MEDIA: DAILY TELEGRAPH
Shireen Khalil, Fairfield Advance
February 1, 2016 5:00pm
Pasticceria Caruso have perfected the ‘Bazooka’ aka the giant cannoli.
Yes, there’s such a thing.
Inside the mouth-watering creation you will find 50 mini cannolis, meaning “little tube” filled with three flavours; ricotta, vanilla and chocolate.
And once you reach the middle of the popular Italian dessert, you will discover more — profiteroles.
The man behind the beloved ‘Bazooka’ which is also the patisserie’s signature dessert, alongside their Italian continental cake, is Giuseppe Caruso.
“We created the ‘Bazooka’ about four years ago as a bit of a joke,” Mr Caruso said.
“We put it on Facebook to see the reaction it would get, but it didn’t really get noticed until a month later when we got our first order.”
Since then they went on from selling about eight a week to now more than 40.
It is made fresh at their Wetherill Park factory, as is every other of their more than 80 desserts.
“There was another place that did it before us, but we have perfected it from the taste to its presentation; we add toys, flowers, ribbons, depending on the occasion.”
From that was born the cannoli tower profiterole towers and nutella ricotta cannoli cake.
“It’s great seeing people’s faces when they come to pick it up,” Mr Caruso said.
In true Italian style, the whole family loves to get involved from Mr Caruso’s parents who help roll the cannolis, to his nine-year-old son Christian who refuses to work without his staff uniform.
Pasticceria Caruso have been satisfying locals for seven years. They moved into their new cake shop and cafe at the newly renovated Stockland Wetherill Park a month ago.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
■ You can now find the Pasticceria Caruso cake shop and cafe at the newly renovated Stockland Wetherill Park shopping centre, opposite Coles, where they have a dedicated cannoli station on site
■ Small ‘Bazooka’ with 20 mini cannoli — $65; ‘Bazooka’ with 50 mini cannoli — $145; mini cannoli are $1.50 each and large cannoli are $3 each.