Author(s): Peggy Porschen
Featuring over 25 of Peggy's most delectable cupcake recipes, Cupcakes is an essential selection of original and specially developed recipes from the most creative of contemporary cake designers. Recipes include the award-winning Chocolate Heaven and Black Forest, the timeless classics Sticky Toffee and Vanilla Chiffon and a whole range that are perfectly suited for special occasions - from light and bright Lemon Meringue, Eton Mess and Pink Marshmallow to dark and indulgent Pecan Pie, Mulled Wine and Chocolate Raspberry Heart. Not only are there a variety of delicious cupcakes, there are a range of truly wondrous toppings, too. Each cupcake is specifically matched to one of the offered frostings, from classic cream cheese icing and mascarpone frostings in a multitude of flavourings to rich marshmallow fondant and luxurious dark chocolate ganache, and each has a simple decorative finish.
Peggy Porschen moved from her native Germany to study at Le Cordon Bleu and in 2003 she founded Peggy Porschen Cakes. Her cakes have graced many A-list events such as Elton John's White Tie & Tiara Ball and she is the exclusive wedding cake partner to Fortnum & Mason. Her first book Pretty Party Cakes won 'Best Entertaining Cookbook' at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards and she regularly contributes to Conde Nast Brides, Wedding and Sainsbury's Magazine. Peggy runs the Peggy Porschen Parlour in London's Belgravia and her Cake Academy, London's first cookery school entirely dedicated to baking, cake decorating and sugar craft.