Hundreds of people drive to MPH specifically for their vanilla slices every week, making it a cult find amongst serious slice critics. ‘I dream of these vanillas slices every night,’ says one fan.
But now they’ve got competition from another Mornington Peninsula cafe, Mount Martha Fine Foods who also have a mega vanilla slice on the menu, with more than 10cm of fluffy custard.
Another Mornington Penisula eatery, The Red Hill Bakery also boasts an impressive version, with 10cm of custard goodness also.
And then there’s one more Victorian bakery, Just Fine Foods - which claims to be home to ‘Sorrento’s famous vanilla slice’. And there’s no doubting that their towering version of the slice looks pretty damn good.
Says one fan of the Just Fine Foods treat: ‘Best slice in the world - and the tallest!!’
Sydney cafe Saga has meanwhile taken the humble vanilla slice to an all-new level, with this 10cm-high fancy version. On the menu every weekend, it features ‘Caramelised puff, passionfruit gel, vanilla custard, fresh cream and passionfruit.’ Woah.
Says one fan: ‘Best vanilla slice ever. And I have had my fair share...’
But is it the tallest? The trend to have mega-high vanilla slices isn’t going away with bakeries going higher and higher with the baked treat. That only question we have is, how do you fit it in your mouth?!