Jessica Furniss is a recipe developer and food photographer with over 10 years of experience. She specializes in creating how-to articles on baking and creative charcuterie boards for Allrecipes.

Experience: Having learned to cook from her grandmother when she was a little girl, Jessica has been baking for over 30 years. She has worked in a variety of restaurant settings: she worked under a professional baker in a bagel shop and deli and was a sous chef under the tutelage of a professional chef in a large church kitchen that fed hundreds each week.

A self-employed food photographer and recipe developer for seven years, Jessica has worked with dozens of clients from individual restaurants to international food publications. Her work has been featured on TV, radio, billboards, and in publications worldwide. She has also been teaching food photography workshops in-person and online. Jessica has published more than 40 recipes and how-to guides.

Jessica is a #drinktok influencer with over 110,000 followers on TikTok who built her following from scratch, creating and filming 3-5 drink recipes per week, garnering more than 12 million views on the platform.

Jessica is known to show up to any gathering with a freshly baked cake. Whether it's an earl gray tea cake with a lemon buttercream frosting for a friend's birthday, a pumpkin cake in the shape of a pumpkin for a Halloween party, or a chai spiced cake with an apple filling for family Christmas, if you invite her somewhere she will probably bring a cake.

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Latest from Jessica Furniss
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These 7 Simple Herbs Make Everyday Meals Feel Special
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How to Make a Waffle Charcuterie Brunch Board
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Top Tips From Southern Cooks to Make Perfect Chocolate Cakes
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5 Easy Ways to Decorate Desserts With Chocolate
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7 Things You Do in the Checkout Line That You Don't Realize Are Rude
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5 Things You Do at the Coffee Shop That Make the Barista's Job Harder
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This Hot Chocolate "Charcuterie" Board Will Warm Up Your Winter in the Most Delightful Way
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We Tried 6 Brands of Chocolate Chips and These Are the Only Ones We'll Use From Now On
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We Tried 5 Sugar Cookie Mixes and This Is the One We're Using This Holiday Season
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Make a Christmas Charcuterie Board to Celebrate the Magic of the Season
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Cut Into This Bundt Cake for a Festive Surprise With Every Slice
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Make a Gingerbread Wreath That Looks Good Enough to Eat or Hang On Your Wall
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We Tried 6 Kinds of Cinnamon Rolls and These Were Our Favorite
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Thanksgiving for Two Has Never Been Easier With This Simple Sheet Pan Recipe
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The Simple Trick to Making the Perfect One-Pot Spaghetti
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How to Make a Smoking Punch Bowl of Halloween Witch's Brew
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This Spooky Spiderweb Cake Will Make Your Spidey Senses Tingle
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How to Make Old-Fashioned Apple Dumplings Like Grandma Did
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This Easy Pound Cake Is Hiding a Pumpkin-Shaped Surprise
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Lights, Camera, Snacktion! Try These 3 Movie Night Charcuterie Boards
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12 Vacation-Inspired Cocktails and Mocktails to Keep the Travel Blues Away
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Grandma's 5 Best-Kept Secrets for a Fresh-Smelling Home