A wedding isn’t a wedding without a delicious cake, and it’s a scrumptious tradition that even the royals partake in. From the venue to the hymns, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been busy planning their big day, and at just over a month away, the duo has chosen Claire Ptak, owner of Violet Cakes, to make their wedding dessert.
Meghan, 36, and her royal fiancé have gone with the owner of the London-based bakery for many reasons. It’s fitting that the news was revealed on the first official day of spring as the couple has requested a lemon elderflower cake smothered in buttercream frosting and decorated with fresh flowers, a lovely symbol for their blooming relationship and an ode to the flavours of the season. Kensington Palace shared the news on Twitter on Mar. 20.
According to the bakery’s website, the chef specializes in American-style cakes. Of outfitting the royal wedding with pastries, Claire gushed, “I can’t tell you how delighted I am to be chosen to make Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s wedding cake. Knowing that they really share the same values as I do about food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and most importantly flavour, makes this the most exciting event to be a part of.”
Perhaps the cake represents the “something old” portion of her wedding day, as Meghan and Claire go way back! The two first met in 2015, when the royal-to-be first tried her delicious treats for an interview on her now-defunct blog, The Tig. Meghan wrote, “[Claire] has hit the nail on the head with her London bakery serving up delightful treats that have garnered a cult following (in that ever so civilized British way) in the UK and beyond.”
From her baptism and confirmation to stepping out with the Queen for Commonwealth Day to chilled date nights with Harry, Meghan’s first year as an unofficial member of the Royal Family will soon culminate in a stunning Windsor Castle wedding.