Ever wondered what goes into a royal wedding cake? Besides months of planning and a very steady hand, it turns out that plenty of ingredients are involved.
The palace also gave a breakdown of the ingredients list:
200 Amalfi lemons
500 organic eggs from Suffolk
20kgs of butter
20kgs of flour
20kgs of sugar
10 bottles of Sandringham Elderflower Cordial
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 18, 2018
In March it was announced that pastry chef Ptak, owner of the fashionable Violet Bakery in East London, would be taking on the coveted baking role.
It was revealed that she would be creating a sponge inspired by “the bright flavors of spring.”
Rather than a traditional fruit cake, the couple have selected a lemon and elderflower number covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers for their upcoming nuptials.
“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 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.”
After the wedding, the duke and duchess decided to have the cake cut into more than 600 slices given at breakfast, while another 4,000 slices were sent out as gifts to the public.
It’s not yet known if Prince Harry and Markle will make a similar gesture, but we’ll soon find out.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to say “I do” on Saturday, May 19, at Windsor Castle. Yahoo will cover the historic event live from London from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. BST (5 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET). Bookmark this link to follow along LIVE.
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