Kensington Palace has announced that California-born pastry chef Claire Ptak, who owns the Violet Cakes bakery in East London, has been tapped to bake the most famous wedding cake of 2018. No pressure!
In keeping with British tradition, which calls for wedding cakes to contain fruit, the dessert will be a lemon elderflower cake smeared with buttercream frosting and decorated with flowers in an ode to spring.
According to an Instagram post by Violet Cakes, Ptak is a natural fit to work with the couple.
“They both share so many of the same values regarding food provenance, sustainability, seasonality, and, of course, flavor!” the post gushed.
It’s not the first time that Ptak, who, like Markle, is an American living in London, has worked with the bride-to-be. As Kensington Palace notes, the Suits actress previously interviewed the pastry chef for her since-shuttered lifestyle blog, The Tig.
While many royal-watchers expressed excitement over the news, the cake announcement had its share of critics.
“This sounds like Kensington Palace is giving ads now and and no, stop,” one commenter, Daily Royals, griped. “Why is Meghan’s lifestyle bull**** infiltrating the page that should only consist of what the royal family is DOING?”
“You turned your page to [sic] Hello Magazine,” read another complaint.
Seems like a good time for a “let them eat cake” quote, no?
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