Suspiciously, similar. Meghan Markle Prince Harry hired their wedding baker for another sweet occasion — Lilibet Diana turning 1! Many people believe that bakers are the best. Claire Ptak from East London’s Violet Bakery quietly revealed the baby’s birthday cake.
Even though the dessert designer didn’t confirm the speculation, fans searched for clues that the cake was for Lili after Ptak, 43, shared a photo on Saturday, June 5, one day after the little girl’s birthday. The light pink cake featured peonies. This was a favorite of Ptak, 43, and it was nearly identical in design to the wedding cake that Harry, 37 and Meghan made in May 2018.
However, Suits alum and the military veteran didn’t share photos of her cake, they confirmed that Ptak returned as their baker over the weekend. For their nuptials she made a lemon elderflower cake with buttercream and fresh flowers. She also posted a throwback photo last month showing the cake.
“HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Meghan and Harry!!” she wrote alongside one snap via Instagram. In another post, she shared a similar message and included three white hearts.
Ptak captioned the pink cupcake with a white heart emoji on Saturday.
“Absolutely beautiful for a precious little Princess 💕,” one presumptive commenter wrote.
On Tuesday, June 7, Instagram posted a smaller, matching cake. It shared a similar design, but it appeared to be tiny enough to be a “smash cake,” an individual dessert for the birthday baby to dig into with their hands.
“Frilly,” Ptak captioned the snap. Many noted how “frilly” rhymes with Lili.
“My guess is Lili’s smash cake. It is beautiful. Lucky family that received this cake regardless,” one viewer noted.
While the cake isn’t confirmed as Lili’s birthday dessert, a spokesperson did announce that the baker was responsible for the confections at the low-key celebration. Harry and Meghan, who also have a son Archie, hosted a casual picnic at Frogmore Cottage for their youngest child. The backyard party co-incided with celebrations Queen Elizabeth II‘s Platinum Jubilee, and the Sussexes shared the first photo of Lili’s face from the party.
Us WeeklyIt was confirmed that Lili had met her great grandmother, Lilibet, 96, over the weekend. “Harry and Meghan visited the queen at Windsor Castle with Lilibet and Archie,” a source told Use exclusively.
The visit came after the monarch canceled some planned appearances amid some “discomfort” during the Trooping the Colour on Thursday, June 2. “After reluctantly pulling out of Party at the Palace, spending time with her great-grandchildren and seeing Lilibet turn 1 added some light to her day,” the insider explained.
Like any grandparent, she thinks Archie and Lili are “adorable,” and she gave the tots some gifts to celebrate finally meeting the youngest Mountbatten-Windsor in person. Lilibet’s name comes from the queen’s nickname.