If you need a pick-me-up as another lockdown extension looms over us, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 absolutely mouthwatering desserts you need to try if you’re trying to survive the coming weeks, including some tried and tested cult favourites and a few new kids on the block, here’s a lowdown.
1. Try Cedary Bakehouse for some sweet childhood nostalgia.
This popular neighbourhood bakery with shops in Greystanes and Moorebank is much-loved for their Lebanese feeds, especially their seriously delicious pizzas and perfectly cooked pies along with their delicious coffee.
And now the team at Cedary Bakehouse is taking it up a notch by experimenting with a fairy bread pizza — the ultimate lockdown dessert.
2. Try Plant Baked by Emma if you’re after a health kick.
Emma Laskey started an exciting new online business — Plant Baked by Emma in May 2020 which has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to her intentional, healthy and delicious menu.
If you’re looking to beat the lockdown blues, you’ll want to get your hands on one of these plant-based, excellent desserts. The best part — all products are gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free.
3. Try Messina’s top 40 greatest hits…need we say more?
Messina has revealed that they will be bringing back 40 of their greatest hits for a limited time to give us yet another sugar fix. And we’re talking classics like Peach Bellini, Robert Brownie Jr., Triple Whammy and Pavlova. Yep, they’re coming back in all their glorious sweetness.
4. Try the classic lamington with a fun twist with Tokyo Lamington
The Newtown desserterie is popular for its cool and inventive desserts right from the classic Fairy Bread Popcorn to the Blueberry Cheesecake Lamington to Vegan Peanut Butter and Jelly.
Keeping the current lockdown in mind, you can get takeaway along with an option for curb-side pick-up and delivery so you can get these scrumptious goodies delivered to your doorstep and enjoy them from the safety of home.
5. Try Babycheeks Beignets for some New-Orleans style doughnuts
To satiate our cravings, a cool new concept has come to town. Beignets are a New-Orleans style doughnut that are essentially square shaped pieces of dough, deep fried and sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar.
As delicious as they sound, they are not easily found in Sydney. Not until Babycheeks Beignets came into the picture. This cool new business is serving this delightful dessert straight to your doorstep.
6. Try Don’t Doughnuts if you’re feeling extra adventurous with your flavours
The shop boasts of a variety of treats — much-loved classics and some delicious twists to mainstream flavours. You can expect interesting flavours like Garam masala sugar to Tasmanian lemon curd and coconut marshmallow. The classic strawberries and cream cheese flavour is up for grabs as well. And if you’re feeling extra adventurous with your desserts, a vegemite butterscotch flavour is on the menu too.
7. Try The Little Shop of Waffles for some epic bubble waffles — yes they are a thing.
Located on The Corso at Manly, the café is the brainchild of four friends — Irene Zalami, Saskia Schuck, Naomi Mourra and Alex Potter — who were inspired to introduce the popular Hong-Kong street eat to Sydney.
This fun dessert is made with flour, eggs, evaporated milk and sugar and poured into moulds to give them their bubbly shape. Adding an Aussie element to the traditional bubble waffle- the café is replete with our favourite flavours such as pavlova and chocBerry.
8. Try some seriously lush souffle-style pancakes from Gram Pancakes
Aside from the general love that people have for pancakes, these egg-white heavy pancakes from Gram Pancakes, are whipped first and steamed under metal domes before being cooked, which results in their cloud-like puff and aesthetic appeal.
Available for both delivery and takeaway.
9. Try Sydney Smash Cakes for some delicious cakes with a side of humour
Not gonna lie, it’s pretty unfortunate to have to bring in your birthday in lockdown but we all get by with a little bit of humour right? Sydney Smash Cakes has got your back with some seriously amazing cakes with messages we’re all thinking of right now.
10. Get customisable cheesecakes on a stick thanks to Kerbside Creamery
Kerbside Creamery — a pink food truck has brought a unique concept to town with their customisable cheesecakes on a stick.
Prior to lockdown, the hot pink truck would announce a new location each week through their social media. It has set up shop all over town including Penrith, Wetherhill Park, Lakemba and Campbeltown. You can choose from a number of classic flavours and then some. Right from cheesecake sprinkled generously with 100s and 1000s to Reese’s Peanut Butter and Biscoff in all its delicious glory.