On a recent sunny Sunday afternoon, a girlfriend and I cured ourselves from post-museum low blood sugar with an overdose of sugar.
Our first stop was LuxBite in South Yarra for some deliciously pretty macarons ($22 box of 8). The macarons were fairly good but not as amazing as some (Duncan’s, Josephine’s, La Belle Miette). The highlights for me were the rose & lychee and the heilala crème brullee.
Our next stop was the sugary wonderland of Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio (also in South Yarra). The sweet studio is full of beautiful and imaginative cakes and sweets that make eyes bigger than stomachs and delight the senses.
The blackcurrant ‘cloud’ ($5) was the most amazingly flavourful meringue I’ve tasted.
The coconut, passionfruit, ginger and mint desert ($9) was a sophisticated and complex combination of flavours presented in layers.
I’ll definitely be returning to Burch and Purchese to try their other delights.