Adriano Zumbo is one of Australia’s most celebrated patissiers. This country boy’s first taste of the sweet life was raiding the lollies and cake mix from his parent’s Coonamble supermarket. He began his apprenticeship at the age of 15 where his love affair with pastry flourished. His swiftly expanding empire began in 2007 with his Balmain shop front, where sugared-up locals couldn’t get enough of pastries. An appearance on the first series of MasterChef Australia helped introduce croquembouche to an even wider audience and made Adriano – and macarons – a household name.