Thursday, 17 May 2012

Peggy Porschen Boutique Baking Review




Last night I had the pleasure of attending the launch party for Peggy Porschen's new book titled Boutique Baking.  It's no secret that I'm a huge Peggy Porschen fan.  I've made several  recipes from her books including these baby shower cookies last year.  


Boutique Baking is slightly different from Peggy's previous books which focus more on decorating projects using several key recipes.  Instead, Boutique Baking is filled with recipes - each with their own decorating ideas and techniques that Peggy clearly guides you through with written instructions and visual steps.  

Boutique Baking is made up of 7 chapters:  Sweet Treats, Beautiful Biscuits, Cupcake Heaven, Luscious Layer Cakes, Classic Cakes & Bakes, Delicious Drinks, and The Icing on The Cake. 

Notable recipes include:

Springerle Cookies - I've always wanted to make these, but have never found an authentic wooden mould. 

Chocolate Heaven Cupcakes - I've made these and they're delicious, so keep an eye out for the recipe.  I'll be posting it soon!

Summer Berry Cake - this has a beautiful pattern on top that's created by a simple dusting of cocoa powder over a patterned stencil

Raspberry & Rose Dome Cake - An absolutely stunning dome cake accented with delicate sugar paste flowers.  I also made this, and will be posting it shortly!

Minteani - A light and refreshing iced mint tea and vodka cocktail


Out of all of Peggy's books (she has 5), Boutique Baking is my favourite.  The recipes are all mouth watering and accompanied by stunning photos, not only of the finished product but also of the steps needed to get you there.  Boutique Baking has something for everyone.  Novice bakers and decorators need not shy away, as there's recipe and decorating idea to suit every skill level.


With thanks to Quadrille Publishing for my review copy of Peggy's book.

Boutique Baking is available on Amazon UK here and Amazon US here  


** Now here's some exciting news for you - if you live in London and you're a fan of Peggy Porschen you'll be pleased to know that she'll be signing copies of her new Boutique Baking Book in her parlour this Saturday May 26th between 3pm - 5pm.  Directions to Peggy's pink parlour and additional information can be found here.


And finally, I've also got some VERY EXCITING Peggy Porschen news to share with you later in the week, so keep an eye on my blog, facebook and twitter to find out what it is!!! Until then I'll leave you with a few more pictures of Peggy's book party.








3 comments:

Taya said...

Oh wow! This looks like such a pretty shop!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

It was a lovely evening and I was delighted to be invited - and to catch up with you too! x

I photographed my white chocolate passion cake from the book, will be blogging soon.

thelittleloaf said...

I've got a copy of this to review - making the sticky toffee cupcakes tomorrow and can't wait! Very jealous you went to the launch, sadly I couldn't go :-(

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