A DESSERT parlour is due to open in Colchester next week.

Heavenly Desserts will be opening in the High Street after staff training sessions have taken place.

The grand launch will be inaugurated by a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 15.

Heavenly Desserts was founded in 2008 and has expanded with stores in Birmingham, Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and Preston.

They describe themselves as having a menu "especially for those with a passion for the finest desserts".

On the menu you will find things like Ferrero Rocher cookie dough, blueberry pancakes and milkshakes.

The new store has been fitted with contemporary, relaxed, interior ahead of its launch in the summer, which is bringing not only a new artisan dessert experience to Colchester, but 22 new job opportunities as well.

The parlour is opening next to where Byron Burgers was due to move in.

Two competitions will be launched this week ahead of the opening, and prizes include an invite to a VIP event and Golden Tickets being given out to the first 25 customers.

To find out more about Heavenly Desserts coming to Colchester, and the competitions, visit www.heavenlydesserts.co.uk or join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.