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

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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

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How do you upgrade the classic carrot cake? Add chocolate.
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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:

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Carrot Cake Recipes

Amazing Chocolate
Cakes

Tempting Cookies

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