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If there ever was a time we had to celebrate for the sake of celebrating, it’s now. But celebrating as we know is not allowed. We can’t party, we can’t go out, we don’t even want to get out of our sweatpants. What we can do is have the dessert delivered. Whether you fancy a decadent tea, DIY cannoli kits, cute pavlovas, or a donut decorated with the words “Fu @ k Covid”, we have dessert delivery for every day of the week, whatever. whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just rewarding yourself for going through another lockdown day.

The Pavlova
Johann Vanier is extremely picky about his pavlovas. Finding the traditional pavé too sweet and limp, the French-born and trained pastry chef adjusted the balance of meringue, cream and fruit to refine the Australian classic. With flavors such as chai tea and blood orange, and a vegan number of chocolate, raspberry and hazelnut, pavlovas are exquisite, with the perfect balance of textures. Delivery is to the Northern Beaches, Forest District, Lower North Shore, North Sydney and the CBD, as well as some suburbs of the Upper North Shore, North West Sydney, Western and Eastern Suburbs.

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Babycheeks donuts
Sometimes the simplest things are the most delicious. Take donuts: fried dough slices sprinkled with icing sugar. The proof is their popularity. In the four weeks since Babycheeks Beignets opened, he went from selling 20 boxes to selling over 250 boxes in three minutes. The New Orleans-style pastry is not too sweet and chewy in a satisfying way, like a combination of a regular donut and youtiao (Chinese fried dough sticks). To order, keep an eye on Instagram on Mondays and Tuesdays for a post announcing the next drop. Donuts are delivered on Saturday and sometimes Sunday, depending on demand.

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Black Star Pastry Cakes
For years, queues for watermelon cake from Newtown Black Star Pastry have meandered out the door and down the street. We’re skipping the lines right now, but we can order this famous cake (and many other Black Star creations) online. Order before 3 p.m. and Japanese Forest Chocolate Cake, Citrus Shiny Yuzu Chiffon Cake, Vegan Chocolate Popcorn Cake or this The strawberry-watermelon cake will be delivered to your door the next day.

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Dr Dough Donuts
When it comes to donuts, Dr Dough’s Kristy Bannister has seen it all – including those fine folks ordering an “I Quit” donut to present to their future ex-boss. Dr Dough’s delivery van rolls around Sydney seven days a week, so if you’re craving Nerds-Sprinkled Donuts or Crushed Tim Tams, or a classic Homer Simpson-style pink donut, order before 1pm and you. You’ll get same day delivery. There’s something for everyone, including a “Fu @ k Covid” donut which is (unsurprisingly) all the rage these days.

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Large Sheraton tea
Snack may not be a regular activity, even under normal circumstances, but if you’re looking for a way to celebrate while in lockdown, great. Sheraton Grand brews and delivers their famous tea so you can enjoy a tasty collection of savory and sweet treats at home. There’s a Moreton Bay bug and a caramelized leek quiche; finger sandwiches of pickled beets, chives and cream cheese on charcoal bread; and beautiful confections including pretty purple coconut cream cushions with a slice of matcha, mango and yuzu, and scones with jam and cream (or cream and jam, as you wish ).

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DIY cannoli cannoli kits
Containment has made many of us sourdough bakers, but now we’re ready for the next challenge: cannoli. Melbourne’s Cannoleria makes it easy to DIY these crispy treats filled with ricotta cream. It provides the shell, you mix the filling and make your own cannoli. The secret to a perfectly piped cream? Squeeze the pastry bag with your entire palm, not just your fingertips, and use a back and forth motion to create three waves. Don’t worry if you don’t have the knack – even a lousy cannoli is delicious.

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Stacy Brewer Cakes
Stacy Brewer worked with master pastry chef Andy Bowdy before opening her own business making wedding cakes – some with a circumference of one meter – from her Bondi kitchen. As the wedding and party business dried up, Brewer began baking smaller cakes for people to give as gifts or to eat themselves. Retro-styled pastel iced buttercream cakes say the things we all feel – for example, “Covid Sucks” and “Fuck Covid”. stacybrewercakes.com


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