Hidden detail in Lilibet's first birthday cake: 'Stunning'

The bakery that made the cake for the first birthday of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter Lilibet has revealed a special detail that was hidden under the icing.

Violet Cakes Bakery in London posted a photo of the cake on Instagram, showing a gorgeous tiered treat covered in strawberry buttercream and pink peonies.

The bakery revealed however underneath the icing was an Amalfi lemon and elderflower cake, the same one they created for Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding in 2018.

A tiered cake with pink buttercream icing and pink peonies.
Lilibet's first birthday cake was the same flavour Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had at their wedding. Source: Instagram/VioletCakesLondon

"This time we covered it with a strawberry buttercream specially for Lilibet," the bakery wrote.

In another post, the bakery said they were honoured to bake the cake for the one-year-old's birthday.

"It was an absolute pleasure to make this special cake for Lilibet’s birthday. Wishing her a very happy year ahead!" they wrote on Instagram.


Plenty of royal fans were stunned by the sweet creation, with many calling it "beautiful".

"Absolutely stunning. So so pretty – perfect for a little girl. Peonies are my favourite flower," one commented.

"What a lucky girl and how special for her parents to have that memory too. Love the synchronicity," another said.

"Great to have the link to the wedding cake. I’m sure it went down very well," a third added.

Lilibet celebrated her first birthday during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a garden party at Prince Harry and Meghan's former residence, Frogmore Cottage.

Lilibet sits in the grass in a blue dress.
Lilibet celebrated her first birthday during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Source: Misan Harriman

Page Six reported that Harry and Meghan invited Prince William, Kate Middleton and their three children to the party, but they did not attend and instead travelled to Wales for the Platinum Jubilee.

A source told the US publication that things between the brothers are "still fraught" and that "William is still wary of spending any time alone with Harry as you never quite know what may be reported back afterwards".

The Sussexes' trip to the UK gave Lilibet the chance to meet her great-grandmother the Queen for the very first time. Her Majesty's childhood nickname was the inspiration for Lilibet's name.

The Queen however refused to allow the couple to share photos of her meeting with Lilibet because it was a "private family meeting", according to The Sun.

The Queen met Lilibet for the first time at Windsor Castle during the Platinum Jubilee, with Harry and Meghan denying their personal photographer the special moment.

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