In one word: Sicilian
Whilst driving up Smith Street I was duped into Smiths Cakes by their window display of cakes, biscuits and sweets. I got a small selection of cakes, including two very Sicilian Millefoglie (Italian cousin of the mille-fuille or the vanilla slice) and took them home to share with friends.
We were all impressed with the cannoli, with its crisp wafer like shell and the incredibly sweet cherry slice. The more traditional looking vanilla slice was smaller and more enjoyable than its continental brother. Intensely creamy custard / whipped cream filling, but the slightly soggy pastry beneath the custard let it down - it doesn't matter how many fancy nut toppings or chocolate swirls you top it with. The other slice (Sfogliatelle Continetale) was an unusual mix of ingredients and flavours; comprising of puff pastry topped with sponge, chocolate mousse, vanilla custard and orange liqueur. The whole thing was overpowered by the orange liqueur and the chocolate and custard were completely lost. I'm quite pleased I only had a small piece to taste in truth. It's always interesting to try different variations of the vanilla slice and at $15 for the whole selection I thought the prices were reasonable.