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UNO documentary: Cake lady talks about confection perfection

A specialty cake by pastry chef Melissa Samuels

Holiday largesse and New Year's Eve revelry segue seamlessly  into king cake season. Which means that sweet things will continue for New Orleanians for another month or two.

In "Piece of Cake," UNO film student Dawn Jefferson goes to pastry chef Melissa Samuels for some straight talk about sugar and spice and other things nice.


The Film and Theatre Department of UNO and NolaVie present this weekly series of short films produced by the students in Laszlo Fulop's documentary class. Read Renee Peck's column about the program here.