Central Geelong’s sweet eats

Baked by Us. (Pictures: Supplied)

Sometimes there’s no better way to put an instant smile on your face than a sweet sugar rush and you’ve got it made in Central Geelong with a range of delectable sweet treats from speciality desserts, stunning handcrafted cakes to melt in the mouth pastries.

Although its Moorabool Street store is currently closed, Miss Gina Gelato Geelong is continuing to wow with heavenly treats. The DIY waffle kits, delivered to you at home, are a huge hit. The waffle kit includes four waffle cups, a 500ml tub of gelato, three chocolate sauces and a tub of decorations. Miss Gina is also delivering authentic Italian gelato, cakes, sample packs and kids party packs. Visit them online @missginagelato to place your order.

James Street Bakery boasts scrumptious house made sweets and cakes and the beautiful macaroon boxes are a sight for sore eyes. Dine in or outdoors or place an order. www.jamestreetbakery.com.au

In Little Malop Street, Uncle Donut is celebrating the recent opening of a second Central Geelong store in Westfield Geelong. Offering dozens of unique and delicious donut flavours, Uncle Donut is hard to resist. The $30 gift box is packed with six specialty donuts and assorted lollies. www.uncledonut.com.au

For cakes with ultimate style and elegance, head to Cakesmith in Ryrie Street, open Friday and Saturday until 2pm. This boutique cake shop sells artisan cakes and mouth-watering pastries baked on site. @cakesmithgeelong.

Geelong’s original ice cream parlour Lic (Lollies, Ice Cream and Coffee) on Yarra Street offers an incredible 90 varieties of pic ‘n’ mix lollies, milkshakes, thick shakes and 37 flavours of gourmet ice-cream. www.liconyarra.com.au

The team at Baking Bliss can create the most incredible themed cake for your next special occasion or family event. Drop in for delicious cupcakes at the Ryrie Street store or check out the ‘High Tea Bliss Box’– a selection of seven treats to really hit the sweet spot. Order online at www.bakingbliss.com.au

Augustus Gelatery in Gheringhap Street boasts a bright and friendly ice cream experience for the young or young at heart. Sweet tooths will not be able to resist their wide variety of delicious and decadent flavours from Nutella to salted caramel, cotton candy, snickas and caramel mudcake. www.augustusgelatery.com.au or pop into their Gheringhap Street store.

Panache Café and Creperie can be found on the Waterfront and in Market Square Shopping Centre. With a wide offering of sweet crepes and cakes, the waterfront location is a top spot for watching the world go by. For the ultimate indulgence, team your sweet crepe with a signature iced chocolate topped with whipped cream! www.panachecafeandcreperie.com.au

Curls and Swirls Rolled Ice cream is a unique style of ice cream on offer in Ryrie Street. Made to order, this sweet treat is created from a liquid base that is poured into a frozen pan and then chopped, mixed and spread right in front of your eyes! A new flavour drops every month. www.curlsandswirls.com.au

Café Go offers 12 different types of sweets to order and enjoy at home, from whole cakes to tarts, pasties, slices and a weekly dessert special. Drop by the quirky café in Bellarine Street or order at www.cafego.com.au

For a hard-core sugar hit visit Dr Nuts and Sweets in Westfield. Offering premium confectionary and sweet and savoury nuts and snacks, they also stock specialty chocolate products. The kids will love the range of novel American candy including ‘Nerds’ and ‘Everlasting Gobstoppers’.www.drnuts.com.au

Blis Ice cream not only specialises in delicious and refreshing ice cream and frozen yoghurt, it also offers a huge variety of donuts made fresh daily. @blisicecream.

Baked By Us cupcake cafe is fun and bright and any true cupcake lovers delight! Open 10am – 3pm Monday – Saturday, you can swing by their Ryrie Street location or order online at www.bakedbyus.com.au. The $20 treat box is a winner, complete with a cupcake, brownie, bag of sweet popcorn and a double chic chip cookie.

Ferguson Plarre Bakehouse in Westfield boasts many award-winning products for cake and pastry devotees. Drop in to collect a Sweet Treats Box and mix and match any treats for just $15. www.fergusonplarre.com.au

And for a sweet treat of a completely different kind, don’t miss the free Sweetfest on Sunday, May 30 in Little Malop Central.

Whatever your weakness, Central Geelong is your sweet treat go to! See a full listing of Central Geelong businesses at 
www.centralgeelong.com.au or download the Love Central Geelong App.