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Lilibet's 1st Birthday Cake Was A Throwback To Her Parent's Wedding
On June 4, 2022, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, celebrated her first birthday with family and friends at Frogmore Cottage. The party had everything fancy facet you'd expect, but the real showstopper was the darling birthday cake that paid tribute to her own parent's wedding cake.
The mastermind behind baby Lilibet's birthday cake was pastry chef Claire Ptak, who also baked Harry and Meghan's wedding cake. The two-tiered birthday cake was decorated simply, with white and pink peonies scattered onto the side of the cake and an orange-hued banner topper with the young royal's name on it.
As for the homage to the Sussexes, the proof is quite literally in the pudding. "The inside was the Amalfi lemon and elderflower cake I created for the Duke and Duchess's wedding in 2018," says Ptak, head of her own London-based bakery, Violet Cakes. "This time, we covered it with a strawberry buttercream specially for Lilibet."