Pastry sensation Black Star, known for *that* strawberry watermelon cake, are bringing their picture-perfect creations to a new flagship store in Chadstone.
The team at Blackstar have forayed into the Melbourne scene before, with a pop-up in Carlton, followed by a permanent store in St Kilda. Now, their new digs in the Chadstone Shopping Centre is set to be the brand’s Melbourne home base, Broadsheet reports.
“Being able to get the cake to a really accessible place was important for us,” Black Star general manager Josef Murray told Broadsheet.
“Chadstone was a bit of a no brainer in that respect.”
The new Chadstone venue will serve up some fresh additions to the menu, with two new cakes locked and loaded to delight customers.
For a dose of Zen after a hectic two years, the team have concocted a Black Sesame Zen Cake. It’s created in the style of a Japanese rock garden, complete with tiny sesame-macaron ‘rocks’ raked into patterns, and features milk-chocolate feuilletine, shiro miso cream cheese and candied black-sesame cheesecake
“We thought that with everything that’s been going on over the last few years, having a visual sense of Zen and peacefulness would be really lovely,” said Murray.
The store is also debuting a seven-layer Mango Yuzu cake, inspired by sweet and sunny tropical summers. The dessert features chewy coconut sago, mango pudding, yuzu jelly, coconut-cream mousse, and yuzu-coconut ganache on a coconut dacquoise base.
On top of their famed cakes and patisseries, Blackstar’s Chadstone location will offer St Ali coffee and a selection of savoury options, including a goat’s curd, olive and tomato open croissant.
The venue itself pay tribute to Chadstone’s reputation as a fashion capital. A metal halo hangs above the store, made of a jumble of letters that make up the brand’s name when faced front-on, inspired by the Louis Vuitton-esque ‘logomania’ style.