Search for the perfect cupcake - Bittersweet

It's a tough job searching for the perfect cupcake but someone has to do it. This week's search uncovered tiny cupcakes at Bittersweet, a great chocolate shop at The Barracks on Petrie Terrace.

They are made by Bittersweet owner Ann Aitkinson who uses a mud cake base rather than the traditional sponge. The topping, a rich callebaut dark chocolate ganache, is a lovely velvety chocolate pile which I enjoyed and was a good contrast to the cake which was quite dense.

The small ones (pictured) are $2.50 and large $5.

When you pop into Bittersweet, make sure you drag your eyes away from the chocolates on display to check out the Acticoa chocolate which has some great health benefits. There are some new Atticoa truffles which you can use as your one a day guilt-free chocolate treat as well.


Bittersweet, The Barracks, 61 Petrie Terrace. p 3367 3323.

There's plenty of parking underneath and it's free for 2 hours if you spend $10.