Get Your Own Royal Wedding Cake

These bakeries are making cakes worthy of Windsor Castle.

Picking out a wedding cake can be a challenge for any bride, but for duchess-to-be, it’s a decision of royal proportions. Meghan Markle diverted from the traditional British fruitcake in favor of a lighter, brighter cake, commissioning Bay Area native Claire Ptak of London’s Violet Bakery to create a lemon-elderflower cake with buttercream frosting, topped with fresh flowers. You don’t have to be in attendance at the wedding to try a slice. Here are a few bakeries and restaurants creating their own take on Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake:

Pittsburgh: Spork

Pastry Chef Kevi Lee Furgason of Spork whips up all kinds of delectable desserts at this small-plates restaurant, and through the wedding day, she is serving a miniaturized take on the royal wedding cake (pictured above). These versions are made of white cake with a lemon curd filling and whipped elderflower buttercream, then topped with fresh flowers, just as the royal-to-be requested.

St. Louis: La Patisserie Chouquette

This small Paris-inspired pastry shop churns out gorgeous cakes, ranging from traditional to totally unique. So it’s likely they’ll do a fantastic job recreating Harry and Meghan’s cake. The patisserie is hosting a day-of viewing party from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. complete with fresh-baked croissants, scones and slices of the elegant cake. Those who just want cake can pop into the bakery the week of May 14th to get their fix.

Chicago: Commons Club

This restaurant in Chicago’s Virgin Hotel is adding a few royal touches to their Upside Down Tea with bites and drinks inspired by the royals, and majestic outfits encouraged. Start with a negroni (Markle’s favorite) or Queen Elizabeth’s gin and dubonnet before nibbling on eton mess, smoked salmon crostini, and scones. The finale is their version of the elderflower-lemon cake as well, three layers with buttercream and topped with a fresh orchid and edible pearls. As a bonus, guests will go home with a satchel of Jenway tea.

Washington, D.C.: Buttercream Bakeshop

This cake-centric bakery has been creating wedding cakes with winning flavor combinations since long before Meghan and Harry announced their royal selection. In fact, Buttercream’s lemon-elderflower cake is a menu mainstay that can be special-ordered for any occasion. Their version varies slightly – it’s filled with lemon zest, lightly brushed with an elderflower cordial and then layered with blackberry jam and a vanilla buttercream. It’s on hand by the slice or as a whole cake in the week leading up to the wedding, and available by special order year-round.

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