When you buy cake, you generally go to a supermarket or bakery and pick it up there and then. What if you could have cake posted to you someone else that was customised and tasted fantastic?
Well you can!
The lovely people over at bakerdays.com sent me an email a couple of days ago asking if I’d like to review their letterbox cakes.
I of course said yes because I love cake just as much as the next person!
So right off the bat, this product was sent to me for free in return for a review. I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity but if you don’t like these kind of posts or don’t agree with people receiving free items to review then this isn’t a post for you. My review is 100% honest and in no way influenced by the fact I received this item as Blogger Mail. I have nothing to gain from lying to you guys.
But now that’s out of the way, let’s get on with this review!
BakerDays are a company that sell custom cakes, cupcakes and balloons. They are based in the UK and offer a huge range of cakes complete with various ways to customise them.
I received a letterbox sized cake- it’s exactly what it says on the tin and does indeed fit through your letterbox. It does seem a bit like the Cheese Posties subscription I have only it is not a subscription service.
Having never heard of a cake that literally fits through your letterbox, I had no idea what to expect. Would the cake be fresh? Would it be bashed around? Would it really fit through my letter box? I had so many questions about a cake- questions I never thought I would be asking myself.
I was asked for some basic details on how I would like my cake and aside from supplying my blog logo and the flavours I wouldn’t mind receiving, I let the company have total control of the creative aspects of this cake. I wanted a surprise.
My cake came via my postman and at this point, he must surely be questioning my online purchases. I have had cheese toasties and now cake. As I said in a previous post, the current working environment within Royal Mail isn’t all that sunny so if I can provide my postman with a little giggle at the weird stuff he’s delivering then I’ve done my job.
There is a YouTube video to accompany this post so this isn’t going to be the most in-depth written review purely because I explain it all in the video. It is my first reactions to opening the box and tasting the cake but for those who don’t want to watch my video (and I don’t blame you in all fairness), I am going to explain my final verdicts here now I’ve eaten the rest of the cake.
Cake never lasts long with me around.
I was expecting my logo to just be printed onto the white fondant and that would be it. But to my total surprise, the base of the cake was printed with splatters of the main logo colours and little white buttons were printed on top of the patches. The entire cake was filled with small paint splatters of the logo colours and the added detail was beyond all expectations! When you print a photo on a cake, it’s usually just the photo and nothing more except maybe some words. There was no detail lost in the transfer from digital image to cake and it’s little details like these that make the difference between a good cake and an excellent cake.
I asked for my logo to be printed on my cake purely because I recently celebrated my blog’s 6 month birthday so how do we usually celebrate birthdays?
The cake I received was in a black and white tin inside the actual box and I don’t really know what I was expecting… did I really think a cake would just be floating around the box? Seriously?
My cake was vanilla sponge with probably the best buttercream I have ever tasted.
The cake was moist and fluffy and definitely tasted fresh. It did not taste like a cake that had traveled nearly 100 miles by post. But as I mentioned earlier, I have never come across a mail order cake so what was I to expect?
There were other cake flavour options such as chocolate or fruit so it’s not all plain vanilla sponge. I just really like vanilla sponge.
Overall, I think this is a really innovative idea and a great gift idea for birthdays or Christmas. Or just to treat yourself. I mean, do you really need an excuse for cake?
These letterbox cakes retail for £14.99 each with free shipping via Royal Mail. International shipping isn’t free but still an option for people on the European Mainland.
Now, if you really thought I was going to make you watch a video of me eating cake, proceed to write about cake and not let you have some then you are wrong!
To celebrate hitting 500 followers on Twitter, almost 200 followers on my blog and reaching my blog’s 6 month birthday, I have teamed up with BakerDays to offer you a FREE LETTERBOX CAKE!
You have total control over what you have on the cake and what flavour cake you have but one lucky winner will get the chance to order one of the letterbox sized cakes and taste the cakey goodness for themselves!
All you have to do is be following me (@ melaniewithaie) and @ bakerdays on Twitter, like the pinned Giveaway tweet on my page and retweet the post.
For extra entries, you can do the following and DM me proof on Twitter:
-Like my Facebook page : www.facebook.com/melaniewithanie (+1 entry)
-Follow my Instagram : www.instagram.com/melaniewithanie (+1 entry)
-Subscribe to my YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjFLtpZL2RBDT6bIG2iQE6w?view_as=subscriber (+2 entries)
-Follow this blog, like this post and comment your favourite type of cake (+1 entry)
I will be checking all entries and the winner will be announced on November 25th 2017, giving you two weeks to get your entries in!
The competition is UK ONLY I’m afraid.
Good luck to all of you who enter!
Lots of Love,