Technicolour treats

Good news for Balmain residents… Adriano Zumbo has opened a patisserie in the Star, so the queues at the Darling St store should fizzle out a bit. Thanks to Lee Tran I scored an invite to the recent launch. We felt like we were in Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, everywhere we turned there was a waiter offering us a tray of bright and beautiful cakes and desserts. We loved the new display cases for macarons (below), and also that the staff told us to open up the cabinets and taste as many as we liked. The new macaron flavours are wackier than ever, from ‘Lavender, Green Chilli & Coconut’ to ‘Sweet Corn With a Hint of Mango’.

This tangy lemon-themed parfait includes 5 or 6 layers of citrus flavours and textures.

Love the tuxedo detail on this brioche-style gateaux called “Ssnowmanorr”, which is filled with ‘bubble tea custard’.

Just like its inspiration, this watermelon dessert was pretty fun to eat. Twist open the green shell and you’ll find gooey pink melony gel.

The macaron wallpaper is super cute!

From the outside of the store you can see all the cakes in their display cases, an improvement on the other stores, where customers can’t see what’s on offer till they get to the front of the line.

Another fun addition to the store at the Star is the conveyer belt, where you can scoop up plated desserts or boxes of macarons.

This red handbag cake was adorable. For lots more images and info from the launch, check out Lee Tran’s review at The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry.


  1. Posted October 24, 2011 at 2:30 am | Permalink

    OMG. You must have been in HEAVEN!

  2. BG
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    I am Japanese who lives in Sydney and love your blog!
    You must love this blog(it’s Japanese but you would love seeing just “Sweets” Photos from all over Japan.

  3. Posted October 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Permalink


  4. Posted October 27, 2011 at 3:51 am | Permalink

    ugh. i found a plastic shard in my macaron from the shop at the star 😦

  5. Posted October 22, 2018 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    This looks so cool! Do they really have that many macarons to choose from?

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