MEDIA: daily mail
By ANNETA KONSTANTINIDES FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
PUBLISHED: 11:32 AEDT, 30 January 2018
A dessert stuffed with 50 pastries and more than 20,000 CALORIES.
Pasticceria Caruso is behind the dessert, getting orders from all over the globe.
The $150 creation is all wrapped up in a custom-made cannoli pastry shell.
Comes in chocolate, vanilla, or ricotta but custom flavours are also available.
A dessert that started out as a joke for a family member put a small bakery on the map, and now brings in orders from all over the globe.
Giuseppe Caruso, the owner of Pasticceria Caruso, was just hoping to make something memorable when he created the Cannoli Bazooka.
A showstopping dessert, it features 50 individual cannoli pastries that have been wrapped up in another large cannoli shell and are all tied together with a bow.
The dessert has 1,048 calories per serving, while the entire Cannoli Bazooka clocks in at a whopping 20,960 calories
Caruso and his team created a custom large cannoli shell to hold everything together, and now offer the dessert in three standard flavours.
‘We have chocolate, vanilla, and ricotta, and we also custom-make flavours like blueberry. We’re open to creating new flavours for our customers all the time,’ he said.
To top it all off the dessert is dusted with icing sugar and then decorated to fit any occasion with flowers and ribbons.
Cannoli Bazookas have been ordered for everything from birthdays and corporate events to baby gender reveals and first communions.
‘We give new ideas to customers for their Cannoli Bazooka and like to create custom versions of it depending on what the client wants,’ Caruso said.
The standard Cannoli Bazooka costs $150, while a mini version with 20 cannoli pastries inside costs $65.
Pasticceria Caruso also offers a cannoli tower, complete with 100 cannoli, for $300.
The dessert has been a huge hit with customers, and now the bakery is doing up to 50 a week.
Since the dessert has gone viral, Pasticceria Caruso has had orders from all over the globe.
Caruso said it was a huge hit in New Jersey, where one man said he would pay for shipping so he could get his hands on the Cannoli Bazooka.