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Have your custom cake and eat it too with help from Peace of Cake
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Have your custom cake and eat it too with help from Peace of Cake

As simple as it is to whip up a box cake, sometimes Betty Crocker doesn't quite cut it when you're in charge of bringing dessert along to a celebration. That’s where dreamy dessert-centric concept Peace of Cake comes in with a bevy of beautifully made cakes that are sure to impress your friends and family. All you have to do is order a custom creation then you can sit back, relax and *ahem* 'cake' it easy. more

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Sprout Artisan Bakery unveils its chic James Street shopfront
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Sprout Artisan Bakery unveils its chic James Street shopfront

Croissants are great – we'd never throw shade at the pinnacle pastry item. But it's hard not to forsake the flaky classic when peering at the range on offer at Sprout Artisan Bakery's brand-new James Street store. Peanut butter and jam morning buns, fennel-and-orange danishes, and double-chocolate croissant buns filled with chocolate cream are almost too tempting to refuse – and that's before we spy the 24-hour handcrafted breads! With this new location now up and running, Sprout is upping the ante. Read on to find out what's available at James Street's newest carb and coffee dispensary ... more

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The round-up: plan a roadtrip to some of the best country bakeries in Southeast Queensland
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The round-up: plan a roadtrip to some of the best country bakeries in Southeast Queensland

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell were onto something when they sang 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'. There's no valley low or river wide enough to keep us from getting to some brilliant baked goods. There's no distance far enough, either – which is good because some of the best bakeries in Queensland are found outside of Brisbane. Heading on a roadtrip soon? Perhaps we can convince you to add a delicious detour into your itinerary with these must-visit bakeries ... more

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First look – an ex-Agnes Bakery alumnus and ARC chef to ‘bake over' Jocelyn's Provisions
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First look – an ex-Agnes Bakery alumnus and ARC chef to ‘bake over’ Jocelyn’s Provisions

Anyone that endured the lengthy line snaking out Agnes' lauded carb-loaded pop-up bakery last year can attest that one bite of its smoked potato sourdough bread was enough to make the whole wait worth it. Well, what would you say if we told you that one of the bakers behind that sell-out product is teaming up with some other local culinary elite for a series of foodie events, starting with a take over of Albion's Jocelyn's Provisions on Sunday May 30? Yes, it's really happening, and you can expect killer kouign amanns, bang-on bee stings, revelatory Roman-style pizzas, pies wrapped in buttery puff pastry and, of course, plenty of loaves of smoked potato sourdough. more

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MICA Express dishes prompt pasties and swift sandwiches at MacArthur Central
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MICA Express dishes prompt pasties and swift sandwiches at MacArthur Central

If you're choosy when it comes to croissants or picky about pastries in general, there's a good chance you're already intimately familiar with the baked goodies at MICA Brasserie. The lauded Breakfast Creek cafe, patisserie, bar and bistro caused a bit of a stir with locals when it opened last year, but its arrival was only step one of a greater plan. MICA Express is a new grab-and-go-oriented satellite location that is bringing the bakery's popular French-inspired goodies to MacArthur Central, which is terrific news for any discerning danish devourer in the inner city. more

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Pavement Whispers: Albion's Craft'd Grounds reveals details of its forthcoming dining and lifestyle precinct
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Pavement Whispers: Albion’s Craft’d Grounds reveals details of its forthcoming dining and lifestyle precinct

If we told you there was a venue in Brisbane that housed a craft-beer brewery, specialty espresso bar, street food and farmers market, patisserie, wine and cocktail bar, and live-music facilities, you'd probably say that such a unicorn-like venue didn't exist. You'd be technically right, but not for long! Today, Wednesday March 17, the team behind Craft'd Grounds is revealing the first details of its forthcoming 2600-sqm all-in-one hospitality hub. Here's what we know ... more

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Devour picture-perfect pastries and dreamy doughnuts at Bulimba's Darvella Patisserie
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Devour picture-perfect pastries and dreamy doughnuts at Bulimba’s Darvella Patisserie

If we had enough pull to influence the writing of the history books, we'd emphasise the role sweet treats and baked goods had on getting us through 2020. When lockdowns made us crazy, croissants helped. When restrictions had us down in the dumps, we turned to doughnuts. Even though a new year has started, we're not expecting our dependence on carbs to lessen, which is good, because newly opened Bulimba bakery and patisserie Darvella has some treats that are too irresistible to ignore. This European-inspired dispensary is slinging gooey Nutella-filled doughnuts, Swiss-chocolate infused croissants and heavenly cakes by the score. Read on to see why this arrival is the perfect sweet start to 2021 ... more

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Sweets and The City – Jocelyn's Provisions opens a new locale on Eagle Street
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Sweets and The City – Jocelyn’s Provisions opens a new locale on Eagle Street

If there was anything that Brisbane's bustling inner city lacked, it was a Jocelyn's Provisions location to call its own. Well, that changed this week as the cakes, bread and pastries outfit opened the doors to its brand-new location opposite the Riverside Centre on Eagle Street. Not just a colourful spot to grab a sweet treat, fresh salad, pre-made meal or a loaf of artisanal bread, this Jocelyn's outpost is also catering to the hungry time-poor hordes with cheesy bacon-and-egg wraps, decadent croque monsieurs and lemon-and-ricotta bundt cakes. more


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Christian Jacques Artisan Boulanger | Brisbane's best bakeries
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best bakeries

Let's be real for a spell – is there anything as pure and good as a freshly baked loaf of bread? We think not. If we are being completely honest with ourselves, a simple artisan-baked sourdough or baguette is enough to put a smile on our face, but place us in front of a cabinet filled with flaky croissants, picture-perfect pastries, tantalising tarts and dreamy doughnuts, and we're overcome with joy. Brisbane boasts a bevy of fantastic bakeries – each stocked with a salivation-worthy selection of goodies. Want to know who we consider to be some of the city's best? Read on ... more

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Ginger’s Kitchen is the cookie subscription service set to bring fresh-baked perfection to your door
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Ginger’s Kitchen is the cookie subscription service set to bring fresh-baked perfection to your door

No matter what genre of treats your particular sweet tooth craves, it is a universally acknowledged truth that freshly baked cookies are amongst the God tier. An oozing chocolate chip (or perfectly plump raisin if you swing that way), chewy middle and slightly crisp outside are all of the elements required for total mouth bliss. If you’re a total sucker for the dopamine hit that can only come from a perfectly crafted disc of doughy goodness, we’re going to let you in on a secret – there’s a Brisbane-based cookie subscription that will soon be sending monthly parcels of baked goods direct to your destination. more

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Beloved French-style bakery Chouquette arrives in Graceville
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Beloved French-style bakery Chouquette arrives in Graceville

Few things tickle a carb-lover's fancy like pulling apart a buttery, flaky croissant. You don't have to be a pastry aficionado to appreciate a good one, and it's easy to tell when you've got a croissant that's sublime or sub-par. If we took a survey of Brisbane's best croissants, we're certain many of you would pinpoint Chouquette as a sure-fire winner and it's easy to see why. The popular boulangerie and patisserie has long been a go-to for traditional French pastries, authentic baguettes and eye-catching cakes – now residents of Brisbane's west can get their fix quicker with Chouquette's brand-new shop in Graceville. Here is the need-to-know info on this big-ticket arrival ... more

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Get your primo pastry fix at Sprout Artisan Bakery's James Street pop-up
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Get your primo pastry fix at Sprout Artisan Bakery’s James Street pop-up

Those of you who picked up baking as a lockdown pastime can attest that making sourdough from scratch is something of an art form. Every time our attempts resulted in lumpy inedible bricks, our respect for bakers went up several notches. The team behind Sprout Artisan Bakery have not only nailed the art of bread making, but have the golden touch when it comes to just about any form of baked goods. Fans of Sprout's covetable croissants, divine danishes, tantalising tarts and spot-on sourdough loaves will be stoked to hear that the crew has just opened a new pop-up retail location on James Street – handy for carb-loving folks who feel baking is best left to the professionals. more

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The round-up: Brisbane’s best pies

Forget your run-of-the-mill lukewarm servo pie – a real pie is a thing of beauty. Comfort food doesn’t get much more comforting than a great pie. Here is our list for must-try pies – you’ll never look at a Four’N Twenty the same ever again. more

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Feast your eyes upon West End's new pink-hued croissanterie Superthing
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Feast your eyes upon West End’s new pink-hued croissanterie Superthing

They say it takes a lifetime to perfect the art of croissant making. For Eddy Tice and Ania Kutek, this is a challenge they welcome with open arms. After winning the hearts of Brisbane carb lovers with their popular NYC Bagel Deli, the duo has gone a little flaky – in the best way possible. Their latest project is Superthing, the pink-hued croissanterie Brisbane never knew it so desperately needed. more

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Woolloongabba brunch spot Pawpaw teams up with Sprout Artisan Bakery and friends for a pop-up bakehouse
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Woolloongabba brunch spot Pawpaw teams up with Sprout Artisan Bakery and friends for a pop-up bakehouse

If anything is going to get us through self-isolation (without going completely crazy), it's the sweet relief of baked goods. With eggs, flour and just about everything you need to bake at home now listed as a hot commodity due to growing demand, it looks like homemade banana bread may be off the quarantine menu. Luckily for us, Woolloongabba's much-loved brunch locale Pawpaw has got our carb-loving backs. The crew at Pawpaw is teaming up with Sprout Artisan Bakery as well as a few other local heroes to launch a weekly pop-up bakery and market. The temporary bakehouse will be packed to the brim with treats such as flaky French-inspired pastries, piping-hot cinnamon doughnuts and sugary slices that'll surely tide us over until grocery shelves get restocked and life returns to a (relatively) normal state. more

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Highly anticipated restaurant Agnes opens … as Agnes Street Bakery Pop-Up + Bottle Shop
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Highly anticipated restaurant Agnes opens … as Agnes Street Bakery Pop-Up + Bottle Shop

Imagine spending years working on a concept of a venue. You find the perfect space. You begin to build the ideal team. You work towards a date. You get ready to open. Then a worldwide pandemic and government-mandated hospitality shutdown stops you right in your tracks. This was the reality for highly anticipated restaurant Agnes in Fortitude Valley, which was due to open in late March. So, like basically every other restaurant, bar and cafe still open, the team had to make some serious changes to the concept – and Agnes Street Pop-Up Bakery + Bottle Shop was conceived. more

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Mica Brasserie breathes new French-inspired life into Breakfast Creek Wharf
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Mica Brasserie breathes new French-inspired life into Breakfast Creek Wharf

It seems – quite clearly – that Shannon Kellam isn't one to rest on his laurels. The award-winning chef and restaurateur, together with his wife Clare, is behind Bowen Hills favourites Montrachet and King Street Bakery, and this year is set to see a huge expansion for the family-owned business. The duo – and its powerhouse team – has taken over culinary operations at the new Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Precinct (the home for LSH Auto Australia’s Mercedes-Benz Brisbane dealership and Queensland’s Sotheby’s International Realty), with a multifaceted plan to roll out over the year (government restrictions permitting). One of the first stages is casual riverside eatery MICA Brasserie, a patisserie, bar and bistro set to bring the once-tired Breakfast Creek Wharf back to life. more

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A taste of Tassie – Banjo's Bakery opens new full-service cafe and drive through
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A taste of Tassie – Banjo’s Bakery opens new full-service cafe and drive through

Although the current travel restrictions mean we won't be able to take a trip to Tasmania any time soon, thankfully we don't have to go far at all to snag a signature slice of the state. Storied bakery and cafe chain Banjo's is opening its first Brisbane location in Darra today, Wednesday March 25, bringing the western suburbs a plethora of buttery baked goods, freshly made sandwiches and ready-to-eat meals. The concept also boasts a drive-through, which makes it a handy go-to spot in this period of social distancing! more

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Sweetheart Cupcakes | Brisbane's best cupcakes
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Sweet disposition – Paddington welcomes pink-hued Sweethearts Cupcakes

Nothing is more pleasing on the eyes (and the palate) than a picture-perfect cupcake. The combination of a light and fluffy base, a swirl of coloured frosting and – if we're lucky – a cheeky dusting of sprinkles is all it takes to put us in a good mood, and now there's a new cake shop on Latrobe Terrace that is specialising in the kind of meticulously crafted cupcakes we love – the kind that are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. more

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Cinnabon's world-famous buns arrive at Toombul Shopping Centre
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Cinnabon’s world-famous buns arrive at Toombul Shopping Centre

In the lead-up to the Christmas frenzy, folks flocked to Toombul Shopping Centre in droves – not to snag some festive deals, but rather to sample the lovingly glazed buns at Australia's first Cinnabon outlet. The world-famous baked-goods dispensary opened at the revitalised hub in mid-December, going on to sell more than 20,000 cinnamon rolls in five days. These numbers alone should pique your curiosity, but if you need some more persuasion to make a pilgrimage, read on ... more