In a CSA of sorts, San Francisco pastry chef William Werner sends members of his Tell Tale Society a bag each month filled with his super-creative desserts. The most popular ones will end up on the menu of his new restaurant, Tell Tale Preserve Company. Here, a few of those winners.

By Food & Wine
Updated March 31, 2015

A Trunk Show for Sweets

Almond, Elderflower and Lime Travel Cakes. Photo © Kate Mathis
Credit: © Kate Mathis

© Kate Mathis

William Werner tests different desserts (like these almond cakes) at San Francisco's Big Daddy's Antiques. He calls his stand there a trunk show.

Pastries with Corn or Carrots

Semolina-Corn Sablés

© Kate Mathis

Cocoa-Carrot Cake with Cocoa Crumble. Photo © Kate Mathis
How do you upgrade the classic carrot cake? Add chocolate.
| Credit: © Kate Mathis

© Kate Mathis

Werner loves both savory and sweet flavors. He mixes corn nuts into buttery sablé dough, left, and blends cocoa into carrot cake batter, right.

More Delicious Desserts:

Carrot Cupcakes
Crunchy Milk Chocolate—Peanut Butter Layer Cake
Credit: © Tina Rupp
Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies
Credit: © Tina Rupp