Kensington Palace confirmed the spectacular cake the Royal couple requested for their May wedding

Manuela Cardiga
May 15, 2018
11:34 A.M.
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Kensington Palace revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake will be very unusual


Royal wedding cakes are traditionally made with English fruitcakes, just like Kate and William’s eight-tier wedding cake. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made a very different choice, starting with the baker, revealed The Express on the 15th of May 2018.

Claire Ptak is a Chef, food writer and food stylist and Markle met her when she interviewed her for her lifestyle website TheTig which focused on food, travel, community, and philanthropy. The two women share a concern for food provenance, quality, and sustainability.

Ptak owns an exclusive bakery called Violet Bakery in Hackney, east London. She will be creating the Royal couple's cake according to their own personal tastes, and it will be a lemon and elderberry flower confection.


'I can't tell you how delighted I am to be chosen to make Prince Harry and Ms. Markle's wedding cake.

Clair Ptak, Elle, 15th of May 2018

Ptak grew up in California, like Markle. Her passion for baking manifested early and she got her first job in a restaurant at 14. She worked for 3 years at the prestigious Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California before she became a pastry cook and chef, for celebrity Chef Alice Waters.

Ptak moved to the United Kingdom and interned at well-known London restaurants like St John and Moro.restaurants. She started her own business with a modest stall in Broadway Market and did all her baking at home. Later she opened her organic bakery and soon became a byword in foodie London. 


The ingredients for the Royal Cake have started arriving at the Violet Bakery from the best retailers in London, and soon the Chef will be baking up a storm to get the much-anticipated confection ready on time.

Kensington Palace has confirmed that the cake will be decorated with fresh elderflowers and covered in a delicious buttercream icing.