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


By Shel Silverstein

My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two is more than one!

And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes -- I guess he didn't know
That three is more than two!

Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just 'cause he can't see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!

And then I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!

And then I went and showed my dad,
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head --
Too proud of me to speak!

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. 


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!