Having your cake and eating it too is the perfect way to describe the new relationship Dawn Foods has forged with Food Network and TLC personality Courtney Clark.

As owner of specialty bakery Cake Nouveau, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Clark is an expert in creating “edible art” with cakes and cupcakes. Her education in the fine arts and her passion for baking combine to create a style and expertise unique to the industry.

“We’re thrilled to have Courtney working with us,” said Chip Potter, Director of Marketing, for Dawn Foods. “Her obvious creative skills plus experience running a bakery will provide a unique perspective to help us develop new ideas for our customers.

Clark will work closely with Dawn’s marketing and sales organizations, adding her unique talents to product development and merchandising. She will also lend a hand around consumer insights and the latest trends in baking.

“I’m excited to be working with the Dawn Foods team,” said Clark. “The company has a rich history of providing innovative products and expertise to its customers and I look forward to being a part of that.”

Beginning her career as a Fine Artist, Courtney Clark attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, focusing on Life Drawing & Painting. While experimenting with edible art Courtney became interested in culinary arts, specifically pastry. It was at this time that she decided to leave art school to study with famed Pastry Chef Jacquy Pfieffer at the French Pastry School. Upon graduation, Courtney received the "L'Art de la Patisserie" certificate for mastering French pastry techniques. She now has the privilege to combine both of her talents to create artistic works of pastry art. Courtney’s true enthusiasm for pastry and fine art shine through in her work. Clark currently owns Cake Nouveau in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

For more than 85 years, Dawn’s dedicated employees, outstanding products and valued customers have made the Dawn name synonymous with excellence. American-owned and family operated; Dawn currently supplies a complete line of quality, consistent mixes, bases, icings, glazes, fillings, frozen dough, par-baked and fully baked products and equipment to the food industry, worldwide. For further information, please visit www.dawnfoods.com.