January 20, 2022 2 min read


 Diary 20 Jan 22

It was definitely the last time we were in a huge crowd. The twentieth of January 2020 and we were in Rimini, Italy.

The Piazza Cavour was literally packed and almost exploding at the sides. People teetering on window sills and even more precariously standing out on shop roof tops reaching out over the piazza. The event so special drawing locals and tourists alike. 

With every moment of the sun setting, the piazza grew prettier. Darkness revealed tiny white lights adorning hot air balloon structures. These  had been placed through the Piazza's centre. The community Christmas tree still standing shone bright and added another level of celebratory spirit to the night.

We were all there to celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of Rimini's favourite son, Federico Fellini. Born in Rimini, Federico is to this day considered by many as one of the greatest movie screenwriters and directors of all time. Known for his creativity and vivid dreaming the town had planned celebrations for the whole of the 100th year. 

"There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life"

Frederico Fellini

The show began with the darkness. Laser stars covered the side of the Palazzo Malatesta and the shadows of acrobats on swings glided past. This was a show by internationally acclaimed illusionist and performer Kai Leclerc. Designed to surprise the audience, Kai took many of the famous scenes of Fellini's movies and gave an upside down interpretation. Intertwined in his show the Fidelio company with Elisa Barucchieri an amazing aerial dancer brought the creativity and dreaming for which Felini was most known.

At the end of the show, the moment we'd been waiting for .... and the whole crowd had been waiting for apparently. The cutting of the monumental birthday cake known as the Cake of Dreams. Standing 2 meters high the birthday cake was created by the master pastry chef Roberto Rinaldini ( his brand mentioned here) who personally reinterpreted Fellini's favourite dessert Zuppa Inglese.

 As the announcement was made that the birthday cake was served, the crowd literally lurched forward. Pressed and pushed and a little disorientated we fortuitously found ourselves near one of the air balloon structures. Bien reached out and returned with two cups of the birthday cake of dreams.  

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Indulge in Elegance: The Allure of Dello Mano’s Mini Red Velvet Cakes
Indulge in Elegance: The Allure of Dello Mano’s Mini Red Velvet Cakes

June 09, 2024 0 min read

Introducing Dello Mano’s Mini Red Velvet Cakes: A Bite of Luxury

Discover the latest addition to our gourmet collection – the Mini Red Velvet Cakes by Dello Mano. Handcrafted with the finest ingredients, including premium Belgian Cocoa Powder and luscious cream cheese frosting, these delightful mini cakes are perfect for gifts, parties, and special celebrations. Available in packs of 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100, our Mini Red Velvet Cakes add a touch of elegance to any occasion. Order now for delivery in Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast, or pick up from our Indooroopilly and Wintergarden stores. Indulge in a bite of luxury with Dello Mano’s Mini Red Velvet Cakes.
Read More
Uncover the Decadence of Italian Buttercream
Uncover the Decadence of Italian Buttercream

March 25, 2024 0 min read

Discover the Magic of Italian Buttercream with Dello Mano

Indulge in the exquisite world of Italian Buttercream and experience dessert perfection like never before. At Dello Mano, we're on a mission to elevate your sweet tooth cravings with our Raspberry Milkshake Cake, lovingly crafted with the finest ingredients and a touch of artisanal flair.

Join us as we delve into the artistry behind Italian Buttercream, where every dollop is a testament to our commitment to quality and taste. With its silky-smooth texture and delicate flavour, Italian Buttercream is the heart and soul of several of our cakes.

From its superior stability to its unrivaled versatility, Italian Buttercream is the secret ingredient that sets our cakes apart. Whether you're sinking your teeth into our Raspberry Milkshake Cake or savoring a slice of our Chocolate Milkshake Cake, you'll taste the difference that Italian Buttercream makes.

So, come along for the journey and explore the decadent delights of Italian Buttercream with Dello Mano. Your taste buds will thank you!

Read More
A slice of cake showing the texture resulting from the creaming of butter and sugar
Why is Creaming Butter and Sugar Essential for Perfect Baking Results

September 13, 2023 0 min read

Unlock the secret to perfect baking by mastering the art of creaming butter and sugar. This transformative process is the key to achieving light, tender textures and intensified flavors in your baked creations. Discover the science behind creaming, adapt it for various recipes, and elevate your baking skills. Join us in unraveling the magic of creaming and explore the exquisite cake base of Dello Mano's Raspberry Passionfruit Torte, a testament to this culinary artistry.
Read More

Become a DelloManonian