Synopses & Reviews
A romantic Three-Column Wedding Cake adorned with fresh roses; eye-catching Kalei-doscope Cakes iced in geometric designs; glittering Bollywood-inspired lollipop cookies—you dont have to go to a high-end bakery to be able to serve these beautiful desserts at your next party. Master cake decorator Peggy Porschen shares her designs for the gorgeous cookies, cupcakes, and cakes that have graced some of the worlds most discriminating tables—and theyre as easy to create as they are spectacular. Written for everyone from beginning bakers to seasoned pros, each design in Pretty Party Cakes
is broken down into basic steps that turn even complicated cake sculptures into rewarding, accessible creations.
Pretty Party Cakes is brimming with dozens of innovative designs that are all based on fundamental recipes provided in Porschens introduction to the basics. This section also covers the equipment and techniques needed to make her luscious creations. Once youve mastered the key skills, you can confidently move to chapters on cookies, cupcakes, miniature cakes, and large cakes. Designs range from sparkling heart cakes and butterfly-topped pastel cupcakes to enchanting, edible Treasure Boxes that can be used to present gifts. Ambitious bakers can create stunning desserts such as the Romantic Rose Tower cake and Gift Box Cake, and even simpler sweets such as Alphabet Cookies and Chocolate Canapés will wow your guests with their alluring presentation.
Packed with tips, step-by-step images, and striking photographs to accompany every design, Pretty Party Cakes brings together everything you need to re-create Peggy Porschens delicious masterpieces. Whether youre preparing a wedding cake for dozens of guests or creating a showstopping dessert for an intimate dinner party, these stunning designs will be sure to rival the cakes that line the windows of the chicest designer bakeries.
An all-encompassing guide to creating shockingly simple—yet stunning—cakes, cookies, and cupcakes that rival those from even the most fashionable designer bakeries.
Peggy Porschen is a household name among those who hunger for special cakes that are as pretty as they are delicious. In Pretty Party Cakes, Peggy's charming designs are broken down into simple steps that turn even complicated cake sculptures into fun and accessible projects for bakers of every level. Beginning with the basics--an introduction to the equipment, recipes, and techniques needed for every project--Pretty Party Cakes shows how to make cookies, cupcakes, and cakes to rival those found in the most chic designer bakeries. Beautifully illustrated with step-by-step photographs and full of user-friendly text and tips, Pretty Party Cakes brings together everything the weekend baker needs to re-create Peggy's delightful and delicious masterpieces.
A straightforward guide to making stunning--yet surprisingly simple--cakes, cookies, and cupcakes, this volume offers step-by-step instructions that will help cooks create unique and eye-catching desserts. Full color.
About the Author
Peggy Porschen began her career as a pastry chef at Londons Lanesborough Hotel. Quickly developing a highly individualized style, she began making cakes and cookies for celebrity events such as Elton Johns White Tie and Tiara Ball, Stella McCartneys wedding, and movie premieres and parties for stars like Gwyneth Paltrow. Her cakes have been featured by Fortnum & Mason as well as in magazines and newspapers as diverse as You and Your Wedding, Cosmo Bride, and Brides. Peggy grew up in Germany and currently resides in the U.K.