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:
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:
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…
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!
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