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Founded in 2003, the company is headed by award-winning cake designer, author and Creative Director Peggy Porschen and her husband Bryn Morrow (Managing Director). Leading her talented team of pastry chefs and sugar-craft artists, Peggy is passionate about creating edible works of art for special occasions including weddings, christenings, baby showers, birthday parties and corporate events.
Autumn 2010 saw the opening of the Peggy Porschen Parlour in London's Belgravia. For the first time Peggy was able to offer her previously made-to-order only designs to all on an everyday basis. The Parlour serves freshly baked cupcakes, cookies and layer cakes and also offers a selection of Peggy's own blend teas, inspired by flavours found in her kitchen.
January 2011 marked the opening of Peggy’s Cake Academy, London’s first cookery school entirely dedicated to baking, cake decorating and sugar craft, which is located opposite the Parlour in Belgravia. Following unprecedented demand for her past master classes, Peggy has personally created a comprehensive year-round curriculum with project-based and technique-led courses and classes to suit a variety of proficiency levels, from those wishing to complete the Professional Diploma and kick start a career in cakes, to those looking for a fun and enriching day out.
Renowned for irresistibly pretty and elegant designs that are not only visually stunning but also taste delicious, Peggy has acquired an enviable client list including many celebrities, Royals and members of high society. Her cookies and cakes have graced many A-list events such as the 2011 wedding of Kate Moss and Jamie Hince, Elton John’s White Tie & Tiara Ball, Stella McCartney’s wedding, Sir Anthony Hopkins’ 70th birthday, Damien Hirst’s auction at Sotheby’s and parties for Sting and Trudie Styler, Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, all of which make her a highly sought after name on the party-planning circuit.
ABOUT PEGGY PORSCHEN
As a child growing up in a small village near Cologne in Germany, Peggy always knew she wanted to become a cake designer. Discovering the art of 'British Sugar Craft' while working as an flight attendant, a job which took Peggy on regular trips to London, Peggy saw a way to make her passion for cakes, a profession.
Peggy went on to complete Le Cordon Bleu’s ‘The Grand Diploma of Cuisine & Patisserie’ in 1999, holding a number of prestigious Pastry chef positions in London before ultimately fulfilling her ambition of launching her bespoke cake company in 2003; Peggy Porschen Cakes. To this day, Peggy Porschen Ltd is a hands-on British company that not only reflects her life-long love of baking, but also celebrates beautiful craftsmanship, inspired by a love of romance, fashion and femininity.
Leading the industry, Peggy Porschen remains at the creative helm of the company, working alongside her husband Bryn Morrow, Managing Director. Together with her talented team of pastry chefs and sugar-craft artists, Peggy Porschen Cakes is renowned for irresistibly pretty and elegant designs that are not only visually stunning but also taste delicious.
ABOUT BRYN MORROW
Making the move from his native Auckland, New Zealand to London in 1996 to follow his dream of working in the culinary arts, Bryn secured his first chef position at the illustrious Savoy Grill. Quickly climbing the ranks, Bryn remained within the Gordon Ramsay stable, working under industry heavy weights Marcus Wareing and Angela Hartnett. Leaving with a wealth of experience, Bryn went on to hold positions at Mosimann’s and then Rhubarb Food Design, where he was promoted to Head Chef. It was at Rhubarb where Peggy and Bryn first met and bonded over their shared love of creative and exquisite food.
Landing a brief from Sir Elton John, Bryn put Peggy forward as the “perfect person” to create his ‘Edible Fabergé Egg’ and the rest, as they say, is history!
A meeting of the minds had been cemented and two years after Peggy started Peggy Porschen Ltd, Bryn joined as Managing Director. The tiny start up was making waves across the industry and the dynamic duo were matched in their ambitions to take the business to where it is now.
Whilst titled in their roles of Managing Director (Bryn) and Creative Director (Peggy), the husband and wife team boast a unique partnership to this day, where both parties remain each other’s most trusted sounding boards.