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Long post ahead!
Dessert bomb incoming!
Continue reading at your own risk!
Not leaving? Don't blame me for not warning xD
One of my girl is going back to Malaysia for good tonight =( sadddddddd~ Few days before, she texted me to date me for most-likely-our-first-and-last-tea-session in Melbourne, no wayyyy I would say NO rite! So, one fine afternoon, 2.30pm, I met up with le gurls at South Yarra Station and the hunt for desserts begins! At first I was thinking, okay i'm going for tea time surely there's cakes involved so i skipped brunch to save tummy space, then le gurls tells me that they have plans to crash 3 different dessert spot. =D Muahahaha~ Lucky i went with an empty stomach waiting to be filled with dessert and more desserts! Forget the calories and guilt!
First stop: The Stables of Como
Our leader of the hunt but is poor in finding her way and needs a navigator xD
We were lost.....sort of...
We were heading towards the address with the help of our trusty phone map, it led us into a garden with no sign of any human being and the deeper we got the more we got worried. Are we in the right place? We kept walking and then we saw this old building, we thought we're there but no, the cafe was nowhere to be seen. Lucky us there's this two lady walking their dogs so we asked them for direction, she told us it's just a little bit further front. Phew...
Passed by this beautiful area, wouldn't you want your wedding ceremony to be held here?
Nope this is not the cafe, it's just a building next to the cafe
You can choose and pre-order your picnic meals then they will prepare everything and you can have your picnic session on the grounds surrounding Como House
Le desserts and pastries bar
Giant Meringue Clouds
Hazelnut & Cranberry Meringue Cake
Aggies Lemonade Scones with Bonne Maman Jam and Whipped Chantilly Cream
Le hungry Ms
Gone in a flash
Second stop: Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio
Wheeee~~ I'm here!! One of the best dessert place in Melbourne! We came here next because Burch & Purchese is not a cafe, there's no seating place to sit down and eat their cakes so I bought two cakes back home for
my after dinner desserts Mr as his after dinner desserts. I'm such a good gf xD TeeHee!
Le entrance to awesome Desserts ~ Ice Cream ~ Chocolate~
Cute display at the entrance
We were welcomed by cutie pinkish Burch & Purchese Meringue Clouds
Eye candies on display
Where sweet arts were created
Bringing happiness back to Mr ^^
Happiness overload ^^
Caramel, Choc, Hazelnut Choux
Hazelnut sable / Baked glazed choux bun / Salted caramel, hazelnut & chocolate cream
Pineapple, Mango, Chocolate
Coconut sponge / Mango mousse / Spicy pineapple jam / Pineapple cream / Chocolate mousse / Bounty mix / Velvet spray / Pineapple jelly / Mango curd
I bought these two sweet tooth home for Mr, he is not really a fan of cakes and desserts and is very specific to what he likes and dislikes so I chose those that he most likely will eat. The Pineapple, Mango, Chocolate is very nice! Highly recommended!! Despite so many different flavour combine together, it is still light and fresh. It is still good to eat even in the next day. The Caramel, Choc, Hazelnut Choux is nothing fancy but very good too! The salted caramel, hazelnut & chocolate cream filling is ohh-so-irresistable! As I mentioned, Mr is not a fan of desserts but some cakes on the menu caught his attention and he would like to try it so I guess my second visit there won't be too long =D hurray!
Last stop: LuxBite
Our last destination of the hunt, LuxBite! Created and brought up by two malaysians, they must have put in a lot of efforts and love to get to where LuxBite is now, one of the top dessert place to go to! LuxBite does not only sells macarons and cakes but breakfast and brunch meal as well, but with so many cakes I have yet to try, I cannot afford to spare any tummy space for food besides cakes.
Green Tea Cheesecake
Opera style cake:
Green tea joconde, japanese rice wine, pistachio ganache, cream cheese, salted green tea crumble
Green tea sponge, pistachio, watermelon yogurt, sour strawberry mousse, meringue
Inspired by Pierre Herme's Ispahan:
Lychee ganache, rose cream, lychee, fresh raspberries
Epic Chocolate Cravings
Rich belgian dark chocolate with hazelnut crust & salted caramel sphere
Opera style cakes:
Hazelnut sponge, banana ganache, sichuan pepper chocolate crunch, salted toffee buttercream
Bread & Butter Pudding
Classic with a twist:
Served warm with pandan anglaise
The Lolly Bag Cake
As seen on Masterchef:
Each layer of this cake represents a different sweet from your classic kid's lolly bag
Be My Love
Milk chocolate mousse, raspberry cream, raspberry & hazelnut crunch
All time favourite with a twist:
Passionfruit curd, meringue, kaffir lime sherbet
All time favourite:
Caramel lovingly placed between winning chocolate and coconut base
Macarons and more macaronsssss
The chosen ones
Looks creamy and moussy but it tasted light and fresh
This tea-bag-with-leaf-thingy is just too cute not to be noticed
Not one bite left, this marks the end of our dessert hunt
Among the three chosen ones, Green Tea Cheesecake comes first then Meringue Monster and then Endless Love. Next visit to LuxBite I have already decided on what I want to try, Be My Love and Passionfruit Tart!
Oh my oh my... So many dessert place to hunt down, so many cakes to eat. Gotta watch out on the fats and calories count =(
Thank you for staying with me till the end of this post, I hope you're tempted =)
-To be continued-