Our popular banoffee torte is one of our best sellers, and it has an interesting story behind it. The original version of this cake was created by our Head Pastry Chef Jose Mendonca in his early days as an apprentice. He was told to make a tart containing caramel custard, fresh bananas, fresh cream and bits of chocolate. This was very exciting for him, as it was an opportunity to experiment and create something of his own. He decided to start with an Italian short base, a classic option for tarts with its soft, crumbly texture that melts in the mouth. He then took it to the next level by brushing the short bread with dark chocolate, before adding vanilla custard with caramel flavour. The fresh banana was then sliced into pieces, with each one neatly placed on top of the caramel custard. The banana and caramel provide the signature taste, but the cream is just as important. Fresh whipped cream was spread over the top before being topped with shaved dark chocolate, adding visual interest, texture and decoration.
Whilst this tart was delicious, Jose’s experimentation over time lead to the development of a banana cake, with caramel butterscotch sandwiched between it. This would come to be known as the banoffee torte which we sell today. The cake is topped with fresh cream cheese icing, which also extends around the sides. The cake is then decorated with chocolate swirls to add some texture, before being sprinkled with torrone to add a delicious crunch. The combination of flavours and textures is simply irresistible.
With the spring time now upon us, we are delighted to bring a new banoffee line to our customers. Our new banoffee gelato combines caramel, choc chip and fresh bananas with milk to create a refreshing treat for the warmer weather. The harmony of flavours combines to create a taste sensation like no other. If you are a banoffee fan, you owe it to yourself to try a scoop!
Gelato has a long history dating back to the 16th century. Unlike ice cream, this popular Italian dessert contains less butterfat and air, resulting in delicious and intense flavours and a melt in the mouth experience. The unique combination of fresh fruits, chocolate and nut flavours combined with milk make gelato a healthier alternative to ice cream, and some may say even more delicious! Casa Del have an extensive gelato range featuring more than 20 different flavours, and we also supply the best gelato cakes Marrickville can offer. For the month of September, we are offering 20% off all stocked gelato cakes. Simply call our office and mention this post to take advantage of this special offer. If you’re looking to try something new, here are a few of our top sellers.
Gelato Cakes Marrickville – Gelato Towers
Thought gelato couldn’t get any more delicious? Then you need to sample one of our gelato towers. The base is made from decadent chocolate and hazelnut gelato which is then topped with assorted scoops of gelato. It is then beautifully decorated with chocolate fencing, ribbon and fresh strawberries. The varied colours, exquisite taste and towering height of this cake are guaranteed to delight any gelato lover. This cake can be purchased in both round and log shapes. For a tropical theme; try the Caribbean gelato tower, which has a mango and coconut base. How could you say no?
Chocolate hazelnut elegance
The chocolate hazelnut elegance cake is a sight to behold. This cake exudes opulence with its chocolate and hazelnut base, smooth white ganache and dark chocolate glaze, edible gold dust and white chocolate swirl. The rich dark chocolate cascading down the sides of the cake contrast beautifully with the white ganache. Treat yourself today!
Pannacotta Gelato Cake
Love a smooth and creamy dessert? This cake is made from ‘cooked cream’ gelato laced with swirls of caramel syrup throughout. The marbling effect is simply stunning and the taste is out of this world. The cake is tastefully decorated with dark chocolate swirls.
If you love fruit and chocolate, then you will love the Brazilian Tango. Smooth strawberry and passionfruit gelato is coated in a delicious chocolate ganache. The cake is then topped with exotic fresh fruits. All our gelato is made from fresh local fruit, making this cake a delicious treat for fruit lovers.
If this post has got your mouth watering then what are you waiting for? Give our office a call and see what we have in stock. Mention this post and you will receive 20% off! The perfect excuse to treat yourself to the best gelato cakes Marrickville can offer.
Pistachios have taken the culinary world by storm, it appears everyone is experimenting with this fabulous nut. As a member of the cashew family, pistachios have a distinctive flavour, texture and colour that is loved by all. Whilst they are great to enjoy on their own, their rich and nutty flavour combines beautifully with other ingredients, making them particularly suited to desserts.
In many countries such as Italy, Turkey and Iran, pistachios are a delicacy. They are sold freshly roasted and sweetened, and are also used in pastries and other baked goods. Pistachios are now widely available around the world and feature in desserts such as gelato, cakes, biscotti and macarons; as well as savoury meals and salads. Pistachios can also be made into a paste or butter, which can be spread and used as a topping. The versatility and unique flavour of pistachios makes them a favourite of professional chefs and everyday consumers alike.
Our Famous Pistchio Mousse Cake
Our featured cake of the month is the famous Pistachio Mousse Cake. This cake uses only the finest Italian pistachios, which are made into a silky-smooth mousse. The mousse is sandwiched between a strawberry liqueur sponge, which is then topped with strawberry sauce. The finishing touch is provided by a decorative joconde which lines the side of the cake. This cake is a must for nut lovers, with the deliciously nutty taste of fine pistachios working in harmony with the strawberry sponge and sauce. This is a light and fluffy cake and a truly delectable dessert.
If you want to try our pistachio cake, then now is the perfect opportunity. We are offering our pistachio mousse cake at 20% off for the month of September. To redeem offer use code SEPT17 when ordering online or call our office and mention this post. Orders must be placed at least 1 day prior to pick up. Treat yourself today!
Spring is just around the corner, and it is sure to provide a refreshing change from the winter chill. What better way to celebrate the warmer season than with gelato! Casa Del have the best gelato in Marrickville, with over 40 mouth-watering flavours and a range of dazzling gelato cakes and individual gelato desserts.
The Casa Del gelato range caters to every taste, with many of the flavours winning awards. Only the finest ingredients go into our gelato, with flavours such as mango, lemon sorbet and strawberry being made from fresh Aussie fruit. All varieties of gelato use Australian/New Zealand dairy products to provide customers with a superior gelato experience. We are proud to support local industry and bring to market the best premium gelato in Marrickville.
Our top flavour suggestions
Fruit flavours are perfect for the warmer days, offering a refreshing treat. But every now and then you might develop a craving for classic vanilla. Our vanilla bean flavour is one of our top sellers, combining real vanilla bean pods with a creamy custard to result in the best vanilla flavoured Gelato in Marrickville. Nothing can beat the taste of real vanilla, and with sizes ranging from 125ml cups through to 5L tubs there is plenty for everyone.
If you’re looking for something a little more decadent, then how about Bacio flavour? Chocolate and hazelnut were just made for each other, but we take it to the next level by blending it with our premium gelato. This is a favourite of all our customers and is a consistent top seller. Give it a go today!
Salted caramel is all the rage right now, and it seems like everyone is experimenting with this flavour. If you are looking for salted caramel gelato in Marrickville, we have the best. Salted caramel is all about the balance between salty and sweet, and we get it right every time. You won’t know what you’ve been missing until you taste it for yourself.
If you have a celebration coming up why not consider a gelato cake? Gelato cakes come in a wide range of flavours with something for everyone. Gelato cakes are a little different to the norm, and everyone is sure to be impressed by both the appearance and the taste. Everything from crowd pleasing chocolate gelato cakes through to fruit flavoured gelato cakes can be ordered. The real show stopper is our gelato tower cake, which stands tall and is decorated with chocolate fencing and fresh strawberries.
Whether you enjoy it in a cup, cone or cake, gelato is always refreshing. Beat the heat and indulge yourself today. With more than 20 different flavours to choose from, the hardest decision will be deciding which one to try first.
The cake is one of the most important parts of a birthday celebration, so it should be one to remember. Casa Del make it easy to design your own cake, with our expert pastry chefs on hand to help you conceptualize and bring to life the cake of your dreams. Whether you have grand plans or just looking for something unique, you can rest easy and leave the hard work to us. Outlined below are a couple of our most popular designs, but feel free to get in touch with your own ideas too!
Design your own cake – Superheros
Superhero cakes are a super popular choice for children and grown up fans alike. The crest is one of the first images that come to mind when you think of a superhero. Whether it be Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man or any other superhero, we can create the cake to match! Superhero crest cakes feature the iconic colours of your favourite superhero and are hand carved, with the different colours all offering great contrast and making for a striking sight that looks almost too good to eat! Most people opt for chocolate mud cakes as the base, as they are easy to carve and provide good foundations for the fondant icing on top. We have a range of different colour food dyes on hand, so nothing is too tricky – if you are looking to design your own cake for a superhero fan, leave it to us!
Design your own cake – Wine Bottles
For the vino enthusiast, we can create a custom wine bottle cake. Whether it’s the iconic Penfolds Grange or a local favourite, custom wine bottle cakes really test the skills of our pastry chefs. Great care and attention to detail shown throughout the entire process – just like winemaking. The cake is hand carved, hand painted and presented in a wooden box with white chocolate shavings. Let us know your favourite bottle of wine and we’ll turn it into a delicious cake to remember!
Design your own cake – Sporting Teams
A popular source of inspiration for our customers are sports teams. It doesn’t matter which team you go for, we support you all the way. Let us know the team and we’ll produce a stunning cake that is guaranteed to be a winner.
This is just a small sample of a few of our most popular custom cakes. If you have an idea and want to design your own cake, we have the tools and expertise to bring it to life. Nothing is too difficult, we love to get creative. Be sure to check our Instagram for inspiration. Get in touch today and put us to the test!
Birthdays are a regular occurrence for us all, and we are proud to provide a wide range of birthday cakes in Marrickville to help you celebrate. With flavours, shapes and sizes available to suit every occasion big or small, leave your birthday cake needs to the expert pastry chefs at Casa Del.
Mud cake is one of the worlds most popular birthday cake options, our Jamaican Mud cakes are rich and indulgent. Select from chocolate, caramel or white chocolate muds and make it a celebration to remember.
If you’re looking for birthday cakes in Marrickville that are a little different to the norm, then why not try out a gelato cake! These cakes are ideal for the warmer months and there is a style and flavour to suit everyone.
The gelato tower birthday cake is particularly popular, they feature layers of chocolate and hazelnut gelato along with mixed flavour gelato scoops on top. These cakes are a real crowd pleaser, the stunning rainbow of colours on top are perfect for a celebratory vibe!
PERSONALISE YOUR CAKE
Why not recognise your special birthday by adding a personal message on top of your cake? Whether it be a family member, colleague or friend it is always nice to add a personal touch, especially if it is a milestone birthday. Simply select from our standard cakes and let us know what message you would like to add on top. Messages can be piped directly onto the cake, or a chocolate plaque can be made.
We have traditional round cakes, square cakes and number cakes. You can even design your own cakes!
Decadent mud cakes, light sponges, black forest, tiramisu are just a few of our popular flavours. Choose from buttercream icing, fondant, ganache, glaze, fresh fruits and more to make the cake of your dreams.
Our expertise and award winning 25-year history has made us the top choice for birthday cakes in Marrickville. Check out our wide range of birthday cakes on our website, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want us to create something special.
Be sure to check out our Instagram page for inspiration & enjoy your next birthday celebration!
Gluten intolerance is at record highs throughout the world. There are many theories, though the reasons for this are not entirely clear. But don’t despair! Whether you are coeliac or sensitive to gluten, you shouldn’t have to miss out on delicious treats. Have your cake and eat it too with Casa Del’s range of gluten free products. Here are a few of our most popular gluten free dessert Sydney customers will enjoy.
Envious of your friends indulging in a rich mud cake? Don’t be. Give our flourless chocolate mud cake a go. A deliciously rich chocolate mud cake, topped with chocolate ganache and decorated with dainty chocolate scrolls. You won’t be able to say no!
Thought you’d never find a great tasting chocolate brownie? Think again! Casa Del have recently introduced a flourless chocolate fudge brownie to their gluten free dessert range. These tasty brownies are moist and filled with Californian walnuts and dusted with pure icing sugar. Rich, moist, decadent – and impossible to resist.
Looking for something to enjoy with a cup of tea/coffee? Try our Almond Pistachio Biscotti. These sweet & moist biscuits use only the highest quality pistachios and sliced almonds. Finished with a dusting of icing sugar, these gluten free biscuits are one of our top sellers.
Prefer traditional biscotti? We have you covered. Our Pure Almond Biscottiare made from pure almond, sugar, egg white and icing sugar. Biscotti is a winner and proves that gluten free treats don’t have to be bland. Some might say they are even tastier than traditional biscuits!
If you have a gluten allergy/sensitivity and live in Sydney, you shouldn’t have to limit yourself to the supermarket aisles – let Casa Del handle your cravings. Our expert pastry chefs produce the best gluten free dessert Sydney can offer. Which will you try first?
If you’re looking for the best contemporary cakes Sydney, you’ve just found them!
Glazed cakes are the latest trend in the cake world, and no doubt you’ve come across some of these incredible creations on social media. Australians are enamored by sweet treats and contemporary design, which has made way for innovation and the discovery of new techniques within the cake industry.
Glazed cakes feature a smooth, shiny and reflective surface which makes them a sight to behold. Whilst you can opt for a simple one-colour glaze, marbling is also possible. The glazed surface is also the perfect canvas for decoration, whether it be macaroons, chocolate pieces, berries or fresh flowers. Due to the highly reflective surface, these cakes have also been referred to as ‘mirror cakes’.
Glazed cakes are perfect for any occasion. The contemporary, elegant finish will fit right in whether it’s a birthday celebration or a wedding. Don’t be surprised if the cake takes the spotlight, this trend is super popular in Australia – everyone will want to get a snap!
The expert pastry chefs at Casa Del have recently come up with 3 new glazed cakes. There is a flavour for everyone! Choose from our Glazed Sticky Date, Glazed Red Velvet and Glazed White Alaska. Glazed cakes look almost too good to eat, some say they look good enough to hang on a wall! But with flavours such as these, how could you possibly resist?
If you’re a fan of glazed cakes and contemporary design, then check out Casa Dels’ new range of contemporary cakes Sydney! Check our social media pages for more: Facebook & Instagram
Whether you run a café, restaurant or simply find yourself strapped for time – our range of individual portioned desserts are guaranteed to satisfy. If you’re in search of dessert perfection, you’ve found it right here at Casa Del – we have the best desserts in Sydney.
Catering for a dinner party is hard work, but you can lessen the load by leaving the desserts to us! Many of our desserts are individually portioned, making them easy to store and serve. Looking for a crowd-pleasing dessert that is sure to light up a smile? Try our mini charlotte rouge or mini chocolate mousse. Tastefully decorated and deliciously indulgent, they are the perfect way to end a great meal with family and friends.
For those looking for something easy to share around, check out our Portuguese tarts, Nutella ricotta tarts and profiteroles. Made with love by expert pastry chefs, these desserts are ideal for both large events or even as a treat to yourself for no good reason.
For those running a café or restaurant – your customers expect exceptional quality and great taste. Casa Del portioned desserts are the best desserts in Sydney; your customers will be coming back for more! Everyone loves a sweet treat after their meal or with their tea/coffee, with our wide range of individual portioned desserts there is something to suit everyone.
With an award winning 25-year history, Casa Del are proud to produce the best desserts in Sydney. Whether you run a business or are just looking to treat yourself and your family, keep us in mind.
This is just a small taste of some of our best sellers, if this has piqued your interest then check out the full range on our website. Still want to see more? Check out our Facebook & Instagram pages.
If you are looking to give a cake your own personal touch, here are some easy things you can do at home to decorate.
Edible flowers are a fantastic way to practice cake decorating at home. This has become a huge trend in cake decorating, and for good reason. You would be surprised at how many edible flowers could be growing just outside your kitchen door. Many flowers have edible petals which are ideal for cake decoration. With striking colours and natural beauty, they are the perfect accompaniment to buttercream or fondant icing. Popular choices include violet, pineapple sage, blue starflower, nasturtium and marigold. Always be sure to use pesticide free flowers, and if you don’t feel comfortable identifying them yourself, buy from a reputable source.
Coloured Icing Splatter
Show your artistic flair by splattering some coloured icing on top of the cake. Every cake will be unique, and the colours will run and blend into each other – just like an abstract painting. The options for experimenting are endless. Maybe you like a bright blue, or maybe even a neon green? You could even use every colour of the rainbow – it’s up to you, just have fun!
Everyone loves berries! They look incredible with their vibrant blue, black and red colours and provide just the right amount of acidity to counter the sweetness of the cake. They are also incredibly healthy and packed with antioxidants, so you can have your cake and eat it too! Fresh berries taste best, so why not make it an excuse to pop down to your local farmers market and see what’s in season. Fresh berries are an ideal option for cake decorating at home.
Hundreds and Thousands
Hundreds and thousands are a classic option for cake decorating at home. They are fun, fast to work with and readily available. Hundreds and thousands will stick best to buttercream icing. Try coating your entire cake in them – it will add texture, colour and interest that can’t be achieved any other way. You could even take it a step further and dress it with a ribbon or cake topper. Give it a go!
Buttercream icing is easy to make and tastes great. You can add a pop of colour by adding a few drops of food colouring to the mix. You could then try a mix of piping and spreading to achieve different textures on your cake. Food colouring is available in a wide variety of colours, so feel free to experiment.