Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Baker Days Letterbox Cake


I was contacted by Baker Days asking if I wanted to review one of their letterbox cakes.  As mentioned in my previous post, it was my birthday last week and it's always nice having someone else make the cake so I thought yes please!  



The team behind Baker Days are Ben the master baker, Andrea the computer whiz and Alan the business and design expert. The concept is really simple - choose a cake, personalise it and it's posted to the lucky recipient.  They are currently offering personalised cakes, photo cakes and cupcakes. 



I got to try one of the personalised cakes which comes in 5 different flavours - plain madeira cake, carrot cake, fruit cake, gluten and wheat free cake and double chocolate chip cake. I'm sure it's no surprise that I chose the double chocolate chip cake! There are over 300 designs to choose from including a photo upload category for the ultimate personalisation.  All their cakes are fresh and will remain in good condition for 14 days from dispatch if stored correctly.  Delivery is free within the UK unless you require an urgent delivery.  It is sent by Royal Mail first class and mine arrived the day after it was posted. 

The cake comes in 2 sizes:

  • Letterbox cake - 12cm diameter, 2.5cm thick; 4-5 portions; £14.99
  • Medium Party Cake - 16cm diameter, 3cm thick; 8-16 portions; £26.99


My Verdict - The cake was moist and delicious! You can taste the real chocolate chips in the cake.  I loved the presentation and style of the cake especially the cake tin. The extras (balloons, candles and party horn) were a really nice touch. I really liked the fact that it can fit through your letterbox and that you can choose a dispatch date when you order. No more waiting for the postman or trekking to the royal mail delivery office. 
It's perfect for family, friends or even yourself if you don't want to make your own cake! I've never posted a birthday cake before so this is a great idea for friends/family who live further than hand delivery distance to me.  I also think it's good value for what you get and the cake definitely tastes better than shop bought cakes which are probably a little cheaper but you get the added extras and free delivery with this. In my book, cake is perfect for any occasion and it looks like they have everything covered with their choice of designs. 


 letterbox cake - easily fits through the letterbox and the cake arrived in perfect condition. 

 Each cake comes with its own party pack - candles, gift card, balloons and party horn! I love the cake tin! 

 The cake is well packaged and has a helpful tab to ensure you lift the cake out without damaging it. 

 My personalised birthday cake :)

 Double chocolate chip cake 

Disclaimer: I was provided a sample letterbox cake free of charge for review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

19 comments:

  1. Hope you enjoyed your burthday Ros! As for these cakes, what a lovely idea! And all the cute accessories that come with it too! I must say, I rather fancy the look of the carrot cake!

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    1. Thanks! They are great little cakes and I got 8 (small) portions out of my little cake!

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  2. I wanted to send a cake to someone recently but in the end plumped for sending brownies. I ordered through Blue basil brownies and the recipient gave excellent feedback! They arrived in a nice box and I could also put a personal message so would highly recommend this as another option!

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    1. I've heard a lot of good things about Blue Basil Brownies but have not tried them myself. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  3. Happy belated Birthday Ros this look so pretty!!

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  4. Happy Birthday! It is nice that "someone else" is baking a cake for you this time.

    This cake looks very moist and delicious and packing it into a cake tin is a great marketing idea :D

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    1. Thanks! Yes it's nice to have someone else bake for a change :)

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  5. This is a cute idea, you chose a lovely design. I love how it arrives with no damage as well! Hope you had a lovely birthday.

    Nom!

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    1. Thanks Nom! I couldn't resist the cupcake design :)

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  6. Hope you had a lovely birthday and I must say these letterbox cakes look so sweet! I do love the packaging and the idea it fits through letterbox and still looks as good as it does is impressive.
    A great value product I think :))

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    1. Thanks! I really like the idea too and will be using it in the future.

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  7. Happy Birthday AGAIN Ros :) so happy for you that you got to try these cakes ~ it's a very delicious and considerate idea! Because sometimes you want to send someone a cake but you simply don't have the time! Glad to know that it was moist and yummy too ~

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    1. Thanks! Sometimes I wish I had more than 24 hours in a day so it's good to have a reliable 'back up'!

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  8. I hope you had a wonderful birthday! It was nice that you received a delicious cake for your birthday.

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    1. Thank you. It was a lovely birthday indeed :)

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  9. I think you got your dimentions wrong on the post... unless its a reallllllly small cake. Thanks for the review, very interesting concept.

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    1. Thank for pointing it out, I've amended it now - it's 12 cm diameter!

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