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

Looking Back

by Edgar A. Guest

I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.

I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.

I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.

I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.

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!