Guilt-free desserts in Brisbane

We all have a sweet tooth, and sometimes temptation takes over. Have no fear, Brisbane Weekender has found the top six guilt-free desserts across this fabulous city!  Southside Pure Simplicity at Mt Gravatt have an array of yummy treats that are guaranteed to not leave you feeling guilty about gobbling down more than one! They…

Cupcakes Cafe serves up more than just sweeties in Balmoral

Nestled under the shady trees of Balmoral’s Riding Road is Cupcakes’ Cafe. The cafe offers a cozy seating space with fantastic food, great ambience and friendly staff. While the name suggests it’s a place for coffee and cake, the cafe offers well presented and delicious savoury meals. The all day breakfast menu is a winner among…

Marche du Macaron turns one!

Whether you call them “macarons” or “macaroons”, you’d struggle to find someone who doesn’t simply love these little morsels. For the best macarons on the other side of Paris, the elegantly named Marche du Macaron in Gordon Park is a must-visit.  Opening just last year, the store has quickly become a favourite with Brisbane foodies,…

Espresso Martini Cupcakes

What do you get when you mix the classic childhood sweet of the cupcake with the devilishly adult espresso martini? A wickedly indulgent treat, of course.     Made with Kahlua and decorated with simple coffee martini glass biscuits, these decadent espresso martini cupcakes will be a hit with ages young and old. Makes 12 What…

Summer Berry Victoria Sponge

The classic Victoria sponge is a staple in any baker’s repertoire, whether they’re a beginner or advanced. This take on the traditional sponge uses a devilish vanilla bean cream cheese icing as well as plenty of sweet summer berries. Simple to make yet impressive to serve, this summer berry Victoria sponge is perfect for your…

Ploughman’s Scones

When you think of a picnic in the sunshine it’s hard not to instantly envision a little bit of British charm. Capture a little bit of each in these delectable little Ploughman’s Scones. Fragrant with the scent of rosemary and bright with the colours of some classic British ingredients, these savory scones are perfect accompaniments…

5 Scrumptious Sugar-Free Sweets to try in Brisbane

Taking on the FebFast sugar free challenge? Or do you just want to cut sugar from your diet? Fret not! Brisbane city is home to an array of health food cafes, restaurants and stores that will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings, minus the inevitable sugar crash. Craving… ice cream? 1. Paw Paw Café, Woollongabba Paw…