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.
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.