Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Review: Baker Days Valentine's Letterbox Cake

I was absolutely thrilled when Baker Days contacted me on Twitter and asked if I'd like to review a letterbox cake from their Valentine's range, RRP £14.99. Being a huge fan of cake, I couldn't say yes fast enough!

Baker Days cake tin

The idea behind the letterbox cake is so simple, so ingenious, and totally brilliant. Sending foodstuffs through the post can be a nightmare because, if your recipient isn't home, they can end up getting past their prime at your local sorting office. With the letterbox cake you don't need to worry because, well, it fits through your letterbox. When ours landed on our doormat I wasted no time in getting the package open.

I tore open the white shipping box to reveal a gorgeous card, a cute tin containing the cake, and a mini pack of Love Hearts which I thought was just a really sweet (geddit?) touch. I love that the cake comes in a proper tin because it's something that can be kept as a memento, in addition to having a practical use as storage for bits and bobs - or even more cake.

Baker Days cake review
The lid is off!
We couldn't wait any longer, there was cake waiting to be tasted. Anthony was sure the cake would be in pieces after a trip through the post, so I took great enjoyment in proving him wrong when I took the lid off the tin. The cake is plastic wrapped, and packaged really snugly so you can be sure it will arrive at its destination in perfect condition. The paper tab is there to help you get the cake out of the tin. You just pull the tab to raise the cake, then carefully remove it.

Depending on your preferred slice size, this 5" letterbox cake is a great option for 1-4 people, but Baker Days actually make their cakes in four sizes (7", 9" and 12"), not counting their cupcakes. There are loads of different designs too, for occasions ranging from Get Well Soon to Graduation to One Direction. You might think that last is not an occasion, but I'm sure most of us had moments where we'd like nothing more than to see a toddler cake smash through a picture of modern world's most ubiquitous boyband...

Baker Days Pugs & Kisses Letterbox Cake

I chose the 'Pugs and Kisses' design because it's a long running joke between Anthony and I that one day, irrespective of his allergies and dislike of dogs, I will have a pet pug. I figured he'd enjoy a reminder of what his future holds! Baker Days offer lots of personalisation options, so I had Anthony's name put on the cake. 

You can also choose what flavour sponge you want. The default choices are vanilla or belgian chocolate chip, but for a little extra you can upgrade to fruit cake, gluten or dairy free sponge. I went for the chocolate chip and it was absolutely stunning! The sponge was lovely and moist, and the combination of choc chip and icing was fab. I loved it, Anthony loved it, and when my mum popped around she tried some and loved it too. Even Marianna got in on the action.

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We were all really impressed with the cake, the packaging, and the whole concept. It's something a bit different to give as a gift, and with the huge range of designs you're bound to be able to find something suitable, no matter what the occasion. To get your own Baker Days cake, check out their website, www.bakerdays.com, or click HERE to go direct to the Valentine's range. If you live in Wales, remember (to remind your significant other) that St. Dwynwen's Day is on January 25th too.





Let's Talk Mommy ethannevelyn
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38 comments:

  1. I remember reviewing these a few years back. They're lovely aren't they

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    1. They really are, we were all really impressed by them. x

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  2. I've never tried one of them, but they're a great idea. I love that you also get the tin - always a nice touch. #sharewithme

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    1. You can never have too many tins, that's my motto. The only problem is when you can't remember which bits and bobs you're keeping in which tin...

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  3. We have two of these and they are so delicious! Such a great idea too :)

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    1. It really is - I love finding stuff that is a little bit novel too :)

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  4. I won one of their cakes last year, I was really impressed with the quality much nicer than some shop bought cakes :-)

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    1. It tasted sooo good! (It was for Anthony but I just had to check it, obviously...)

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  5. This cake sounds really delicious Jess! I will need to check them out as my little man birthday is coming out soon. He would of-course want a dinosaur cake which I tried to make it for him last year but failed miserably - we ended up with a M&S caterpillar cake instead. Oh well - hopefully mummy can make it up to him this year! :) Thank you for linking up with us. #FabFridayPost

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    1. Haha, that sounds like me!! Every time I'm on Pinterest I save all these fabulous looking cake tutorials - then when the event actually arrives I slink over to the supermarket. xD

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  6. Great review and what a lovely idea I love cakes delivered hahaha Great pressie idea. Thanks for the continual support of my linky and blog as it gets quieter and quieter I am hoping to turn it around and save SWM. #sharewithme

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    1. Nothing says 'I love you' like cake! :D Aw, no, so sorry to hear that about SWM, I hope it picks up soon too x

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  7. Cake in the post is a win isn't it.
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

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    1. There's just nothing not to like about it ;)

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  8. Who doesn't like cake, and even better when it's sent to you!! This looks so yummy! Great read! Suz x Beauisblue.com

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    1. Cake can make just about anything better!

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  9. I've tried one of these before and I was amazed at how nice it actually was!

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    1. I know - it was so good, especially when you think it has come through the post! x

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  10. I've had these before and love them I think they are fab that they can go through the letterbox

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    1. I was really surprised how far they stretched, considering how small they have to be. x

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  11. I absolutely love the idea of cake in mail and the fact that its personalised.

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    1. Of all the things I get coming through my letterbox, cake has to be my favourite! :)

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  12. I have used Baker Days before and their customer service is second to none

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    1. That's really good to know! I find it hard to visit people at the moment, so this is a really great way to add a personal touch x

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  13. I still have my tin. I tried the chocolate but I still would like to try the vanilla sponge.

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    1. Me too - it's full of paperclips at the moment! x

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  14. I am a big fan of these cakes, they taste so good and the postman can deliver it - win!

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    1. :D They had me at cake, to be fair!

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  15. I have also reviewed one of theses cake, they taste so nice.

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  16. I reviewed one of these a few years back and found the cake dry and a little tasteless - glad to hear they have improved. Cute design

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    1. Aw, that's a shame! Ours was really lovely. x

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  17. This is a great idea, whats not to love about cakes coming through the door x

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  18. The cake looks so cute! Almost too pretty to eat

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    1. :D They do loads of different designs too x

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