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Gelato Messina Has Dropped a New Line of Its Famed Cakes Just In Time for Summer

The gelato experts have unveiled eight new creations for you to sink your sweet tooth into this party season.
By Libby Curran
November 28, 2018
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Gelato Messina Has Dropped a New Line of Its Famed Cakes Just In Time for Summer

The gelato experts have unveiled eight new creations for you to sink your sweet tooth into this party season.
By Libby Curran
November 28, 2018
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Despite some Australian weather maps saying the contrary this week, summer is officially on our doorstep. And what better way to celebrate than with a brand new range of creamy, ice cold treats from the legends at Gelato Messina?

The famed gelateria's chefs have been hard at work over the past three months, creating an all-new line of its beloved cakes, all of which are set to hit stores across the country this week. The Dr. Evil's Magic Mushroom cake, with its recognisable polka dot shell, will be the only creation to carry over from the previous range, which has been winning fans and sweetening up group celebrations since way back in 2012. This is also the first time Messina's done a near complete overhaul of its cake offering all at once.

In keeping with the usual Messina vibe, the newcomers are as whimsical as they are expertly crafted, and almost too good looking to destroy. Five follow the style of the classic gelato cake, while three "trans cakes" are designed to be enjoyed either from the fridge or straight from the freezer.

In the lineup, you'll find intricate delights like The Golden 8 — featuring a Ferrero Rocher-inspired ball of hazelnut gelato, mousse and fudge, encased in a smooth chocolate orb — as well as more classic designs, like the coffee-infused Tiramisu Tart.

There's also a big focus on using great local produce, too. The vibrant Strawberries & Cream cake features fruit from Messina's own strawberry farm in Dural, NSW, while the cow-like How Now teams house-made dulce de leche with jersey milk-soaked sponge and vanilla cream. As with the rest of the products, each cake's infused with creamy jersey milk from Messina's own Victorian dairy farm.

Keep them in mind if you find yourself in charge of desserts for any impending festive celebrations.

The nine new Gelato Messina cakes start at $58 and are available online or in-store from next week. 

Published on November 28, 2018 by Libby Curran

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