While Ptak has been the owner of the Violet Bakery in London, England, since 2010, she is from California, just like Meghan! Ptak got her start as a pastry chef under Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California.
The bride to be has been a fan of the pastry chef for some time, and interviewed Ptak for her former lifestyle website, The Tig.
"I can’t tell you how delighted I am to be chosen to make Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s wedding cake," Ptak said in a statement. "Knowing that they really share the same values as I do about food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and most importantly flavor, makes this the most exciting event to be a part of."
Based on Violet Bakery's Instagram, Ptak has a lot of experience with making special occasion cakes, many including real flowers just like the ones described for the royal wedding dessert.
In a post shared last April, Ptak talked about her love of wedding cakes. "Wedding cakes are where I started and I love that I am now going back to them again after many years turning them down," she wrote. "They are so fun to make (albeit stressful) and there is nothing like assembling them in situ and the wonderful reactions that you receive from onlookers."