Love Is a Pink Cake
By Claire Ptak
2023 • W. W. Norton & Company
Renowned for the wedding cake she created for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Claire Ptak knows there's nothing like a cake when it comes to expressions and celebrations of love. A Chez Panisse alum, Ptak is a Northern California native who now runs the wildly successful Violet Bakery in London. Reflecting on her upbringing and love of in-season produce, she shares 75 sweet and savory creations, including Huckleberry Basil Sugar Scones, Peaches and Cream Angel Food Cake, and Strawberry and Whitecurrant Coconut Meringue Cake. Her bakes are homey yet elevated, made with the best possible ingredients to extract the best possible flavors. Included are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan bakes, as well as the sought-after recipe for the duke and duchess's lemon elderflower cake.
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