Harry and Meghan have announced that pastry chef Claire Ptak will be making the cake for next month’s royal wedding. But what exactly will she be creating?

There were rumours that the royal wedding cake would be made from bananas, but Kensington Palace has finally confirmed that Harry and Meghan have requested a cake incorporating “the bright flavours of spring”, with lemon and elderflower flavours.

Pastry chef and owner of the Violet Bakery, Claire Ptak has been revealed as the person in charge of creating the cake, which will be “covered in buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers” – reportedly a speciality of the Californian-born baker.

The owner of the Hackney-based Violet Bakery, which opened in 2010, “focuses on using seasonal and organic ingredients in her cakes,” according to the Kensington Palace Twitter account, which is apparently what won her the royal wedding commission.

Meghan also interviewed Chef Ptak on her lifestyle site, The Tig, back in 2015, saying that “Pastry Chef Claire Ptak 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 [sic] British way) in the UK and beyond.”

one of claire ptak’s floral creations (@violetcakeslondon)

Following the announcement, Ptak said, “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.”

Kensington Palace added that “Prince Harry and Ms Markle are looking forward to sharing the cake with guests at their wedding.” Fancy saving us a slice, Harry?

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Natalie Keeler is a features writer and sub-editor for Wedding Ideas, and writes pieces for both the print editions and for the website. When she’s not compiling ideas for future issues and working on the magazine’s sister title, Baby, Natalie loves pulling together round-ups of dreamy honeymoon destinations, idyllic wedding venues and top bridal trends. She admits to being a bit of a Christmas fanatic and has happily taken charge of the office Secret Santa for the last two years; though did forget to bring her gift in on the correct day last year, which was a bit embarrassing. Follow Natalie on Instagram and Twitter…


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