There are some things in this world that are just too good to forget. For us, one of them is Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding cake (no judgments please). As it turns out, we’re not the only ones reminiscing about the beautiful dessert in honor of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s second wedding anniversary. Pastry chef, Claire Ptak, is also taking a trip down memory lane.
On Monday, the British baker shared a throwback photo of herself standing alongside her creamy creation writing, “A very Happy 2nd Anniversary to Harry and Meghan. @sussexroyal My dream job got even better that day.” Ptak also gave a shoutout to her team who helped make the "quintessentially spring and British” cake.
“My dream team,” she captioned another post. “Can’t believe this was two years ago. I love these bakers so much. It was an epic challenge and we nailed it.” We totally agree.
Ptak, owner of Violet Bakery in East London, created the dessert for the celebration on May 19 at St. George’s Hall. And it wasn’t your typical vanilla-cake-and-white-icing deal. The couple requested a lemon elderflower flavor (ooh, fancy) with buttercream frosting and fresh flowers to “incorporate the bright flavors of spring,” and it was the most stunning blossom-covered creation the world has ever seen.
According to People, the team spent five days baking each tier of the cake at Buckingham Palace before transporting the pieces to Windsor Castle for assembly the morning before the reception. Not to mention, it included 200 Amalfi lemons, 500 organic eggs from Suffolk, 20 kgs of butter, 20 kgs of flour, 20 kgs of sugar and 10 bottles of Sandringham elderflower cordial. So, it was quite the stunning creation.
If we whipped up something even half this beautiful, we’d post photos of it every day.