Ideas For Alternative Wedding Cakes In The Peninsula

April 10, 2013 6:00 AM
A wedding cake always adds the classic touch to a joyous occasion. But what if you dream of something different for this momentous occasion? For those who crave an alternative to the traditional wedding cake, here are four fabulous options for a unique dessert on your special day.

Kara’s Cupcakes
Town and Country Village
855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 326- 2253

Kara’s Cupcakes has the freshest cupcakes baked throughout the day. The treats use the finest ingredients sourced from local, sustainable and organic producers. Enjoy a delicious change of wedding cake pace with Kara’s Cupcakes on your wedding day. Whether your wedding is indoors or outdoors, an intimate affair or you plan to invite everyone you know, these amazing cupcakes will be the perfect fit. You select the cupcake flavor, optional filling and decorations, or consult with Kara. Visit the website for complete flavor listing and ordering information. Another Peninsula location is in Burlingame.

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Have Your Cake
751 25th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(650) 873-8488

Have Your Cake is a certified kosher bakery that creates high-quality cakes and dessert items. The bakery is known for the unique details it can provide, such as custom colors, replication of details from the wedding gown or invitation or anything else that may have special meaning to you. Owner and passionate baker Maralyn Tabatsky heads the baking staff that produces cake styles from sophisticated to whimsical. If you are looking for something other than an elegant wedding cake, then consider wedding cookies, or as wedding favors, another specialty here. Maralyn and her staff will hand-decorate and personalize cookies or petits fours with your monogram, wedding colors or theme, or any other design request. All work is by appointment on weekdays or weekends, depending on schedules. There is an extensive portfolio for viewing too. Visit the website for complete information. Call or email to schedule an appointment.

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Kathy’s Kreative Kakes
631 S. B St.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 348- 5253

For more than 28 years, Kathy has impressed the San Francisco Bay Area with awesome custom-designed cakes for virtually every occasion, and in every shape, color and theme. You name the occasion and Kathy has made a cake to celebrate it. So it is no surprise that for this talented cake artist, wedding cakes are a specialty, and they are definitely “kreative.” Visit the Kathy’s Kreative Kakes’ website to see such novel wedding-themed cakes as the “will you marry me” or the “wedding shower” cakes. How about a wedding cake that resembles a stack of wrapped gift boxes or a cake with a bride being carried over the threshold? View an online portfolio of cakes at the store’s website, where you will find additional information on cakes, flavors and costs.

Rick’s Rather Rich Ice Cream
3946 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 493-6553

For the pure fun of it on a warm summer wedding day, try the ultimate cool celebratory treat of ice cream from Rick’s Ice Cream cart, complete with a wide shade umbrella. If you plan a large wedding of 100 or more guests, Rick’s will take care of the set-up, ice cream scooping and the clean up too. The only requirement is access to electricity. If you plan a smaller wedding, contact Rick’s for details on ice cream for smaller events.

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Melanie Graysmith is a writer, artist and educator based in San Francisco. She writes on adult education, art and lifestyle topics, and enjoys writing short stories and poetry. She is also a member of an independent filmmaking group. Her work can be found at

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