Winter Flour Market
The strawberry watermelon cake from Sydney's Black Star Pastry might even make an appearance.
It's cold — freezing in fact — but that won't do anything to stop Melbourne's flour fiends flocking to Collingwood Town Hall this Saturday, August 14 for the Flour Market's winter bake sale. After a string of pop-ups at Melbourne Central in June and a doughnut festival in Sydney last month, the baked goods bonanza is back for another seasonal instalment.
The main drawcard for this market is Sydney's Black Star Pastry, who will be travelling down south with their famous strawberry watermelon cake just for the occasion. But aside from the cake (which you're probably going to get anyway), there'll be doughnuts from Cobb Lane and All Day Donuts, classics American-style pies from Bakewell & Co, coffee from Everyday and some dreamy-sounding gooey caramel brioche bites from Boris Portnoy.
In the past the Flour Market has drawn huge crowds lining up halfway around the block to get their mitts on some cream-filled, jam-glazed, artisan patisserie, so we recommend getting there early. Entry is $2. If you prefer your pastries guaranteed, you can buy an Early Riser ticket for $10 from Wednesday, August 10. Check their Facebook page for more details as they announce them.