In one word: Celebratory
A delivery driver arrives at my front door carrying a box, hands it over and then it becomes obvious... Happy Birthday Byron! My internet savvy sister managed to get me my own slab of vanilla slice for my birthday present - all the way from Jersey! Having never heard of Ribbons and Bows cakes I wasn't sure what to expect, but based on appearances, fragrances and sheer weight, I was salivating at the thought.
I wasn't let down either. Each piece was huge to say the least and the beautiful custard filling was very generous. So many other slices claim to be vanilla flavoured or indeed just custard, but turn out to be just cream. This custard was thick, eggy, creamy and vanilla flavoured - just gorgeous and exactly how custard should be. The pastry was crisply baked but light in colour. It flaked well when cut and held together well when separated from the slab. What an awesome birthday present!