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The Ekka is off but you can still treat yourself

The Ekka is off but you can still treat yourself

For the second year in a row, and only the fourth time in the show’s history, the Royal Queensland Show—known as the Ekka—has been cancelled, along with the public holiday. The Ekka may be off, but you can still treat yourself show-style, as these bakeries and cafes show!

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the popular August event’s cancellation once again, with the only other cancellations in the show’s 145-year history, aside from 2020, being 1919—due to the Spanish Flu epidemic—and 1942, when the Brisbane Showgrounds were used as a World War II staging depot.

Aside from dagwood dogs and Bertie Beetle Showbags, the thing the Ekka is most renowned for its strawberry sundaes, with no day out at the show being complete without one.

Not only delicious, the sundae sales annually raise around $500,000 for The Common Good, a medical-research initiative of the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation. The funds enable roughly 4000 hours of vital medical research into heart disease, lung disease, dementia and mental health.

Given the importance of fundraising, the Brisbane City Council has this year set up a taskforce in collaboration with Door Dash and “smart kitchen” facility Chef Collective to deliver the iconic treats to homes around the city.

However, you can also get a taste of the sundae in the forms of cupcakes, muffins, cheesecakes, cakes, pastries, and frappes—to name a few—from various bakeries and cafes around Brisbane. Let’s take a look!

1. Darvella Patisserie’s Strawberry Sundae Croissant

2. Gather and Feast Cafe’s Ekka Loaded Shakes

3. Jocelyn’s Provisions’ Stawberries and Cream Cruffins

4. Blk Box Coffee’s Strawberry Sundae Frappe

 

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5. Doughluxe Doughnut’s Strawberries and Cream Doughnut

 

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6. Home Cafe Ashgrove’s Strawberry Sundae Muffin

7. Flour & Chocolate Morningside’s Ekka Cake

 

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8. Flour & Chocolate Northgate’s Ekka Cupcakes

9. Chouquette Boulangerie Patisserie’s Strawberry Sundae Cheesecake

 

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10. Merlo Coffee’s Strawberry and Cream Cupcakes

 

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11. Chapter Eleven Kitchen’s Ekka Tribute Waffles

12. Paddington Social’s Strawberry Sundae Croissant


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