According to the bakers Claire Ptak, for a wedding cake for 150 people, Ptak charges ₤784.80 (about $1,057), according to her bakery’s website
However, Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Cake is decorated with Swiss meringue buttercream and 150 fresh flowers, mainly British, and in season, including peonies and roses.
The cake filling is made from Amalfi lemon curd and elderflower buttercream ties all the elements together
Since Meghan and Prince Harry need 600 servings, that would bring the cost of their wedding cake to ₤3,139.2 (about $4,228)
The cake company also added if the Royal Family decides to send out another 4,000 slices as gifts, that would add an additional ₤20,928 (about $28,192) to the bill, bringing the total up to ₤24,167.2 (just over $32,555).
The wedding cake is to be served at the Reception. It was designed by Claire Ptak and 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.
First among many protocols to be followed, the food and drinks are not spared.
RULES OF ROYAL WEDDING DAY:
1. There will be bunting.
2. All food must be eaten from a commemorative plate.
3. People are legally required to dress in head to toe Union Jack attire.
According to the Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC)
Regular wedding attendees may be plagued with the question, “beef, chicken or fish?” But guests at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal nuptials on Saturday at Windsor Castle will be dining on a lunch of fresh, seasonal, sophisticated fare and a cake that breaks from royal tradition.
Here’s the food Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be serving at their royal wedding.
The Head chef of the royal household Mark Flanagan, according to the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace, said Prince Harry and Megan Markle have been very involved in every detail” of the menus, said Flanagan.
The food , cakes and drinks were even sampled in March, Harry and Markle where at tasting trials held in the Windsor Castle kitchen.
The menu which will be served on Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s wedding day, has been led by the freshest produce available.
Fresh Ingredients used at dishes at Windsor Castle
‘Luckily the seasons have just fallen perfectly and that’s become the main focus in the decision making of the menus,’ said Mark. ‘The couple have been very involved in every detail of it’, he says.
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