Black Star Pastry adds stores in Chadstone and Shanghai, drops two new cakes

Black Star Pastry's newest store in Chadstone Shopping Centre plays on the fashion trend of "logomania" with a halo of ...
Black Star Pastry's newest store in Chadstone Shopping Centre plays on the fashion trend of "logomania" with a halo of suspended letters. Photo: Jon Croft

Black Star Pastry, the creators of jewel-like cakes that are endlessly photographed, opened its most high-profile Melbourne store to date at Chadstone Shopping Centre on Friday.

The second Melbourne location for the Sydney-born cake shop sits within a large void surrounded by luxury fashion retailers, and will capture some of the 2 million visitors to Chadstone each year.

"It's exciting to have a shiny new toy to play with in an amazing location," says Josh Ogilvie, Black Star's head of brand.

Black Star Pastry's seven-layered mango yuzu cake.
Black Star Pastry's seven-layered mango yuzu cake. Photo: Alicia Taylor

It's also the first place Black Star fans can try the latest creations from the kitchen, a mango yuzu cake and a black sesame Zen cake both being released in Melbourne a week before Sydney. The Zen cake is an ambitious piece of design featuring stacked macarons to represent stones in a Japanese garden, while the mango number involves seven layers of coconut, yuzu, mango and sago.

They join a full line-up of cakes at the new store, including Black Star's signature strawberry and watermelon, plus coffee by St Ali.

The kiosk, designed by March Studio, features a jumble of letters suspended above the cake display; together they spell out Black Star Pastry. Six bar stools are available for those who want to Instagram their cakes immediately after purchase, but otherwise the store is geared to takeaway.

Black Star will also open its first overseas store in Shanghai this month, where Ogilvie says an exciting cafe culture has emerged blending art and design with hospitality. The Shanghai location will combine a cafe downstairs with an exhibition space, tea room and cocktail bar upstairs.

Open Mon-Wed 9am-5.30pm, Thu-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-7pm.

Kiosk 0105, lower level, Chadstone Shopping Centre, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone, blackstarpastry.com