Happy Birthday Daddy! with a bakerdays cake + Giveaway

Happy Birthday Daddy! with a bakerdays cake + Giveaway

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.


Final thoughts

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.

All you have to do is follow both Lisa’s Notebook and bakerdays on Twitter and retweet my pinned tweet.  Full terms and conditions below – good luck!

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.



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Greatness Reinvented

OOO looks good. I love the idea of these.

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Ms Via

First of all belated happy birthday to your Alan. I loved this idea of letterbox cake. Flora did a great job of choosing this beautiful and pretty cake which looks yummy too. I understand why you did not want to cut the cake haha! Lovely pictures too Lisa. 🙂

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Cute design that you picked. Love the little planes.


Wow Lisa! This cake sounds delicious, rich chocolate sponge and chocolate cream! Yum! That’s so awesome you can personalise the cake, the design looks perfect for Alan and I love the colourfulness and cute message from Flora too! Cakes through your letterbox sound like the best thing ever, it also sounds ideal to send to friends & family on their birthday who live further away too. What a lovely idea and I’m crossing my fingers for your giveaway! Thank you for sharing <3 xx

Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com


Oh these type of cakes are definitely a wonderful gift idea! I hope to find a bakery with this kind of option available from Finland haha.

lots of love, Jasmin
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This sounds like such a great idea! I would have never thought that you could get a cake that fits through your letter box! The cake you got was really great! Will definitely be entering in the giveaway! X


This is such a cute idea, I love the idea of being able to personalise the cake! It sounds like the cake tasted just as good too! x

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There really is boxes for everything! The cake looks so good, and I love the designs on it. I like in the US so I can’t participate in the giveaway, I hope it goes well Lisa.


Oh wow what a great idea. My hubby is ex military too. I love this idea as we don’t always have time to do everything. Xx http://mummythomas.blog ?


Any cake is good cake. I love the idea of a cake being posted. Fast food bakeries are the future IMO. Lovely post.

Sophie Wentworth

They’re such a good idea! And great for last minute forgetfulness (frequent in my family). I love that Flora chose the design and the end product looks amazing. Shame about the abnormally small letterbox though…. I hope you all had a great dayx


Jenny in Neverland

I absolutely LOVE bakerdays! I worked with them last year I believe but since then, I’ve won TWO giveaways that other people had run for them so all in all, I’ve had 3 of their letterbox cakes and I can’t get enough haha! I also choose the chocolate sponge every time and it’s so yummy! So glad you and Alan both liked it. I’ll be entering your giveaway and hopefully take my tally up to 4! 😉 xxx

Kelly Thompson

Wow this birthday cake idea is so amazing!

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The cake looks amazing! Hope Alan had a lovely birthday ??
Amy xx


This cake looks so lovely Lisa, the design is brilliant and the planes looks great! Glad you all enjoyed it too. I’ve never heard of letterbox cakes either!