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

From Reuters - March 20, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Britains Prince Harry and his fiance Meghan Markle have chosen an east London bakery to make a lemon elderflower cake for their wedding in May, his office said on Tuesday.

Harry and U.S. actress Markle will be married at his grandmother Queen Elizabeths 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 said in a statement. They are very much looking forward to sharing this cake with their wedding guests on May 19th.

Ptak is originally from California and worked at Chez Panisse in Berkeley under chef Alice Waters before moving to London. She started her own business by cooking at home and selling cakes at a stall on east Londons Broadway Market. She set up Violet Bakery in 2010.


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