A few weeks ago, Baker Days got in contact and asked if I wanted to try out one of their Letterbox Cakes*. In addition to this review, I am bringing something new to the blog. For the first time ever, I am naming my boyfriend on my blog. It’s Jack. I’m sure this isn’t a huge surprise as I talk about him all the time on twitter and snapchat, but this is the first time his name is on the blog. Now that side note is out of the way, I’m cracking on with the review.
I picked out the I Love You Beary Much cake, as next week will be the two year anniversary of our first date. Time flies! Since I knew I was going to be sharing this cake with Jack, we went for the chocolate one (we are such big chocolate fiends; I’m eating Maltesers as I type up this post).
This cake is described so perfectly on the website – it fit right through my letter box meaning that I didn’t have to be in to receive it, and it also meant it wasn’t sitting in a sorting office for days whilst I mustered up the courage to brave Royal Mail in person. Although this isn’t a huge issue as the best before date was a month ahead! I was expecting it to be a few days after the receipt so this was a huge bonus.
After confirmation, the cake came the following day which was a real surprise! The cake measures 12cm in diameter and 2.5cm in height, and can serve between 1 and 6 (depending on how greedy you are). I loved the tin that the cake came in, and I have kept it with my tupperware. I don’t think I’ll use it for anything, but it is a cute tin.
And not only did I get a cake, but because I picked out an anniversary cake, I also got a little pack of Love Hearts, which were quickly devoured by Jack. If you order a birthday cake, you get candles, and other cakes give you other little things.
Onto the taste of the cake – that is what I was least impressed with. It was a good cake, but for the price it wasn’t the best cake. I have heard great things about the vanilla flavour, but I didn’t try this out. It was beautifully moist though, and I preferred the flavour on the second day. The second day was the day that I finished it (without Jack…he was at work).
I think if you’re in a bind and need something last minute, it would make perfect sense to buy this as a gift. The personalised touch makes it look at if you’ve spent ages organising a gift! At £14.99 with free next day delivery if you order before 2pm, it’s the perfect last minute present. Coming in a variety of flavours and providing cakes to suit a variety of dietary requirements, you can’t really go wrong. As well as selling these letterbox cakes, Baker Days also sell larger cakes which come with free helium balloons!
If I was stuck for a gift, I would definitely head back to Baker Days too buy a lovely little present for a little present, and I think you should too!
*This post contains content gifted in exchange for review, but all opinions are my own. My full disclaimer can be found here.