The Royal Wedding Baker Says Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Cake Won't Feature Traditional Tiers

The "non-traditional layout" will feature three cakes of different sizes.

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We already knew Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding cake would be totally different from any other royal dessert we've ever seen when Kensington Palace made its inital announcement in March. It was revealed that on the couple's big day, they'd be serving lemon elderflower cake decorated with buttercream and fresh flowers instead of a traditional fruitcake.

But the royal wedding cake baker, Claire Ptak, also just revealed that it's not just the ingredients and decorations that will be untraditional, but the entire cake's shape, too.

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Ptak, who owns East London's Violet Bakery, says that instead of building the lemon and elderflower cake in traditional tiers, it'll be served in three parts of varying sizes, The Telegraph reports.

"You'll have to wait and see on the day. It's an installation of the way that we're putting it out. It's the last thing that we'll reveal. It's a non-traditional layout," Ptak told The Telegraph. "It's a slight shift from tradition."

While the final design will be a secret until tomorrow, both Harry and Meghan are in on the plans, which also includes a "non-traditional" unveiling.

Even though serving un-stacked tiers of wedding cake will be a total departure from the tiered fruitcakes traditionally served at royal weddings, this trend has caught on in the U.S. in recent years.

Here's what the royal wedding cake could possibly end up looking like tomorrow:

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Ptak and her team of six bakers have been working full time in the Buckingham Palace kitchens for five days already on the royal wedding cake.

But before she and her team got to work, Ptak also said that Harry and Meghan tasted several different cake samples prior to picking the lemon and elderflower combination.

"They loved it. They tried quite a collection," Ptak told The Telegraph. "What they said to me is that they really loved the idea of the seasonality and the freshness."

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