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Old 03-20-2018, 07:11 AM
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The cake sounds delicious, and will no doubt be gorgeous too.
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:12 AM
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They might have fruitcake for the christening of their first child. I have to say that lemon elderflower sounds delicious and the sponge will be light as a feather to eat.
I agree. Sorry not a fan of the heavy brandy soaked fruit filled cakes.


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Old 03-20-2018, 07:14 AM
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Oh my..I just saw some of the cakes this baker makes....gorgeous! Looks like it's true too, about the bakery chosen!

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For their wedding cake Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen pastry chef Claire Ptak, owner of the London-based bakery @violetcakes.


Evidently Meghan met the owner (a California native) while doing an interview for the Tig. This is in the official letter/statement from KP posted on Twitter.


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Old 03-20-2018, 07:24 AM
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I said before that a more traditional fruitcake wouldn’t be used during this wedding. I was right on that. A lemon elderflower cake with buttercream sounds fantastic. I can practically taste it!
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:25 AM
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Says Claire: "I can’t tell you how delighted I am to be chosen... 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."

Dman it's still possible they could have a traditional cake if they do a groom cake.


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Old 03-20-2018, 07:28 AM
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The lemon sponge cake sounds delicious. It looks like they are not going to copy Will and Kate. The rumored banana cake may be the groom's cake.
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:37 AM
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I wonder if the lemon cake indicates one of the bridal colors will be a pale yellow?

(Yes, that's a reach, but the thought of using pink peonies reminds me of the flowers that Pippa had. I thought they were gorgeous, but Meghan and Harry should use something different).
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:49 AM
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Says Claire: "I canít tell you how delighted I am to be chosen... 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."

Dman it's still possible they could have a traditional cake if they do a groom cake.


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Yes, thatís a possibility, but Iím not mad at them if they donít have it. Thereís no royal rule book when it comes to cake.
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:55 AM
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I think the wedding cake choice was made to take guests from both sides of the Atlantic into account. Fruitcake is not a big thing in the US and it has a derided reputation around Christmas time. I'm afraid Harry and will get dragged for disrespecting British traditions, but you're looking at spending thousands on a cake that may not be eaten by a significant number of guests.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:04 AM
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The way I see it, its possible that they will have the traditional fruitcake that is edible for a very long time with pieces that can serve as mementos and also have the lemon sponge cake.

This way, they can have their cake and eat it too.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:07 AM
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I like the idea of a nutty cake. I’ve tasted some before. I just know if you serve a fruitcake at a wedding to many Americans, a fight would breakout. People go to these weddings to see the bride in her dress and to eat cake, so that better be a good dress and cake.

People don’t remember what they had for dinner, but they always remember dessert.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:11 AM
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No matter what cake they serve at the wedding, it wouldn’t be to some guests’ personal preference. Honestly, I know people would want their guests to enjoy the day as well, but I hardly doubt a cake that’s not their favorite is going to ruin it for the guests. It’s their big day, they should have whatever cake they want at the wedding. Simple as that.

I saw some of the cake this baker has made in the past. It’s decorated with fresh flowers. Beautiful, but not over the top. It’s different too. I like it a lot.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:30 AM
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So does KP plan on announcing every time they book a vendor for the wedding? And whats with the full PR rundown of the baker? Yet another odd decision from the KP press office
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:33 AM
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I find it hard to believe that in this day and age Brits are a) unfamiliar with American style wedding cake and b) all of them don't like it.

If they guests don't eat it (which I find hard to believe) there will be, I'm sure, tons of other options.

As far as the color palate ...just cause Pippa or X person had similar colors shouldn't mean they are off limits for Harry/Meghan. The bride should have what she likes. It's almost impossible to have a wedding and not see something you have seen before.



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Old 03-20-2018, 08:35 AM
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So does KP plan on announcing every time they book a vendor for the wedding? And whats with the full PR rundown of the baker? Yet another odd decision from the KP press office
I don't know about the full rundown of the vendors...but seems like Kate/William announced their cake baker too didn't they?

I figure about the only thing left we will hear between now and then is the bridal party.


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Old 03-20-2018, 08:42 AM
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I don't know about the full rundown of the vendors...but seems like Kate/William announced their cake baker too didn't they?

I figure about the only thing left we will hear between now and then is the bridal party.


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Apparently they did announce it ahead of time. So its not just a KP thing. Its just an odd thing to me that a cake choice needs a press release.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:45 AM
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So does KP plan on announcing every time they book a vendor for the wedding? And whats with the full PR rundown of the baker? Yet another odd decision from the KP press office
Weíre going to hear about about the cake, wedding party and weíre likely will see some photos of the wedding invitations going out. More announcements to come. Especially the royal transport at the royal mews.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:48 AM
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I hate fruitcake and I am going to guess Meghan does as well. Just not very common in the states. I remember William and Kate had a chocolate cake in addition to the fruitcake. They probably do that as well but the main cake is this one.

Also love that Meghan used someone she already was familiar with. She talked about how Alice Waters was one of her inspirations and she was also one for Claire Ptak. Meghan interviewed her for her website.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:16 AM
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I personally thought, that KP mentioning The Tig, and the connection to the baker through it, was sweet.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:26 AM
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A break from royal tradition! Harry and Meghan select a VERY trendy wedding cake made by a hipster East London baker (and it's set to be a LOT less opulent than William and Kate's eight-tiered creation)| Daily Mail Online

It's a small mistake, but it's still Meghan's diplomatic mistake.
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