A couple of weeks ago, my husband, 5-year-old daughter and I were hurrying through Sydney on a chilly Tuesday morning to get to the US Embassy to renew my daughter’s US passport; we were hurrying because my husband needed to get to work and my daughter needed to get to school. We were rushing down George Street, near Wynyard Station, when this sexy red-colored shop caught my attention. In the window display were some silver curly decorations and some delicious-looking cupcakes! Wow, a cupcake shop I hadn’t been to before!! But I didn’t have time to stop there, so I made mental note of the name – Ghermez Cupcakes – and location – 329 George Street – and vowed to come back and test them out.
I took my daughter back there over the weekend – a trip into the city just for cupcakes! The straight lines of the design inside Ghermez Cupcakes, paired with a delicious shade of red, give this shop a very modern and sexy appearance. It’s quite beautiful, actually!
The guy behind the counter was really friendly and welcoming – it seems that friendly staff is hard to come by these days, so I was really appreciative of this.
The display case offered a tempting display of flavors, including their brand new blueberry cupcake, which is made with fresh blueberries both in the cake and the white chocolate frosting. Most of the cupcakes have a little decoration on top in the shape of the lowercase letter “G”.
On offer were mini cupcakes ($2.20) and regular cupcakes ($3.80). After a good look at all the beautiful cupcakes on display, my daughter and I chose one dozen mini cupcakes – one of each flavor they had!
Aren’t they gorgeous! Starting from the top left, we have a Carrot and Walnut Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing, Blueberry Cake with Blueberry and White Chocolate Buttercream Icing, Pistachio and Rose Water Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream, Sticky Date with Caramel Icing, Chocolate Mud Cake with Dark Chocolate Buttercream and Chocolate Sprinkles, Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Icing, Fresh Banana Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Icing, Lemon Cake with Lemon Frosting, Red Velvet Chocolate Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Icing, Fresh Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Icing, Vanilla Cake with Milk Chocolate Buttercream Icing, and Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Icing and Marshmallow Topping.
My daughter basically loved each mini cupcake she ate, but I did have my favorites of the dozen. First off all, I will reluctantly admit that the cakes were slightly drier than I expected/liked. However, they still tasted fabulous! My favorites were the blueberry, sticky date, chocolate mud, carrot cake, lemon, and strawberry ones. My least favorite was the red velvet one…. I think because the frosting was too cream cheesy for my tastes, and I’m not a huge fan of cream cheese.
The wooden utensils, ribbon and doily is also from Mon Tresor. I think that the cupcakes were slightly more moist and flavorful on the next day, to be honest. It sounds strange, but they really were! The frosting was a bit more dry, but I didn’t mind much. The cupcakes above were the ones we had remaining on the next day. The lemon one at the very top of the photo was accidentally dropped back into the box, which is why the frosting’s a bit messed up!
I would definitely recommend stopping by Ghermez Cupcakes if you find yourself near one of their three shops around Sydney. They have different flavors each day of the week (you can see their weekly flavor chart on their website), including a dulce de leche one, which I just have to have!