Review: bakerdays Letterbox Cake
Disclosure: I was sent this cake free for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Fathers day last year was a bit of a whirlwind. Isla was just 7 weeks old, and I was still trying to get to grips with being a new mum. I was pretty impressed with myself that I’d managed to get out and get Chris a father’s day present from Isla, as that meant driving, and at that point I really still wasn’t a fan of driving at all!
This year…I still haven’t really got my head around what Isla will be getting her Daddy for Father’s day.. but I’m excited that we’ve been offered a bakerdays letterbox cake for him! I mean who wouldn’t be happy with a cake!
We opted for a simple vanilla sponge, although they do chocolate, lemon, fruit, gluten and wheat free, or dairy free. There are also soooo many designs to choose from – Valentines, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, one’s for your teacher, ones to say “I’m always right, but here’s a cake so you don’t feel so bad about it”, you could even ask someone to marry you on the cake! The possibilities are endless, especially as you can personalise cakes with name and photos.
So a letterbox cake. What? How on earth is that going to work!? Well, it literally fits through (most) letter boxes. It is 12cm in diameter, and 2.5cm in height, and is packaged in a protective tin so it survives the drop to the floor once through your letterbox.
Now, I say that it fits through most letter boxes… The website says it will fit through a standard letterbox…but our house being our house…turns out that we don’t have a standard sized letterbox! I did check it myself to see whether our postman was just being lazy, but nope, we have a teeny tiny letterbox!
The cakes are sent out first class through Royal Mail, and can be sent internationally, so your Aunty Jude who has decided to move to Bosnia-Herzegovina of all places, can still get a letterbox cake inviting her to your wedding! If you order by 2pm then you can get next day UK delivery. Great if you leave things last-minute like I often do!!
So what did we think of the cake?
Chris was really surprised when I opened it up that it was a Father’s Day cake. We both really liked the design that I chose, it was bright and colourful. Although I have to admit, I was a little disappointed that the writing on the cake seemed to be a little blurry.
The cake came with a little card, candles, party blower (is that what they’re called!?) and some balloons. Isla wasn’t too keen on these though. Probably not helped by her Daddy blowing the party blower in her face!
She soon cheered up though when she was given some cake!
I don’t know why, but in my mind I thought there would be icing on the bottom of the cake too, but I think that if there was then there would be no room for any cake.
The cake was nice and moist, even though it had been delivered at least a week before we got round to eating it! The cakes keep fresh for up to 2 weeks after being delivered if they’re not opened so no need to panic if the person you’re sending one to is away when it arrives.
We really enjoyed our bakerdays cake. It was very yummy, managed to stop Isla from crying, and a lovely surprise for Chris for Father’s Day. When we asked Isla what she thought of the cake she started clapping!