with Mark Seaman
Mark Seaman was first inspired to pursue pastry by his grandfather who owned and operated a bakery for 40 years in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Seaman studied baking and pastry arts in Chicago, undertaking additional intensive training with several legendary cake, sugar and chocolate artists, including Nicholas Lodge, Colette Peters and Rosa Viacava de Ortega. For almost a decade, Seaman owned his own multiple-award-winning celebration cake company, Marked for Dessert, in Chicago. He currently is a technical advisor for the research and development group at Barry Callebaut. Seaman recently was named one of Dessert Professional Magazine’s top cake decorators for 2013.