I live quite far away from my family, which can make it pretty tricky when it comes to buying presents that I can send in the post for birthdays and special occasions. So I am always on the lookout for websites that sell fun and interesting presents that I can order to be delivered straight to them.
I was intrigued then, when I came across bakerdays.
They sell cakes that you can personalise and order online, to then be delivered straight to your loved one’s door. Who wouldn’t be happy with a cake arriving at their front door!
There is a huge choice of cakes available on their website, for all occasions from birthdays and christenings to graduations and mother’s day. The hardest part of ordering is chosing which design you would like.
Most of the cakes are sent by courier, but if you order one of the letter box cakes then it will be sent via Royal Mail because, surprise surprise, it fits through letter boxes.
I was recently asked if I would like to try one of these letter box cakes and I said yes please straight away. Well, I do love a good piece of cake.
And I have to say, I’ve not been disappointed.
The cake arrived in a really sturdy cardboard box, that did indeed fit nicely through our letterbox. I was really impressed with how well it was packaged, it felt very secure and the cake was kept in perfect condition.
When I opened the box I found a lovely little tin that was the perfect size to keep the cake from shifting around in transit.
And it’s really quite funky too, I know I’ll be using it to store bits and bobs in the house.
There are handy instructions for getting the cake out of the tin, so you don’t end up smooshing it in your eagerness to tuck in.
Once I’d got mine out of the tin and out of its wrapper I was able to really get a good look at it. I’d chosen a cake just for me, a little early Mother’s day treat! And I had it personalised with a photo of Rhys and Nerys.
I really like the way the cake looks. The colours are lovely and bright and I think the photo I chose works really well with the design. The photo itself is a bit blurry, but I’m not sure if that’s just the way it is with photo cakes.
As you can see from the photo above, the cake is pretty small. I can just about hold it in one hand. So bear that in mind when you’re ordering, if you want to send a cake that can be shared between several people then you might want to go a size up. But this letter box cake is perfect as a little treat, and will be enough for me to share with my husband and children.
My cake came with a few extra bits that I wasn’t expecting – a party blower, 2 candles and 3 balloons. I thought that was a nice little touch that adds a sense of celebration to the whole thing.
When you order a cake from bakerdays, first you chose the design you want and then you have to make the even trickier decision about what type of cake to send.
The options are: traditional sponge, rich chocolate chip, red velvet, gluten wheat free sponge, dairy free sponge and fruit cake. There really is something for everyone.
I chose red velvet for my cake, because I can’t think that I’ve actually tried it before.
I was really impressed with the quality of the cake when I tried it.
I think I was maybe expecting it to be a bit dry, but it really wasn’t. It was beautifully moist, with a good balance of cake and icing. I had a small piece while I was home alone, purely for the purpose of writing this of course! And now I’m really looking forward to having another bit tomorrow with my family.
I would be so happy if someone sent me another of these cakes in the post, and it’s definitely something I’m keeping in mind next time I want to send a little treat in the post to someone.
Bakerdays have a huge range of cakes available, head over to their website and take a look – www.bakerdays.com
Disclosure – I was sent my cake for the purpose of this review, but all words and opinions are my own.