Let them eat cake
‘Let Them Eat Cake!’ Marie Antoinette once cried, and Gelato Messina is more than happy to oblige. Their Fish Lane location has been bringing South Brisbane joy in the form of gelato gateaux since 2016, and with rumours swirling that they’re bringing mini-cakes across the border from the flagship Darlinghurst store to Brisbane soon (eek!), there’s no better time than now to explore the best cakes Gelato Messina has to offer.
Dr. Evil’s Magic Mushroom
The definition of devilishly good, Dr. Evil’s Magic Mushroom is the name of Messina’s most popular cake and dark choc gelato is its game. Think decadent cocoa, dulce de leche, peanut cookies, sponge… and that’s just the inside of the cake! Shaped like a vegetable (so it’s definitely healthy, right?), the ‘cap’ of the mushroom is a glistening red ganache adorned with white chocolate buttons and sits on ‘grass’ made of emerald popping candy.
Not one for the faint-hearted, Messina’s rich Black Forest gelato cake is so good that it’s dangerous. You’re not out of the woods just yet Brisbane – prepare for your taste buds to explode with amarena cherries and choc-fondant flavour. A creamy gelato centre and chocolate crackle disc encased within a dual-chocolate exterior, you can think of the Black Forest cake as one foodie paradise your palate will never want to escape.
Call us Romeo, because we can’t help but fall in love with Messina’s Juliette. A rose by any other name is just as sweet, and this gelato cake is definitely rosy, thanks to its wild strawberry sorbet centre, vanilla semifreddo top, marsala syrup-based sponge and peaks of meringue. As peachy as strawberries and cream, this is one gelato cake you need to try.
Now here’s a decadent gateau that surely takes the cake! We’re talking about the Bombe Alaska, a dome-shaped dessert of toasted Italian meringue on the outside and all sorts of goodness on the inside, including raspberry sorbet, dark chocolate gelato, and a flourless chocolate sponge base.
Here’s a scoop hazelnut aficionados will love – introducing the glorious Hazelnut Zucotto, Messina’s most-unique, and signature gelato cake. Oozing hazelnut and gianduia gelato, its delicious interior is safeguarded by an equally mouth-watering exterior of Frangelico sponge, hazelnut cream, and black gianduia glaze.
Be still my beating heart! Making every caffeine-addicts favourite dessert in cake form, Gelato Messina’s Tiramisu gelato gateau is the cream of the crop and at the forefront of Brisbane’s dessert game. A ‘bowl’ of white chocolate and coffee, this cake is layers upon layers of tiramisu gelato and ladyfinger biscuit, topped with cocoa dust and scorched Italian meringue.
Hand-crafted on location and available to order online, in-store, or over the phone, Gelato Messina is the cherry on top of Brisbane’s best ice-cream cakes.
Don’t just take our word for it – try one for yourself today.