Harry and Meghan Say No to Fruitcake For Their Wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake has been ordered from London based Violet Bakery.

The traditional fruitcake for a Royal Wedding seems to be not the Harry and his future wife’s as the couple has opted for Lemon Elderflower instead.

Kensington Palace said Claire Ptak, owner of the bakery, will create a lemon and elderflower cake that will incorporate “the bright flavours of spring” for Harry and Meghan’s upcoming wedding in May. The cake will be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers.

“I can’t tell you how delighted I am to be chosen to make Prince Harry and Ms Markle’s wedding cake,” Ms Ptak commented.

Ms Ptak added: “Knowing that they really share the same values as I do about food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and most important flavour, makes this the most exciting event to be a part of.”

A former pastry chef for Alice Waters at the world famous Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, Claire Ptak began her own business as a stall in Broadway Market in east London, before she opened her organic bakery.

Kensington Palace said Harry and Ms Markle “are very much looking forward to sharing this cake with their wedding guests”.

For their wedding in 2011, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose Fiona Cairns to create their traditional multi-layered fruit cake with a floral design.

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