Baker Days Letterbox Cake: Surprise!

Ah cake. My love of cake has really come about since being on maternity leave. There’s a gorgeous shop round the corner from us with the biggest cakes I’ve ever seen. I made it my mission to try out each of them by the time my maternity leave was up…and I didn’t do too badly! 4 o’clock is definitely cake o’ clock in our house.

I’d heard of Baker Days letterbox cakes before and was intrigued to try one. As the title suggests, they can be posted through the letterbox so are the perfect present or surprise gift. I think it’s one step further than posting a birthday or anniversary card and the size is perfect to be enjoyed between two. Another bonus for me was that you can personalise all the cakes – you can either upload your own picture or you can personalise the cake with the recipient’s name. Plus it comes with a lovely little card, packet of Love Hearts and a candle…that has win win win written all over it.

Baker Days Cake Wide Shot including card, sweets and candle

My other half’s had a particularly busy few weeks – work is super busy and on top of that the trains are delayed almost every journey. So by the time Thursday comes, he’s had enough. I thought, what better way to cheer him up than with a surprise cake?! I chose a Bright Side cake as I’ve always loved the design. Plus they are exactly what they say,  they brighten up my day and I love receiving one of their cards for a birthday.

He hates surprises so this was a bit of a risk, but I went for it! I think after 6 years he’s actually quite used to the fact that I love surprising him, so goes with the flow a bit now. His only comment was “that’s a really nice tin”. And he’s right, it is a good one and lovely that it comes presented so well.

Close up of Baker Days cake with slice taken

Close up of a perfect slice of cakeWe both loved the cake – the icing wasn’t too thick or sweet and had a gorgeous buttercream layer, which I loved. The vanilla sponge was perfectly moist too and it went so well with an afternoon cup of tea. And within a few minutes, it was all gone. Delicious cake Baker Days, thanks for letting us try it out!

If you’d like to surprise someone with a letterbox cake, you can find Baker Days via their website, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Baker Days kindly provided this complimentary cake for the purpose of this review.

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  1. May 23, 2016 / 8:13 am

    They really are delicious cakes aren’t they? Really glad you both enjoy the cake, lovely review! the tins really are pretty! 🙂 xxx #TribalLove

    • May 23, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      Thank you for your comment, I totally agree – they are delicious!

  2. May 23, 2016 / 11:06 am

    You can’t go wrong with a cake that comes to you. These cakes are genius! I love that Jim’s comment was about the tin. Sounds like something Mr C would say 🙂 #bigpinklink
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    • May 23, 2016 / 4:45 pm

      Thank you lovely, delivered cake is a genius idea. If anything it’s a little dangerous that I now know this! Xx

  3. May 23, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    Mmm it sounds delicious! Hahah love cake o’ clock! Feeling the cake o’ clock vibes in the next hour and half ; ). Your husband is funny, “that’s a nice tin” lol, yes, yes it iiiissss a nice tin! Will have to try this very soon. : ) #triballove
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    • May 23, 2016 / 4:45 pm

      Thank you, and my hubbie will be so very pleased that he’s funny….most of the time he has to repeat his jokes to get a laugh! X

  4. May 23, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    I REALLY want a cake now!! Love those designs too they are lovely. Glad you enjoyed it. #triballove

  5. May 23, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    I love the design that you chose-The Bright Side really do fabulous cards, don’t they?! I’ve reviewed one of these cakes, and we loved it too! I used it as an extra cake for my eldest’s birthday! I just love the idea of it fitting through a letter box as a surprise gift, and the range of personalisation is just incredible-you really can have whatever you like!! I did laugh at Jim’s comment, although I thought exactly the same when our cake arrived!! I’m glad you enjoyed!

  6. May 24, 2016 / 1:41 am

    I have never heard of anything like this. That is so neat. The picture is making me want cake right now. This would make such a nice suprise gift. If only we lived nearby. My husband is obsessed with cake. Now I neef to go stuff myself with ice cream. #bigpinklink #triballove

  7. May 25, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    They really are fab cakes and this is a great review! What is it with men not liking surprises?! I was well chuffed that having discovered Bakerdays my Mum sent me one for my birthday, which is good cos I think they might be a bit addictive… #bigpinklink #triballove

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