by Annette Kellow 

Love is in the air! And the 14th of February is a day for all things heart shaped- especially eating cake! So when Peggy Porschen invited me down to her Ebury Street parlour to taste the Valentines delicacies on offer, I didn't hesitate for a second.

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I always think cake solves everything so I decided to get in the mood by wearing a Katya Wildman Bombshell dress which are very feminine to match the Peggy décor. I was absolutely in love when arriving as the parlour had swapped the silver Christmas baubles for a heart shaped wreath- the place looked picture perfect inside and out! I instantly made my dog Dorothy pose in the wreath which made a few passersby amused.

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My friend Hannah accompanied me and we started by trying the Raspberry and lemon cake with Valentines coffee, aptly decorated with chocolate lips and kisses stencilled on the top, all of which came out presented in lovely pastel chinaware.

Peggy Porschen was founded in 2003 and has been dubbed 'the best cupcake in the world' with her sweet treats being created as edible pieces of art. She also helps others create beautiful cakes with a busy academy and cook books, all of which are suited for a variety of levels.

I have visited Peggy several times but never for Valentines and we loved their floral cupcakes which we couldn't help but try next on our hit list! Peggy is most definitely the place for a girls day out and a good chat but also as a romantic date with a loved one.

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I also noticed they did a selection of love inspired cakes to take away- I personally had my eye on the cupcake love heart which I thought would be perfect for a present, although I couldn't see them lasting too long with the way we were devouring our cakes.

My sweet tooth was definitely satisfied after our relaxing afternoon so decided to walk home as Belgravia was looking fresh, crisp and sunny. And with Valentine's Day upon us, the secret ingredient is always love. After all, cake is for life, not just for birthdays!