JAPAN SALONAISE ASSOCIATION SUMMER VISIT TO THE PEGGY PORSCHEN ACADEMY

Recently we were delighted to welcome 19 members of the Japan Salonaise Association to the Peggy Porschen Academy for a private, tailor-made class with Peggy. Due to the large group size, we took the Academy next-door to The Lime Tree Hotel in London’s Belgravia to accommodate everyone comfortably.

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The JSA is a unique sugar craft organisation that supports and encourages women to train as instructors, to set up and run classes while they raise their children, by providing training courses and aftercare. Currently the JSA has over 2,200 registered members, each operating as certified instructors in Japan, Taiwan, Korea and the USA. The JSA was the first to offer courses such as ‘Cookie Decoration’ and ‘Cupcake Making’ in Japan where students were able to acquire qualifications.  The organisation was created for ‘creative women who can make their passion their job’, a concept that Peggy herself identifies closely with.

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The specialist sugar craft tourists from Japan had been planning their ‘study tour’ to the UK for over a year, interested to visit the country that traditional sugar craft originates from and to further their skills and technique repertoire as instructors.

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Peggy worked closely with the tour’s director Mrs Yukako Kikyo to create a syllabus that was uniquely tailored to our visitors requirements and wishes.  The intensive one day class covered the following projects –

Cherry Blossom Fondant Fancies
Heart Shaped Sugar Cubes
Orchid Cookies
Rosebud & Violet Cupcakes
Brush Embroidery Cookies
Purple Pansies

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We were thrilled to meet the special ladies and we recieved wonderful feedback about their experience at the Peggy Porschen Academy.

Peggy was wonderful! Talented, friendly and helpful. We achieved so much within the time we had, Peggy happily accommodated our wish list for the day and tailored the class to suit us perfectly. The ladies have all gained a variety of knowledge and skills and the JSA is confident that the UK tour offered each member further confidence in themselves and will contribute to their further activities as instructors’

‘We were so thankful to Peggy who kindly offered her time for photographs and autographs with warmth and a smile – which must not have been easy while simultaneously keeping an eye on all of her students and keeping the class in progress. We all wish to come back to the academy again in the near future‘                        

 Mrs Yukako Kikyo, Representative Director JSA

 

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Images courtesy of Natasha Alipour-Faridani

PEGGY PORSCHEN’S COOKIE CUTTER COLLECTION IS AVAILABLE NOW

A new line of custom-designed cookie cutters are available to purchase from Peggy Porschen. The same tools are used to create the exquisite cookies found in Peggy Porschen’s highly acclaimed books, as well as those produced for sale in her Belgravia Cake Parlour.

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The distinctive designs are perfect for home bakers looking to achieve a professional finish. The collection includes a set of baby themed cutters designed for baking perfect party favours for a baby shower or christening, while the tuxedo jacket and dress cutters make unique wedding favours.

 
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All cookie cutters are made from stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. Cutters from the new collection are priced from £4.95 and are available to purchase at the Peggy Porschen Parlour in Belgravia, London or can be ordered online at www.peggyporschen.com for worldwide delivery.

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Find recipes and design ideas in Peggy Porschen’s ‘Cookies’ which is also available to order online for just £6.99.

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