In one word: Timely
I have to say that I had a most pleasurable visit to Tick Tok in the beautiful Williamstown, and chose well with my orders. Although the lattes were very average I have to say that my eggs benedict was superb, my partners Atlantic salad was knockout and the traditional vanilla slice was excellent. Tick Tok offer a huge variety of cakes, sponges and pastries (not baked on-site by their own admission, however!). Within the selection were three kinds of vanilla slice; a passionfruit topped (slightly old looking), French vanilla (with neon jam, half custard and half cream stack) and the traditional variety that looked beautifully fresh and glossy. Having selected the traditional slice I quickly cut it into pieces to share and was welcomed with a delicate cracking of the pastry and a smooth gliding through of the creamy custard filling. Textures were bang on as were the flavours. The custard was smooth, whipped and full of vanilla, with a slight hint of egg. The pastry was thinly layered and resembled a Greek style puff pastry. The icing was neatly presented, thin and glossy and not overbearingly sweet. A great specimen, but points deducted for not baking themselves! I would also question the freshness of the other two slices.