About the Author
Shauna Sever is the author of Pure Vanilla and Marshmallow Madness! and the voice behind the popular blog Piece of Cake. As a baking expert and television host, she has appeared on Food Network, NPR, CHOW, eHowFood, and more. Her work has been published in O, The Oprah Magazine; USA Weekend; Woman's World; Fine Cooking; Parade; the Huffington Post; and many others. She lives with her husband and their two children in San Francisco.
Alice Medrich is truly a star in the baking world, having won more cookbook-of-the-year awards and best in the dessert and baking category awards than any other author. She received her formal training at the prestigious Ecole LenOtre in France, and is widely credited with introducing the chocolate truffle to the United States when she began making and selling them at her influential Berkeley dessert shop, Cocolat. She has since left the retail world, devoting much of her career to teaching and sharing her expansive knowledge about baking.She is the author of "Flavor Flours", ""Seriously Bitter Swee"""t" (a complete revision of her 2003 IACP-prize-winning "BitterSweet"), "Sinfully"" Easy Delicious Desserts", " Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies", "Pure Dessert", and "Chocolate Holidays".