Marcianos Cakes

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We ordered a birthday cake from here, it was fantastic! Really good value.

The man serving us, told us the Marciano’s delight was the most popular flavor of cake.

It consists of traditional millefeuille (puff pastry) with layers of dulce de leche  and vanilla custard for the bottom half and  Vanilla sponge layered with dulce de leche(caramel), crème Chantilly and fruit for the top, them it is covered with meringue.


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I love this cake shop. It offers South American style cakes. On the day we ordered the birthday cake we got there around 2:30 and were starving. Unfortunately they had run out of the traditional Chilean beef empandas, so we went for a sausage roll and cheese empanada. The pastry of both was soo flaky and buttery. The sausage mixture was sweeter with a little spice compared to a standard Aussie version.

They have a large range of  sweet pastries, many filled with dulce de  leche. I’m not sure what these are called, but one that we shared cake was like a Swiss roll filled with dulce de leche instead of jam and coated with icing sugar. The other was  a sponge ball with dulce de leche in the middle, and also used as a coating and ducted with coconut. They are moreish and big, you will need to share!

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A visit to Casa Iberica and Zeigote, Fitzroy.


I’m planning on feeding a number of people a Mexican feast in the next couple of weeks, and needed to find somewhere in Melbourne that stocks ancho chillies, chipotle chillies in adobo, tomatillos and a few other things.


A quick Google, led me to Casa Iberica (25 Johnston St, Fitzroy). It stocks products from Spain, well as all over South America and also continental goods. It is also a deli, where you can get small goods, rolls filled to order and sweet and savory pastries. It was awesome! I wish I had more time to explore but we were in a bit of hurry. I’m going back the day before my feast to get fresh corn tortillas, cheese and maybe, some Jarrito or Inca cola soft drinks.


As you can see from my haul,I found all that I needed (and more), and also found Sherry Vinegar which I have been after for awhile!


Afterwards, we had a quick lunch at Zeigote, which is a couple of doors down. I had a ‘Spicy Indian Omelet’, it was yummy. Yellow from  turmeric, and full of spice, capsicum and nicely charred onions.


Hope your all enjoying your weekend!

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