Amid Jet Controversy, Meghan Markle Used Cupcakes to Send a Message

Amid Jet Controversy, Meghan Markle Used Cupcakes to Send a Message

The Duchess of Sussex used her official Instagram account to shine a spotlight on a London bakery with a mission.

By Jenny Berg
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Since becoming a member of the royal family, Meghan Markle has drawn criticism for just about every move she makes. In the latest scandal, the new mom has drawn ire from the masses by taking a private jet to France with her husband Prince Harry after stressing the necessity of environmental protection.

The backlash has caused celebrities such as Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres to leap to the duchess' defense. And though Markle herself has remained mum on the matter in public, it seems as though she just let some cupcakes do the talking.

In a post on the Royal Sussex Instagram account, the duchess shared a snap of some treats from London's East Luminary Bakery, which also designed her recent birthday cake. The cupcakes were topped with messages such as "You Are Beautiful," and "You Are Strong." 

Markle described the impact the bakery is making in the caption.

"What they’ve created at Luminary Bakery is exceptional - it’s a space for baking, healing and rebuilding," she wrote. "When I visited earlier this year I was struck by how the baking, itself, is a means of therapy for these women - which in many ways makes complete sense - feeling they had no control over their lives based on their previous (and often harrowing) circumstances, they found comfort in the measured nature of baking. Mixing equal parts of one ingredient and another could yield the perfect dessert, but the act of doing so provided personal balance. So while the baked goods are absolutely delicious, it’s the story of how the program at Luminary reshapes lives through baking that is the actual icing on the cake."

Peep the uplifting cakes in the photo below. 

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Spotlight on: Luminary Bakery Today we shine a spotlight on @LuminaryBakery and the amazing women of this inspiring and sustainable grassroots organisation. • “What they’ve created at Luminary Bakery is exceptional - it’s a space for baking, healing and rebuilding. When I visited earlier this year I was struck by how the baking, itself, is a means of therapy for these women - which in many ways makes complete sense - feeling they had no control over their lives based on their previous (and often harrowing) circumstances, they found comfort in the measured nature of baking. Mixing equal parts of one ingredient and another could yield the perfect dessert, but the act of doing so provided personal balance. So while the baked goods are absolutely delicious, it’s the story of how the program at Luminary reshapes lives through baking that is the actual icing on the cake.” - The Duchess of Sussex Earlier this year, The Duchess of Sussex visited Luminary Bakery and had the opportunity to break bread with the women - literally and figuratively - whilst listening to their stories. They shared how they’ve rebuilt their lives following their challenging life experiences, and the significant role that Luminary Bakery has played in helping with their personal restoration. The Duchess of Sussex chose to include this small bakery tucked away in East London for the September issue of @BritishVogue, which she guest edited. This bakery has been making a substantial difference to the lives of women in the local area over the last five years and opening its arms to vulnerable women whilst providing job skills, career support, mentoring and coaching. The combination of these like minded women supporting each other, both on the staff side and from the students, is proving to be the perfect recipe in creating this amazing, positive environment. If you find yourself in East London, please stop by and support the women of Luminary Bakery and the impactful work they’re doing. Photo © @LuminaryBakery 🍰

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