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Claire Ptak and what’s she making for Prince Harry and Markle’s wedding?

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The cake for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May wedding will be appropriately spring-themed.

HACKNEY-based baker Claire Ptak was selected to make Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake.

But what do we know about the professional and how can you visit her bakery?

Claire Ptak, owner of Violet Bakery in Hackney, East London, has been chosen to make the cake for the wedding in

Who is Claire Ptak?

California-raised Claire formerly worked as a pastry chef for Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California.

She started her own business as a stall in Broadway Market, East London, cooking from home, before opening her organic bakery in 2010.

The London-based baker focuses on using organic and seasonal ingredients in her cakes.

On her website, she writes: “All of my cakes are baked with organic flour, sugar, milk, and eggs.

“Limited edition buttercream icings that adorn our birthday cakes, cupcakes, and fill whoopie pies and biscuits, change with the seasons.”

The palace says the couple is “very much looking forward to sharing this cake” with guests at their May 19 nuptials.

The guest list has not been released, and the designer of Markle’s dress has so far been kept secret.