Brisbane is getting a dessert festival! | Gourmand and Gourmet

Brisbane is getting a dessert festival!

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Grab your stretchy pants people, Brisbane is getting a dessert festival, and it promises to be the cheat day of your dreams! Start banking up the calories now, because a decadent line-up of stalls from Brisbane’s sweetest dessert masters will be taking over Alden Street behind The Wickham in Fortitude Valley on October 29 from 11am-5pm for The Sugar Market. They might have had a name change, but that won’t stop from giving us all one hell of a sugar coma, all for a gold coin entry. An epic line up of sugary stalls is coming to the festival, including some of Brisbane’s favourite treat makers. Lucid Sweets will be bringing a rainbow of their dainty meringues, Fiori Bakehouse will have an array of miniature boozy cupcakes, and Zoe’s Brownies is set to dish up a chocolate overload with their decadent fudgy squares. Other confirmed pop-ups include Minus 32, who’ll be bringing ice cream cronuts to the mix, Old Style Russian Fudge, Southside Bistro, Chokola’j, Mr Brulee, The Mason Baker, Reid Street Kitchen, Queen of Pops, La Macelleria, 31 Degrees, EJ’s Delights and the Swedish Candy Bar. There will even be raw goodies if you need a guilt free dessert, with My Plate Clean Treats coming along! Basically, just imagine everything from brownies and cupcakes to doughnuts and fairy floss, all ready to give your dentist nightmares. We’re thinking dessert for brunch, dessert for dinner, and dessert to take home for supper. Along with sugar-laden stalls, you’ll be able to pair your confections with plenty of ice cold frosé, our new favourite tipple, coffee, or a sweet iced tea from Two Teas. And don’t worry, there’ll be savoury feeds to tuck into as well, with The Wickham dishing up tasty bar food all day long – or you could just go straight to their fairy floss laden dessert cocktails! The best part? It’s all being brought to you with the help of yours truly, along with The Wickham and meringue masters Lucid Sweets, so you know it’s going to be a day worth ditching your diet for! Stay tuned for all the drool-worthy details. Keep an eye out for The Sugar Market on Facebook and Instagram to be updated with more vendor announcements! Want to win $50 of sweet festival dollars to spend at the festival? Enter our competiton here!