Here's How to Taste Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Royal Wedding Cake

On Friday, American foodies woke up to a treat—the official Kensington Palace Instagram account announced in a story that preparations for the royal wedding cakes (there are three) were underway. Bride-to-be Meghan Markle and her fiancé Prince Harry chose East London pastry chef Claire Ptak and her team at Violet Cakes to bake a lemon cake with elderflower buttercream icing for their Saturday celebration. The story also ran down some of the cake's specifics: It's made with 200 Amalfi lemons, 500 organic eggs from Suffolk and 10 bottles of Sandringham Elderflower Cordial. Didn't get an invite to the royal wedding? There's still a way to taste the cake.

Sprinkles, the cupcake-focused bakery with locations across the United States, is now offering a Royal Wedding Cake cupcake. Inspired by Markle and Prince Harry's, it features lemon-blueberry cake and St-Germain-vanilla buttercream frosting. (St-Germain is an elderflower liqueur.) And those flavors for the official cake appear to have been chosen by Markle and Prince Harry themselves. In her announcement following being chosen to create the cake, Ptak said the royal couple both share "so many of the same values regarding food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and of course, flavour!"

The Sprinkles royal wedding cupcakes are also topped with edible flowers. A late-March tweet from the Kensington Palace's account stated that the royal wedding cake will be decorated with fresh blooms. An Instagram photo posted by Violet Cakes potentially teased what those might look like on the royal confection.

Here's Sprinkles:

And Violet Cakes:


Petal perfect

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Even though the royal wedding is Saturday, Sprinkles is offering the cupcakes through Sunday. Customers can pick them up in store for $4.25 apiece or order online for larger quantities.