I’ve never really been a fan of flowers as a gift. Not only because I have two crazy cats that like to eat any form of plant life going, but also because I just don’t get excited by them. Yes, I admit that they look pretty but putting them on display just ends out being a process of slowly watching them wilt and die.
So we have never really done the whole ‘flowers for Valentine’s Day’ thing in our house.
What I do love however, is cake. So when I was asked to review a Valentine’s Day themed personalised letterbox cake by Bakerdays, I just couldn’t resist giving it a bite.
Building on the latest letterbox craze like Graze – where healthy snacks are delivered through your letterbox without the need to stay in for delivery – and mixing it with the personalisation of Moonpig.com Bakerdays have delivered a recipe for success.
Their cakes fit through your letterbox and can be personalised with your own messages and sometimes even your own pictures (depending on the design of the cake).
This negates the old age problem with flowers of having to stay in for delivery as the postie can just pop it through your letterbox.
To say I was excited to receive my cake would be an understatement, so I can imagine that receiving one and not knowing what is inside would be really special.
My Valentine’s Cake
I ordered a vanilla sponge cake with small coloured heart confetti detailing on top with the personalisation of Happy Valentine’s Day Kelly xx
It arrived the very next day – in fact, I wasn’t home at the time so it was waiting for me when I got back. No need to stay in to wait for it which is a huge bonus!
I then started unpacking it.
In the box was a lovely ‘Just for You’ keepsake tin and a mini party pack which contained some balloons, a card, two candles as well as a hooter!
I thought that it may be quite hard to get the cake out of the tin, but they’d already thought of this and they’ve used a piece of paper attached to the bottom of the tin that can be gently pulled to lever out the cake.
The cake looked brilliant. The icing was smooth all over without any dents – something that’s probably hard to achieve when you’re posting a cake!!
The design was also immaculate – a true representation of what I saw online. With bright vibrant colours that come through and my name clearly printed it looked custom made.
As it came with candles, I thought it was only fair to cut me and hubby a slice and pop a candle on each. There’s something magical about lighting a candle on a cake and being able to blow it out. Almost like a mini-celebration to us as a couple! A small addition by Bakerdays, but I think it really makes it special.
We tucked into the cake with a fresh cup of tea (highly recommended). The sponge was really light, fluffy and delicate. Which was great… but the icing to sponge ratio is skewed toward the icing which for me, overpowered the sponge.
But… if that’s the only fault I can find with it, then they’e done well. Getting this ratio right would mean having a bigger cake, which would then not fit through my letterbox! So, I’d gladly sacrifice a bit of sponge to squeeze it in.
Overall, I loved this cake. I loved the ceremony about it and I love that it’s providing an excellent alternative to flowers. Something that’s personalised means so much more to me and most importantly… it’s a gift that can be eaten!
For a small cake, it can seem a bit pricey at £14.99 (cake is 12cm wide by 2.5cm deep). But this isn’t just any cake. It’s a personalised cake with a great novelty factor. What’s more, it can be delivered the very next day. Who’d expect to receive a cake by post?? I would much prefer to receive one of these cakes as a gift than a bunch of flowers any day of the week.
I’m sure I’ll be surprising my friends and family with these soon to help celebrate special occasions!
*This is a sponsored post, but my views and opinions of the cake are my own. I really do love cake.
My competition to win a Bakerdays cake has now closed for entries and a winner has been chosen and notified. Thank you everybody for entering!
Terms and conditions
- Prize is one letterbox Valentine’s Day cake from Bakerdays – RRP £14.99. No cash alternative available
- Competition open to UK residents only (as we need to post your cake!)
- To enter, use Rafflecopter by 5 February 2016 to register the fact you follow me on twitter, tweet a special message or visit my Facebook page (or all three if you’re feeling generous)
- The prize winner will be drawn at random on 6 February 2016
- If the winner does not reply within 2 working days, then another prize winner will be drawn (we need to get your cake to you for Valentine’s Day!)
- No correspondence will be entered into regarding the competition rules – the decision by Rafflecopter will be final
- I reserve the right to amend, cancel or withdraw this competition without notice – although I hope I won’t need to!