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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding cake to be made by east London baker Claire Ptak

The owner of Violet Bakery in Hackney will make the cake for the couple’s big day in May

Sarah Young
Tuesday 20 March 2018 13:11 GMT
Lemon elderflower wedding cake for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have revealed that Claire Ptak, an east London pastry chef, will be making the cake for their wedding.

In a series of tweets this morning, Kensington Palace announced that the couple have asked Ptak to create a “lemon and elderflower cake” that incorporates “the bright flavours of spring.”

The centrepiece will also be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers.

Eschewing tradition, it is thought that this will be the first time a Royal couple has chosen to not serve a fruit cake at their wedding.

Ptak, who was raised in California, previously worked as a pastry chef for Alice Waters at Chez Panisse before moving to England and starting her own business on a stall in Broadway Market, east London.

Now she is the owner of Violet Bakery in Wilton Way, Hackney that prides itself on using seasonal and organic ingredients.

Following the announcement this morning, Ptak shared her excitement on Instagram writing, “Kinda excited to announce this one!! Violet has been chosen to make the wedding cake for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

“They both share so many of the same values regarding food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and of course, flavour!”

In a statement, she added: “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 has confirmed that “Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are looking forward to sharing the cake with guests at their wedding at Windsor Castle on May 19th.”

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