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Lorraine’s strawberry & mascarpone cake

Combining the best ingredients with artistic flair is master pâtissière Lorraine Godsmark's recipe for success. In a shop full of temptation, there's no wrong answer, but whipped mascarpone, coconut dacquoise and strawberry conspire to make a cake that's truly sweetness and light. (And gluten-free to boot.)
Lorraine's, shop 5, Palings La, 320 George St, Sydney, (02) 9254 8009


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Sydney's cult sweets

Not only are these treats delicious, they're also social media stars in their own right, writes Emma Hutton.

Does social media fan the fires of Sydney's dessert culture, or vice versa? Any visit to a pâtisserie in Sydney is likely to include a glimpse into someone else's photo shoot with a cult cake while it's increasingly challenging to get through a quick look at Instagram or Facebook without coming across a post of perfectly poised and iced pastry perfection. But it'd be a pretty short-lived phenomenon if there wasn't some substance to it, and in Sydney, now seemingly one of the world's top destinations for snap-happy diners, the chefs more than come up with the goods. Here's a rundown in no particular order of the city's most essential sweet photo-finishes.

Photography Rodney Macuja

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