Lux Bite, South Yarra
There’s quite a few patisserie and dessert shops over in South Yarra side and LuxBite is one of the better well known ones thanks to an appearance on some TV show called MasterChef. Of course I had to go for the Lolly Bag Cake, and also got the Caramel Cravings for good measure. The former did sound like one of the more impressive offerings with layers featuring banana lolly joconde, freckles crunch, mandarin jaffa ganache, musk mallow, spearmint leaf buttercream and a redskins glaze. The caramel was on a chocolate and coconut base and topped with a macaron (not two as the website LIES).
All in all, it wasn’t anything especial or out of this world and the Lolly Bag Cake was a bit too gimmicky in the end for my liking. I liked all the components, I just didn’t feel they really went together for any reason other than theming. The caramel was nice and rich and wasn’t too overbearing. I would also mention the slices were really centimetre slices so you don’t get exactly much to taste. I guess everything in moderation, by way of choice or design. Here it’s design.