When it comes to desserts, Sydney’s overflowing with expert pastry chefs who would love nothing more than satiate your sweet tooth. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for something to satisfy that afternoon sugar craving, these incredible cake shops will leave you wanting more.
A favourite amongst the locals, La Petite Tarte is a Leichhardt bakery that’s packed full of delicious baked goodness, from the likes of sticky date cake and chocolate ricotta nut tarts to sourdough brioche and savoury croissants. These cakes may be small but they’re perfectly formed and are the perfect sweet treat to finish off a meal or even just snack on while you’re on your way out.
This is one of Sydney’s hidden gems. The husband and wife team behind this Eastern European bakery are masters at recreating traditional European pastries, including kuglof (a hollow bell-shaped sponge cake filled with chocolate) and leksoplje, a nut and berry-filled doughnut hole. It’s not just the cakes that are mouthwatering either; the pair also make their own ice cream to go with your cake or kugelhopf, and bake fresh-baked bread daily.
You might know Brickfields Bakery for their incredible sourdoughs, but their cakes are hot on the scene too. Their bespoke creations – which should be ordered at least a week in advance – are so stunning that you’d be more likely to encase them in glass than eat them, but they’re also absolutely delicious. Try the white chocolate and raspberry, lemon chiffon or their Chocolate Kaya cake.
Another of the more Instagram-worthy bakeries in Sydney, Black Star Pastry has risen to fame thanks to their stunningly beautiful and inventive creations. The Strawberry Watermelon Cake, for instance, is topped with dacquoise, rose-scented cream and strawberries, as well as pistachios and dried rose petals. There’s also their Vegan Chocolate Popcorn Cake and their incredibly elaborate Japanese Forest Cake, with layers of hojicha sponge and Choya confit ume fruits in umeshu infused cream, garnished with matcha moss.
Founded in 2008, this cute little cake shop is all about fun and flavour. Located in Newtown, Spoon and Fork is the brainchild of a former teacher and an artist who bring their whimsical and colourful vision to life in every scrumptious bite. Their cakes are not only insta-worthy but they’re also incredibly delicious; with fan favorites like their Mango icing, they’re perfect for those who love a bit of sweetness without all the buttercream icing. Sydney cakes