About the Author
Mary Cech is an award-winning pastry chef and pastry arts instuctor. A two-time winner as one of the "Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America" by Chocolatier magazine she was also named "Pastry Chef of the Year" by Chefs in America. Her dynamic career has taken her into the nation's finest kitchens, including Charlie Trotter's, where she served as pastry chef for two years. Jennie Schacht is a culinary writer and consultant specializing in bringing the thoughts and talents of chefs and pastry chefs to the written page. She has worked with television personality Michael Chlarello.