Today, Brisbane welcomed its first dedicated dessert festival with open arms, filling a Fortitude Valley laneway with sugary goodness. The Sugar Market was filled to the brim with cupcakes, brownies, doughnuts, cronuts, popsicles and more, and I spent the day there helping out and eating myself silly.
Here’s what I got my hands on:
Sizzling Chocolate and Almond Brownie | Southside Bistro
Southside’s infamous sizzling brownie comes with butterscotch ice cream, macadamia pralines and chocolate fudge sauce. It’s melt-in-your-mouth good and one of those beautiful things in the world that truly lives out to its hype.
Caffe Latte popsicle | Queen of Pops
These things are so good I grabbed myself two throughout the day! Delicious real coffee, frozen in creamy popsicle form. It was the perfect kick-off to what turned out to be an enormous – and enormously hot – day.
Frose | The Whickham
You can never go wrong with delicious frozen rose, especially on a day when I’m nursing some chronic sunburn that I’m yet to realise the full, heated, extent of. The Instagram-friendly sprinkle of gorgeous edible flowers is just the icing on the frozen, boozy cake.
Lamington | Reid Street Kitchen
These things are huuuuuuuuuge! And I mean huge, huge. Huge, squishy delicious, traditional lamingtons. They also come in passionfruit and salted caramel flavours, all of which are as delicious as they are enormous.
The Sugar Market was just a one-off event for now but fingers crossed it finds its way back to us again.