Harry and Meghan’s cake will break with custom, says royal wedding ceremony baker

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony cake has taken six bakers 5 days to arrange and breaks with custom, in response to its designer Claire Ptak.

Harry, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, and U.S. actress Markle will tie the knot on Saturday in Windsor Castle’s 15th-century St George’s Chapel.

Ptak stated her design was extra of an “installation” than a typical wedding ceremony cake, however provided few particulars.

The couple determined to buck the royal custom for fruitcake and as a substitute opted for a lemon and elderflower creation with buttercream icing, topped with recent flowers.

Harry and Meghan selected lemon and elderflower as a result of they needed to take pleasure in flavors which might be in season, Ptak stated.

Claire Ptak, proprietor of Violet Bakery in Hackney, east London, poses for a portrait with a tier of the cake for the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle within the kitchens at Buckingham Palace in London, Britain, May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Pool

“When I was first asked to present an idea for the cake I brought a selection of flavors and designs and they made a decision together as couple,” Ptak informed the BBC.

“You have a really lovely kind of thing happening when you take a bite, which is to get all of those flavors and sensations that are perfectly balanced.”

Ptak is initially from California and labored at Chez Panisse in Berkeley beneath chef Alice Waters earlier than moving to London. She began her personal business cooking at home and promoting muffins on a stall in east London’s Broadway Market.

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“It is obviously such an honor to be asked to do this because for me I have been baking since I was a little kid and this is my dream,” she stated.

Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; modifying by Andrew Roche

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