Have your cake and eat it
Yesterday I had my cake. And I ate it. Thanks to the lovely people at Baker Days who sent me a personalised cake through the post. Yes, that’s right, I got a cake, delivered through my letterbox.
I had heard about Baker Days and their letterbox cakes on Twitter but to be honest I didn’t think they’d be up to much. Surely the dog or cats would get to it before I could? Surely it’ll get mashed up as it comes through the letterbox and hits the floor? Surely it’ll taste horrible and not fresh if it’s coming through the post?
So when Baker Days contacted me to ask me to review one of their cakes, curiosity got the better of me. Hopefully this blog post will help answer these questions and others you might have.
Baker Days make letterbox cakes (amongst other things) which, as the name suggests, are cakes that are small enough to fit through a letterbox. If you place your order by 2pm your cake will be delivered the next day, cakes can be personalised and cost from £14.99.
My cake arrived on my doormat yesterday morning.
It landed upside down and as I was busy doing other things I didn’t go and pick it up off the doormat for a couple of hours.
Whilst our dog and cats had a good old sniff around it they were unable to get at it, so it was safe for me to eat 🙂
When I opened it up, this is what I was greeted with:
There is a solid metal box that has the cake inside it, in the little bag to the left are 3 balloons, a party blower thing and 2 candles with holders. You can personalise a message to go on the card on top of the box.
Here you can see the party blower thing (what are they called??) and the tin that the cake came in. It’s actually a lovely little box which L has now adopted.
So the moment of truth, what state would it be in after coming through the post and sitting upside down on our doormat for 2 hours?
It was intact! There was no way you could tell it had been upside down. Also when you open the tin there are clear instructions for getting the cake out without damaging it. As for keeping it fresh, there is some kind of “keep dry” product stuck to the lid of the tin, and it certainly seemed to do the trick.
And here is the cake! You can personalise your cake and I decided to have an underwater photo of L put on ours as I knew it was a good quality, professional photo, I don’t know what it might look like if you used a camera phone shot, but I’m sure the people at Baker Days can advise you on that.
L was absolutely delighted when she came home from school to this, especially as I hadn’t told her about it beforehand. I happened to have a couple of mummy friends over yesterday afternoon and my cousin over for dinner yesterday evening, so all in all 5 of us tasted it (Hubs is away at the moment so missed out this time round!) and the verdict was positive. It tasted fresh and actually very good. Baker Days chose a carrot cake for me which was very tasty indeed.
We all agreed that it was a great idea as a present (L, who is 6, absolutely loved it!) and a good alternative to something like flowers as there is no need to be home to receive it.
Having been very sceptical about the whole idea I have been totally won over and would definitely recommend it, I will also probably use this service in the future for birthdays or thank yous.
Just as an aside, Hubs thinks the expression “have your cake and eat it” is the most ridiculous saying ever, so this title is especially for him! For those wondering what the equivalent is in French, it’s “tu ne peux pas avoir le beurre et l’argent du beurre” which means “you can’t have the butter and the money for the butter”, which does make a bit more sense.
Disclaimer: Baker Days provided Franglaise Mummy with a free cake in return for this honest review. All opinions are my own.
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