Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reveal details of unconventional wedding cake

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The couple have officially chosen a cake for their spring wedding.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are breaking with wedding tradition and forgoing iced fruit cake for their nuptials in May. Instead, the pair are opting for a delicious-sounding organic lemon elderflower cake. 

And the couple are enlisting the artistic skills of Californian pastry chef and food writer Claire Ptak, of Violet Bakery in east London, to create the showstopper. 

Taking to Instagram, Kensington Palace made the announcement on Tuesday 20 March.

“The couple have asked Claire to create a lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright flavours of spring. It will be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers,” they wrote.

And Markle is already a huge fan of Ptak’s work, having interviewed her for her lifestyle website, The Tig.

“Claire Ptak, who was raised in California, focuses on using seasonal and organic ingredients in her cakes,” says Kensington Palace. “Ms. Markle previously interviewed Chef Ptak for her lifestyle website, The Tig.” 

And, of course, Ptak is “delighted” to be the chosen baker.

“Knowing that they really share the same values as I do about food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and most importantly flavour, makes this the most exciting event to be a part of,” Ptak says on Instagram.

Previously, Royals – such as Princess Diana and Prince Charles, and Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge – have opted for fruit cake to be served at their weddings. But it seems the once-traditional wedding cake appears to be losing its allure. In recent years, couples have introduced modern culinary fair such as cakes made entirely from cheese or chocolate drenched options for guests to enjoy instead.

Check out some of Violet Bakery’s creations on Instagram:

We definitely fancy a slice (or two). 

Images: Getty / Instagram