Love cake? Us too! So when Brides wanted to discover how to create the perfect wedding cake there was one expert to whom we naturally turned.

Peggy Porschen, whose fans include Kate Moss, is known for her sugarcrafting skills - just look at this creation!

In the July/August issue of Brides she shows you how to transform your own cake into a masterpiece. But before you get creative with sugar, you need the perfect base from which to begin. Enter her delicious recipes for her scrumptious fruit and sponge cakes.

Happy baking!

Black Forest - This is pure indulgence - far superior to the classic gâteau!

Cosmo - Cupcakes and cocktails go hand in hand, and the cosmopolitan lends itself perfectly as inspiration for this recipe.

Toffee Apple - Tart apple cupcakes with a sweet caramel frosting - basically a bonfire night party in your mouth!

Spiced Pumpkin - All the tastiness of a traditional pumpkin pie, in cupcake form.

Lemon Meringue - Lemon curd is the perfect way to zest up any cupcake.