Bridgewater Bakehouse – vanilla slice champions
The vanilla slice at Bridgewater Bakehouse is no stranger to victory. In addition to the Uniquely Aussie Awards, this little snack has also won prestigious titles like the Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph.
According to Wotif, this vanilla slice contains “melt-in-your-mouth goodness” with the “perfect ratio” of custard and pastry. The vanilla custard is both creamy, fluffy and silky-smooth while the pastry is biscuit-like and, most importantly, never soggy. Their shiny fondant icing is best described as a layer of “can’t help yourself”.
Out of twelve finalists for the best vanilla slice award, five were from Victoria.
- Vanilla Slice Café in Sorrento
- The French Lettuce in Carlton
- Flinders Vanilla Slice in Cheltenham
- Cafe Bear & Scoobs in Geelong
- Bourkie’s Bakehouse in Woodend
Uniquely Aussie Awards 2021
Apart from the vanilla slice, there were other categories in the Uniquely Aussie Awards. Here are the winner and the Victorian finalists for each category.
Winner: Miss Jaffles, Cronulla, NSW
- TINY of Beechworth in Beechworth
- Union Kiosk in Melbourne
- Bad Frankie in Fitzroy
Best Country Pub
Winner: Beechwood Hotel, Beechwood, NSW
- Noojee Hotel in Noojee
Best Hot Chips
Winner: Chicken Chef Blair Athol, Blair Athol, SA
- Parkdale Free Range Charcoal Chicken in Parkdale
Best Hotel Pool
Winner: JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, Gold Coast, QLD
- Art Series – The Chen in Box Hill
Best National Park
Winner: Kakadu National Park, Jabiru, NT
- Grampians National Park
- Wilsons Promontory National Park
The results were based on public nominations. See the full list and discover finalists from other states here.
Find Bridgewater Bakehouse at 6 Main St, Bridgewater on Loddon VIC 3516 or 9/20 Bath Ln, Bendigo VIC 3550.