First came the cupcake, then the cake pop. But it only takes a lust for sweets and an Instagram habit to notice that talented bakers are upping the ante
What it’s all about
Sweet treats really need no introduction. Delicious, scrumptuous, yummy, delectable, mouth-watering, heavenly. Whatever way you put it, we love them. They are front and centre at parties thrown for many different occasions. Cakes and cupcakes may be the ‘go-to’ choice for party hosts but bakers – or Sweet Artists – around the country are continually taking it to the next level and giving us an array of sweet treats that look beautiful and make our mouths water.
Why we love it
Not that we have anything against a cupcake – we can all eat cupcakes for days – but it’s the sweet treats designed and perfected by some of our favourite businesses that are our real weakness. We just love how talented these people are, but also how much choice there is and how unique each piece of (sweet) artwork can be. And we love them because they not only serve the purpose of tasty treats for party guests, but also play a pivotal role in event styling. Carefully choosing sweets that match the theme of your party is a beautiful addition to your party décor.
Who does it well
We most definitely do not suggest DIY in this department – leave it to the professionals. Talent can be found perusing the pages of Instagram. We’ve found some incredibly creative artists who offer us bespoke treats to perfect match our needs. Like these guys:
SweetP Cakes & Cookies
SweetP Cakes and Cookies is a boutique Cake and Cookie studio specialising in custom designed sweet treats.
Cake Artist, Ellana Haddrill’s love for sugar art first came to light while she was raising her children on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. As the thriving art and food scene began to emerge on the Island, she began experimenting with the sweet treats before returning to her home state on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. One year ago, she opened her own studio in Noosa, and has never looked back.
Ellana finds inspiration in art, colour, texture, interior design and taste. Using premium quality ingredients, she makes sure her sweet treats taste as good as they look and are as distinctive as her customers and their events.
Good news is that SweetP Cakes and Cookies post their cookies Australia wide.
Looking for something unique specifically designed for your event? All Arelio Sweetbox macarons are handcrafted from scratch and home baked. Arelio Sweetbox offers quality and affordability with amazing tasting result for birthday parties, baby showers, christenings, hen’s parties, bridal showers, kitchen teas and weddings.
Only the finest and freshest ingredients are used to create perfect delectable little treats that will fulfil your cravings and warm your heart.
Vivalicious Sweets not only specialise in bespoke cake designs, but also create beautifully hand piped biscuits and other delicious sweets such as cookies, donuts, cake pops and cupcakes. Our personal favourites are these gorgeous cake-popsicles.
Whether it’s for a small family gathering, corporate or large milestone celebration they will work with you to make it truly special. Plus, delivery and shipping is available Australia wide.
Petal and Pop
Petal and Pop are the artists behind these stunning handmade lollipops – made using edible viola flowers. Each pop comes individually gift wrapped and is a perfect favour for Bridal Showers, Christenings, Weddings, Birthdays and Baby Showers. They offer two options, either original or flavoured pops. Flavours include watermelon, tropical punch and coconut. Get your fix anywhere with worldwide shipping.
(Sydney & Melbourne based)
It might not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning sweet treats for your party, but make no mistake – they are delicious. Oregano Scrolls operate pop up stores across Sydney and Melbourne and you can follow them on Facebook to find out where they will be next.
The classic cinnamon scroll is topped with a blizzard of icing sugar and filled with a secret cinnamon mix that only the baker knows. Other variations include a cookies and cream scroll topped with Oreo cookies, the Greek favourite of tahini and sesame, and an indulgent chocolate and cashew scroll, generously covered in chocolate flakes. Peel them apart or bite straight in and appreciate the layers of oozy goodness.
Bread and Buttercream
Bread and Buttercream are the Melbourne geniuses responsible for the “Macarownie”. Half macaron, half brownie -deliciousness that you just have to try for yourself. Bread and Buttercream bake custom cakes and sweet treats from scratch, using fresh quality ingredients.
Spoon and Fork
Denin and Glen live their lives vicariously through their little shop in Croydon, which is stocked full of cookies, cakes and carefully handpicked party essentials and homewares.
Drawing inspirations from their surrounding everyday life combined with Denin’s experience in pastry kitchens, and Glen’s artistic background, they create their whimsical, colourful cookies and cakes. And why settle for a cookie when you can choose a whole bunch!
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