I was recently offered the chance to review a letterbox cake from Bakerdays. Anybody who has read my blog before knows my sweet tooth is unrivalled so I jumped at the chance to try the cake! Bakerdays have cakes for every occasion you can imagine – and the opportunity to personalise them with photos and text so you can have a fully customised treat. They post them next day if you order before 2pm. They are sent by Royal Mail and fit through the letterbox – so no worrying about being around to answer the door!
We didn’t have any occasions coming up so I chose one of the designs on their website; with the poop emoji!! Having a little baby this is definitely the emoji I use the most and it really made me laugh when I saw it on their site. Bakerdays offer different flavour sponges including vanilla, fruitcake, chocolate and gluten or dairy free options. Being the chocoholic I am I obviously went for a chocolate sponge.
I received the cake really quickly and as you can see it really does fit through a letterbox.
I wasn’t sure how they were going to send the cake with it staying intact but it comes in a gorgeous tin! It looked amazing when you take it out the packaging – really impressive considering it has gone through the post.
You get a sweet card and a little something extra along with the cake – I got candles, balloons and a party horn. I thought this was a lovely touch, especially if you are sending it to somebody as a gift.
So onto the main event…eating it! I followed the instructions and was able to remove it from the tin intact. The smell when you get the cake out is delicious and I sliced into it easily. I was really impressed with the taste of the cake. It was moist and rich without being sickly, and the sponge was light but still chocolatey. The icing was lovely as it wasn’t too thick (I often find with shop bought cakes that the icing is too thick and overpowering). The cake had a thin layer of chocolate buttercream on the bottom and in between the sponge and icing which made it even more moist and decadent. I really enjoyed it and would definitely eat it again. If somebody had sent me one as a gift I would be thrilled!
My only concern would probably be the price. At first I felt it was a bit pricey for the size of the cake but then when you factor in the personalisation, the convenience and novelty of it being put through a letterbox and the little extras you get – like a tin and birthday paraphernalia – as well as how delicious the cake is, you are getting quite a lot for your money.
Thanks again to Bakerdays and do check them out – a letterbox cake would be a wonderful surprise for someone as a treat or if you just need a pick-me-up for yourself!