Are you coming to the Six Nations Wine Challenge wine and food tasting this year? Lamingtons served with dessert and sparkling wines – why not!
LusciousKiki Cakes creates lamingtons – but not just any lamingtons. Their lamingtons are fresh, a little unconventional and take the concept of the lamington to new heights. Located at 16 Sydenham Road Brookvale on Sydney’s northern beaches, LusciousKiki Cakes caters mainly for cafes and restaurants but is also open to the public Friday and Saturday from 8am to 3pm. Why not pop in?
The lamingtons come in a variety of flavours and change with the season, but they always offer food intolerance friendly options including gluten, dairy, egg and refined sugar free.
“It is our intention to provide luscious alternatives to conventional lamington, cake and biscuit products and to develop new and exciting flavours consistently. And when we say “lemon” or “basil” in the product description – we mean it! No faux flavours are used – it’s fresh, real flavours – or it’s not on the menu.” Says owner Kinin Tipping (a.k.a Kiki)
She has her nieces Lucy and Penny to thank for the concept for LusciousKiki – at eight years of age Lucy presented the idea to Kiki and with Penny’s help, set about designing the menu. They have assisted Kiki every step of the way.
There are many stories about the creation of the lamington but Wikipedia states that it was named after Charles Cochrane-Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington, the Governor of Queensland (1896 to 1901). Ironically, Lord Lamington was believed to have detested the dessert named in his honour, referring to them as “those bloody poofy woolly biscuits”.
Over a century later, the humble lamington can still be seen at almost every school fete across the country. And now LusciousKiki Cakes is making them not so humble – Chocolate Coma, Tickled Pink Velvet, Chocolate Basil, White Choc Passion, Jaffa Fudge, Hot Chilli Mama, Lemon Sherbet…and more to come.
Where to buy:
Cabrito Coffee Traders – Bulletin Place, Sydney
Moreish Fine Foods – Stockland Shopping Centre, Balgowlah
The Renegades Café & Wine Bar, Coward St Mascot
Awaba Café, Balmoral Road, Balmoral
Belrose Hotel, Hews Parade, Belrose
Café Zallura, Military Road, Neural Bay
Forest Café, Rodborough Road, Frenchs Forest