The other day I posted my review of Peggy Porschen’s new Boutique Baking book. I was so excited when it arrived, I couldn’t put it down. I flipped through the pages over and over again, examining every recipe trying to decide what to make first.
I’ve decided not to post the recipe for this cake because it’s very long (approx 4 pages in the book) and requires a lot of steps (see the pictures above). I don’t want that to detour you from making it though. It’s not hard to make – especially the jaconde sponge (I made a similar one here, and they only take 8 minutes to bake!), it’s just the assembling of the cake that takes the time. So if you think you’d like to try baking your own dome cake, then please buy Peggy’s Boutique Baking book – you won’t regret it!
Overall, I was quite pleased with my dome cake – even if it didn’t turn out perfect. Although I’ve done a few, I’m still fairly new to covering cakes in fondant, and really just enjoy tinkering around in my spare time making flowers and sugar paste decorations. I’ve always wanted to improve my cake decorating skills, and I’m very pleased to announce I will get that opportunity this week!
You see, last summer after I made my Peggy Porschen Baby Shower Cookies I was absolutely thrilled to receive an invite from the Peggy Porschen Academy inviting me to attend one of Peggy’s cake decorating courses!!! The only thing was, they had invited me to a course that was taking place 3 weeks after I was due to give birth to baby Jayden. I knew there was no way I could attend a cake decorating course and leave my 3 week old at home. Luckily, Peggy’s team was very understanding and told me to contact them when I was ready to take one of her courses.
A few months ago I got back in touch with Peggy’s team and we decided on my course. I’m so excited to tell you all that this Tuesday I will be spending the day with Peggy learning how to make this absolutely stunning Black and White Anemone Cake!!
I’m sooo looking forward to learning how to make this stunning cake and picking up tips from the master herself. I can’t wait to share my cake with you all when I’m done, so keep watching, and I’ll post it soon!