"We've been so lucky to work at Buckingham Palace to bake the cake and ice the cakes," Claire Ptak, owner of Violet Bakery, said in a video posted to Twitter by the palace. "The cake is made up of lemon sponge, it has an elderflower syrup drizzle on the sponge. It has an Amalfi lemon curd and then it has a Swiss meringue buttercream with elderflower."
The cake, which will be fully assembled on Saturday morning, is going to be a mix of sweet and tart.
"Where the buttercream is sweet, the lemon curd is very tart," Ptak noted. "So you get a really lovely thing happening when you take a bite, which is to get all of those flavors and sensations. Hopefully it's perfectly balanced!"
🍋 200 Amalfi lemons 🥚 500 organic eggs from Suffolk 🐄 20kgs of butter 🍰 20kgs of flour 🍬 20kgs of sugar 🥃 10 bottles of Sandringham Elderflower Cordial
Back in March, Kensington Palace announced that Ptak had been chosen to make the wedding cake with a series of tweets. Meghan was already familiar with the pastry chef, as she previously interviewed Ptak for her former lifestyle website, The Tig.
"I can’t tell you how delighted I am to be chosen to make Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s wedding cake," Ptak said in a statement back in March. "Knowing that they really share the same values as I do about food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and most importantly flavor, makes this the most exciting event to be a part of."