CUSTOMISED VALENTINE’S TREATS FROM PEGGY PORSCHEN & CHAMPAGNE LAURENT-PERRIER

Treat that special someone to the ultimate Valentines Day gift. Peggy Porschen has teamed up with Champagne Laurent-Perrier, to offer the ultimate customised gift. Say I love you to that special someone with a selection of edible image cupcakes and a Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Birdcage.

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For the perfect treat for Valentines Day, send us your favourite Instagram pictures and impress a loved one with printed images topped on to a selection of delicious Peggy Porschen cupcakes including indulgent Chocolate Heaven and heavenly Red Velvet.  The cupcakes will be paired with a Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne Birdcage; the perfect addition for any romantic gesture.

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If you prefer to meet your other half for a romantic rendezvous at our Belgravia Parlour, then order the Raspberry Kiss Cake. The 6” dark chocolate sponge heart is layered with decadent Belgian chocolate meringue buttercream topped with fresh raspberries and masked with dark chocolate ganache. The cake is served along with a chilled glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne – a match made in heaven.

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The Valentines Edible Image Cupcake gift box of six with the Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Birdcage is priced at £99.99 and will be available online or by reservation at the Peggy’ Porschen Parlour, Belgravia throughout the month of February 2015. Images should be sent to hello@peggyporschen.com 3 days prior to delivery. 

The Rosebud and Hearts Cupcake gift box will be available for non-personalised orders. The gift box includes a mix of six cupcakes including Strawberry & Champagne and Chocolate Heaven with the Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Birdcage is priced at £95.99. Orders can be made online at peggyporschen.com or at the Peggy Porschen Parlour in Belgravia for next day delivery.  

The Raspberrry Kiss Cake and Champagne will require a minimum of 3 days lead time and can be ordered online or at the Peggy Porschen Parlour in Belgravia. The cake is priced at £49.95 or by the slice with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé £15.

PEGGY PORSCHEN ACADEMY ON TOUR – MY RECENT TRAVELS IN EUROPE

 

I recently returned from a 10-day trip with stops at three fantastic cake shows in Italy and Spain. I’d been out of the circuit for a couple of years after taking maternity leave to have my son, Max, and I couldn’t wait to get back into the swing of things. My husband, Max and I travelled as a family, and what a great experience we had. The response we received was overwhelming. Everyone was so warm and friendly, I couldn’t have asked for a better welcome back to the world of cake shows!

Our first stop was The Cake Show in Bologna, an event organised by Bologna Fiere and Maison Madeleine from the 21st to the 23rd November. There, I was given the opportunity to showcase sugar flowers from my best-selling book, “Cakes in Bloom.” I taught a group of about 12 people how to make sugar dahlias, and another small group learnt how to make my Rose & Lily of the Valley cake. I also held live demonstrations on my moulded rose mini cakes and on layer cakes, which included layering, masking and decorating my classic Victoria Sponge. It was so exhilarating to present my work in front of almost 150 attendees!

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It was also amazing to see all the emerging talent at The Cake Show in Bologna. I had the pleasure of judging a cake competition with Chef Julie Walsh, head of pâtisserie at Le Cordon Bleu London. A hearty congratulations to the winner who we look forward to welcoming on a course at the Peggy Porschen Academy.

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Other highlights from Bologna include meeting Stevi Auble and Michelle Wibowo, two incredible cake artists who have developed such unique and innovative styles. This was really my first time out and about since taking maternity leave, and I was just so impressed with all the creativity I got to witness first-hand at The Cake Show.

Next up on the itinerary was a brief stop in Rome, where I taught two classes at Events & More, a beautiful shop and school opened by a former student of mine. On the 26th November, I had a dozen students attend a Christmas cookie class. Together we decorated gingerbread men jars and festive jumpers, two cute designs from my most recent book, “Cookies.” The results were great and put us all in a cheerful holiday mood!

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The following day, I taught a group of students how to master the art of my vintage blooms, which include pink garden roses, rosebuds and pastel hydrangea blooms. All flowers were dusted and steamed to create a life-like effect, and the outcome was astounding. What a great way to conclude our stay in Italy!

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Our final destination was The BCN & Cake Show, which was held in Barcelona from the 28th to the 30th November. During my two days there I led several live demonstrations, which covered assembling layer cakes, as well as making vintage blooms, peonies, orchids, moulded roses and lilies of the valley. And of course there was some time left to sign copies of my book and meet fans!

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Among the highlights from Barcelona was meeting Natalie de Silva, a cake designer whose work appears to defy the laws of gravity. Her ‘Alice in Wonderland’ inspired creation was incredibly breath-taking, to say the least! I was also taken on a tour of the Escribà bakery and school. It was such an honour to be welcomed by the people who run one of the oldest cake companies in Barcelona.

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All in all, my experiences in Italy and Spain were the ideal way to re-enter the world of cake shows, live demonstrations and teaching workshops. Everyone we encountered was so welcoming and encouraging; I’m genuinely touched by all the support! And I’m eagerly awaiting my next trips abroad!

Take a look at the Peggy Porschen Academy’s  forthcoming international teaching dates and locations here