Pretty Party Cakes: Sweet and Stylish Cakes and Cookies for All Occasions

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A romantic Three-Column Wedding Cake adorned with fresh roses; eye-catching Kalei-doscope Cakes iced in geometric designs; glittering Bollywood-inspired lollipop cookies—you don’t have to go to a high-end bakery to be able to serve these beautiful desserts at your next party. Master cake decorator Peggy Porschen shares her designs for the gorgeous cookies, cupcakes, and cakes that have graced some of the world’s most discriminating tables—and they’re as easy to create as they are spectacular. Written for everyone...
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Overview

A romantic Three-Column Wedding Cake adorned with fresh roses; eye-catching Kalei-doscope Cakes iced in geometric designs; glittering Bollywood-inspired lollipop cookies—you don’t have to go to a high-end bakery to be able to serve these beautiful desserts at your next party. Master cake decorator Peggy Porschen shares her designs for the gorgeous cookies, cupcakes, and cakes that have graced some of the world’s most discriminating tables—and they’re as easy to create as they are spectacular. Written for everyone from beginning bakers to seasoned pros, each design in Pretty Party Cakes is broken down into basic steps that turn even complicated cake sculptures into rewarding, accessible creations.

Pretty Party Cakes is brimming with dozens of innovative designs that are all based on fundamental recipes provided in Porschen’s introduction to the basics. This section also covers the equipment and techniques needed to make her luscious creations. Once you’ve mastered the key skills, you can confidently move to chapters on cookies, cupcakes, miniature cakes, and large cakes. Designs range from sparkling heart cakes and butterfly-topped pastel cupcakes to enchanting, edible Treasure Boxes that can be used to present gifts. Ambitious bakers can create stunning desserts such as the Romantic Rose Tower cake and Gift Box Cake, and even simpler sweets such as Alphabet Cookies and Chocolate Canapés will wow your guests with their alluring presentation.

Packed with tips, step-by-step images, and striking photographs to accompany every design, Pretty Party Cakes brings together everything you need to re-create Peggy Porschen’s delicious masterpieces. Whether you’re preparing a wedding cake for dozens of guests or creating a showstopping dessert for an intimate dinner party, these stunning designs will be sure to rival the cakes that line the windows of the chicest designer bakeries.

An all-encompassing guide to creating shockingly simple—yet stunning—cakes, cookies, and cupcakes that rival those from even the most fashionable designer bakeries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307337078
  • Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
  • Publication date: 3/21/2006
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 765,795
  • Product dimensions: 8.87 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Peggy Porschen began her career as a pastry chef at London’s Lanesborough Hotel. Quickly developing a highly individualized style, she began making cakes and cookies for celebrity events such as Elton John’s White Tie and Tiara Ball, Stella McCartney’s wedding, and movie premieres and parties for stars like Gwyneth Paltrow. Her cakes have been featured by Fortnum & Mason as well as in magazines and newspapers as diverse as You and Your Wedding, Cosmo Bride, and Brides. Peggy grew up in Germany and currently resides in the U.K.
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  • Posted October 19, 2009

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    Great book for people with cake decorating basic skills.

    This is a Great book for people with cake decorating basic skills.Love the pictures and description given in the book.Would have loved if provided the names of all the moulds used and where it can be found...though i have one used in english wedding cake.Good book to have in your library if you love cake decorating.

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  • Posted April 23, 2009

    A beautiful book - a must have for those serious about baking cakes.

    Love this book - will give it as gifts to my friends. Ms. Porschen has such a beautiful imagination, which shows in her creations of cookies and cakes. Her cakes are elegant, simple, eye-catchers - love her work!

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