In a day full of sweet memories, perhaps this is the sweetest. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding cake (or actually cakes) was revealed shortly after the newlyweds left St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.
The three treats feature 150 fresh and seasonal flowers, a mix of peonies and roses, nestled on the Swiss meringue buttercream. Each of the desserts sit on their own gold stand.
The pastry chefs were photographed decorating one of three cakes they whipped up in Buckingham Palace’s kitchen, a feat which took six people five days to create. Their four-layer creations consist of a lemon sponge base with Amalfi lemon curd filling and elderflower Swiss meringue buttercream frosting.
“It’s such an honor to be asked to do this,” Ptak said in a video for The Royal Family Channel. “For me, I’ve been baking since I was a little kid, and this is my dream to do. To be asked to do one of the most exciting cakes is really fulfilling and wonderful.”
For those looking to get in on the royal wedding fun at home (lemon-elderflower waffles, anyone?), the palace has shared the official recipe via Twitter.
You’ll have to pare it down for your family size: Roughly 44 pounds of butter, sugar, and flour were used in the making of these bad boys.
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