SHAUNA SEVER is the author of Marshmallow Madness! She writes the popular dessert blog Piece of Cake and is a host and reporter for food-related television. Her work has been published in Daily Candy, Huffington Post Food, Food52, Working Mother, and O magazine. She also runs Bake Sale Bakery, a dessert catering business in San Francisco, where she lives with her husband and daughter.
LEIGH BEISCH is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in such magazines as Sunset, Martha Stewart Weddings, Health, and Delicious Living as well as a photo edition of The Joy of Cooking, Williams-Sonoma Cooking with Kids and The Ghirardelli Chocolate Cookbook.
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