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Christmas in Melbourne: Festive Desserts to Treat Yourself to this Month

From festively bright layer cakes to eggnog-fused creations, traditional puddings to perfect pavlova, Melbourne's stocking is stuffed full with delicious festive treats. Read on to find out more - it's our sweetest gift to you!

Tarts Anon

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? Melbourne's the land where eggnog donuts are glistening! A beautiful sight, these sweets are tonight, you're about to walk into a dessert wonderland...

That's how that song goes, right? 

Whether you're a Christmas traditionalist or someone who likes to mix things up, these sweet treats are sure to make this holiday season extra special. So unbuckle your belts and get set for a wildly delicious ride.

Miss Trixie Drinks Tea

Festive Cakes & Cookies - Miss Trixie Drinks Tea 

Here at Sitchu, we're huge fans of Miss Trixie Drinks Tea, and their new 2023 Christmas cake and cookie range is a festive delight for the senses. The limited edition cake flavours include sugar and spice (and all things nice) - caramel gingerbread cake, with Biscoff and caramel crisp pearls and a ginger crumb; fruits of summer - white chocolate cake, mango curd, passionfruit syrup and fresh summer berries; as well as their take on a controversial classic, the chocolate ripple - chocolate sour cream cake, vanilla buttercream, peppermint crisp and smashed chocolate biscuits (gluten free available upon request). Each cake can be beautifully designed according to which style appeals most - with adorable offerings such as Candy Cane Slay, Eat, Drink & Be Cherry and Ugly Christmas Sweater. It's also hard to look past Trixie's decadent chocolate cookies, festively laced with candy cane lollies (hello, perfect stocking stuffer alert).  

Delivery runs right until the 23rd of December, so you can order and enjoy your show-stopping cake of choice on Christmas Day. 

Order online here

Black Star Pastry

Gingerbread Chiffon & Festive Cupcakes - Black Star Pastry 

Home of the world's most Instagrammed cake, Black Star Pastry are whipping us all into a Yuletide frenzy with their festive cake creations. Perfect for sharing, the gorgeous gingerbread chiffon cake is covered with a molasses buttercream and white chocolate and lemon drizzle, but they also have their signature vegan chocolate cupcakes on offer, albeit with six unique buttercream designs sitting atop, from Christmas trees to puddings, reindeers to wreaths. 

Order online here and here

Penny For Pound

The Christmas Collection - Penny For Pound

Penny For Pound's Christmas specials are here - and boy, are they beautiful! With everything from a tropical fruit trifle to a summer berries and cream Christmas wreath cake, a double chocolate cherry and almond Buche de Noel and a deliciously chonky chocolate, wreath-shaped freckle, you really can't go wrong with ordering one of these decadent desserts for your Christmas table this year. 

Order online here

Order by 21st December for pick-ups on Christmas Eve

Tokyo Lamington

Festive Lamingtons - Tokyo Lamington

We're excited to sink our teeth into one of these magical creations this month. Tokyo Lamington's Christmas creations delight at every turn, and it's hard to choose just one favourite. Seriously, between the classic flavours Christmas pudding, candy cane, cherry cherry, and gingerbread to the more creative Australian vibes of strawberry G&T and fruit salad, you may as well just order a pack of 6 and be done with it. There's even a yuzu mince tart and cute gingerbread people to try. 

Sitchu Pick: Best served with some Christmas cheers, the candy cane lamington is filled with minty chocolate goodness. 

Order online here

Penny For Pound

Gingerbread and Berry Pavlova Croissant Specials - Penny For Pound

Savour the perfection of Penny for Pound's signature creation—a flaky all-butter croissant, soaked in a brown sugar-spiced syrup. With a rich filling of gingerbread almond frangipane, each bite is a symphony of festive flavours. Dusted with snow sugar, topped with luscious chocolate ganache, and finally topped with a handmade gingerbread person, it's a delightful treat to treat yourself to this December. 

They're also offering up an equally delicious croissant pastry swirl, with a drool-worthy combo of vanilla custard and passionfruit curd wrapped in a buttery croissant. Topped with fresh mixed berries, passionfruit, and crispy raspberry meringue sticks, it's a perfect blend of flavours and textures - and the best way to celebrate an Aussie Christmas in Melbourne!

Order online here and here 

Order by 21st December for pick-ups on Christmas Eve


Peach Alabama Gelato Cake - Pidapipo Laboratorio x Beatrix Bakes

Layers of peach jam, mascarpone-Zabaione gelato and poached peach sorbetto, encased in a Marsala-drenched sponge cake and topped with mascarpone whipped cream, slices of poached peach and Amaretti biscuit crunch...we think this incredible collaboration from Pidapipo x Beatrix Bakes just won Christmas. 

Order online here

Pavlova Perfection: Miinot Gelato, Victor Churchill & More

It's clearly not Christmas in Australia without a slice of pavlova, and there's a stellar selection of this quintessential summertime treat to enjoy here in Melbourne. We've got the scoop on Miinot Gelato, where you can find a pavlova gelato so delicious you'll insist on a second helping. At The Tea Room 1892 (formerly Hopetoun Tea Rooms), the dessert is done to traditional perfection. Victor Churchill and Pav Queen are also no-brainers when it comes to a tasty pavlova. 

Miinot Gelato, 71 Melville Road, Pascoe Vale South

The Tea Room 1892, The Block Arcade, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne. Pre-order here

Victor Churchill, 953 High Street, Armadale. Pre-order here

Pav Queen, 48 Wingrove Street, Alphington. Pre-order here

Photo credit: Jana Langhorst

Falco Bakery's Fruit Mince Pies

These traditional Christmas treats from Falco Bakery might not look like hotcakes, but they certainly sell like them during Melbourne's festive season. Order them in a 6-pack and serve them up with custard around the family table - your Gran will love you for it! Moreish, fruity magic!

Order online here

288 Smith Street, Collingwood

Lune Croissanterie

Luminous Lune-Mas: Lune Croissanterie's December Range

Lune Croissanterie's December specials are always a real-treat, and this year's selection is no exception. Order up one of everything: delicious twice-baked choc-peppermint (topped with crushed candy cane) and coconut pandan croissants, a tasty choc-cherry danish filled with chocolate custard and topped with cherries poached in red wine; a peach and verbena cruffin filled with peach compote and verbena cream and a circular-shaped baklava pastry filled with pistachios, walnuts and honey and baked in an orange blossom syrup. Let's all have a happy Croissant-mas!

Pre-order here.

Various locations around the city

Shortstop Coffee & Donuts

O Holey-Night: Shortstop's Eggnog & Candied Pecan Raised Donut 

Shortstop won't stop until your festive donut wish list is fulfilled, so say hello to their eggnog glazed donut. Filled with a Christmas-spiced creme anglaise, on the outside it's topped with candied pecans. The perfect afternoon snack to try this month and a real Christmas treat. 

Pre-order here

12 Sutherland Street, Melbourne 

Merry Cannoli: Cannoli Bar's Sicilian Delights

Sicilian sweets are the perfect sugary fare to enjoy this Christmas. From cannoli and cartocci, to continental cakes and Italian doughnuts, you don't want to miss out on anything they serve up at Cannoli Bar. Classic and ricotta filled? Check. More elaborate creations? Also check! All cannoli and cake are made fresh to order: we recommend dropping by to make said order and to grab all the best cannoli for the next dinner party you attend this month.

23 Riviera Road, Avondale Heights 

Tarts Anon

Tinsel & Tarts: Tarts Anon's Festive Menu

Tarts Anon's counters are going to be stocked with a full-fledged festive menu throughout the entire month of December. Trifle, Black Forest, Candy Cane, Cherry and Gingerbread and Eggnog and Fruit Mince tarts sit alongside two savoury creations, The Christmas Leftovers and a Mushroom and Parmesan. 

If you're looking for something that's a fresh spin on tradition, why not order their 'Bake a Lil Bit at Home' Eggnog and Fruit Mince Tart for Christmas Day this year. It's sure to be a hit with your festive crew. 

Order online here 


Mabel's Christmas Range 

Mabel's in Hawksburn is whipping up a Christmas sweet collection so wonderful, they surely qualify as Melbourne's version of Santa's Elves Workshop. All your delicious Christmas sweet and savoury necessities can now be pre-ordered during this silly season, and we recommend getting in quick. A beautiful Christmas holly cake, sprinkle cake and gingerbread manor, as well as pavlova and fruit mince pies are just some of the sweet-treats on offer; there's even Christmas trifle. Yum!

See the collection here

525 Malvern Road, Toorak

The Updated Italian Classic: Pulcinella's Pistachio Panettone

Dreaming of a panettone Christmas? There's no finer version to order right now than Pulcinella's pistachio-cream filled version. Buon appetito!

Order your panettone here

592 Sydney Road, Brunswick 

The Icecream Cake: Piccolina's Rocky Road Budino di Natale

Piccolina's dreamy Budino di Natale is a sight for Santa's (and our) eyes. Layered with a panettone gelato, biscoff crumble, crema ricca gelato, 70% dark chocolate glaze, a feuilletine and biscoff layer, pain de genes sponge and chocolate sauce topping, this festive gelato pudding is set in an iconic Bendigo pottery stoneware bowl which has been handmade and stamped and wrapped in a limited edition Piccolina canvas bag. The ultimate sweet indulgence, but also the perfect gift this Christmas. Buon Natale!

Serves 14 to 16, with limited numbers available

Order here (waitlist only)

Multiple locations around the city

Monarch Cakes

Festive Eastern-European Treats: Monarch Cakes 

Monarch Cakes is something of legend and their tradiitonal, expertly-crafted delicacies are exactly the type of heartwarming desserts you want filling your belly this festive season. Pretend you're Christmas-ing in a magical, snow-laden village in Germany or Poland, as you savour Monarch's delightfully addictive chocolate kooglhoupf, or famous traditional plum cake. They also have a winner of a vanilla slice, which doesn't hurt to try no matter the day, month or year!

Order online here

103 Acland Street, St Kilda

Looking for more great things to do this festive season? Find the perfect present with our Melbourne Christmas shopping guide, make merry with these festive cocktail recipes or book in a last-minute Christmas lunch at one of these great Melbourne restaurants. 

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