We know that Meghan Markle spent her 38th birthday enjoying a quiet weekend at home with family, but what culinary delights did she indulge in? One of her beloved acai bowls? A steaming plate of deliciously forbidden pasta? Turns out, she rang in the milestone in the sweetest way possible.
First reported by Hello, the Duchess of Sussex was gifted a custom birthday cake on the special occasion. Royal expert Omid Scobie shared a mouth-watering shot of Meghan’s surprise: a three-layer carrot cake, iced with a happy birthday message to the royal.
Thanks so much to Alice Williams and the awesome team at @LuminaryBakery in London for letting us join them last weekend as they created Duchess Meghan’s beautiful carrot birthday cake🎂 @GMA story on the bakery and their incredible work here: https://t.co/1l9Uhww1rrpic.twitter.com/TVvtZhybEx— Omid Scobie (@scobie) August 9, 2019
Usually the icing is the best part of a carrot cake, but in typical Meghan fashion, there’s a heart-warming story behind the deliciousness. It was baked by Luminary Bakery, a social enterprise that helps disadvantaged women in London.
Watch: Harry pays tribute to his ‘amazing’ wife Meghan on her birthday. Story continues below.
Since 2014, the east London organization has helped 66 women who have survived violence and homelessness learn how to bake. Along the way, they’re equipped with hireable skills that will aid moving forward with their lives. Graduates of the training program are employed by the bakery or one of its partner organizations, with some even opening up their own businesses.
The bakery’s cause is one Markle has championed since she got involved with them earlier this year, earning Luminary a profile in the Vogue issue Markle guest-edited. For the Duchess, including her favourite bakery in the magazine was “non-negotiable.”
“The work you do, what you represent to the community, the spirit of the women there you all embody what it means to be...