Mumbai food: Gorge on delicious sweet treats at the Dessert Garden Festival

Updated: Dec 07, 2016, 09:58 IST | Joanna Lobo |

Let them eat cake... and waffle sticks, kulfi, rasmalai mousse, meringue sandwiches at the fifth edition of Dessert Garden festival this weekend

This weekend, step into Candyland, filled with life-size cupcakes, donuts, lollipops and marshmallows, while you can gorge on their miniature, edible versions.

Nikita Harisinghani
Nikita Harisinghani

The fifth edition of the Dessert Garden festival will see 70 stalls selling a variety of sweets and desserts, and a few savouries. “We found that most bakers do not operate from stores in the city and don’t have the needed backing to display their talent. I had the idea to feature these people, especially since many of them were doing interesting desserts of the kind that haven’t been seen in the city before,” says Nikita Harisinghani, founder of Dessert Garden.

This time’s edition will see Harisinghani’s team of ten experiment with different installations; a cupcake car (with frosting) that you can drive around, candies, marshmallows, lollipops. “The theme is Candyland, and we were keen on the décor reflecting it,” she adds.

Most stalls will be selling Western desserts, from pavlovas to cupcakes. There are a few also serving Indian desserts — kulfi, faloodas and even fusion ones like Rasmalai Mousse. “Every stall will be selling just one category of desserts,” she adds. Some traditional favourites will be low-fat ice creams with fresh fruit from Ifruit; freshly baked waffle sticks from Waffle House; cake pops from Apron Patisserie; and fusion cupcakes like Masala Chai Cupcake from I Love Babycakes.

On: November 19 and 20; 2 pm to 12 midnight At High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel
Call: 9820384484
Cost: Entry is free; every stall has a Paytm payment option
Log on to: www.dessertgarden.com

The Guide’s Top 5

Baklava
Dilan’s Delight is known for their Turkish food. Here, they will serve dessert, namely Baklava, turkish Delights and Turkish Coffee. 
Call: 9819195849

Pot Kulfi
This artisanal kulfi brand, Pistacia will serve Pot Kulfis in interesting flavours such as Meetha Pan, Badam Thandai, Rabdi Falooda and Kaju Anjeer. 
Call: 9820287355

Pavlovas
Saccharine is known for its meringue dessert, pavlovas — a sweet with a crisp crust, fluffy on the inside and usually topped with fruit or whipped cream. They will be selling a wide variety of Pavlovas such as Raspberry Pavlova with Kiwi, Nutella & Chocochips, Banana with Caramel Pavlova and the Classic Strawberry Pavlova.
Log on to: Saccharine Mumbai on Facebook

Meringues
Mad about meringues? The French Spatula will be serving Rosette Meringue Sandwiches and Mocha Chocochip Meringues.
Call: 09833818936

Fruit chews
Fabbox has a range of sweets for the health conscious, but they are best known for their Fruit Chews in flavours such as Cranberry, Prunes, Blackberries and Pomelo. 
Log on to: www.fabbox.in

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