Peggy Porschen - Belgravia, London
Welcome to the Peggy Porschen Parlour, the prettiest, most perfect place to spoil Mum this Mothering Sunday!
I recently visited London for a girls day out with my nearest and dearest, and whilst we were there, we enjoyed a scrumptious cake-fuelled hour or two at the Peggy Porschen Parlour on Ebury Street.
From pretty pastel pink décor to beautiful floristry, delicately adorned hand iced cookies, to rainbow rippled meringue kisses, and, the most exquisite award-winning freshly baked cupcakes and layer cakes I think I've ever seen, I can't think of a more wonderful or fitting way to celebrate Mother's Day.
Before we step inside, let's just marvel at this wonderful shopfront. For if you had to showcase Spring in all its sunny, seasonal glory, then what bloomin' better place to capture it!
Simply stunning floral display inspiration going on right here, wouldn't you agree?!
Time to step inside as I am excited to give you a sneak peek of what you can expect to find behind the elegant, candy coloured exterior...
An immaculate glass counter filled with fabulous cupcakes...
I'm not going to lie, you will feel like a kid in a candy store!
Finding a sunny spot by the window, myself and the girls soon placed down our bags and ordered from the menu. Oh the decision making! After drooling at the counter, we narrowed down our choices and opted for one of each of the above.
If only Peggy Porschen set up a second home in Bath, I'd be there everyday of the week! Here we have the 'Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcake' (£5.00 to eat in, or, £4.20 to takeaway).
Concealed within was a divine salted caramel sauce which oozed out onto the plate. The sponge was as light as air and fluffy as a cloud, and the buttercream icing irresistible!
From one triumphant cupcake to the next, and here we have the 'Chocolate Heaven Cupcake' (£4.75 to eat in, or, £3.95 to takeaway). Just check out the precision of that whipped buttercream. Yum.
To a 'Strawberry and Champagne Cupcake' (£5.00 to eat in, or, £4.20 to take away).
As pretty as a picture and my Mum's favourite. If this doesn't say Happy Mother's Day, then I don't know what will!
I couldn't resist taking lots of photos before we tucked in, as I knew that as soon as we took our first bites, we wouldn't want to put our cake forks back down.
To accompany my cupcake, I chose the 'Floral Rose' (£2.95) tea; a delicate infusion of rose hip, rose petals, linden blossom and lavender. The selection of teas on the menu are all specially blended to complement the sweet treats.
Peggy Porschen, award winning cake designer and author, founded her pretty pink business in 2003. She heads up the company as Creative Director, and her husband, Bryn Marrow, takes on the role of Managing Director.
In late 2010, Peggy decided to set up shop in Ebury Street, which is just a stone's throw away from the smart, swanky trappings of Sloane Square, and so the Peggy Porschen Parlour was born. Up until that time, Peggy's business had been made-to-order only, so there was no chance of being able to sample her delicious creations on a daily basis.
So, unsurprisingly, the Peggy Porschen Parlour was an instant hit amongst Londoners and visitors to the city.
Alongside the cake parlour, Peggy also set up "London's first cookery school entirely dedicated to baking, cake decoration and sugar craft." Her 'Cake Academy' is located just across the street in Belgravia too.
So if you have a passion for baking and fancy a career in cakes, check out Peggy's masterclasses and Diploma courses over here.
With Easter just around the corner, the parlour was in full festive swing; shelves were filled with colourful eggs, pastel pink cake stands and little china bunnies...
But of course, before Easter we have Mother's Day, and a delicious reason to sample a Peggy Porschen cupcake (or two!) with a glass of bubbly, of course.
I hope you enjoy spoiling your Mum this Mother's Day!