Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. The couple asked Claire to create a lemon elderflower cake ‘that would incorporate the bright flavours of spring’, which was then covered in rich buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Thank you so so much for asking me to create your wedding cake. [She wouldn’t say who she has baked cakes for in the past]. We offer a service where we can provide samples and miniature versions of anything we have on our menu.”. (If you don't see the email, check the spam box). There I learnt the architecture of cake-making — how to make it not fall over. “The buttercream is sweet and the lemon curd is very tart so you get a very lovely thing happening when you take a bite, which is to get all of these flavours and sensations perfectly balanced,” Ms Ptak explained. She’d ripped a picture from a magazine so I just copied it. All Rights Reserved. Claire Ptak, Owner of Violet Bakery in Hackney, east London puts finishing touches on the cake for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Credit: Getty The inside consists of layered lemon sponge that’s been drizzled with an elderflower syrup and sandwiched using buttercream and lemon curd, while the outside has been decorated using a white buttercream made from elderflower Swiss meringue. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. It was so exciting!

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I taught myself initially and started to make all my friend’s wedding cakes before taking a job at a cake shop in San Fransisco. Royal wedding baker Claire Ptak’s trick will make your lemon cake taste like Meghan and Harry’s. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. by Ruby Lott-Lavigna 17 May 2018, 2:20pm

But maybe it will taper off a little after the hype dies down.”. Thank you @sunspelclothing for capturing our essence. The cake’s installation was put together this morning, with the flowers then added once the cake was carefully transported to Windsor Castle. Start your Independent Premium subscription today.

Ptak’s Violet Instagram account has gone from 60,000 (before the news was first announced) to 207,000 today. We were working on it while the ceremony was taking place and the fresh flowers were added right at the last moment. Ptak insists nothing from either cake was wasted.

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Oh, and if you fancy doing even more royal-inspired baking, Queen Elizabeth II’s pastry chefs have also shared their cupcake recipe, a light, fluffy bake studded with white chocolate chips and topped with chocolate icing, to mark her recent 94th birthday. Claire Ptak, the East London baker chosen by Harry and Meghan to make their wedding cake, wouldn’t share the recipe so I took matters into my own hands.

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And I’ve created a business around my favourite past time. We’re both from California and we both moved to England, so we have common ground.”, “It took five days in total and there were six of us involved. “It was great. Cake Art, I think it was called. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. Royal wedding cake: Layered lemon and elderflower served up for Harry and Meghan .


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