UK royal marriage ceremony cake to be made by London-based California baker

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle have chosen an east London bakery to make a lemon elderflower cake for his or her marriage ceremony in May, his workplace mentioned on Tuesday.

Claire Ptak, proprietor of Violet Bakery in Hackney, east London, who has been chosen to make the cake for the marriage in May of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle poses for a portrait in London, Britain March 20, 2018. Victoria Jones/Pool by way of Reuters

Harry and U.S. actress Markle might be married at his grandmother Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor Castle home and picked Claire Ptak, who runs Violet Bakery, to bake the cake.

“It will be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers,” Kensington Palace mentioned in a press release. “They are very much looking forward to sharing this cake with their wedding guests on May 19th.”

Ptak is initially from California and labored at Chez Panisse in Berkeley underneath chef Alice Waters earlier than moving to London. She began her personal business by cooking at home and promoting muffins at a stall on east London’s Broadway Market. She arrange Violet Bakery in 2010.

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

“Knowing that they really share the same values as I do about food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and most importantly flavor, makes this the most exciting event to be a part of.”

Markle had beforehand interviewed Ptak for her former meals and way of life web site The Tig, which she ran for 3 years earlier than it closed final 12 months as public curiosity in her relationship with Harry grew.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; modifying by Stephen Addison

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