Posts Tagged ‘San Ramon’

This opulent five-tier cake is a graphic interpretation of damask; it plays up the pattern, which is traditionally tone-on-tone.

It seems like every television network has a cooking show right now and being a foodie is hotter than ever! An observant bride can even use these shows to help to find wedding inspiration.

A recent episode of  “Top Chef: Just Desserts”  put the contestants to the test with a wedding cake challenge. Renowned cake designer Sylvia Weinstock , who has been making celebratory cakes for more than 30 years, served as a guest judge for the competition.

The cake guru, who has created more than 500 cakes in her career, shares her expert advice to consider when selecting your own wedding cake:

  • Visit reputable bakers and sample their cakes.
  • If your special day falls in the winter or is a dinner celebration, a richer cake may be more satisfying. Try chocolate or hazelnut.
  • If your wedding is a daytime event in warmer weather, serve a lighter cake, such as lemon-curd cream with fresh raspberries.
  • Variety is the key. The wedding couple can opt to make each layer a different flavor. This will benefit your guests who are picky eaters.

    Cupcakes are a fun, whimsical choice for wedding desserts.

    Cupcakes are a fun, whimsical choice for wedding desserts that can be creatively displayed.

The cake is a key tradition in weddings, but that doesn’t mean it has to be conventional. Several emerging trends provide a unique, updated spin on the classic.

  • Cupcakes are a great, fun option that can be creatively displayed. Cupcakes can be less expensive than a traditional cake and are easier to select a variety of flavors.
  • Cake pops are light, bite-size treats inspired by lollipops that will make a modern wedding fun and memorable. Fun flavors and decorative elements make these treats special.
  • Make it memorable by nixing the cake and serving your favorite dessert . Think cheesecake, pies, truffles, meringues, tarts or profiteroles.

    Cake pops are a hot, new trend for modern weddings.

    Cake pops are inspired by a nostalgic favorite, the lollipop. But these treats and the fun embellishments are all modern.

Whatever option you choose, picking the perfect bakery or pastry chef to create your wedding day dessert is important. We have several great options right here in the Tri-Valley . Bibiane Bakery , Noland’s Cakes, and Primrose Bakery all specialize in delectable and creative wedding cakes and desserts.

If you’re planning a wedding and would like complimentary assistance finding the perfect venue and vendors, contact the Tri-Valley CVB at 925.846.8910 or sales@trivalleycvb.com.


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Fun for all ages at the Robert Livermore Community Center

Many venues embrace children at weddings and special functions. The Robert Livermore Community Center in Livermore even developed a program to not only supervise and feed your children, but also entertain them while the adults are socializing and dancing next door!

Clown at Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton

The Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton has an adjacent room to the main banquet section, where hired sitters have plenty of space to play with your children. What I find attractive is also that French doors lead out onto the beautiful patio.

Our newest member Little Hills Ranch in San Ramon has plenty of activities for children and teens- from bounce house, over ping-pong to volleyball.

If you are interested in finding a Tri-Valley venue for any of your functions where children need to be watched and entertained, contact the Convention & Visitors Bureau. We have a free referral service that will help you source kid-friendly venues in Tri-Valley (Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville).

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The Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon

1. We have over 15 golf and country clubs to choose from!

Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center at San Ramon Golf Club

2. We have unique winery venues in the nations’s oldest wine country!

Deer Ridge Vineyards in Livermore

Elliston Vineyards

3. We have over 4,000 hotel rooms for your out-of-town guests!

The Rose Hotel, Pleasanton

4. We represent unique restaurants for your rehearsal dinners!

Wente Vineyards in Livermore

5. We have tons of event service providers that work hand in hand with our venues!

Bobby from Amos Productions in front of Casa Real, Pleasanton

Spa treatment for the Bridal Party

If you need assistance to get connected with one or several of our members, contact me, it’s free!

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