Willy Wonka meets gelato heaven
The design for Sweet Child of Mine was inspired by the Darrell Lea shops of the 70’s and 80’s: all the colour, the bright shiny lollies, and the excitement they created. It’s all the senses – the smell, the colour, and the taste! And who didn’t love Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory growing up? A magical wonderland of sweets. Our background music is from the soundtrack of the original Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, and also includes catchy songs like ‘Yummy Yummy Yummy I Got Love in my Tummy’ by Ohio Express, ‘Toot Sweets’ from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by the Archies.
The inspiration for Sweet Child of Mine is twofold. For the confectionery, it was Adriano Zumbo. All our recipes come from him and his book. They are tried and true. For the gelato we went to the best, our chefs trained at Messina.
Hours of care goes into the preparation of our desserts. Our chef pipes mango purée onto some panna cotta and delicately ices some sweet treats, while a gelato machine spills out some chilled and churned perfection. A cake in the form of a lollipop, our colourful cake pops require patience and care to perfect. Cake crumbs are mixed with icing or chocolate, and formed into small spheres before being given a coating of icing and sprinkles.