Peggy has released numerous cake and cookie decorating books, and her latest book titled Peggy’s Favourite Cakes and Cookies is essentially that – a compilation of her favourite cakes and cookies from her previous books. This means that there really isn’t any new material in this book, which is perfect if you don’t own any of Peggy’s other books, or have been trying to decide on which one of them to get.
A few of the projects featured in the book are the: Rosebud Sugar Cookies and Wedding Cake Cookies, Ruffle Rose Cupcakes and Butterfly Fancies, Pansy Pots and Mini Tea Rose Wedding Cakes and the larger Romantic Rose Tower and Peggy’s signature Neapolitan Monogrammed Cake.
There are so many gorgeous cookies and cakes in this book it was hard to choose what to make. For my first project, I could’t decide between one of Peggy’s mini cake designs (my favourite chapter in the book) or her gorgeous decorated sugar cookies. In the end I choose to make the sugar cookies.
I’ve made decorated sugar cookies a few times before, but never using Peggy’s recipe and never putting as much effort into them as I did with these. I can definitely say that her sugar cookie recipe is the best I’ve ever used. They kept their shape perfectly and tasted great as well. I had also planned on making Peggy’s Royal Icing, but in the end laziness got the best of me and I opted to use the Tate & Lyle Royal Icing mix that only required me to add a bit of water before mixing it up.