Claire Ptak

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Birthday
2, 1978
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
2, 1978 (age 41)
Birthplace
California

About

American chef, baker, and food stylist who is best recognized for running her own bakery and cafe called Violet Cakes in London. She is also a food writer and has published several books as well as a weekly food column for The Guardian. 

Before Fame

She started her career as a professional baker when she was just seventeen, working at Bovine Bakery and later Cakework. She attended Mills College where she studied film but after graduating, started serving as a pastry chef at Chez Panisse before moving to London in 2005 and becoming a celebrity food stylist. 

Trivia

She is known for having baked the wedding cake for the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which was a layered sponge filled and covered with a lemon and elderflower buttercream icing. 

Family Life

She was born and raised in Inverness, California and was first taught how to bake by her mother and grandmother. 

Associated With

She has served as a celebrity food stylist for several different professional chefs including Yotam OttolenghiNigella Lawson, and Jamie Oliver