A Giant Chocolate Cake

For Christmas, I was given Peggy Porschen’s ‘Boutique Baking’ book.  For ages, I didn’t use it.  Sure, I looked at (read: drooled over) the pictures, but I hadn’t actually settled down to do any baking.  Because the truth is, the pictures were pretty scary.  Look at the picture below.  That’s a pretty intimidating photo for a novice baker who can successfully make fairy cakes but burns just about every thing else.


Peggy Porschen's Boutique Baking

Peggy Porschen’s Boutique Baking


But, yesterday, I thought “Why not?  If Peggy can do it, then surely I can too?”  I would like stress at this point that Peggy Porschen owns an award-winning cake company – I do not.

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