We’ve Got the Official Recipe for the Royal Wedding Cake (and a Sneak Peek, Too)
The royal wedding is tomorrow, and we can hardly handle the anticipation surrounding the yet-to-be-revealed details. Here’s something to tide us over: a sneak peek at the official dessert of the whole damn event.
Kensington Palace just sent out a tweet revealing the recipe for the three-piece lemon-elderflower royal wedding cake, which is being made by Claire Ptak of East London’s Violet Bakery. Take a look:
? 200 Amalfi lemons? Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 18, 2018
? 500 organic eggs from Suffolk
? 20kgs of butter
? 20kgs of flour
? 20kgs of sugar
? 10 bottles of Sandringham Elderflower Cordial
The baking of the #RoyalWedding cake is under way! pic.twitter.com/b3jhwtOwOP
Considering there are more than 2,000 guests expected to attend, we’re not entirely surprised at those amounts. Still, 200 lemons and 500 eggs is a lot of juicing and cracking, even for a team of six professional bakers.
The lemon sponge cake will be soaked with elderflower syrup, filled with an Amalfi lemon curd and covered with a Swiss meringue elderflower buttercream. Mmm…
The royal family Instagram also posted a behind-the-scenes video of Ms. Ptak in action:
Um, that’s the most buttercream we’ve ever seen. And according to the video, the final product will form an installation that will be assembled in-situ at Windsor Castle the day of. No stress, though.
If anything, this has just made us more determined to find our lost invitation. *Wipes drool from chin*