UH alumna's restaurant chain getting national attention
***Possible kicker, great B-roll of dessertsUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Spokesperson, UH Communications
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WHAT— University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa alumna heads popular restaurant chain, Extraordinary Desserts and is taking the dessert world by storm. Forbes Magazine recognizes her as one of the top 10 pastry chefs in the nation. Gourmet magazine calls her the “Queen of Cakes.” She says her love for Hawaiʻi never left and is baked into many of her show-stopping desserts.
WHO—Karen Krasne graduated from UH Mānoa with a bachelor’s degree in food science and human nutrition.
WHERE—San Diego, California
WHEN—The California native opened her first dessert shop in 1989. By popular demand, a second location was opened in 2004.
Her signature treats include a Valrhona dark chocolate mousse topped cake moistened with cocoa beans and passion fruit-filled buttery pastries.
After earning a nutrition degree at UH she trained at Le Cordon Bleu and LeNotre in Paris.
One of Krasne’s cakes, infused with caramelized pineapple and creamy coconut, is named “Princess Kaʻiulani.”
Her best-selling cookbook, Extraordinary Cakes: Recipes for Bold and Sophisticated Desserts is now in its third print.
VIDEO BROLL ( 1 minute, 39 seconds )
0:00-0:06 - Best seller, Valrhona dark chocolate cake
0:06-0:29, 4 clips - Krasne decorating cake
0:29-0:52, 4 clips - Various dessert shots
0:52-0:57 - Desserts with Hawaiʻi inspired accents
0:57-1:03 - Princess Kaʻiulani cake
1:03-1:07 - Extraordinary Desserts exterior
1:07-1:30 - Customers lining up
1:30-1:39 - Krasne preparing food
Karen Krasne, Extraordinary Desserts, UH Mānoa alumna (14 seconds)
(***SOT about influences in Hawaiʻi that inspired her)
The ocean and the beauty and the culture and the food and the flowers, it goes on and on and on. To have that every morning when you wake up, it’s just heavenly.