Visiting parent from the UK = Daytrip to Ballarat = Vanilla slice as a present.
Apparently this place used to be very good, but judging on the vanilla slice I wasn't so sure. As lovely as the present was, I couldn't falsify the result and judgement. The whole thing was just way too sweet. The icing was like eating pure sugar on a spoon. The custard; sweetened and creamy but not much in the way of flavour. The best part was the crispy pastry which cut and crumbled nicely upon eating.