Chatting with Peggy Porchen
PEGGY PORSCHEN – PRINCIPLE & HEAD TUTOR Fascinated by baking and cake decorating from childhood, in 1998 Peggy moved from Germany to London to study at the internationally renowned Le Cordon Bleu cookery school. After completing ‘The Grand Diploma of Cuisine & Patisserie’ she worked as a pastry chef at London's Lanesborough Hotel as well as for celebrated caterer Rhubarb Food Design. Peggy also went on to work as a cake decorator for German master-baker Gerhard Jenne, proprietor of Konditor & Cook.
Quickly developing her own style she set up her own business in 2003 and founded Peggy Porschen Cakes, a bespoke cake company that not only reflects her life-long love of baking but also celebrates beautiful craftsmanship inspired by romance, fashion and femininity. Since then she has become one of the most prominent and pioneering names in contemporary cake design for the UK as well as internationally.
Peggy is a regular contributor to various magazines, such as Condé Nast Brides, Wedding and Sainsbury’s Magazine, and many of her celebrity wedding cakes have been featured in Tatler, OK and HELLO magazine. Her TV credits in the UK include Rachel Allen’s Bake, Good Food Live and Wedding Experts and in Germany she appeared on Johannes B. Kerner, 3 nach 9 and Wissenshunger. #cupcakes