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Black Star Pastry Strawberry watermelon cake
Photograph: Daniel Boud

Best Sweet Treat: Time Out Food Awards 2016

Sydney spoils us with extraordinary takeaway cakes, pastries and frozen desserts

Written by
Freya Herring
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Winner: Strawberry watermelon cake, Black Star Pastry

This cake never fails to be everything it's cracked up to be. Texturally it is perfection – light, fluffy rose-scented cream, softly crumbed almond dacquoise and crisp, juicy watermelon. The topping of jelly-like strawberry glaze, fresh strawberries, Iranian pistachios and rose petals complete what is truly a masterpiece of baking. Like Beyoncé, this cake just seems to get better and better, no matter how long it’s been around.

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