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Tea and Cake at Peggy Porschen

My lovely father treated me to a lovely little trip to the Peggy Porschen Parlour earlier this week to eat some lovely lovely cakes. We had been planning to go for ages so it was good to finally find a time to do it. I hadn’t been there before but apparently he walks past it all the time and thought that as I’m someone who loves making cakes and loves cake shops that it would be a good place for us to go, and we do both love a cup of tea and cake. The parlour is a pretty little cake shop close to Victoria station in London. Even from the outside it looks wonderfully pretty and pink! Inside is very small but just big enough at the same time and you are greeted with a beautiful display of cakes at the counter as soon as you walk in including strawberry and champagne cupcakes, red velvet cupcakes and some gorgeous layered cakes decorated with stencils. There is also a tea and coffee menu so you can sit and enjoy your cake with a drink at one of the tables in the shop. The cakes aren’t cheap but they are very delicious. I opted for a dainty and delightful lemon chiffon cupcake with a floral rose tea and my Dad went for a huge slice of lemon and passionfruit cake with a peppermint and green tea, he certainly gave it the thumbs up. They sell books, cake stands, cookie cutters and cake filling as well in the shop, I loved the little cupcake cake stands, I think one of those might have to become an addition ┬áto my cake stand collection at some point. The Peggy Porschen recipe books were gorgeous and may have to be my next recipe book purchase, some lovely looking recipes! We had a walk past the Peggy Porschen Academy too with its lovely display of wedding cakes in the windows, tiered cakes are something I want to master. I had a look at the Academy online, there are so many fabulous sounding courses on offer….maybe one day when I’m not a student!

Peggy Porschen

 

Cake Display

 

Lemon Chiffon Cupcake

 

Lemon and Passionfruit Cake

 

Academy

 

So next time you are near Victoria and have a fancy for tea and cake, I can recommend Peggy Porschen! You can find it on the corner at 116 Ebury Street, Belgravia. Enjoy!

Lottie xx

Back to summer with a Victoria Sponge Cake

My full winter wardrobe is pretty much in use now, with thick socks, gloves and scarves, it just seems to be getting colder and colder! I’m still holding out a bit longer though before I get the hats out, then it means winter is actually here! I’m quite a fan of autumn and winter clothes, so I’m quite looking forward to it getting colder! But in the mean time I thought I’d bring back a touch of summer for you all with this summery Victoria sponge cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream! And it’s really easy too!

Victoria sponge cake

Ingredients:

6oz butter (at room temp)
6oz caster sugar
3 eggs
6oz self raising flour
Strawberry jam
Double cream, lightly whipped
Fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
Icing sugar for dusting

Start by creaming together the butter and the sugar until soft and well mixed. Then add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between each egg. If the mixture starts to curdle add a little bit of the flour. Once all 3 eggs have been added fold in the flour with a metal spoon until it is all combined.
Pour even amounts into 2 greased and lined sandwich tins and level off the top.
Pop into a preheated oven at 180C for about 20 minutes, until the sponge is springy to touch. Leave to cool for a while in the tins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool fully.
Once cool, spread one cake with a thick layer of jam, sliced strawberries and thick layer of whipped cream, add the top with the second cake, and finish with a dusting of icing sugar (seeing as it is such an English cake, I did my icing sugar in some kind of union jack design). A lovely summer cake!

Cake from above

Lottie xx

In other news, my long awaited for Wilton 1M nozzle arrived this week, very exciting, so expect lots of post exams Christmas Cupcakes!