Like most American anglophiles, I’ve found the upcoming royal nuptials of Prince Harry and American Suits star/commoner Meghan Markle a welcome distraction from the hellscape of U.S. news. They’re having a beer created for the reception, combining American and British hops in an ale called Windsor Knot? That’s so adorable.
Now, adding another favorite thing to the English wedding mix—cake—vital details on that all-important wedding cake have now emerged. Vogue calls the cake “unusual,” as it’s being created by pastry chef Claire Ptak, owner of the London bakery Violet, “who only uses organic, seasonal ingredients, which is likely a huge plus for health-conscious Markle.”
The cake is featuring a rather trendy flavor: Lemon elderflower, which I just saw as a soda flavor at Trader Joe’s last week. You might have seen the announcement on the Kensington Palace Twitter feed if you follow it as carefully as I do:
Ptak told Vogue, “I can’t tell you how delighted I am to be chosen to make Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s wedding cake. 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.”
Best of all, this cake departs from the royal wedding tradition of a wedding fruitcake, which is disgusting. Fruitcake might have been okay for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, and Prince William and Kate Middleton—but Harry and Meghan are obviously way too cool for that. We’ll all see how it all turns out at the royal nuptials on May 19—and yes, my calendar is already cleared.