LuxBite Location: 38 Toorak Road, South Yarra, VIC Contact: 03 9867 5888 Bonbons Bakery Location: 248 Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Contact: 03 9663 3666 When E and I were younger, mum and dad would send us off to language school in the hope that we’d soak up all the knowledge and benefits that a 2nd language would bring. Sadly, over a decade later, we’re still completely hopeless at it, and if you put me in that foreign country at this very moment, there’s a very good chance that I wouldn’t be able to get by without speaking a drop of English. Hindsight is a bit of a pain, isn’t it? That being said, we do fondly remember looking forward to our lunch breaks & sinking our teeth into the canteen lollies on offer – 10c red skins and toffee apples galore. They might have been sickly sweet & the type that would horribly stick to the crevasses in each tooth, but they were so good and peppered our notsofun memories of language school back then. So, after all these years, who would’ve thought that someone would have the brains to make a cake that capitalises on those old school favourites? After spotting the famous LuxBite “lollybag cake” on a spot of Masterchef, E was absolutely sold and M kindly ordered one for her birthday.
Lollybag cake ($75)The 7-layer cake was a sight to behold – a pretty pink, dense attraction featuring gorgeous pops of colour and 100s and 1000s throughout. The cake itself comes in various sizes, starting from small ($30 for approximately 4 serves), to medium ($45 for 6 people), to large ($75 for 10 people) and extra large ($225 for 30 people). Quite a pricey cake, though it’s definitely one of those that’s guaranteed to wow any guest.
Lollybag cake ($75)
Lollybag cake ($75)The cake itself is full of nostalgic flavours, from banana lolly jaconde to a mandarin jaffa ganache, musk mallow and a spearmint buttercream. The pink glaze sitting over the top is the standout – gorgeously smooth and shiny, it’s a sweet yet subtle redskin flavour. Bits of popping candy explode in the mouth in the form of a crunchy freckles layer, adding a bit of surprise to a vibrant mix of flavours.
De Bortoli Black NobleM paired all of this off well with a gorgeous dessert wine – De Bortoli’s Black Noble.
Lollybag cake ($75)
German cheesecakeGiven there were two birthdays in one, we also ordered a German cheesecake from BonBons Bakery. Not too sweet (and even quite light), the smooth cheesecake batter melted in the mouth.
Lollybag cake ($75)As you can tell, we unabashedly stuffed ourselves silly with delicious cakes and ohsosweet dessert wine. What a perfect way to celebrate turning another year older.