Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have revealed what wedding cake they have chosen for their big day.
The former 'Suits' actress is set to marry Harry at Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel on May 19 and the happy couple have chosen Californian-born pastry chef Claire Ptak, who runs London-based bakery Violet, to create the cake they will share with guests in celebration.The wedding cake will be flavoured with lemon and elderflower to ''incorporate the bright flavours of spring'', and be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers.
Kensington Palace announced: ''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. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are looking forward to sharing the cake with guests at their wedding at Windsor Castle on May 19th.''
Claire wrote on Instagram: ''Kinda excited to announce this one!! Violet has been chosen to make the wedding cake for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They both share so many of the same values regarding food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and of course, flavour! [sic]''
The fresh, modern choice of cake demonstrates a break with tradition, as British wedding cakes are conventionally an alcohol-soaked fruitcake decorated with marzipan and white icing. —Contactmusic