Thursday, July 30, 2009

Christopher's Cake Shop, Surry Hills

So my mum has this soft spot for millefeulle and me being the bestest daughter ever (*people start rolling there eyes in cyberspace*) decided to buy her some. It took me a while to google but I finally found this place called Christopher's Cake Shop which seemed to be of reasonable distance and price as well as looking pretty yummy! The internet tells me Christopher's is probably one of the oldest Greek cake shops in Australia and truely, the amount of greek sweets on sale is amazing! (They even sell them by the tray!) I've been to Christopher's twice now but unfortunately both times where when they were close to closing so I have yet to see their full range of cakes on display. I must say that their cake display was still pretty impressive near closing time.

Vanilla cannoli

The vanilla cannoli was dipped in sweet white chocolate. The filling was very minimally sweetened, with most of the sweetness coming from the white chocolate. I liked it like this as it wasn't too sweet and the vanilla and the white choc went well together.


This was definitely the star! The cake was really heavy (weight-wise) for its size, promising that it was the real deal and none of that fake tasting cream stuff. The layers of pastry were nice and flaky and the cream was oh-sooooo-good! It sort of looked and tasted like the cannoli filling but I'm not sure why but somehow this was better. I only had a small taste of this (as it was for my mum) but it made me really regret not getting one for myself! The second time I went I bought one for each of us hehehe.

Almond shortcakes

By now I'm pretty sure you've noticed that everything seems to come covered in icing sugar LOL It was kind of scary seeing all the left over icing conjured up images of a certain someone who licked the plate clean of icing sugar at our post-exam binge. I seem to have misplaced the other pics taken at Christopher's Cake Shop that may help it be come less of a yellowy/browny post but be ensured that they will definitely go up when I find them.

Christopher's Cake Shop
409 Bourke St
Surry Hills
Ph 9360 4878
open Mon - Sat 7.30am - 6pm
please visit their website for other locations and their entensive range of cakes

P.S. Did I mention they have automatic glass doors? This is one impressive cake shop!


Lisa said...

LOL @ automatic glass doors thing
you didn't post about the turkish delight! did you end up finishing it by the way?

and what kind of person would lick off icing sugar off the plate... that's disgusting... twiddles thumbs...

Simon Food Favourites said...

looks like you like white looking cakes hehe. i remember seeing a lot of yummy choices when i visited last time, seems to be one of the better cake shops in the area.

K said...

@ Lisa: i dunno where the turkish delight pics went! but OMG they were sooo sweet! i never ended up finishing them!! they ended up in the fridge for aages and they went all hard, i think my mum chucked them out!

@ Simon: I'm not sure if it's one of the better cake shops in the area or not (as that's the only one i've been to!) but I really liked what they had on offer. A shame I didn't see much of their cake collection though!

Iron Chef Shellie said...

oh i LOVE those almond shortcakes, they are my faaaavorite! Glad there aren't any near by or I'd gobble them all up :P