If you've been to Sydney, the Night Noodle Markets or spent some time on Instagram any time in the last few years, you've probably seen Black Star Pastry's strawberry watermelon cake floating around in the hands of hungry sweets fiends. You'll also know it's not just any cake — no, it's a thing of intense beauty that catches the eye (and heart) of anyone who as much as glances at the pink flower-topped cube of pastry. Just look at it.
If your sweet tooth is aching just looking at that pretty hunk o' cake, you'll be delighted to know that the Sydney-based bakery is coming down south to Melbourne for a pop-up. They'll be setting up shop on University Street in Carlton from Monday, February 20 with a selection of their incredible cakes — and yes, their signature aforementioned strawberry watermelon doozy will be there. Other favourites include the lemon pistachio zen cake, the strawberry lychee cake and the vegan chocolate popcorn cake. They'll also open up online orders to Melbourne so you can order a huge one for an "occasion".
Until now Black Star's goods have only been available at their three Sydney locations and, for the last two years, the Night Noodle Markets. The pop-up runs until June 30, so make the most of all that glorious, glorious cake while it's in town — although they're also hinting at the possibility for a permanent store to open here in the future.
Don't worry, the hope of more dessert to come isn't their only goodbye gift, with all pre-order cakes receiving a 10% discount with the code 'byefornow', and a farewell party planned. At the latter, there'll be free skewers, cake and booze from noon until 6pm on July 2 at Hoy Pinoy. Parting is such sweet sorrow indeed.