Jennie Schacht is a culinary writer and consultant who has worked with Michael Chiarello and Napa-based "wedding cake baker to the stars" Sam Godfrey of Perfect Endings. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mary Cech is an award-winning pastry chef and pastry arts instructor. She was twice heralded as one of the "Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America" by Chocolatier magazine. Her recipes have been featured in many cookbooks and magazines. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Frankie Frankeny is a San Francisco based photographer whose work has appeared in more than 20 Chronicle books.