Favourite Dessert and Cake Places

Hello everyone!

This page is dedicated to some of the restaurants that I visit where their Desserts are above standard, presented beautifully and have a taste to match. This site also has different cakes and designs that I have ordered and had the pleasure of eating that I would recommend.

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Lil Bertha Cakes
A Selection of Cake Treats from Little Bertha – Little Bertha sells their wonderful looking and great tasting cakes, slices, cupcakes and biscuits to a large number of cafes in and around Melbourne. Visit their website at http://www.littlebertha.com.au/stockists in order to find your nearest café that stocks Little Bertha products. Little Bertha bakes fresh daily for cafe’s, corporate catering or directly to your home, party or function. There is a huge variety to choose from, as well as Gluten-Free options. My favourites are the Raspberry & Pistachio Teacake, Mandarin & Polenta Cake, Fig & Ginger Cake, Mexican Chocolate Chilli Cookie, Louise Cake, Monte Carlo Cookie and the Little Bear-tha Gingerbreads.

Doughboy Donuts
Banana Butterscotch Doughboy Doughnut – Refer to the Doughboy Doughnuts website at http://www.doughboysdoughnuts.com.au/ in order to find out which cafes they will be stocked daily. Doughnuts are baked and dipped (in a variety of delicious flavours) daily. Flavours include: Nuttin Better, Pistachio, Salted Caramel, PBJ (Peanut Butter & Jelly), Earl Grey Infused with Mandarin and Raspberry, Double D, Lemon Poppy, Passionfruit, Milk Jam, Crumble, Lime Tart, Choc Nut, Lime Coconut, Maple Bacon, Peachy, Charlie Brown, Pumpkin Pecan Popcorn.
The doughnuts are soft, fresh and they literally melt in your mouth. The flavours really do pack a punch and just by looking at the variety of flavours available you know that your tastebuds are in for a treat. They are a tad bit on the pricey side – going for $4.80 to $5 per donut. They are also located at The Mercat Cross Hotel (near Victoria Market) from Thursday to Sunday – where they will dip on demand!
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Salted Caramel Donuts with Rose Petal and Pistachio,
Salted Caramel Donuts with Rose Petals and Pistachio @ Feast of Merit. These were balls of yumness and gooeyness all rolled into one – complete with fragrance and texture – thanks to the Rose Petals and Pistachios. I loved that they were all differently shaped and the saltiness of the caramel worked well with the soft sweet centre of the donut. I only came to Feast of Merit for coffee and Dessert  but definitely want to come back and check out their food!
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Desserts at Kong
Coconut Sago with Passionfruit and Pineapple Trifle and Apple together with the  Walnut Tart with Miso Butterscotch and Japanese Whisky Ice Cream @ KONG BBQ
Look out for a review coming soon to GRAZING PANDA!

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Desserts at Noisette Bakery
Vanilla Choux with Pistachio Cream, Mille Feuille Vanilla, Salted Caramel Eclair @ Noisette Bakery
I myself have not been to Noisette Bakery – but was lucky enough to try some of their lovely dessert treats thanks to a friend who bought me some for my birthday (Thanks L!) My favourite was the Vanilla Choux with the Pistachio Cream – it was sublime! The pasty was perfectly crunchy and sweetened and the pistachio cream was smooth and melt in your mouth. My other favourite was the Salted Caramel Eclair – the mix of the Chocolate and the Salty Caramel inside was delicious! Can’t wait to visit Noisette myself and try out some of their other petite treats!

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An interesting take on the usual Kulfi dessert – this is the Housemade All Natural Cardamom, Honey & Pistachio Kulfi @ Babu Ji. Kulfi is described as a traditional subcontinent Indian Ice-Cream and comes in a variety of flavours with the most popular flavours being Pistachio, Mango, Rose, Cardamom and Saffron. Kulfi is quite dense compared to Western Ice-Creams and hence takes longer to melt. I have never had it served to me in this shape or form. The difference in the way you eat it somewhat makes the product tastier. Check it out.

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There are a variety of cakes and sweet treats to try out at Vanilla – located in Oakleigh. I tried the Chocolate Hazelnut Pastes and it was divine! It resembled a Ferrero Rocher – complete with the chocolate, nutty crumb at the base and filled with hazelnut cream in the middle. The other two desserts I got to sample as well – and they too were delicious – but hands down the Hazelnut Pastes was the best. You can also find many Greek desserts here. They have a great selection of drinks as well – their Strawberry and Cream tea is delicious!

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Northern light dessert _
Broken Ice Cream Sandwich @Northern Light
Refer to my blog post at http://thegrazingpanda.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/northern-lights-bar-eatery-fusion-food-with-fanciful-lights/ for more information

Baked Sweetcorn Cream, Popcorn Ice Cream, Tosted Maize and Brown Butter
Baked Sweetcorn Cream, Popcorn Ice Cream, Toasted Maize and Brown Butter @ Bar Nacional

This is seriously one fantastic dessert!! For starters just look at the presentation!! The corn is not actually corn but a cross between a custard and ice cream mix with beautiful flavours. The crispy curls are polenta chips. The whole dish as a whole was delicious and each element added another layer to the flavouring and texture. Check it out at Bar Nacional.

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Tiramasu @Non Solo Pasta (NSP)
There aren’t many places that serve Tiramasu sans alcohol, so when I discovered that NSP did a Tiramasu in this exact way – I had to try it out. The Tiramasu was coffee filled and had a great vibrant taste, the mascarpone had just the right amount of sweetness, and together with the tanginess of the strawberry was the perfect combo. Overall it was a great tasting Tiramasu – if you are a fan of this dish check them out! NSP also does brilliant, freshly in house made pasta’s that are authentically Italian. The staff are friendly, welcoming and very helpful!

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VALRHONA CHOCOLATE SOUFFLÉ, Malt Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Hazelnut Praline

VALRHONA CHOCOLATE SOUFFLÉ,
Malt Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Hazelnut Praline @ Grossi Florentino Upstairs

How could you not try out a Chocolate Souffle – at Guy Grossi’s place especially. A great tasting souffle with a delicious and rich gooey centre. The Malt Ice Cream really complimented the souffle and helped with richness of the chocolate.

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TONKA BEAN PANNACOTTA, House Amaretti, Peach and Elderflower Confit, Marshmallow Amaretto Cream, Raspberry Sorbet

TONKA BEAN PANNACOTTA,
Peach and Elderflower Confit, Marshmallow
Amaretto Cream, Raspberry Sorbet @ Grossi Florentino Upstairs

For followers of my blog you all know I love my Pannacotta – and this one from Guy Grossi’s Grossi Florentino Upstairs was really tantalizing. The surprise of the Marshmallow whilst eating the pannacotta was a brilliant addition. The sorbet was made to perfection and the tanginess offset the sweetness of the whole dish. The two components really did work well together.
Grossi Florentino on Urbanspoon
 Coconut Rice Pudding, Mango, Macadamia Praline, Coconut Ice-Cream @ Henry and the Fox

Coconut Rice Pudding, Mango, Macadamia Praline, Coconut Ice-Cream
Henry and the Fox

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Chocolate Mousse and Creme Catalan @ San TelmoChocolate Mousse and Creme Catalan @ San Telmo

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Creme Brulee with Strawberry Sorbet and Popping Candy @ Jimbo and Rex
Creme Brulee with Strawberry Sorbet and Popping Candy @ Jimbo and Rex

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Mahlabiyeh @ Ablas
Mahlabiyeh – Rose water flavoured corn flour custard, served chilled @ Ablas

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Balsamic Poached Pear with Vanilla Mascarpone and Earl Grey Chocolate Tart with Persian Fairy Floss and Shot @ the Moat
Balsamic Poached Pear with Vanilla Mascarpone and Earl Grey Chocolate Tart with Persian Fairy Floss and Shot @ MOAT

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Basket of Madeleines baked 'À la minute' with Honey Ice Cream @ Bistro Vue
Basket of Madeleines baked ‘À la minute’ with Honey Ice Cream @ Bistro Vue

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The Forest Floor, Hazelnut Parfait@Brooks
The Forest Floor, Hazelnut Parfait @ Brooks Melbourne

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Toasted meringue, vanilla chiffon cake, passionfruit curd, coconut and mango sorbet @ CodaToasted Meringue, Vanilla Chiffon Cake, Passionfruit Curd, Coconut and Mango Sorbet @ Coda

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Coconut Sago with Mango and Grass Jelly @Dessert Story

Coconut Sago with Mango and Grass Jelly @ Dessert Story

Banana Roti @ Chin Chin
Banana Roti @ Chin Chin

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Ezard Dessert Tasting Platter
Ezard Dessert Tasting Platter – full of delicious goodness! A MUST TRY! @ Ezard

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Flourless Orange Almond Cake with Persian Fairy Floss and Date Creme Brulee at Pelican
Flourless Orange Almond Cake with Persian Fairy Floss and Date Creme Brulee @ Pelican

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Ice Cream Sandwiches _ Dulce de Leche and  Rice Pudding and Cinnamon@ Touche Hombre
Ice Cream Sandwiches _ Dulce de Leche and  Rice Pudding and Cinnamon@ Touche Hombre

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Macaroon and Ice Cream Ball @ Meatball and Wine Bar
Whoopie Mac -Coffee Macaron with Chocolate Ice Cream @ Meatball and Wine Bar

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Mango Mousse with Strawberry Sorbet and Orange Cake Coconut Ice-Cream @ Henry and the Fox

Mango Mousse with Strawberry Sorbet and Orange Cake
Coconut Ice-Cream @ Henry and the Fox

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Mango Trifle with Basil Sorbet @ Yering StationMango Mascarpone Trifle with Sweet Basil Sorbet @ Yering Station

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Pistachio Meringue, Turkish Delight Ice Cream, Persian Fairy Floss & Poached Rhubarb

Pistachio Meringue, Turkish Delight Ice Cream, Persian Fairy Floss & Poached Rhubarb @  Dish

Dish Restaurant, Royce Hotel on Urbanspoon
SFINCI AL CIOCCOLATO - Hot cinnamon doughnuts,chocolate sauce

SFINCI AL CIOCCOLATO – Hot cinnamon doughnuts,chocolate sauce @ BABY

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Vanilla Pannacotta with Confit Orange Pistachios and Citrus Curd @ Centonove
Vanilla Pannacotta with Confit Orange Pistachios and Citrus Curd @ Centonove

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Summer Berry Trifle @ Fenix
Summer Berry Trifle @ Fenix

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enticing designs
Check out the awesome cakes from my friends business –  Ent’icing Designs (https://www.facebook.com/EnticingDesigns). You can get a quote online via the FB page. As you can see from the montage of pics – you can design whatever cake you want and they look amazing! There are also a selection of flavors of cakes to choose from and trust me they are as delicious as they look!

The Manolo Blahnik shoe cake was made for my Birthday in a White Chocolate cake and the shoe was soo realistic and looked like the real thing – love the attention to detail! Defintely check out the FB page for even more pictures of the many other cakes that have been made, as well as a closer look at the cakes above.

Cake Made to OrderThese are another set of cakes made from a friend – Linh (if you want to get in touch with her please email me and I will get you in contact with her). I ordered the Jordan Sneaker Cake and it came with  Rich Moist Chocolate Cake. I was very impressed with how the cake turned out and the cake itself was soo sooo tasty! Even after a few days (there was so much cake left over!) – the cake was still moist and yum! There are many other flavours to choose from as well.

Parfait with Lime Sorbet, Passionfruit, Summer Berries and Persian Fairy Floss
Nougat Parfait with Lemon Sorbet, Passionfruit, Summer Berries and Persian Fairy Floss @ Axil Coffee Roasters

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Frangipane Meringue, Passionfruit Curd, Whole Peach Sorbet

Frangipagne Meringue, Passionfruit Curd, Whole Peach Sorbet @ Little Hunter

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Nutella Pizza with Strawberries
Nutella Chocolate Pizza with Strawberries @ NSP

Non Solo Pasta on Urbanspoon
Raspberry and Pistacchio Cupcake
Raspberry and Pistachio Friand @ NSP

Non Solo Pasta on Urbanspoon
Ricotta Pancakes with Coconut,Banana and Honey
Ricotta Pancakes with Coconut,Banana and Honey @ Milkwood

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Toasted banana bread w maple syrup mascarpone, fresh banana, berry compote + crushed pistachio
Toasted Banana Bread with Maple Syrup Mascarpone, Fresh Banana, Berry Compote + Crushed Pistachio @ Snow Pony

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Dessert Platter @ West Waters Bistro

Choc fudge brownie with pistachio ice cream, Traditional vanilla bean crème brulee with Irish shortbread, Italian blood orange tartlette with torched meringue peaks, Warm banana pudding with caramel sauce and double cream, Chocolate mousse tower with honey comb ice cream
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Dessert at The Grain Store

MINI PEAR TART TARTIN with butter caramel sauce, whipped crème fraiche, rhubarb and FEIJOA CHEESE CAKE & HONEY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE with Pistachio and honey comb @ The Grain Store

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Coffee & Cake @ Dukes Coffee Roasters
Coffee & Flourless Chocolate Cake @ Dukes Coffee Roasters, CBD

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Coconut Pannacotta with Lychee Pearls & Fresh LycheeCoconut Pannacotta with Lychee Pearls & Fresh Lychee @ Aunt Clementine Dessert Lounge

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Latte & Ginger Toffee Cake @ A Litte Bird Told Me
Latte and Ginger Toffee Cake @ A Little Bird Told Me

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Pavlova - Mastic, Ruby Red Grapefruit Curd, Cream

Pavlova – Mastic, Ruby Red Grapefruit Curd, Cream @ GAZI Restaurant

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Bombe Metaxa - Chocolate Ice Cream, Tsoureki

Bombe Metaxa – Chocolate Ice Cream, Tsoureki @ GAZI Restaurant

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Rosewater Flan, Dates, Walnut Nougatine

Rosewater Flan, Dates, Walnut Nougatine @ B’Stilla

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Chocolate Tart, Thai Flavours

Chocolate Tart, Thai Flavours @ The Town Mouse

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Choc Pudding at Annie Smithers Bistrot

Soft Centered Dark Chocolate Pudding, Honey Cream, Praline, Honeycomb & Hazelnut Ice Cream @ Annie Smithers Bistrot

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Buttermilk Pancakes, Blueberries, Maple Syrup & Popping Candy ice cream
Buttermilk Pancakes, Blueberries, Maple Syrup & Popping Candy Ice Cream @ Hammer & Tong 412

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Sicilian Style Donuts with Chocolate Gelato + Strawberry Jam @ Mister Bianco

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Calzone with Nutella

Calzone with Nutella @ 90 Secondi

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Coconut and Tonka Bean Sago, Mango Curd and Pistachio CrumbCoconut and Tonka Bean Sago, Mango Curd and Pistachio Crumb @ Operator25

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Caramel CravingsCaramel Cravings @ LuxBite

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Black Sesame Tiramasu
Black Sesame Tiramasu @ Teppankai

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Yoghurt, Berries and White ChocolateYoghurt, Berries and White Chocolate @ Supernormal Canteen – Seriously THE BEST Dessert I have had – a mixture of salty, sweet and tangy!

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The Nieuw Chocolate Bar - Banana, Tonka Bean Ice CreamThe Nieuw Chocolate Bar – Banana, Tonka Bean Ice Cream @ Nieuw Amsterdam

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Berry Split - Berry Jelly, White Chocolate Mousse, Cream Cheese Sorbet and Popping Candy Berry Split – Berry Jelly, White Chocolate Mousse, Cream Cheese Sorbet and Popping Candy @ Nieuw Amsterdam

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French Toast with Apple and Pear Compote, Pecans and Salted Caramel French Toast with Apple and Pear Compote, Pecans and Salted Caramel @ Hawk and Hunter

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Peach Melba ish Pancakes - Caramelized Peach and Strawberry Pancakes, Macerated Peaches, Strawberry, Mint, Almond Praline, Vanilla Mascapone and Canadian Maple Syrup Peach Melba’ish Pancakes – Caramelized Peach and Strawberry Pancakes, Macerated Peaches, Strawberry, Mint, Almond Praline, Vanilla Mascapone and Canadian Maple Syrup @ Lolo and Wren

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