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Dean Hochman, founder of Ms. Desserts and acclaimed baker, dies

Dean Hochman, founder of Ms. Desserts whose cakes — especially her carrot cake — won over critics and diners during the 1970s and 1980s up and down the East Coast, died Jan. 3 at her Santa Cruz, Calif., home from cancer. She was 72.

“It was clear she was very talented and a little eccentric,” said…