The first photograph of the royal wedding cake is here! Kensington Palace took to Twitter to share the very first glimpse of the culinary creation, revealing three ivory cakes covered in fresh flowers, including peonies and roses.
The untraditional wedding cake "features elderflower syrup made at The Queen's residence in Sandringham from the estate's own elderflower trees, as well as a light sponge cake uniquely formulated for the couple," the palace confirmed. The filling is made from lemon curd sourced from the Amalfi Coast, Italy, and elderflower buttercream. The exterior is Swiss meringue buttercream.
Perhaps the most extravagant aspect of the royal cake is the floral decorations. Over 150 fresh flowers adorn the cakes, the majority sourced from Britain and all in season. The standout blooms are white and cream peonies and roses.
The cake was made by London-based pastry chef Claire Ptak of Violet Cakes. Ptak dropped a hint about the royal wedding cake when she posted this picture of fresh lemons on Instagram, with the caption "And so it begins."
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