27 April 2011

First Week Was A Massive Success - Thanks To All Of Our New Friends

Where science meets sweetness!

Our stunning range of individual desserts.

Chef Razza working hard as always!

More delicious treats.

Mazza our chocolate spray girl - we have now built a special room in the studio for all her spraying needs.

We have a huge selection of large cakes also on offer - or you could design your own with us!!

What a week! Finally after a few false starts and a couple of years in the planning we completed our first week of trading. We had a sensational response from old and new friends and we want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for all of the custom in week 1. We thoroughly enjoyed creating some pretty spectacular dessert designs and we are really enjoying our new kitchen space. The Studio is looking great and we plan on making regular changes in the design of the store, edible art, product range and desserts so please come back as often as possible. There a some fantastic Burch & Purchese events coming up in the near future that we will tell you about in the next post and we are planning a few surprises in the Studio as well so it is exciting times and we are happy to be your first choice for cake designs. We will update this blog on a regular basis from now on, twice or three times a week will be the standard as we have so much to say! Thanks again to all who supported and we look forward to welcoming you into Melbourne's newest Sweet Studio.

647 Chapel Street, South Yarra, 3141 

03 9827 7060

Tues - Sun 10.00 - 18.30
Late night Thursday cake consultation by appointment

22 April 2011


What a fantastic week we have had...we opened the doors of our Sweet Studio for the very first time on Tuesday morning at 10am and had lovely people drop by and visit us right away. We are loving our new home and have been overwhelmed by the support and encouragement of our friends, family and well everyone generally...A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL.

We almost missed Easter this year but we are working hard to catch up and have closed today, Good Friday, to restock the Sweet Studio with Easter Eggs and our signature B&P cakes, ice creams and general goodness so we can reopen on Saturday. Our trading hours will be from 10am to 6.30pm and we are planning a few special surprises so if you are in the neighbourhood please stop by and say hello, we would love to see you.

After Saturday we will close the Sweet Studio for the remaining days in Easter and will reopen again on Wednesday the 27th. We want to use this time to develop some new ideas and create some surprises for you all.
For those of you who saw our giant egg in the front window and wonder what happened to it, we donated it the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal in the hope that it will raise some much needed funds. The plan we believe is for them to auction it on Ebay in the days to come, follow its progress at www.facebook.com/royalchildrenshospitalfoundation.

From all of us at Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio we wish you a very happy and safe Easter

Ian, Darren, Cath, Cara, Marie, Renee, Laura & Eugenia x

18 April 2011

Getting Ready For A Massive Week! Sweet Studio Opens Tuesday

Well the wait is nearly over and production has started in our brand new kitchen. The doors to Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio finally open on Tuesday 19th April. We are so excited to be opening the studio after a few false starts and we can't wait to fulfil all of your sweet dreams. In our stunning new retail space you can expect to find a huge range of desserts from our Autumn collection as well as ice creams, jams, chocolate bars and garnishes and components developed for you to 'pimp your pud'! Have a peek at our stunning chocolate flower wall and check out the massive 22 kg 100% chocolate Easter egg. Pop down and say hi if you are in the are as we would love to welcome you in store. We would just like to say thank you to all of you who have supported us on this blog and facebook & twitter.


+61 3 9827 7060

Opening times: 
Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 6.30pm
Thursday night by appointment for celebration cake consultation

13 April 2011

Sweet Studio Delayed Until Next Tuesday - Water Damage!!

We have been working very hard to get our first store up and running and are sad to announce that due to the heavy rains in Melbourne on Monday night we sustained water damage. This has forced us to delay our opening to the public until Tuesday 19th April.


We apologise to all of our friends and customers who were expecting a big unveiling this week but urgent repairs are needed back of house and in the retail area to ensure an amazing experience for all. This has been a blow but we want to be at our best when the swish sliding doors finally open. Other than that we are on course and hope to give you the ultimate dessert experience, we have been making jams, chocolates, taking orders for celebration cakes and we are working very hard to get a unique range of Easter eggs ready in time. We will keep you updated as things progress but for now we hope you are not too disappointed and we hope to see you in a week. Thanks to all of you who expressed concern and support today.
Darren & Ian

07 April 2011

Follow Us! We Open Next Week On Chapel Street

After a fantastic month or so at our temporary home in the city, we are packing up again to move in to our permanent residence at 647 Chapel Street. Big thanks to Careers Australia for their support in helping to make our Melbourne Food & Wine Festival events and pop up stores such a success.

We have been busy making a limited range of our Studio range of desserts for pop up and they went down extremely well so we have to say so thanks to all of you who came down and said hi. We are now gearing up for our official opening next week and of course Easter.

Latest on the Sweet Studio is that we have had a number of minor setbacks in the opening, these things are to be expected but we wanted to say thank you for your patience. We are now opening next week with a date still to be confirmed but it is looking like the later part of the week.

Most of our equipment has arrived and the finishing touches are being done to ensure Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio is the only place to go for individual desserts, large desserts, cakes, ice creams, garnishes, chocolate and our signature chocolate celebration cakes.

Above are a couple of images of our work in the last couple of weeks, from our 'Follow Us' Easter eggs, individual raspberry & lychee desserts to a stunning centre piece for a 21st birthday cake and finally our popular 'Coconut, Passionfruit, Mint and Ginger cake.

We will let you know as soon as possible the opening date of our store but it WILL be next week at some point so we look forward to meeting old and new friends.

Thanks all for the support, we will keep you informed via this blog as soon as we can.