It’s Almost Time For Dessert Fest SA 2017

It's Almost Time For Dessert Fest SA 2017 - Like We Needed A Reason To Eat Something Sweet

Indulgence of the sugary kind – from mini tarts, decadently filled pastries, unique vegan creations to macaroons and even koeksisters – will be celebrated this December at South Africa’s first ever event dedicated to the art of the dessert. Food connoisseurs and dessert savages sharing this passion for all things sweet will be convening for Dessert Fest SA in The Mustang Room at Sally Mustang, Sandton, Johannesburg on Saturday, 2 and Sunday, 3 December 2017.

South Africa’s most widely respected purveyors of food on the sweeter end of the scale have been handpicked to give public exclusive access to a spectacular display of the most loved desserts. But, instead of just dishing up what’s already out there, Dessert Fest SA also serves as a showcase of the best in international trends when it comes to inspiring a sugar rush, which screams “Yes” with a freshly sweet-tinged zing.

“Realising there was no other festival or market dedicated to the art of that end-of-the-meal everyone loves, we decided to bring all our favourite dessert finds into one room and share them with Johannesburg! Get ready for a crazy variety of sugar…from crispy custardy donuts to SA’s traditional delicacies such as the koeksister or mini melkterties, and everything else in between; plus some surprising new additions to tantalise your sweet tooth,”

– explains Dessert Fest SA founder, Tammy Makadooj.

Well-known local media personality Zuraida Jardine will be hosting the event, with internationally acclaimed catering and interior décor specialist, Vicky Crease, showcasing food styling inspiration tailored for social media exploration. Her desserts will be offered as a complimentary gift to all those attending Dessert Fest SA.

Some of SA’s top sweet-orientated brands have joined the sugar revolution to sell their most popular creations at the inaugural Dessert Fest SA. Names such as Tonka Bean Bakery, The Mobile Grind Coffee, Maverick and Jane Gourmet Pop-corn, and How We Roll Ice-cream will ring a bell to all those in the know – and now everyone will get an opportunity to savour their fabulousness. A unique addition to the event offering include Leafy Green Café, which will be treating festivalgoers to a distinct serving of vegan desserts – staying in line with the event’s overall focus on giving public access to a wide array of sweet dishes not easily found on mainstream pudding menus.

Other event attractions on the table for Dessert Fest SA are live dessert shows by celeb chefs, food styling talks, a play area for kids as well as a social media-equipped dessert display lounge to “snap, insta, share, indulge”.

Tickets are R100 per person – and includes access to all activities and food stalls selling on the day, complimentary dessert tasters, welcoming drinks and goodie bags (and possibly a bit of a sweety hangover too).

Tickets are available via NuTickets – go to

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