Trick or Treat yourself this Halloween with sweets from these local businesses in Geelong
15.10.2021

Trick or Treat yourself this Halloween with sweets from these local businesses in Geelong

We'll take the treats—hold the tricks.

It’s that time of year again – Halloween is making its return Sunday 31 October 2021! While we may not have the same cultural attachment to Halloween as Americans, will we let that minor detail prevent us from indulging? Hell no we won’t. And, as is tradition, it’s time for an annual spooktacular of treats and treats.

To help you celebrate Spooky Season to its fullest (complete with all the sweet treats), here’s a bunch of local favourites getting into the Halloween spirit.

Baked By Us

This beautiful cupcakery (who support young people who have a disability to gain workplace skills and experience) is always ahead of the game with it comes to themed treats, and this month is no different.

Already decking out the shopfront in decorations, the cupcakery is making six different types of Halloween-inspired treats which are being made available every day until the end of the month.
Flavours include Brainzzz (White chocolate and raspberry cupcake topped with vanilla buttercream), Jack-o-lantern (Cinnamon cupcake with speculoos spread centre), R.I.P Oreo (Chocolate cupcake with cookies and cream buttercream), Trick or Treat (Vanilla cucpcake with vanilla buttercream and fizz fizz or nerds), Frankenstein (Chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream and white chocolate ganache centre) and Casper (white chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream and white chocolate ganache centre).

You can order a six-pack via the website for collection, or just pop in-store at 78 Ryrie St, Geelong.

Cookies By Qui

Making cookies that will impress absolutely everyone you know, Geelong’s very own Jacqui of ‘Cookies By Qui’ has been creating premium custom cookies for all life’s special moments since 2017, with over a decade of cookie decorating experience.

A home-based business with a fully registered kitchen, this local baking sensation is earning herself a solid reputation for the amount of detail she puts into her little creations. We’ve had to double take on quite a few of her posts of late because they are that realistic – and people are loving it!

For Halloween the clever cookie maker is back and has crafted a bunch of adorable Halloween treats. With various options you can get spooktacular ice cream themed Halloween cookies, tiny 4cm cookies, a DIY Halloween cookie kit (great for the kiddies), Paint Your Own Witch or Zombie cookies, or Snickerdoodles (a delicious combination of Cinnamon and Sugar all rolled into one incredible irresistible cookie). Yummo!!

You can order via the website here. Pick up is from St Albans Park on October 29th at various times.

Cara Mia Cakes

Located in Belmont, Cara Mia Cake is a local Geelong business renowned for suppling wholesale cupcakes across the region who now own their very own cupcakery. Led by dream team Cara and Andrew Tonkin, the duo are purists when it comes to their cupcakes, specialty cakes and desserts, with decades of experience in baking and dessert making between them.

Freshly made with only the best ingredients, a cupcake from Cara Mia Make is a worthy indulgence, especially when it comes to Halloween treats!

Available to pre-order now, the cupcakery are doing incredibly unique and spooky Halloween cupcakes in a mixed box of six. With surprise flavours, all you need to do is select your dietary requirement and you’re good to go. Choose from gluten-free and vegan, gluten-free only, vegan only, and classic mixed box.

These will be ready for pickup or delivery on Saturday, 30 October. Flavours will also be available on the day. Order here.

 

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Vecan

Specialising in vegan and gluten-free treats, Vecan is a local artisan gem creating some of the most delicious cakes, cupcakes and slices that are filled with the freshness of purity and goodness of love. All Vecan recipes are recreated and baked on-site with fresh ingredients and will melt your heart for sure, and that remains true for their Halloween selection.

Meticulously crafted and visually stunning, you can get your hands on cupcakes in flavours like Bloody velvet, Graveyard, Green Slimer, pumpkin patch, purple monster and spooky spider. You can choose a six pack of the single flavour or indulge in a mixed pack.

Pre-order online here.

 

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The Little Treat Box

Everyone loves a smash cake and The Little Treat Box has been the go-to for Geelong celebrations for a while now with their ‘Smash Hearts’. Filled with a delicious chocolate mix, lollies or a mix of both, these handcrafted hearts are perfect for any occasion – even Halloween.

Available for pre-order, The Little Treat Box is creating four different types of spooky Smash Hearts. There’s the Smashin’ Pumpkin, Spooky Mummy, Mr Fugly and Happy Skeleton and they all come filled with yummy treats from the Sweets Lab.

You can shop online here.

Grazed In Geelong

Everyone loves a grazing box – a platter laden with delicious snacks, sweet or savoury, beautifully arranged and all ready to eat either by yourself, with your loved ones or to send as a gift.

Grazed In Geelong is one of the newest businesses to pop in town specialising in these works of art, and will become a go-to when you’re looking for something to impress. Offering Persian inspired boxes for all occasions, it’s the Halloween boxes that caught our attention. Teaming up with Werribee biz Scookie, this box of treats come packed with cookies, waffles, and the sweetest of spooky treats to celebrate the day, all for just $35.

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Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie

There’s no denying this venue’s pull any time of the year. Packed with chocolate and ice cream, is there anything else you need in life? This sweet retreat features a showroom filled with thousands of chocolates, chocolate tastings (with social distancing measures in place) and an international team of six chocolatiers. Located just 30 minutes from Geelong, it’s the perfect excuse for an afternoon of browsing handcrafted chocolates, enjoying ice cream, and sussing out the 15 acres of landscaped grounds.

For the spooky season, the creative chocolatiers have made up some treat boxes with an assortment of Polka dot ball filled choc babies, Milk and white chocolate Halloween shapes, Chocolate love hearts filled with mini marshmallows, cookies and cream skulls and a Halloween Chocolate Lollipop. There’s even a Spooky eyeball filled with sour worms, mini marshmallows, raspberry jellies and polka dots. Yikes!

If you’re in the DIY mood, there’s also Halloween cookie making and decorating kits available to purchase.

Buy in-store at 1200 Great Ocean Rd, Bellbrae or online here.

Pure Paws Dog Bakery

If there’s one thing we love more than treating ourselves, it’s treating our loyal and fluffy, four-legged best friends – especially when it comes to holidays and special events.

Halloween is no different this year, and the absolute divine Nedda Tay from Pure Paws Dog Bakery has your covered with some spooky (and seriously creative) dog treats.

Offering a range of naturally homemade, gourmet Aussie pet treats, for the spooky season you’ll be able to treat your doggo with pooch-friendly pumpkin spice latte, Halloween biscuit packs made up of handcrafted themed Peanut Butter and Kangaroo flavoured biscuits, Halloween iced biscuits, and currently there’s even a damn foot!! Not a real foot of course, but you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Just look at it (below).

You can order your Halloween pooch treats via the website or in store at 406 Pakington St, Newtown.

Gotcha Fresh Tea

Keen for a spooky beverage instead? Well, the good folk at Gotcha Fresh Tea have conjured up a Halloween collection of delicious teas with delightful and frightful fruity flavours just for you.

Freshly brewed from real fruit puree and real tea leaves, these teas are all handmade and offers a bespoke and fun experience to tea lovers everywhere. For Halloween, you can get limited edition flavours including Candy Apple Green Tea (sweet apple with jasmine green tea with a topping of white pearls) and Jack’o lantern inspired sweet Pumpkin Boom Fresh Milk (pumpkin and sweet potato topped with fresh milk), as well as WinterLemon Macchiato (wintermelon and lemon flavoured tea with cheese foam), WinterLemon Juice (wintermelon and lemon flavoured tea)  and Kumquat Plum Green Tea (kumquat and plum flavour with jasmine green tea).

The Limited Edition range will be available from Thursday 28 October – Sunday 31 October, both in-store and on delivery apps nationwide.