When your friends are exceptional, they deserve an equally exceptional cake for their birthday. Inspired by our very own exceptional friend and Friday Arvos co-host Sweetie, here are three places perfect for purchasing aforementioned birthday deliciousness.
1. Lorraine's Patisserie
Lorraine Godsmark is a patissier with a pedigree that rivals most. She of Pott's Point's beloved Yellow, of Neil Perry's Perry's and Rockpool and more, one of Sydney's most respected pastry king pins opened a small patisserie in the Ivy complex in 2013. A must stop when in the CBD for her famed marscapone cake, layered with coconut dacquoise and sliced strawberries, her super light New York-style cheesecake, or the one and only, copied-a-million-times date tart.
Shop 5, Palings Lane, 320 George St Sydney NSW 2000
2. Sadhana Kitchen
Raw. Vegan. Some may baulk at the idea while others obsess (quite frankly, I'm somewhere in the middle). On the up side, Sadhana's cakes (made to order) are an interesting take on indulging, and super pretty and a little virtuous to boot. Just remember that raw vegan food is super nutrient dense...so it doesn't necessarily mean you should eat more!
147 Enmore Road
Enmore NSW 2024
3. Flour & Stone
Worth the trip if only for the best lammington you'll ever eat, Flour & Stone makes the kinds of cakes you mother did. Or at least, wish she did. From lemon drizzle to a triple layer sponge cake with cream and raspberry and the chocolate, buttermilk and raspberry we're about to eat live on air, Flour & Stone is old school. In the best way possible.
53 Riley St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011