Bakedown Cakery gets a taste for Sydney suburbs

Data visualisation company Small Multiples and artisan chocolatier Bakedown Cakery have teamed up to represent census ...
Data visualisation company Small Multiples and artisan chocolatier Bakedown Cakery have teamed up to represent census data in chocolate form. Photo: Supplied

 Ever wondered what flavour your suburb might be as a chocolate? No, we haven't either. But the sweet-toothed folk at data visualisation company Small Multiples and artisan chocolatier Bakedown Cakery have teamed up, scouring ABS Census data to create chocolates for 12 Sydney suburbs. "For a suburb such as Westmead, with a strong Indian population, flavours including cardamom, coconut and cashew join forces to represent the ancestry of its residents. Concord, with its large Italian influence, sees a chocolate flavoured with strawberry paired with a tart balsamic vinegar caramel, to demonstrate its heritage," says Jen Lo, from Bakedown Cakery. Suburbs from Manly to Rooty Hill get a look-in for the Not A Single Origin collaboration. Details: visit notasingleorigin.com

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