- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake is in the making.
- The cake has been the talking point for some time now.
- The cake is a break from the traditional fruit cakes of royal weddings.
While the details of the cake and who will make it have been in the media for quite some time now, the Kensington Palace Twitter account has only today given us an idea about exactly how big the cake is going to be. The Palace tweeted out that the cake is going to be prepared using "200 Amalfi lemons, 500 organic eggs from Suffolk, 20 kgs of butter, 20 kgs of flour, 20kgs of sugar, 10 bottles of Sandringham Elderflower Cordial".
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Pastry chef Claire Ptak, who has been commissioned to make the royal wedding cake, has started working on the cake, which is to be displayed at the wedding venue tomorrow. Ptak revealed in the video posted on Kensington Palace's Twitter account that the cake will assembled 'in-situ' at the wedding venue, which is the Windsor Castle on Saturday morning, before the wedding. She also said that the flowers, which will be used to decorate the wedding cake will also be added once the assemblage is over, so as to keep them looking fresh, when the cake is finally cut.
The cake is flavoured with a curd made from lemons brought in from the coast of Amalfi. These lemons are known all over the globe for their extra tarty flavour. The cake will also have a coating of buttercream frosting. Talking about the taste of the cake, Ptak said in the video, "Where the buttercream is sweet, the lemon curd is very tart. So you get a really lovely thing happening, when you take a bite, which is to get all of these flavours and sensations. Hopefully it's perfectly balanced!" We hope so too!
This will be the first time a royal wedding cake will not be a fruitcake and will instead be flavoured with lemons and elderflower. It was Harry and Meghan's idea to get a cake made from seasonal flavours instead of following in the tradition. The royal kitchen has also started the hustle for tomorrow's grand event, with the head royal chef Mark Flanagan supervising the sumptuous spread that is going to be serve the guests in attendance. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have also been micromanaging the kitchens and the couple have personally sampled all the dishes that are going to feature in the wedding's menu.