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Extraordinary Desserts

San Diego , CA
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1430 Union St.
San Diego, CA US 92101 (map)

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
This was clearly the best wedding cake we or any of our guests had ever had. It was beautiful too. Karen (the owner) recommended that instead of a 'standard' wedding cake that we tier two of her standard cakes. Instead of smooth fondant, we had shaved white chocolate and flowers on the outside. It was gorgeous, elegant, incredibly delicious, and about half the price of what a traditional wedding cake would have cost us. For the size of our ceremony (only about 40 people) it was perfect. My only complaint with this vendor is that they are so popular that communications with them can get logjammed. They need to set up more options to approve contracts and accept payments online to move things along. Karen wanted to confirm everything with us personally on the phone, but given that we were in Illinois and they are in California, that became cumbersome (time zone differences etc.). So while I appreciate the personal touch, I think they should consider some online options at least after the initial order is finalized.
This was clearly the best wedding cake we or any of our guests had ever had. It was beautiful too. Karen (the owner) Read more...
This was clearly the best wedding cake we or any of our guests had ever had. It was beautiful too. Karen (the owner) recommended that instead of a 'standard' wedding cake that we tier two of her standard cakes. Instead of smooth fondant, we had shaved white chocolate and flowers on the outside. It was gorgeous, elegant, incredibly delicious, and about half the price of what a traditional wedding cake would have cost us. For the size of our ceremony (only about 40 people) it was perfect. My only complaint with this vendor is that they are so popular that communications with them can get logjammed. They need to set up more options to approve contracts and accept payments online to move things along. Karen wanted to confirm everything with us personally on the phone, but given that we were in Illinois and they are in California, that became cumbersome (time zone differences etc.). So while I appreciate the personal touch, I think they should consider some online options at least after the initial order is finalized. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.0/5.0
Karen isn't the nicest, you can even say she is rude but if you can look pass that the desserts are amazing! I love their dessert and have been a loyal client for many years but if you are looking to get pampered as a bride this is not for you. You pay for your cake tasting which you do in your own. The price is not bad. So if your like me and don't care how the service is as long as the product is good, then, go with ED. If not, French gourmet will be better for you! Great service and amazing desserts, I don't regret my decision but if I were to do it again I would go with french gourmet. Also when I received my thank you note for my business the note said a name completely off and my last name was butchered . When you spends quite a bit of your not so small budget on a vendor, the least they can do is know your name ( especially when it's 3 letters and very easy).
Karen isn't the nicest, you can even say she is rude but if you can look pass that the desserts are amazing! I love their Read more...
Karen isn't the nicest, you can even say she is rude but if you can look pass that the desserts are amazing! I love their dessert and have been a loyal client for many years but if you are looking to get pampered as a bride this is not for you. You pay for your cake tasting which you do in your own. The price is not bad. So if your like me and don't care how the service is as long as the product is good, then, go with ED. If not, French gourmet will be better for you! Great service and amazing desserts, I don't regret my decision but if I were to do it again I would go with french gourmet. Also when I received my thank you note for my business the note said a name completely off and my last name was butchered . When you spends quite a bit of your not so small budget on a vendor, the least they can do is know your name ( especially when it's 3 letters and very easy). Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
7/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Ordered a passion fruit ricotta and chocolate dulce de leche, the guests wouldn't stop raving! Cakes were beautifully decorated as well, highly highly recommend.
Ordered a passion fruit ricotta and chocolate dulce de leche, the guests wouldn't stop raving! Cakes were beautifully Read more...
Ordered a passion fruit ricotta and chocolate dulce de leche, the guests wouldn't stop raving! Cakes were beautifully decorated as well, highly highly recommend. Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
10/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake turned out beautiful and delicious. I love the fresh flower decorations! They were awesome to work with and I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend them for a wedding or any other event.
Our wedding cake turned out beautiful and delicious. I love the fresh flower decorations! They were awesome to work with Read more...
Our wedding cake turned out beautiful and delicious. I love the fresh flower decorations! They were awesome to work with and I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend them for a wedding or any other event. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.4/5.0
This was such a fun place for some of our first dates (and also our dates 5 years later). Our favorite dessert after trying so many wonderful ones was the passionfruit ricotta cake, which we ended up choosing as our wedding cake. It turned out fabulous, and Karen was wonderful in helping us with the cake size, option, amount and floral design. Initially, we had thought the price might be out of our budget, but it turned out to be very reasonable. We had so many compliments from guests about our "extraordinary" wedding cake, and the best part is that we can now go to Extraordinary Desserts anytime we want to taste our wedding cake again!
This was such a fun place for some of our first dates (and also our dates 5 years later). Our favorite dessert after Read more...
This was such a fun place for some of our first dates (and also our dates 5 years later). Our favorite dessert after trying so many wonderful ones was the passionfruit ricotta cake, which we ended up choosing as our wedding cake. It turned out fabulous, and Karen was wonderful in helping us with the cake size, option, amount and floral design. Initially, we had thought the price might be out of our budget, but it turned out to be very reasonable. We had so many compliments from guests about our "extraordinary" wedding cake, and the best part is that we can now go to Extraordinary Desserts anytime we want to taste our wedding cake again! Read less
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Ally
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I really value fresh and organic food and decided to splurge on the wedding cake and get exactly what we wanted - but at the end of the day it actually ended up being a great value and not a budget breaker at all, plus we were 100% happy with our choice and felt we received a 5 star cake for a 3 star cost.

We have a medieval wedding and decided to get several of their 10" Ivoire Royal cakes. It was the perfect choice - everyone said it was the best wedding cake they've had, the display was BEAUTIFUL and when we told people we were having Extraordinary Desserts for the cake most people's knee's buckled.

Some cons on the logistics: They didn't deliver to our location in Vista. Getting them there was a big problem considering they were very fragile and don't hold up well without refrigeration (which our venue had NONE), but ultimately we threw them in coolers ourselves and thankfully it worked out.

About the owner: I want to give the owner, Karen Krasne, all the credit for 5 stars. She called me about 2 or 3 days before the wedding a little distressed that somehow my order had not come across her radar sooner - she normally handles all weddings personally and I should have been sent directly to her when I placed the order. Her staff had apparently made suggestions she did not approve of - my cakes were set to be frozen which she said drastically reduces the quality of the cake once they thawed out, the pick up time was wrong and also she said I had too many cakes and they were over decorated and knocked $100 dollars off the cakes instantly by removing some decoration and a whole cake (and we STILL had 2 whole cakes left - partly my fault because I overestimated the guest count). Her suggestions and correction to our order I believe were spot on.

Our cake cutting pictures are absolutely priceless - they turned so magnificent. Also - my husband and I both had several pieces....it was beautiful and delicious! Truly an Extraordinary cake!
My husband and I really value fresh and organic food and decided to splurge on the wedding cake and get exactly what we Read more...
My husband and I really value fresh and organic food and decided to splurge on the wedding cake and get exactly what we wanted - but at the end of the day it actually ended up being a great value and not a budget breaker at all, plus we were 100% happy with our choice and felt we received a 5 star cake for a 3 star cost.

We have a medieval wedding and decided to get several of their 10" Ivoire Royal cakes. It was the perfect choice - everyone said it was the best wedding cake they've had, the display was BEAUTIFUL and when we told people we were having Extraordinary Desserts for the cake most people's knee's buckled.

Some cons on the logistics: They didn't deliver to our location in Vista. Getting them there was a big problem considering they were very fragile and don't hold up well without refrigeration (which our venue had NONE), but ultimately we threw them in coolers ourselves and thankfully it worked out.

About the owner: I want to give the owner, Karen Krasne, all the credit for 5 stars. She called me about 2 or 3 days before the wedding a little distressed that somehow my order had not come across her radar sooner - she normally handles all weddings personally and I should have been sent directly to her when I placed the order. Her staff had apparently made suggestions she did not approve of - my cakes were set to be frozen which she said drastically reduces the quality of the cake once they thawed out, the pick up time was wrong and also she said I had too many cakes and they were over decorated and knocked $100 dollars off the cakes instantly by removing some decoration and a whole cake (and we STILL had 2 whole cakes left - partly my fault because I overestimated the guest count). Her suggestions and correction to our order I believe were spot on.

Our cake cutting pictures are absolutely priceless - they turned so magnificent. Also - my husband and I both had several pieces....it was beautiful and delicious! Truly an Extraordinary cake! Read less
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Kimi
Wedding:
4/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Gosh, where to begin? I've been going to this bakery since I was a little girl and I had their bakery picked out for my wedding before my husband and I had decided on anything else! It truly is the best cake you'll ever taste.

We decided on the Dulce de Leche chocolate cake with chocolate shaving decorations and flowers. It looked absolutely luscious and decadent, plus it tasted as good as it looked. Everyone that we invited tried the cake and they all agreed it was the best chocolate cake they'd ever had.

I worked with both the general manager and the bakery owner while placing my order. They typically book orders about 3 months before your wedding date so you have a more accurate guest count and decoration style in mind (I tried to book 9 months out and had to call back closer to my wedding date). Both ladies were very helpful and a pleasure to work with. I am seriously in awe over my experience with Extraordinary Desserts.

I highly recommend this bakery for your wedding and for any celebration that requires cake! The bakery locations are excellent for date nights too!
Gosh, where to begin? I've been going to this bakery since I was a little girl and I had their bakery picked out for my Read more...
Gosh, where to begin? I've been going to this bakery since I was a little girl and I had their bakery picked out for my wedding before my husband and I had decided on anything else! It truly is the best cake you'll ever taste.

We decided on the Dulce de Leche chocolate cake with chocolate shaving decorations and flowers. It looked absolutely luscious and decadent, plus it tasted as good as it looked. Everyone that we invited tried the cake and they all agreed it was the best chocolate cake they'd ever had.

I worked with both the general manager and the bakery owner while placing my order. They typically book orders about 3 months before your wedding date so you have a more accurate guest count and decoration style in mind (I tried to book 9 months out and had to call back closer to my wedding date). Both ladies were very helpful and a pleasure to work with. I am seriously in awe over my experience with Extraordinary Desserts.

I highly recommend this bakery for your wedding and for any celebration that requires cake! The bakery locations are excellent for date nights too! Read less
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Bali Hai wedding
Wedding:
3/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Karen made my favorite cake into my wedding cake. Beautiful job. Everyone wanted more of the blood orange ricotta cake. Professional. Responsive. Great value.
Karen made my favorite cake into my wedding cake. Beautiful job. Everyone wanted more of the blood orange ricotta cake. Read more...
Karen made my favorite cake into my wedding cake. Beautiful job. Everyone wanted more of the blood orange ricotta cake. Professional. Responsive. Great value. Read less
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Valerie J.
Wedding:
2/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Delicious and amazing cakes!! This was the best cake I've ever had. :)
Delicious and amazing cakes!! This was the best cake I've ever had. :)
Delicious and amazing cakes!! This was the best cake I've ever had. :) Read less
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Megz407
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.5/5.0
I chose to do the smaller wedding cake option instead of the per-person cake because of the price. The decor is whatever the cake is normally in the store, but all of their cakes are gorgeous, so I didn't care. I was so happy with our decision to go with Extraordinary Desserts. We had our main cake which was an 8" on top of a 10", and then 3 additional cakes around it in different flavors. The cake, as always, was absolutely delicious and better than any other wedding cake I have tried. You are sacrificing (if you can call it that) a large, personal wedding cake, but I didn't care much about that. I would rather have a delicious cake than one that you have 2 pictures of and tastes like cardboard. The only issue I had was that they didn't call me back the first time, but my persistence paid off and was well worth it.
I chose to do the smaller wedding cake option instead of the per-person cake because of the price. The decor is whatever Read more...
I chose to do the smaller wedding cake option instead of the per-person cake because of the price. The decor is whatever the cake is normally in the store, but all of their cakes are gorgeous, so I didn't care. I was so happy with our decision to go with Extraordinary Desserts. We had our main cake which was an 8" on top of a 10", and then 3 additional cakes around it in different flavors. The cake, as always, was absolutely delicious and better than any other wedding cake I have tried. You are sacrificing (if you can call it that) a large, personal wedding cake, but I didn't care much about that. I would rather have a delicious cake than one that you have 2 pictures of and tastes like cardboard. The only issue I had was that they didn't call me back the first time, but my persistence paid off and was well worth it. Read less
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Jade
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
I've frequented this establishment on many occasions. My wedding cake, I had known for many years, would be from Extraordinary Desserts. Our wedding was non-traditional so we opted for 3 different cakes rather than having one 3-tiered cake. I made a call to put in an order for the moroccan, blood orange ricotta, and shangri-la. All appropriate choices for my bohemian theme. Well when I had made the order the girl on the phone, Julie, told me that the Moroccan would be unavailable. Like a good customer service rep, called the other location to see if they had any in stock. At first they said no. As she was apologizing for the let down, they called her back a minute later saying they had enough ingredients to make one. It was like magic! 3 days prior to the wedding, Julie called again, to let me know that they couldn't arrange for the size I had requested. Instead it went 2 sizes smaller, which was fine. I just wanted my cake! Which I got and was tasty without a doubt. Everyone enjoyed it and there was not a piece or crumb left behind. Thank you for making my day even more extraordinary, with those divine sweet treats.
I've frequented this establishment on many occasions. My wedding cake, I had known for many years, would be from Read more...
I've frequented this establishment on many occasions. My wedding cake, I had known for many years, would be from Extraordinary Desserts. Our wedding was non-traditional so we opted for 3 different cakes rather than having one 3-tiered cake. I made a call to put in an order for the moroccan, blood orange ricotta, and shangri-la. All appropriate choices for my bohemian theme. Well when I had made the order the girl on the phone, Julie, told me that the Moroccan would be unavailable. Like a good customer service rep, called the other location to see if they had any in stock. At first they said no. As she was apologizing for the let down, they called her back a minute later saying they had enough ingredients to make one. It was like magic! 3 days prior to the wedding, Julie called again, to let me know that they couldn't arrange for the size I had requested. Instead it went 2 sizes smaller, which was fine. I just wanted my cake! Which I got and was tasty without a doubt. Everyone enjoyed it and there was not a piece or crumb left behind. Thank you for making my day even more extraordinary, with those divine sweet treats. Read less
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Elaine
Wedding:
8/27/2011
4.8/5.0
For our vow renewal in August of 2011 my mother surprised us by providing two very delicious cakes for our vow renewal. I was very happy with them and they were both very delicious. I did feel that the presentation was not very "wedding" but that is ok with me and probably had to do with what my mother ordered for us. Overall I was pleased with it all. Beautiful and tasty.
For our vow renewal in August of 2011 my mother surprised us by providing two very delicious cakes for our vow renewal. I Read more...
For our vow renewal in August of 2011 my mother surprised us by providing two very delicious cakes for our vow renewal. I was very happy with them and they were both very delicious. I did feel that the presentation was not very "wedding" but that is ok with me and probably had to do with what my mother ordered for us. Overall I was pleased with it all. Beautiful and tasty. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Extraordinary Desserts did a great job with the cakes for my wedding! We didn't do a wedding cake, we chose 5 of our favorite flavors and got two regular-sized cakes of each (way too much for our 130 people by the way we had half left over), so all I had to do was go in, taste, order (only a couple months in advance, and even then I'm sure I could have ordered them a couple of weeks in advance; for the normal cakes, they do them every day), tell them I wanted one decorated so that we could cut one cake, and ask for delivery. They at first told me a Saturday delivery would be hard because they get very busy, but they called me a little later and said they would be happy to deliver, probably because I ordered so early. I totally forgot about the delivery on the day of the wedding, as did everyone else, but on the day of the wedding there they were, on time, waiting for use to make space in the refrigerator. And, all the cakes were beautiful! Even the ones that I hadn't asked to be decorated. One was more decorated than the others, but really, what they call not decorated is what I call beautiful. And of course they were really delicious, of course, like any cake you get from their storefront. Wedding cakes can be pretty, but not that good, and I didn't want that. This way, there was a flavor for everyone! It worked out perfectly.
Extraordinary Desserts did a great job with the cakes for my wedding! We didn't do a wedding cake, we chose 5 of our Read more...
Extraordinary Desserts did a great job with the cakes for my wedding! We didn't do a wedding cake, we chose 5 of our favorite flavors and got two regular-sized cakes of each (way too much for our 130 people by the way we had half left over), so all I had to do was go in, taste, order (only a couple months in advance, and even then I'm sure I could have ordered them a couple of weeks in advance; for the normal cakes, they do them every day), tell them I wanted one decorated so that we could cut one cake, and ask for delivery. They at first told me a Saturday delivery would be hard because they get very busy, but they called me a little later and said they would be happy to deliver, probably because I ordered so early. I totally forgot about the delivery on the day of the wedding, as did everyone else, but on the day of the wedding there they were, on time, waiting for use to make space in the refrigerator. And, all the cakes were beautiful! Even the ones that I hadn't asked to be decorated. One was more decorated than the others, but really, what they call not decorated is what I call beautiful. And of course they were really delicious, of course, like any cake you get from their storefront. Wedding cakes can be pretty, but not that good, and I didn't want that. This way, there was a flavor for everyone! It worked out perfectly. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
We opted to do a small 6 inch ceremonial cake for cutting and an assortment of miniature desserts from Extraordinary Desserts - it was a big hit, and so, so delicious! The display that they deliver them in is beautiful and we set them on varrying cake stands and plates. They are really filling and even bigger in size than we expected, so we ended up with a ton of leftovers and even donated a good amount to the local church bake sale the next day! Everyone loved the assortment of different dessert options - mini creme brule, chocolate cookies, mini cheescake, mini cupcakes and more. You can easily visit Extraordinary Desserts in Hillcrest or Little Italy to taste the deliciousness I'm talking about! We felt not that many people love wedding cake, and we still had the small 6 inch for ceremonial cutting and feeding to each other, it was a beautiful union of tradition and gastronomic delight!
We opted to do a small 6 inch ceremonial cake for cutting and an assortment of miniature desserts from Extraordinary Read more...
We opted to do a small 6 inch ceremonial cake for cutting and an assortment of miniature desserts from Extraordinary Desserts - it was a big hit, and so, so delicious! The display that they deliver them in is beautiful and we set them on varrying cake stands and plates. They are really filling and even bigger in size than we expected, so we ended up with a ton of leftovers and even donated a good amount to the local church bake sale the next day! Everyone loved the assortment of different dessert options - mini creme brule, chocolate cookies, mini cheescake, mini cupcakes and more. You can easily visit Extraordinary Desserts in Hillcrest or Little Italy to taste the deliciousness I'm talking about! We felt not that many people love wedding cake, and we still had the small 6 inch for ceremonial cutting and feeding to each other, it was a beautiful union of tradition and gastronomic delight! Read less
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sandra_charlotte
Wedding:
5/8/2010
4.0/5.0
Instead of getting a "traditional" wedding cake, we decided to buy four standard 10-inch cakes from Extraordinary Desserts (The Viking, Roasted Coconut, Lemon Riccota, Ivoire Imperial). We paid the extra money for matching decor. Unfortunately, The Viking did not come with matching decor. The other three did. We did not notice until our wedding day. It still looked nice, it was just a bummer that it did not match the others. Nobody noticed but us. Everyone loved the cake, but we bought too much! Our 40 person wedding only consumed about 2 cakes. So, they are big, rich, and go a long way. That being said, a few people said it was the best wedding cake they have ever had!
Instead of getting a "traditional" wedding cake, we decided to buy four standard 10-inch cakes from Extraordinary Desserts Read more...
Instead of getting a "traditional" wedding cake, we decided to buy four standard 10-inch cakes from Extraordinary Desserts (The Viking, Roasted Coconut, Lemon Riccota, Ivoire Imperial). We paid the extra money for matching decor. Unfortunately, The Viking did not come with matching decor. The other three did. We did not notice until our wedding day. It still looked nice, it was just a bummer that it did not match the others. Nobody noticed but us. Everyone loved the cake, but we bought too much! Our 40 person wedding only consumed about 2 cakes. So, they are big, rich, and go a long way. That being said, a few people said it was the best wedding cake they have ever had! Read less
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zinzatron
Wedding:
8/23/2008
4.4/5.0
The cakes were extraordinary in every way. Each cake (we had 7) was a work of art. Gourmet cake like I have never tasted:)
The cakes were extraordinary in every way. Each cake (we had 7) was a work of art. Gourmet cake like I have never tasted:) Read more...
The cakes were extraordinary in every way. Each cake (we had 7) was a work of art. Gourmet cake like I have never tasted:) Read less
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njardot
Wedding:
6/3/2007
5.0/5.0
Yum! This place has some of the most amazing desserts, and they did a wonderful job on my wedding cake and other desserts we ordered to compliment it.
Yum! This place has some of the most amazing desserts, and they did a wonderful job on my wedding cake and other desserts Read more...
Yum! This place has some of the most amazing desserts, and they did a wonderful job on my wedding cake and other desserts we ordered to compliment it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
They did a great job. We had 7 12in cakes instead of one big wedding cake. It was so much fun and people had lots of different amazing options to choose from. They delivered the cakes on time and they all looked and tasted great!
They did a great job. We had 7 12in cakes instead of one big wedding cake. It was so much fun and people had lots of Read more...
They did a great job. We had 7 12in cakes instead of one big wedding cake. It was so much fun and people had lots of different amazing options to choose from. They delivered the cakes on time and they all looked and tasted great! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I've been going to Extraordinary Desserts for years and was so excited to incorporate them into our wedding. We actually got a few of their standard cakes for the wedding and it was no surprise that everyone raved about the cakes during and after the wedding! Lauren was incredibly helpful in helping us decide which cake types would be able to withstand sitting out at the reception as well as helping us setup the delivery of the cakes.
I've been going to Extraordinary Desserts for years and was so excited to incorporate them into our wedding. We actually Read more...
I've been going to Extraordinary Desserts for years and was so excited to incorporate them into our wedding. We actually got a few of their standard cakes for the wedding and it was no surprise that everyone raved about the cakes during and after the wedding! Lauren was incredibly helpful in helping us decide which cake types would be able to withstand sitting out at the reception as well as helping us setup the delivery of the cakes. Read less
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