Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fairy Cakes Masterclass

Nestled deep within the poshest pocket of London is Peggy Porschen's Parlour, the amazing bespoke cake company's Belgravia storefront. Just between fairy-lit topiaries and through a candy pink door are shelves upon shelves of charming cupcakes {for purchase by the masses}, a Studio {catering to A-list Britains Elton, Gwyneth, Madonna, Stella, Sting...}, and the Cake Academy {where Cordon Bleu-trained Porschen personally imparts her sugary secrets to well-heeled pupils}.

During any one of Academy's selection of all-day Masterclasses in cakes or cookies, Peggy shares her penchant for pretty among very small groups in her Belgravia kitchen. The primary focus of these classes is Porchen's sugar-crafting technique, which she uses to create some of the most exquisitely embellished baked goods in the UK.

If you aren't available for a class, don't dismay. Porschen has authored a number of cookbooks on the subject, and a new one focusing on her favorite cookies & cakes is due out in June.

Sweet dreams.


  1. I'm sure that the sweets are amazing, but I have to say that she has one of the loveliest storefronts I've ever seen....k

  2. So lovely! They don't look like food at all!