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Cake Chic - Peggy Porschen New hardcover recipe book

Cake Chic - Peggy Porschen New hardcover recipe book

Cake Chic - Peggy Porschen New hardcover recipe book


Stylish Cookies and Cakes for all occasions


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New hardcover book, 144 pages, published 2009. Gorgeous full-colour photos and step-by-step instructions.

Perhaps opportunely in these straitened times, with cookies and cupcakes now at the forefront of fashion, teatime has developed into a movable feast, allowing such sweet flights of fancy and touches of the playful at even the most grown-up and sophisticated of events. In this beautiful book, her third publication, Peggy Porschen, doyenne of modish cake deciration, focuses her talents on this growing area, applying a distinctly more urbane haute couture flourish.

A range of straightforward techniques and a focus on uncomplicated patterns in discs and stripes allow anyone to achieve simple yet stuning multi-tiered cakes, such as her Summer Symphony cake in ice cream colours and small cakes draped in damask effect or topped with easy-to-make cages. Peggy also encourages readers to employ effortless alternatives, such as fresh flowers or costume jewellery instead of iced ones. She also puts even more emphasis on making her cakes taste every bit as good as they look, adding new and exciting flavours to her basic cakes as well as using the best and most flavoursome of ingredients.

Peggy Porschen has spearheaded the whole shift of cake decor from traditional to cutting edge. After the enormous success of her Pretty Party Cakes and Romantic Cakes, Peggy now focuses her considerable creative talents on an idea close to her heart and for which she is increasingly in demand - super stylish cakes for all manner of occasions. In Cake Chic she combines her amazing gift for matching charming design with striking colour and her effortless flair for accessorizing cakes like fashion outfits to produce her most striking and elegant collection of cakes yet. There are ideas for events like milestone birthdays, girly tea parties, baby showers, and hen nights, as well as more exotic occasions like cocktail parties, anniversaries and pool parties. However, Cake Chic isn't necessarily just for girls, but will suit anyone who wants to put on a memorable show with the minimum of fuss.

The book is arranged into sections for Cookies, Mini Cakes, Large Cakes including quite a few multi-tiered cakes plus a large section on 'Basics', including recipes for Sugar cookies, Gingerbread cookies, Victoria sponge, Rich dark chocolate cake, Carrot cake, Marble cake, Flavoured sugar syrups, Buttercream frosting, Belgian chocolate ganache. Techniques include Lining cake tins, Layering and Icing mini and large cakes, Covering cake boards, Dipping fondant fancies and cupcakes, Piping techniques and lots more.

Peggy's first book, Pretty Party Cakes won the 2005 Gourmand Award for Best Book for Entertaining in the World.

This book is a UK publication, all measurements are in metric.

About the author

Fascinated by baking and cake decorating from childhood, Peggy Porschen moved from her home in Germany to London in 1998 to take a Cordon Bleu course in French patisserie. From there she worked as a pastry chef at London's Lanesborough Hotel and celebrated caterer Rhubarb Food Design, followed by a position as cake decorator at Konditor & Cook, the bakery and restaurant near London's Old Vic Theatre.

Quickly developing a highly individual style, she set up her own business, making cakes and cookies for events of all kinds, including chocolate Faberge Eggs for Elton John's 2003 White Tie and Tiara Ball - featured in several magazines world wide. She also created Stella McCartney's wedding cake as well as cakes for many movie premiers and parties for stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna and corporate parties for companies of the fashion and music industry.

Peggy is a supplier to Fortnum & Mason who have commissioned her to create their seasonal ranges of hand decorated cakes and cookies to adorn their shelves & hampers. She is a regular contributor to various magazines, such as You & Your Wedding, Brides, Harper's Bazaar, Wedding, Marie Claire, Delicious, and her work has appeared in many more. 

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Cake Chic - Peggy Porschen

Cookbooks Australia has a great range of new, used and out of print recipe books to suit all tastes and palates. Basic, how-to and general cookbooks, international cuisines, favourite chefs and cooks, cake decorating and cupcake recipe books, slow cooker, pressure cooker, quick and easy, comfort food, cookbooks especially for chldren, Australian Women's Weekly recipe books, vintage old favourites from the CWA, Green and Gold, Commonsense Cookery Books. If you are looking for a family favourite recipe or cookbook to give to your daughter, son or to replace your mother's or your own falling-apart copy, it might be here!



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