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You're Never Too Old for Ice Cream Cake: Pidapipo Joins Forces with Natalie Paull of Beatrix Bakes to Create a New Gelato Gateau

To celebrate they're giving away free slices to the first 300 customers on December 6.
By Andrew Zuccala
November 15, 2023
By Andrew Zuccala
November 15, 2023

Last year, Melbourne lost its beloved cake shop Beatrix Bakes, resulting in hundreds of devoted fans lining up around the corner to get their last slices during its final week. But owner Natalie Paull promised to return in one form or another.

And while she is working on her new cookbook and making plans for 2024, she's also teamed up with one of Melbourne's best ice cream joints Pidapipo — the famed gelato chain in Melbourne that's celebrating its tenth birthday this year — to dream up a new ice-cold cake creation.

For the new dessert, the Beatrix Bakes' Peach Alabama sponge cake has received a gelato makeover. It includes delicate layers of peach jam, mascarpone zabaione gelato and poached peach sorbetto — all encased within a marsala-drenched sponge cake.

Pidapipo and Beatrix Bakes gelato cake

It's then topped with whipped mascarpone cream, slices of poached peaches and a sprinkling of crunchy amaretti biscuits. Peach perfection.

This sweet summer treat will set you back $120 and can serve ten to 12 people. But if you want to try a slice of The Peach Alabama Gelato Cake before buying the whole thing, you best take advantage of the upcoming giveaway event.

From 5pm on Wednesday, December 6, Pidapipo will be offering free slices of the new dessert to the first 300 customers who visit its Laboratorio in Fitzroy. These will be handed out by Natalie Paull herself, as well as Pidapipo co-owner Lisa Valmorbida. It's your chance to grab some free cake and meet two legends in Melbourne's dessert world.

Pidapipo and Beatrix Bakes gelato cake

The Peach Alabama Gelato Cake is available for pre-order from Wednesday, November 15, or can be purchased in Pidapipo stores for pick-ups and walk-ins from December 7–31. Find more info at the venue's website.

Published on November 15, 2023 by Andrew Zuccala
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