In one word: Set
Like a mini Brunetti's in the heart of Malvern, there are lots choices in Fleischer cakes, but of course I picked myself up a custard vanilla slice. Selling at $4.50 the price was a little on the steep side given the business card size of the slice. I had my reservations about the custard as it not only looked but felt a little 'set' in its texture. After cutting a piece off and sampling the goods I was pleasantly surprised at the flavour and in fact the texture of the custard was not as rubbery as I imagined. I was also pleased with the buttery, almost biscuit-like texture of the pastry and the vanilla essence flavoured filling. On top, a neat millimeter thin layer of sweet icing which was not overbearing. Much better than I expected based on appearances, but by no means the best! Less setting agent and real vanilla pods are a must.