Claire Ptak's Valentine's Day cakes look unrealPhoto: Getty Images

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding cake designer shares romantic photos

With their two children Archie and Lilibet, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will probably spend Valentine’s Day at their Montecito residence. Could they, however, be hiring their wedding cake maker for the occasion?

In a surprising departure from the customary fruit cake, the royal couple’s unconventional wedding cake was made by Claire Ptak of Violet Cakes for their nuptials in 2018. Three distinct lemon and elderflower cakes, each made with 200 Amalfi lemons and ten bottles of Sandringham Elderflower Cordial, were part of the spring-themed dessert.


Claire Ptak of Violet Cakes was responsible for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding cake
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Since then, have you admired the white buttercream-covered cakes? Valentine’s Day may be the ideal time to indulge your cravings. Claire has revealed that she has made a wide range of romantic baked goods to suit everyone’s taste this holiday, from rich Black Forest gateau to light and fluffy Victoria sponge, just like the cake designer for the Prince and Princess of Wales, Fiona Cairns.

She wrote next to a collection of enticing images, “Show your lover some love this Valentine’s Day with victoria sponge hearts, rose meringue lemon squares, Black Forest gateau for two, and honey-brown butter madeleines.”

More pictures of treats with a pink and red theme soon appeared after that. Victoria sponge hearts and rose bergamot lemon squares for Valentine’s Day. Claire added, “Just for you and baby-boo. Yum!


Harry and Meghan chose a non-traditional lemon and elderflower cake
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Many of her followers expressed their admiration for the beautifully presented cakes by writing, “Oooooo I’ll be in first thing in the morning on Valentine’s Day,” and “Forwarding this onto my husband as a hint.”

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Some people were standing back and gazing at the cakes. You must establish a business in America! One supporter wrote: “Specifically, Northern California,” and another added: “Will you deliver to Arizona?”

Even though Claire is an American baker, her East London bakery Violet Cakes means Harry and Meghan will probably have to wait until their next trip to the UK to satisfy their cake cravings, or they could try to replicate some of her recipes using her cookbook.


The Duke married Meghan Markle in 2018
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The couple’s “very unique” royal wedding cake was one of the topics Claire discussed with Town and Country Magazine. She added: “I think the hardest part was that there was so much talk about us before it happened, so you’re like, ‘Oh God. I have to finish it now. It had better be good because I have to deliver it.

So that was the frightening part. We simply sat down and concentrated intensely on the task at hand. I merely wanted to deliver the best cake I could. See more magnificent cakes from royal weddings here.

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