Even Santa hates the lockout laws in Gelato Messina’s epic new Christmas cake

Gelato Messina have gotten a bit cheeky with their latest Christmas creation, a cake which depicts the fate awaiting Santa if he’s planning to visit Sydney this year. “This year’s Christmas cake signifies the real life situation you could end up in this Christmas if Mike Baird gets his wicked way and keeps Sydney on lock down all night”, reads a statement on the popular dessert brand’s official website, heralding The Lockout Claus.

“Make sure you leave your cookies and milk out early – even Santa’s not safe from the lockout claus!”. Yep, you can be sure one of the most iconic dessert chains in Australia isn’t at all a fan of these culture-killing laws.

Messina have put together this deliciously sly dig at Sydney’s lockout laws, seemingly giving it everything they’ve got with a Santa whose body is made up of salted caramel gelato, stuck in a chimney of cherry sorbet, chewy caramel, chocolate mousse and chocolate sponge. The cake even comes with a bottle of vanilla brandy custard so you can at least try help lubricate the chimney and help the poor guy.

They’ve also made this one available in Melbourne, just to remind them how lucky they are.


Each cake serves 12-14 and is available for $90 each from now until 24th December (they’ll be well out of stock by then though). Upon ordering you have to select a pickup time between 12pm on 21st December and 6pm on Christmas Eve (they advise bringing an esky).

Locations where the cake can be picked up include Rosbery, Bondi, Darlinghurst, Miranda and Parramatta for Sydney. Fitzroy and Windsor for Melbourne. For full details and store locations click HERE.

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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy-Editor-At-Large of the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.