Harry And Meghan’s Royal Wedding Cake
Marc Gordon - June 24, 2020

In the Morning of Life

by Thomas Moore

In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown,
And its pleasures in all their new lustre begin,
When we live in a bright-beaming world of our own,
And the light that surrounds us is all from within;
Oh 'tis not, believe me, in that happy time
We can love, as in hours of less transport we may; —
Of our smiles, of our hopes, 'tis the gay sunny prime,
But affection is truest when these fade away.

When we see the first glory of youth pass us by,
Like a leaf on the stream that will never return,
When our cup, which had sparkled with pleasure so high,
First tastes of the other, the dark-flowing urn;
Then, then in the time when affection holds sway
With a depth and a tenderness joy never knew;
Love, nursed among pleasures, is faithless as they,
But the love born of Sorrow, like Sorrow, is true.

In climes full of sunshine, though splendid the flowers,
Their sighs have no freshness, their odour no worth;
\‘Tis the cloud and the mist of our own Isle of showers
That call the rich spirit of fragrancy forth.
So it is not \‘mid splendour, prosperity, mirth,
That the depth of Love's generous spirit appears;
To the sunshine of smiles it may first owe its birth,
But the soul of its sweetness is drawn out by tears.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently celebrated their 2nd wedding anniversary, and although they haven’t been so present or active on social media lately, that doesn’t mean that their friends, family, and fans weren’t going to take it upon themselves to celebrate this special and exciting occasion. Claire Ptak, the baker of the incredible, jaw-dropping cake that the two served at their royal wedding, was one of the most notable people to take it to Instagram to celebrate the anniversary.  Ptak made the cake together with her team at Violet Cakes in London, and it was just as memorable as the wedding itself. 


Ptak shared some throwback pictures from behind the scenes of the making of the cake, and also wished the royal couple a very happy second wedding anniversary. She also made a point to note that her dream job got all that much better the day she was given this incredible opportunity. It’s also reported that the cake took Ptak and her team an entire five days to make the cake. They made it in Buckingham Palace and then transported it to Windsor Castle to put it all together on the morning of the wedding. If that’s not stressful, then we don’t know what is. 


The baker who made Harry and Meghans wedding cake standing proudly in front of her work



In case you ever considered trying to make it yourself, Kensington Palace was also kind enough to share the recipe of the wedding cake which was an Amalfi and elderflower cake.  It included 100 lemons, 500 eggs, and 10 bottles of elderflower. But if you don’t have 1,200 people to serve, you can always cut down on the quantities accordingly. For twelve people, just divide the recipe by 100. Ptak topped off her masterpiece with a heavenly buttercream icing and fresh flowers, so you’ll need to do that too to really nail it. And while you’re already home right now, why not go for it? Either way, Happy Anniversary Harry and Meghan!