Each day, we get one step closer to the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. And each day we get delicious new details, though today’s information is particularly sweet.
On Tuesday, Kensington Palace announced the baker who would get to create the masterpiece wedding cake for Harry and Meghan’s big day. And that honor went to California baker Claire Ptak, owner of the London-based bakery Violet Cakes.
In a stream of tweets Kensington explained that Harry and Meghan “asked Claire to create a lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright flavors of spring.” The palace added that it will be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers.
Beyond being able to make what sounds like a truly delicious cake, Ptak also seems to have a special connection with the bride. According to another Kensington tweet, “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 former lifestyle website The Tig.”
The palace then added, “Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are looking forward to sharing the cake with guests at their wedding at Windsor Castle on May 19th.”
On her Instagram account, Ptak displays her colorful, laid-back, and simply stunning confections, all of which appear to be perfect for the equally cool and seemingly laid-back couple.
As for other wedding details, we know this: The event will take place on Saturday, May 19 at St. George’s Chapel, a 15th-century church on the estate inside Windsor Castle. The duo has invited 2,640 members of the public to celebrate their wedding inside the palace walls before moving on to a more intimate ceremony with family and friends. The couple will take a carriage procession at 1 p.m. immediately following the ceremony and then, hopefully, have their cake and eat it, too.