Black Star Pastry, makers of the internationally famed Strawberry Watermelon Cake have reopened in a central location in the CBD Galleries.
Whilst their flagship store is in Newtown and they have a cafe style space in Rosebery and a store in St Kilda, Victoria, they’ve also been selling their sweet treats through a little spot in Kinokuniya bookshop in the Galleries. Since this was a small spot, only to be found by venturing up a few levels of the building, the move sees it in a larger space in a prime location on the ground floor of the Galleries (Pitt Street Entrance), enabling it to reach more foot traffic.
The iconic Strawberry Watermelon Cake is a taste sensation and has become a favourite of Australians and also internationally. New York Times declared it the“the world’s most Instagrammed cake” and so popular, Black Star sell over a million slices a year. You must try this for yourself.
The cake consists of layers of cream infused with rose water spread between almond dacquoise (nut meringue) and slices of watermelon and topped with strawberries, grapes and rose petals. Originally made for a wedding, it represents romance, which makes sense when you see it. The cake can be bought in single pieces, as well as the full cake).
In addition there’s a Pistachio Lemon Zen Cake, Vegan Chocolate Popcorn Cake and Raspberry Lychee Cake, all can be purchased in individual slices.
We loved the Raspberry Lychee cake, which has a rich chocolate biscuit base with layers of raspberry marshmallow and rose scented cream, topped with layer of lychees and raspberries. It has lovely textures and flavours which a nice amount of decadence with the chocolate and freshness with the lychees.
We also sampled their pistachio zen cake, which sees layers of pistachio ganache, mixed with white chocolate mousse, lemon curd and crunchy pistachio dacquoise resulting in a picture perfect cake with lovely flavours.
There’s plain, chocolate and ham-and-cheese croissants; custard flans; and a new addition to the menu, the peanut, chocolate and caramel tart and also a limited edition black-truffle toastie.
The store also has a cake-collection area, meaning you can pre-order baked goods online and skip the queue to pick them up.
Opening at 8am, they can now also service the city worker with a quality takeaway coffee, using Little Marionette Beans, a brand we love!
Whilst it is a small takeaway store, it is a clean and stylish aesthetic with a glass case displaying the cakes and pastries, it’s in a really convenient location and undoubtedly will be popular there.
Shop 26/500 George St, Sydney
(02) 9557 8656
Open 8am – 5pm