Sunday, November 9, 2014

Dreams Become Reality "Peggy Porschen Cakes"

Visiting the Peggy Porschen Parlour has been a life-long dream come true.
It was a beautiful Sunday morning in London. After long hours flight, I've finally arrived. 

I had an amazing half day tour, seeing sights such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace & London Bridge. Our schedule was so tight. 

When I started a cake business 4 years ago, the first book I bought was a Peggy Porschen "Cake Chic". I greatly admired the beauty of her cakes, cookies and so curious to try and see directly. Whether the recipe same as she wrote in the book? How the taste of the famous cake?

But...I was dissapointed when I knew that the shop at Ebury Street was quite far from the hotel. 
I was afraid that I might not be able to get there.

Our tour schedule ended with 4 hours free time for shopping and dinner at Oxford road. My husband and I were very excited, it seems I was destined to go there. We jumped into the taxi and after few minutes I didn't believe what I've seen.... The unique pinkies building on the corner of the street, similar to what I've seen on the internet.

Peggy Porschen Parlour
The Parlour

116 Ebury Street
The Location at 116 Ebury Street

We took pictures from across the store. People were watching us.
To be honest, I was quite embarrassed... but we were both so tired, so we didn't really care at that point.

After finished took lots of photos, we entered the shop. The place is so much smaller that we thought. It sold a variety of items: books, cookies, cake stands, aprons, cookie cutters, drinks and of course the individual cakes and cupcakes.  

Peggy Porschen Cookies
Royal Icing Cookies

Cookies were covered and decorated beautifully, very detailed with royal icing. All the cakes and cupcakes were very tempting, even the receipt was printed on a pink unique.

We've decided to tried her famous banoffee cupcake, strawberry champaign cake with capuccino and coffee latte for the drinks.

Peggy Porschen Cakes
Cake, Cupcake and Beverages

We also bought 2 cookies and her new released cookie book for souvenirs (I loved the bag so much).

Peggy Porschen Cakes
Beautiful Shopping Bag

Everything was amazing except the unfriendly waitress. Maybe it was because after 17 hours flight we had no time to took a bath and looked so messy??? No wonder...

Peggy Porschen Cakes
Me and My Dream

Peggy Porschen also had her own academy which was located quite close to the cake shop, it could be seen from our seats.

Peggy Porschen Academy
The Academy

Personally the cake and cupcakes were too sweet (specially for the fillings and buttercream). 
Europeans tend to have a sweeter tooth than Asians. Asian people was afraid of sweetness, especially the young generation.Overall everything same as the recipes on her book; the texture, density and sweetness. 

How about the price?
The cookies price somewhat surprisingly. It cost twice as much than the price of the cake or cupcakes. It was 8.95 euro (IDR 135.000), quite expensive but it was taste great, not overly sweet, very detailed and well.... absolutely beautiful, to be honest...couldn't bear to eat it.

However, this was a pleasant journey I'm gonna miss you so much Peggy Porschen Cakes . I wish I could see you again maybe...someday...

luv, Sandra

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