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

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage ceremony cake has taken six bakers 5 days to prepare and breaks with custom, according 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 explained her design and style was more of an “installation” than a usual marriage ceremony cake, but made available handful of details.

The couple made the decision to buck the royal custom for fruitcake and in its place opted for a lemon and elderflower generation with buttercream icing, topped with refreshing flowers.

Harry and Meghan selected lemon and elderflower mainly because they preferred to appreciate flavors that are in year, Ptak explained.

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

“When I was very first asked to existing an thought for the cake I introduced a choice of flavors and models and they manufactured a determination jointly as couple,” Ptak told the BBC.

“You have a definitely lovely type of point happening when you choose a chunk, which is to get all of these flavors and sensations that are completely balanced.”

Ptak is at first from California and labored at Chez Panisse in Berkeley less than chef Alice Waters ahead of going to London. She started her possess enterprise cooking at dwelling and selling cakes on a stall in east London’s Broadway Sector.

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“It is of course this sort of an honor to be asked to do this mainly because for me I have been baking since I was a little kid and this is my aspiration,” she explained.

Reporting by Andrew MacAskill modifying by Andrew Roche

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