Trends in Wedding Cakes and Desserts

Although many people get married in the summer months, wedding season has become
year-round in San Diego, as our gorgeous weather and coastline provide so many wonderful locations to tie the knot.  Our city is clearly on the map as a destination wedding spot.

In my unbiased opinion, the cake is the centerpiece of every wedding.  Okay, it is at least one of the most important things.  Dress: check.  Ring: check. Flowers: check.  Location: check.  Oh yeah, Groom: check.

When it comes to the sweet tooth portion of the wedding reception, I am working with
brides and grooms to expand the boundaries of offering their guests more exciting alternatives other than “just” wedding cakes.

We have launched a new feature on our website that will help streamline the process of
viewing our portfolio and scheduling a consultation, so that we can help you plan the most extraordinary wedding cakes and desserts.

Here are some of the trends in wedding cakes and desserts:

Simple and elegant cakes always seem to be in style.  “Ceremony” and “Serenity” shown below from left to right.

Roses always evoke romance, which happens to be the name of the cake below left.  “Romance” and “Blush”

It’s always easy to accommodate chocolate lovers and still have a bridal presentation.  “Desire” and “Delight”

A cake for even a small wedding can create lasting memories.  “Joy” and “Glorious”

Petite desserts are wonderful for guests tiered, tray passed, or on dessert buffets.

Cupcakes are fun and playful, yet also elegantly presented.

Desserts can also be delicious take home surprises in gift boxes with bows, ribbons, flower petals, or simply an Extraordinary Desserts sticker.

Also, I am excited to announce that my first book, Extraordinary Cakes published by Rizzoli, will be launching in early October, and it will include two recipes, the Ivoire Royale and the Lemon Ricotta Cake that are popular wedding cakes.

Therefore, if you are ambitious in the kitchen or live outside of our San Diego wedding delivery area, then you can bake and decorate your own extraordinary wedding cake.

More details on the book launch and special events to come in the near future.

Live sweetly,


About Extraordinary Desserts

Over 20 years ago, Karen Krasne opened the first Extraordinary Desserts at 2929 5th Avenue near San Diego’s Balboa Park. Since then, Extraordinary Desserts has become one of San Diego’s most prominent dining establishments and has expanded to include a second location in San Diego’s Little Italy area at 1430 Union Street as well as a line of gourmet products and a robust online store. From the dazzling artistry and sublime taste of its award-winning sweets to the attentive customer service, Extraordinary Desserts has built a strong reputation for its decadent, gourmet dessert creations, elegant eats, and extraordinary experience. As a result, Extraordinary Desserts is consistently a top pick by critics and readers of both local and national publications. Owner and executive chef Karen Krasne studied at Paris’ best pastry schools. She uses only organic ingredients when possible, and adorns each luxurious dessert with locally-grown fresh flowers, her signature edible gold leaf, autumn leaves, and sinfully sweet sauces making her creations a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Extraordinary Desserts, Little Italy 1430 Union Street San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 294-7001 Extraordinary Desserts, Balboa Park 2929 Fifth Avenue San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: (619) 294-2132
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2 Responses to Trends in Wedding Cakes and Desserts

  1. Amy says:

    Thanks for an AMAZING wedding cake!!!

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