Angela Ranalli, Le Virtu
Pastry cred: Nine years including Vernick Food & Drink, Water Works and La Patisserie in Cape May
Favorite dessert to make: Hand-painted fondant mini cakes - they are like teeny, tiny canvases.
Weirdest dessert request: Black truffle vanilla semifreddo is on our menu, and it's been a hit.
Favorite sweet to eat: Warm ricotta filled sfogliatelle (made with lardo) from Pantaleone Pasticceria in Salerno, Italy
Other places to find great desserts in Philly: Get the almond sticks at Artisan Boulanger Patissier, tres leches cake at La Calaca Feliz and cannoli at Termini Brothers.