If you need some baking inspiration or planning your own wedding cake, Instagram is a great place to start. But why settle for any old baker when you can follow the one who bakes Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding cake?
Claire Ptak is a California-born baker is the name behind Violet Cakes, a boutique bakery in East London. Claire’s love of baking goes back to her teenage years when she worked at bakeries after school. By 27 she was a full-fledged pastry chef and was working at high-end restaurants until she moved to London and opened her own shop.
Violet Cakes has been a hit due to Claire’s fresh style and eye for detail. The shop offers lovely baked goods made with seasonal ingredients, so what you find there today may not be there in a few weeks. They also sell bespoke wedding cakes, and their most famous client today were Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Claire’s cakes are all royalty-worthy, though – not to mention Instagram-worthy. So whether you’re looking for wedding inspiration or just want to brighten up your days with some eye-candy, just scroll down to have a look at some of Claire’s creations.