A cake of chocolate and an Australian flag was on display in a Sydney cafe on Tuesday as a mark of appreciation for the centenary of the Commonwealth.

Organisers of Australia Day Australia said the cake spoon was made by cake maker and chef Paul O’Sullivan, who worked in Australia for more than 40 years.

He said he was overwhelmed with the attention and support he had received over the past two weeks.

“It’s been fantastic to see so many people from around the world come to the cafe to give their blessings,” he said.

“There’s so much more that we could do with the support of the community.”

People are just so supportive and it means the world to me.

“Mr O’Sullivans cake was made for the occasion, which commemorates the Commonwealth centenary and was unveiled by the state’s prime minister and prime minister of New South Wales, Andrew Barr.”

He was very excited to get this cake spoon out to the people, it was his favourite cake,” Mr O’Suille, who is from the Southport region of Sydney, said.

A day of remembrance is expected to take place across Australia, with Mr Barr expected to be the chief guest at the celebrations.

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