the layout nice and simple. Some of the recipes will require some experience, as the techniques can be challenging but many the beginner can do. Either way the book is full of inspirational ideas and fun, colourful and pretty cake ideas.

From the book back cover

Forget the image of maiden aunts and country fairs - cake decorating has become cutting edge! Peggy Porschen is at the front of this new trend. Her cute designs have won her a host of celebrity clients - she provided the chocolate Faberge eggs for Elton John's "White Tie and Tiara Ball" and designed the stunning cake for Stella McCartney's wedding. Her instantly recognisable designs are inspired by current trends: Bollywood mini cakes are lavishly decorated in rich pinks and glitzy golds, cookies include funky handbags, Doris Day Polka dots, candy coloured stripes and romantic sugar blossoms and butterflies. The book begins with an easy-to-follow introduction showing all the equipment, basic recipes and techniques needed to make the cakes. Readers of all skill levels can then go onto the subsequent chapters: Cookies, Cup Cakes, Miniature Cakes and Large Cakes. All the designs have comprehensive instructions and crystal clear photography so that a stunning professional finish can always be achieved.