In one word: Underachiever
The cake shop has a good reputation inside of the busy deli hall and I was interested to see how their 'French vanilla slice' would fare. Starting with the positives; the appearence is very inviting, with a tall, slender, triple layered stature and glossy, decorative icing on top. Unfortunately that is where it ends. I sampled the custard first with a fork; its slightly rubbery texture and non -descript flavour was cause for concern. It lacked any real creaminess, richness, egginess and only a very faint hint of vanilla came through. To make matters worse, the pastry was dreadful; a one way trip to soggy town. Good icing though, right? Average at best. Another example of a well proportioned and presented slice, lacking in taste and texture.