I’ve been seeing photos of Peggy Porschen Cakes all over my Instagram feed all summer. The place is known as the most instagrammable spot in London. Thus, I had to visit the cake shop myself before the summer ends, especially since I only live 25 minutes away. However, my experience wasn’t the best.
Since Peggy Porschen Cakes is the most instagrammable spot in London, I really wanted to avoid the big queues and crowds of people taking photos. Therefore, my husband and I went there early (about 10am) on a Saturday morning. The minute I saw the cake shop from a distance, I got so excited, yet nervous at the same time. Once we got there, the place wasn’t too busy which was exactly what I wanted. It was a very sunny and quite warm morning, so we chose a spot outside, but in the shade as my husband doesn’t really enjoy being in the sun.
The tables and chairs are actually very tiny and not the most comfortable. However, the aesthetic of the place makes up for it. The place is definitely stunning. Thus, the instagrammable look attracts a lot of tourists. Whilst we were there, crowds upon crowds went past the shop just to take some photos. I do have to mention that people sitting next to us or close by were absolutely lovely which made my morning.
The staff were okay. They weren’t rude, but they weren’t the most friendly either. I don’t think our waitress smiled once whilst we were there. However, the main reason I went to Peggy Porschen Cakes is to see whether the cupcakes taste as good as they look.
Do the Peggy Porschen cakes taste as good as they look?
I ordered hot chocolate and three cupcakes – Red Velvet, Cookies&Cream and Strawberry&Champagne. The presentation of the cupcakes was amazing and definitely very ‘instagrammable’. The first cupcake I tried was the Cookies&Cream cupcake and I didn’t really enjoy it. I loved the mini Oreo on top as it was really soft. I love soft Oreos. However, the cupcake itself was quite dry and the icing was sickly sweet. I actually couldn’t eat anything else for the rest of the day because it made me nauseous. I don’t think it was worth £5. The hot chocolate was average. Apparently the hot chocolate is ‘homemade’, but I actually prefer hot chocolate you can buy at the supermarket. Thus, it also wasn’t worth the money we spent on it. I’m not a very picky eater, but when I don’t like something, I really don’t like something. I took the other two cupcakes to go as I couldn’t stomach any more sugar after the Cookies&Cream cupcake.
The next day, I tried the Red Velvet cupcake and the Strawberry&Champagne cupcake. I really loved the Red Velvet. It wasn’t dry and it wasn’t sickly sweet. It was actually perfect for my tastebuds. Few hours later I had the Strawberry&Champagne cupcake and it was yet again average. Unfortunately, the cupcake I saved for last, yet wanted to try the most was the worst, because it gave me really bad food poisoning. Therefore, it’s safe to say I won’t be returning to this cake shop ever again.
I only recommend visiting this place if you want to take gorgeous photos, because I love every single photo I took of this place.
Have you been to Peggy Porschen Cakes? What was your experience like?