Cakes in Bloom is a celebration of Peggy Porschen's skill, style and experience and the first time that she has shared her repertoire of incomparable sugar blooms with her legions of fans.
Peggy reveals the secrets to making more than 30 gorgeous life-like flowers, from roses, peonies and pansies to cherry blossom, orchids and poppies. The range of 24 cakes includes miniature cakes, large cakes and tiered cakes, demonstrating the simplest use of a single flower as well as inspired combinations of blooms. The wealth of ideas and variations will suit a wide range of occasions from birthdays, anniversaries and weddings to simple but special tea parties.
Peggy demonstrates a broad range of techniques with clear step by step photography — moulding, balling, veining, frilling and dusting — embracing all the basics as well the particular skills needed to make each individual flower. As with all her creations, Peggy's cakes are as good to eat as they are to look at, so she has included a number of signature recipes for delicious cakes and fail-safe fillings, as well as her tried and tested flower paste recipe and basic layering and icing techniques.
This book reflects Peggy's mastery and creativity of a breath-taking array of flowers and is the ultimate reference and inspiration for sugarcrafters.
Publisher,Quadrille Publishing Publication Date, Format, Hardcover Weight, 420 g No. of Pages,