Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy

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Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy

Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy

As I'm learning to drive, I took the chance to drive there (driving in the Northern beaches for an L driver is much nicer as people are more relaxed) and drove up to the store.

Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy

Inside there are displays of fresh flowers, some of which I've never seen before (they have a florist that picks their flowers). Even for this Sunday morning it's full.

Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy

Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy

Halloween Displays

There is a display that completely appeals to me, the Halloween one with the Spider Cupcakes wrappers, the very ones that I have come here expressly to get a hold of.

Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy

Cupcake wrappers

I ask them about the Cupcake wrappers and they tell me that when they first arrived they sold out of them straight away and now they get orders from everywhere in Australia requesting them.

Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy

Stonewall kitchen

Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy

Stonewall Kitchen's Grade A Dark Amber Maple syrup

I am intrigued by the Stonewall Kitchen products from Maine, New England, in particular their two grades of Maple Syrup, the regular kind and the Grade A Dark Amber Maple Syrup housed in a cute little cabin. I think I may have to come back for this.

Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy

Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy

There's also the Crystallised Violets, the same brand that I bought in the UK and used in my Violette Macarons ($17.95 here) as well as boxes of sugar flowers (you can buy a large box of sugar flowers for $25), cake decorating items (mostly Wilton brand), cupcake patty pans, cake stands and cake making tools which relieves me that I don't have to travel very far to top up my stash.

Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy

Cake decorating supplies

Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy

Tilting turntable to help decorate cakes

One thing I notice that they have is numbered cake tin rental, for $8 a week you can rent a cake tin which saves you collecting numbers 0-9 in order to make cakes for all ages. Very clever indeed.

Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy

_Me wanty! Me didn't get :(

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Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy

Adorable wrapping paper

As well as cake decorating items there's also furniture (damn if only I'd know about this before our wedding I'd have had our registry here!) and all sorts of lovely bits and pieces that a true fashionista would love.

Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy

I fell in love with this tray-perfect for Spring or Christmas

And look out for the upcoming NQN competition where the kind people at Alfresco Emporium, upon seeing my reaction at these cupcake wrappers, offered up 6 packets of cupcake wrappers for a competition! ;) Keep reading and all will be revealed!

Alfresco Emporium

1021 Pittwater Road

Collaroy NSW 2097

Tel: +61 (02) 9972 9999

Monday - Friday 9.00 - 5.30

Saturday 9.00 - 5.00

Sunday 10.00 - 4.00

Also stores in Mona Vale and Cherrybrook

http://www.alfrescoemporium.com.au