#New | Harry and Meghan have chosen pastry chef Claire Ptak, owner of the London-based bakery @violetcakes to make their wedding cake! They have requested a lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright flavours of spring. It will be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers. 🌻💐🌸 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.
Breaking news - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake will be made by the owner of a hipster bakery in Hackney.
Kensington Palace said Ms Markle and Prince Harry chose fellow American Claire Ptak to create their wedding cake, which will be lemon and elderflower.
They asked Ms Ptak to incorporate the "bright flavours of Spring" for their 19 May wedding.
Ms Markle previously interviewed Ms Ptak for her lifestyle website thetig.com which she shut down when her relationship with Prince Harry was confirmed.
Ms Ptak was brought up in California and previously worked for Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California.
She moved to Britain and opened her own business, running a market stall in Broadway Market, east London, before opening her own organic bakery in 2010.
The lemon and elderflower cake will be covered in buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers.
Kensington Palace said Harry and Ms Markle are "very much looking forward to sharing this cake with their wedding guests". Ms 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." Mini cupcakes at Ms Ptak's bakery start at £1.50, and her wedding cakes are priced on request.