Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Cake Appears to be Underway -- See the Pics!

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Preparations for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Saturday nuptials have begun, and the pastry chef behind their royal wedding cake is hard at work. 

While Claire Ptak -- the owner of the Violet Bakery in London, England, since 2010 -- did not outright say she was already baking the couple's dessert for their big day, her bakery did drop some hints on social media.

According to a press release from Kensington Palace in March, the wedding cake will have a lemon elderflower flavor and be "covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers."

On Tuesday, the Violet Bakery's Instagram account shared a photo of several crates of lemons, writing: "And so it begins."

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And so it begins 🍋

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A few hours later, the bakery posted another photo of what appears to be the top of a cake that includes fresh flowers. "Petal perfect," reads the caption. 

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Petal perfect

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Meghan has been a fan of Ptak for some time, and interviewed the pastry chef 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."

Based on Violet Bakery's Instagram, Ptak has a lot of experience with making special occasion cakes, many including real flowers just like the ones described for the royal wedding dessert. 

Violet Bakery

Violet Bakery in London, England

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Violet Bakery

Violet Bakery in London, England

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In a post shared last April, she talked about her love of wedding cakes. "Wedding cakes are where I started and I love that I am now going back to them again after many years turning them down," Ptak wrote. "They are so fun to make (albeit stressful) and there is nothing like assembling them in situ and the wonderful reactions that you receive from onlookers."

In addition to cake details, ET also got the inside scoop on Meghan and Harry's alleged secret wedding registry from royal reporter Roya Nikkhah. Aside from charitable donations in their name, here's a look at the gifts that the bride and groom-to-be could be expecting: 

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