The First Photo of Meghan and Harry's Wedding Cake

Emma Baty
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From Cosmopolitan

There are roughly 10,293,821,093 things to be excited about at the royal wedding reception, but one of the most important ones is the cake. Cake trumps all, and Kensington Palace has finally released a photo of the dessert to end all desserts. Decorated with Swiss meringue buttercream frosting, the cake also features 150 fresh flowers, including peonies and roses.

Here's a video of baker Claire Ptak of Violet Cakes in London practicing prior to the wedding. Isn't it a thing of beauty?



"The cake is made up of lemon sponge, it has an elderflower syrup drizzle on the sponge," the baker explained in the video. "It has an Amalfi lemon curd, and then it has a Swiss meringue buttercream with elderflower."

As previously reported, the cake incorporated "the bright flavors of spring." Per another tweet from Kensington Palace, the cake contains 200 Amalfi lemons, 500 organic eggs from Suffolk, 20 kgs of butter, 20 kgs of flour, 20 kgs of sugar, and 10 bottles of elderflower cordial made from the trees at the Queen's estate in Sandringham. The cake will serve 600 guests at the wedding reception.

"We've been so lucky to work at Buckingham Palace," Claire said.


Meghan and Claire actually met each other prior to Meghan's first meeting with Prince Harry. Back when she was still was running her lifestyle blog The Tig, Meghan interviewed Claire for an article on the site.

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