British Royal Family

That's so Cali! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pick an organic wedding cake

Call us Marie Antoinette because we want cake!

By Chloe Lal

Meghan Markle sure does like putting her personal touches on pretty much everything.

From her commanding style, empowering words and love for PDA with Prince Harry... It should come to little surprise that the couple's wedding cake is the essence of Meghan.

Kensington Palace announced the exciting news on Twitter.

"For their wedding cake Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen pastry chef Claire Ptak, owner of the London-based bakery @violetcakes."

The couple are ticking of their wedding to-do list in remarkable fashion.
The couple are ticking of their wedding to-do list in remarkable fashion.

The palace then dished on the elusive flavour, confirming, "Prince Harry and Ms. Markle have asked Claire to create a lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright flavours of spring. It will be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers."

"Claire Ptak, who was raised in California, focuses on using seasonal and organic ingredients in her cakes."

The royals revealed that Meghan already has a close connection to the baker, writing, "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's bakery is said to make "American style" cakes, and as you'd imagine this job is definitely the icing on her career-cake!

About the exciting job, Claire said, "I can't tell you how delighted I am to be chosen to make Prince Harry and Ms. Markle's wedding cake. Knowing that they really share the same values as I do about food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and most importantly flavour, makes this the most exciting event to be a part of."

Meghan first met Claire in 2015, and she documented the exciting moment on her blog, The Tig.

"Claire has hit the nail on the head with her London bakery serving up delightful treats that have garnered a cult following (in that ever so civilized British way) in the UK and beyond."

Like the sound of the royal wedding cake? You can actually make your own at home with this easy recipe.