As there are just the three of us, we love to make a huge fuss of each other for our birthdays. And a yummy cake is a MUST. This year we wanted to make Alan’s birthday extra special, so Flora and I chose a personalised bakerdays letterbox cake * for him.
Bakerdays letterbox cakes
Bakerdays offer you the opportunity to create customised cakes and balloons for any occasion. You can choose your design, size, flavour, and even personalise it with photos. bakerdays cater for gluten, wheat free and dairy free too. Delivery is super quick – if you order by 2pm it will arrive the next day. But the best thing is that they come in a package that’s small enough to fit through most letterboxes, so you don’t even have to be in to take delivery.
Alan’s birthday cake
As some of my readers may know, Alan is an ex-RAF officer, so no prizes for guessing what type of design Flora wanted to go for. We chose a cake in rich chocolate chip, then personalised our message, including font, style, colour, and selected a delivery date just before his birthday. Honestly, the website process couldn’t have been simpler.
I did say bakerdays letterbox cakes should fit through most letterboxes but we obviously have a tiny one because it was left in our neighbour’s porch. Luckily, she was in, so all was well and Alan got to open his surprise cake on the big day.
The cake arrived in this funky tin inside a cardboard box. But, as all my fellow bloggers will recognise, Alan had to wait to open and taste it until I’d taken all the photos for this post, haha, ooops.
Design and taste
Ta-dah, the big reveal! Flora chose an aircraft design, with some very cute and colourful bi-planes.
As you can see, the cake had slid over to one side in transit, but this didn’t matter in the slightest, Alan was still absolutely chuffed to bits with it.
The design was so cute I didn’t want to cut into it but for review purposes (and for his birthday) I had to (!) We all thought the chocolate sponge was lovely and light and the chocolate cream was just the right side of not too sweet. The fondant icing was a light covering but I’m not a fan of icing so Flora gobbled mine instead and pronounced it delicious.
Before starting my blog and engaging on Twitter, I had no clue such a thing as a letterbox cake even existed. But don’t you think it’s a great idea? Perfect for any occasion and so easy to order. I’ll certainly be taking advantage of this again for future celebrations. Have you tried bakerdays before? What do you think of cakes through the post?
If you’d like to try bakerdays for free first, you’re in luck as they’re very kindly offering you the chance to win a free letterbox cake of your choice.
Terms and conditions
- UK residents only
- This giveaway runs from 23 July 2018 to 5 August 2018 @ 11.59pm
- A winner will be picked at random
- The winner will be notified within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway
- The winner will have 14 days to respond to the winning notification, after which time a new winner will be picked at random
- Your prize will be sent within 7 working days of receipt of address details
* This cake was sent to me in exchange for a review but all opinions are our own and this is an honest, unbiased review.