Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Wedding Cake Will Be Anything But Traditional
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have decided on a wedding cake, and it’s going to be a little different than past royal cakes.
Kensington Palace announced Tuesday that the two chose a lemon elderflower cake from chef Claire Ptak, of Violet Bakery in London.
“The couple have asked Claire to create a lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright flavours of spring. It will be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers,” the palace said on social media.
It turns out that Markle, who once ran a lifestyle blog, has a prior connection to the chef.
“Claire Ptak, who was raised in California, focuses on using seasonal and organic ingredients in her cakes,” Kensington Palace said. “Ms. Markle previously interviewed Chef Ptak for her lifestyle website The Tig.”
For their wedding cake Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen pastry chef Claire Ptak, owner of the London-based bakery @violetcakeslondon. The couple have asked Claire to create a lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright flavours of spring. It will be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers🍰 Claire Ptak, who was raised in California, focuses on using seasonal and organic ingredients in her cakes. Ms. Markle previously interviewed Chef Ptak for her lifestyle website The Tig. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are looking forward to sharing the cake with guests at their wedding at Windsor Castle on May 19th. 📸PA
As one might expect, Ptak said in a statement that she’s “delighted” to create the cake for the couple’s May 19 nuptials.
“Knowing that they really share the same values as I do about food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and most importantly flavor, makes this the most exciting event to be a part of,” Ptak said.
The cake is a bit untraditional for the couple, as fruitcakes are typically served at British weddings. Both Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, served fruitcake at their reception.
“It’s a step away from the norm,” William Hanson, a British etiquette expert and coach, told HuffPost. “It may be that Prince Harry has a groom’s cake, which is often a little smaller than the main cake. Perhaps a biscuit and chocolate cake, which is a royal favourite?”
Perhaps! Prince William also had a chocolate biscuit cake, which is reportedly a favorite of the queen’s. Either way, Harry and Meghan’s cake will likely be a hit with wedding guests, as the cakes at Violet Bakery look both beautiful and delicious:
Wedding cakes are where I started and I love that i am now going back to them again after many years turning them down. They are so fun to make (albeit stressful) and there is nothing like assembling them in situ and the wonderful reactions that you receive from onlookers. This one is gluten free and my crew made it and I went to the venue and added the flowers. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #violetweddingcakes
Via Huffpost | Carly Ledbetter, Lifestyle Reporter