Elizabeth Falkner is a pastry chef with an attitude. Known as a dessert artist who makes "anything but round" cakes, Elizabeth Falkner's architecturally stunning and mouth-watering creations have earned her a place amongst pastry and savory cooks alike. Falkner says, "I love architecture in dessert because the medium asks for it." The California native is a fine arts graduate who originally planned on pursuing a career in film after obtaining her degree from the San Francisco Art Institute. However,in 1997 after stints at several of San Francisco restaurants, she opened her own dessert restaurant, the cinematically inspired "Citizen Cake" ("a cake for every citizen") to wide critical acclaim. She's also a cookbook author and winner of numerous prestigious awards - both local and national.