Extremely serious cake review & giveaway!

One can’t afford to be flippant when discussing something so serious as cake.  Cake is a Very Important Commodity after all.  In the words of Daddy Pig, “I’m a bit of an expert” when it comes to cake. Eating it, that is. Mary Berry I ain’t, as you may have gathered from my Baking post.

You can imagine my delight (and sense of self-importance), then, when Baker Days approached me to ask if I’d like to review one of their Letterbox Cakes – cake by post. Frankly I am overjoyed to even exist in the same world as such a product, let alone actually get to try it.

I was given free rein to choose the Letterbox cake of my choice from the Baker Days website.  There are loads of options to choose for, but I went for a photo cake. It was simple and straightforward (and actually quite fun) uploading my photo onto the website, and choosing from other options such as flavour, gluten free, dairy free etc.

When my cake plopped through my letterbox, I must admit I was not disappointed. Here’s a picture:

Photo of mangled cake having been mauled by two toddlers

Unfortunately I don’t have a decent photo to show you how awesome it looked, because I have two feral children who sniffed it out and attacked like a shark who has detected a drop of blood in the sea.

Only joking! I held them back with my kitchen broom whilst I took this quick snap on my phone:

Photo of amazing cake with the Beta Mummy logo - Beta Mummy wearing a cape and pants over trousers, with arm in the air, Superman style!

Pretty damn cool, huh?

So, onto the meaty (cakey?) part of this review.  I really should have waited until the children were in bed to attempt this, but I’m an idiot.  I feel a doodle coming on…

A doodle showing Alpha Mummy doing her cake review. She's sitting down quietly with her two angelic children, who are waiting patiently and gratefully for a slice of cake. Alpha Mummy has clearly done reviews before, and is super-organised.

Doodle showing Beta Mummy attempting a cake review. She is holding the cake above her head whilst the two feral kids jump up and down trying to get to it. There is already a big chunk of cake missing having been scoffed by one of the pesky kids.

 

The cake was yummy, didn’t last long.  I will be honest and say that it wasn’t the best cake I’ve ever eaten, but I think that’s mainly because it is quite a shallow cake, and I prefer a nice deep one (stop giggling you at the back).  Clearly the Letterbox cakes need to be this size to fit through the letterbox – duh – so I can’t complain.  The sponge did have a lovely rich vanilla flavour, and the buttercream wasn’t over-sweet like it often can be.  The fondant icing was actually really soft and delicious, which surprised me as I was expecting it to be a bit hard, like those novelty mini cakes you can buy at the supermarket.  This was much nicer, I scoffed the lot – and I don’t normally like icing much.

As well as the Letterbox cakes, Baker Days also deliver personalised cakes in a range of larger sizes, as well as cupcakes.  The Letterbox cake is £14.99 delivered, which I think is fair enough (although I wouldn’t want to pay more), and comparable to other similar types of delivered gift.  It arrived in perfect condition, in a cute tin which my kids are now using to keep snails in (it has air holes), and there were balloons and candles included too.  I think it’s a great idea for a pressie – it certainly made me smile. Scroll down for the chance to win your very own Letterbox cake!


P.S.  Scooting around the Baker Days website, I noticed that the Letterbox cakes can be sent to BFPO addresses – how cool is that? I’m sure your rugged serving soldier friend/brother/husband would love to receive a yummy cake in the post.  How about a Ryan Gosling cake?  Or One Direction?

P.P.S  Now, if there are any other cake companies out there who fancy sending me some more of the sweet stuff to review, I will very happily oblige.  Same goes for wine producers, and biscuit makers.  Not so much things like cleaning products and make-up….definitely not an expert in those… My kids would make great examples for those laundry detergent “before” shots though!

P.P.P.S. WIN YOUR VERY OWN CAKE!
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P.P.P.P.S. All of Baker Days’ details, be nice and give them a follow! (Who knows, they might even be tempted to send me some cupcakes to review – hint hint).

 

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

30 Comments

  • Catie: An imperfect mum 26/05/2016 at 7:34 am

    Best review ever. You need to do more! I’d TY for the RT 🌸 for wine… Or picnic foods I’d like to see Bets mummy do picnics 😜

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  • Naomi Perilli 26/05/2016 at 1:30 pm

    Leaving this comment because CAKE. Great drawings btw.

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  • Sarah 26/05/2016 at 1:31 pm

    As always your doodles were amazing.And I love hearing about cake. Really wish we had this in my area. My son wouls be the same wsy if we got sent a cookie 😊 Hope someine does send you some wine to review! #triballove

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  • rachelbustin blog (@RachelBustin) 26/05/2016 at 4:33 pm

    Haha love your take on a review of a Bakerdays cake! Its awesome! xx
    #tribllove

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  • Double the Monkey Business 26/05/2016 at 7:48 pm

    We are at a BFPO address and got a cake through from Baker Days. I was really impressed as sometimes we find it difficult to find companies who will deliver to us Xx ps our cake didn’t last long either 🙂 xx

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  • twotinyhands 27/05/2016 at 10:39 am

    Ah i turned all alpha mummy on my BakerDays cake! To be fair with a 11 month old he just doesn’t know what cake is. I’ve cut a sliver off and saving rest for later! I must be mad. Lovely review #triballove and I’ve entered!!

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  • Karen Cole 28/05/2016 at 2:31 pm

    Haha you do make me laugh!! Your posts are always so true! K xx

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  • Coombe Mill 28/05/2016 at 10:29 pm

    Baker Days cakes are fab, we had a Coombe Mill one ;last christmas, such a fun idea.#KCACOLS

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  • chocolatepages 28/05/2016 at 11:26 pm

    I have seen reviews of these cakes before and the letterbox idea is very good. I haven’t heard before that they can be delivered to armed forces addresses, that is very good. They do seem a bit expensive, but a nice idea if you are stuck for ideas for a gift.
    Amanda. #kcacols

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  • Jess Powell (Babi a Fi) 28/05/2016 at 11:30 pm

    That’s such a cool cake! I love the Baker Days cakes – they make a nice change to sending flowers for birthdays and things. x #KCACOLS

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  • babiesbiscuitsandbooze 29/05/2016 at 12:10 am

    Love the beta mummy take on cake!! That picture is so funny. I’ve entered your giveaway…obviously! I ate my last one so quickly. I want a Ryan gosling one this time!! #triballove #KCACOLS

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  • occupation:(m)other 29/05/2016 at 8:38 am

    A perfect review! Nicely balanced and a far too realistic depiction of cake eating in our house! I’ve entered, thank you for the opportunity. X

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  • islandliving365 29/05/2016 at 9:41 am

    bahahahahaha best review of Baker’s cake and I thought the Ryan Gosling one I saw the other day was a good one. Ok, I might have been distracted by Ryan Gosling’s abs!! #KCACOLS

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  • Rebecca | AAUBlog 29/05/2016 at 2:32 pm

    you had me at cake! This is such a fab giveaway. Thanks for linking up to #KCACOLS hope to see you there again next week

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  • Ali Duke 29/05/2016 at 5:06 pm

    I love this review, it made me chuckle as well as telling me the wonderful details of the cake (yum!). Hopefully I will get to eat (review) something just as yummy soon.
    #KCACOLS

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  • Fran @ Whinge Whinge Wine 29/05/2016 at 5:40 pm

    Have I commented already? I thought I had. Great review, hopefully it will bring more things your way. Like reviewing prosecco. I’ll come over for that one. (PS I don’t like icing either much.)
    #KCACOLS

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  • Katy (@hotpinkwellies) 30/05/2016 at 8:18 pm

    Fab review – love your picture on the cake! Glad it all got hoovered up nice and quick – we had one a little while back and it didn’t last long here either! #KCACOLS

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  • arthurwears 31/05/2016 at 11:04 am

    I’ve just reviewed a BakerDays cake too – I loved it! Also running a giveaway so if you are desperate for more why not enter to win another?? More cake is more cake after all 🙂 #KCACOLS

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  • Allyson Greene 01/06/2016 at 8:01 am

    I am absolutely certain this is how a cake review would go at my home! And I love it, you need to do more reviews, these are so real I wish I could get their cake in the US!! #KCACOLS

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  • The N B Thing 01/06/2016 at 9:53 am

    Yummy! Everyone loves cake and even better when its delivered through the door right? We reviewed one of these last year and I was canny enough not to show it to the boys and so hubby and I scoffed the lot ourselves! #KCACOLS

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  • Suburban Mum 01/06/2016 at 9:56 am

    Ahhh I was signed in as the wrong account. The above comment should have been from me!

    Yummy! Everyone loves cake and even better when its delivered through the door right? We reviewed one of these last year and I was canny enough not to show it to the boys and so hubby and I scoffed the lot ourselves! #KCACOLS

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  • Bread 02/06/2016 at 12:35 am

    What about the sisters/wives in the army?! I will never need a cake in the post but it’s a cool idea.
    #kcacols

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  • A 02/06/2016 at 12:41 pm

    This is a really helpful review, thanks for posting it. Your cake doodle is so cute!

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  • Papa_Tont 06/06/2016 at 9:40 am

    I’m a soldier AND I like a nice deep one too! Double win!

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  • Tracey Peach 06/06/2016 at 8:49 pm

    The Cake Looks Scrummy! & I am really pleased I’m not the only one who writes so many P.P.S’s LOL 🙂

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  • kim neville 08/06/2016 at 9:33 pm

    These cakes look so cool and delicious

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