Friday, January 30, 2009

Peggy Porschen's Romantic Cakes

I always meet my potential cake clients in various coffee shops around the city. Well the nice thing about Starbucks is there's a bunch in Chapters book stores. Which means after the meeting I can celebrate with a new cake book!! Well three weeks ago I bought a book called 'Romantic Cakes' by Peggy Porschen. I love this book! Soo many great cake ideas, beautiful cakes and I look forward to making most of them. It has alot of useful information on basic cake decoration as well. Some of her techniques simplified things from what I am used to as well so I really look forward to trying them. Well I opened this marvelous book and looked through it and suddenly realized it was missing the "templates" referred to in alot of the patterns for the cake designs. Because I loved the cake designs I was really upset. I thought I would google my problem to see if I could see anyone else with the same issue. Nothing. So I looked to see if she had a website that I could contact her about this problem. Also thinking that maybe the glitch hadn't been caught yet. Well I found her website and used the contact link emailed them and within a couple days received an email of apology and that the templates had been mailed out to me! I was really impressed that they responded so quickly and shipped them out as well. Needless to say any and all books that she comes out with I will definitely be adding to my collection!

Hey! What's this??

Yay!! My templates are here!!

Stupid mail, bent my templates...

Yup, It really is my templates :)

Pretty templates in a really pretty folder.


Cyndi said...

Wow! That is awesome! I had something similar happen when I made a recipe from BAKED by Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito. I made an icing recipe that was a completely different color than what the pictured showed and I decided to email them just for the heck of it. Well, not even a day later, Matt wrote back and gave me some possible suggestions on what I could have done wrong.

And Romantic Cakes is a WONDERFUL book! I took a peek at it while I was over at a friend's house and just had to run out and buy it!

Frostedbetty said...

The cakes are beautiful yet fairly easy to make. I had to search to find some of the supplies needed for some the cakes but once they arive I am definately going to try to make the cakes :)

The Pleasurist said...


Come claim your prize ma'am. You can find me at, where I'll be licking my lips after looking over these lovely photos.


Queen of Tarts said...

How many pages of templates did she send? I also bought the book, but I bought the UK version by mistake..the one with the cake and pink/purple roses on the cover (the US version has a different title than "Romantic Cakes" which is the UK version, and the measuring system is not in metrics the way the UK version is.). I noticed there was one page of templates including butterflies in the back of the book in the UK version. I saw what you wrote so when I ordered my copy directly off of the Peggy Porschen website, I also asked that templates be included. They sent the book but not any templates ( I asked them 3 times, prior to my order going out to me.). Still, nothing. They sent no templates and chose not to respond to my email where I politely requested them since I'd heard they were not in the book. I'm just wondering what you received other than the butterflies you uploaded on your blog?


Candy and Cake said...

I love, love, love that book! So much so, that I would love to get her other books as well! This week I finally had a chance to try out making sugar roses. Her instructions were so simple but give beautiful results! Love them!