The upcoming Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is likely to inspire lots of couples when it comes to planning their own nuptials. So with the latest news that the happy pair is shunning tradition with their wedding cake choice and favouring a sponge cake instead of a fruit one, will this encourage you to do the same?
East London baker Claire Ptak has announced on Twitter that she will be the official maker of the couple’s wedding cake, reported the Daily Mail.
The owner of the trendy Violet Bakery in Hackney who hails from America, much like Markle, was not the obvious choice for the royal couple.
Indeed, when it came to the nuptials between Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011, they chose an extravagant eight-tiered fruitcake, decorated with over 900 sugar paste flowers and white and cream icing.
However, it is thought that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not serve fruitcake on May 19th, and may instead opt for lemon and elderflower sponge, which will suit their spring wedding better.
While Ptak was not the traditional option for the royal wedding, Markle might have favoured her not only because is she a fellow American, but the actress once interviewed the baker for her lifestyle blog TheTig.com.
Whatever the reason, it is not easy breaking with tradition – particularly if relatives have strong opinions when it comes to your Big Day.
If you are planning a wedding in Cyprus, you have the choice of opting for a traditional fruitcake or something totally alternative, such as cheesecake. Of course, you could embrace local customs and serve a typical Cypriot wedding cake instead.
Loukoumia tou Gamou is the most common wedding cake found in Cyprus, but instead of being cut in front of all your guests, they are small treats handed out after the ceremony.
Folded in cellophane paper, these are made with semolina, filled with almonds or pistachios, sugar and cinnamon and glazed with citrus or rose blossom water and covered with icing sugar.