Browns Bakery, Albert Park

Tall and blonde with a creamy complexion it stood like an Yummy-Mummy in a shiny black SUV, looking down on the traffic of cakes around it. A modern two storey twin set of pastel hues overlaid with a filigree of icing, this Brown’s vanilla slice had built its vocation on good looks and being in the right places. Technically it was fine – creamy with decent pastry and attractive icing – but the flavours were as beige as a Bayside Mansion’s feature walls. Cumbersome and uptight, it was as big a disaster to navigate as a Porsche Cayenne in school gate gridlock. With custard like Prozac, this was just another ding in the fender on the road to perfection.

¦ Icing ♥♥½¦ Pastry ♥♥ ¦ Custard ♥♥½¦ Degree of difficulty ¦ 14/20

Brown’s Bakery 1/101 Dundas Place, Albert Park, Victoria. Australia.
Also in Brighton, Canterbury, Carlton, Doncaster, Hampton, Hawkesburn, Hawthorn, Malvern, Moonee Ponds and Toorak



~ by Polly Math on July 7, 2008.

12 Responses to “Browns Bakery, Albert Park”

  1. it looks delicious enough.

  2. absolutely amazing blog.

  3. please could i have the receipe for this

    • Looks so yummy. I love how the layers of pastry look light & crispy. May I have the recipe? I would also love to know how you got the pastry crisp, even in between the layers. What’s the technic? Have always wanted to make a vanilla slice. Thank you

  4. Time for more vanilla slices!

  5. Thanks everyone for taking the time to comment. For those looking for recipes I am now listing some in the Related Articles section.

    The lack of posts has come about due to a number of sub-standard slices tried in the last few months. If they rank below 10 points they will not be posted.

    The Custard Crusaders are going on a much needed holiday in November. We will however hopefully leave you with another post before we head off on vacation. Cheers!

  6. it looks divine! i love how descriptive you are in your reviews!

  7. That looks like a magnificent custard slice.. just wish it wouldn’t involve a plane ticket to get one of those!! 🙂

  8. glad to hear Victoria enjoys a bit of CS – here in Canberra Cafe D’lish dish up a fab CS crunch, custardy with a rich vein of passion(fruit) the chef de slice collects the eggs fron the fowl focused locals along Macs Reefy Road as he dries to work – so the chhoks are a bit intellectual bit public servant bit yokel bred and fed near Bungendore NSW. Lick your plates and weep for the custard whipped from the eggs laid by the warm feathered and slow spoken hens from the Southern Tablelands.

  9. How good does that cake look! I am drooling over the screen.

  10. I really need this recipe!

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