Harry and Meghan: Wedding Suggestions and Musings


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The cake sounds delicious, and will no doubt be gorgeous too.
 
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.


LaRae
 
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.


LaRae
 
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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!
 
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.


LaRae
 
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.
 
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).
 
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.


LaRae

Yes, that’s a possibility, but I’m not mad at them if they don’t have it. There’s no royal rule book when it comes to cake. ?
 
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.
 
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. :whistling:
 
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. :lol: 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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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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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 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.



LaRae
 
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.


LaRae
 
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.


LaRae

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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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

We’re going to hear about about the cake, wedding party and we’re likely will see some photos of the wedding invitations going out. More announcements to come. Especially the royal transport at the royal mews.
 
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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I personally thought, that KP mentioning The Tig, and the connection to the baker through it, was sweet.
 
I was looking at more cake pics from this bakery...I just want to go there and sample everything.

I also like Meghan/Harry are doing buttercream and not fondant (which I hate personally).



LaRae
 
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.


I agree Madam Verseau and possibly both the bride and groom wanted something different than the traditional fruitcake. If the couple wish to have a smaller fruitcake made to serve at their first child's christening, then it would be easy enough to commission one.

The cake flavor sounds heavenly to me.
 
Diplomatic mistake? So over the top. Anyways. I am glad they are doing their wedding their way.
 
They still use the term "hipster"?
 

It is not her first diplomatic mistake and it is inevitable when you move to a different country with a culture you are not familiar with.

BTW, the worst part of the DM's article was not in the headline. According to the paper:

However the wedding cake may be a recipe for disaster as baker Claire has received a slew of complaints about her cafe, while her cookbooks have been criticised for containing recipes that don't work.
 
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Diplomatic mistake? So over the top. Anyways. I am glad they are doing their wedding their way.


Me too...everything isn't going to be traditional British style. There are going to be American touches for this wedding and the connected events.


LaRae
 
What a shame their not having a traditional wedding cake. They could have easily had both. Hope they don’t give free advertising to every one involved with the wedding.
 
What a shame their not having a traditional wedding cake. They could have easily had both. Hope they don’t give free advertising to every one involved with the wedding.

That's what a royal wedding does for British brands.

This is related to the general conversation. From the very onset, we've been told that the couple are leading the wedding planning and it will reflect both of their personalities. I'm not sure why the upset over a wedding cake. There is more than one type of wedding cake other than the traditional fruit cake.

And really, can we talk about the fact that they chose to a small business who is committed to food sustainability and uses seasonal ingredients.
 
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