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Review: Baker Days Mothers Day letterbox cake

Like a lot of pregnant women, I am on a mission to eat cake. I know I should be exchanging the calorific sweet stuff for plates full of raw veg, but I can’t help myself. The cake calls me…

So when the lovely people at Baker Days got in touch to ask whether I would like to try out one of their letterbox cakes ahead of Mothers Day I couldn’t resist.

The letterbox cake concept

The idea is that you can send a personalised cake in the post just like you would a card. However instead of recycling your greeting after the occasion has passed, the recipient can pop on the kettle and enjoy a slice of your goodwill instead.

Baker Days cake designs

Baker Days offer a whole host of cakes for different occasions – 500 in fact. I particularly like some of their humorous designs – this one about a thin person trying to get out has my name all over it right now!

As you might expect, they have a lovely range of designs ready to send out ahead of Mothers Day on Sunday 15 March.

I chose their Mother’s Day Birdies cake as birds, particularly owls, are pretty hot in our household at the moment. Many of the designs can be personalised with names and bespoke messages.

As well as the five inch letterbox-sized cake I received (RRP £14.99), which serves three or four people, Baker Days make four other sizes – from one portion cupcakes to 12 inch cakes that serve up to 55 people. Obviously, the letterbox-size cake is the only one designed to be posted through doors and is a little bit thinner than a ‘normal cake’ to allow for this.

The packaging

I was a bit dubious about receiving a cake in the post. How on earth would it stay in one piece? However I needn’t have worried.

The cake came well packed in a very cute and reusable tin within a letterbox-sized package. It’s ideal for popping straight through your lucky recipient’s door so you don’t have to worry about them being in.

Each cake comes with a mini party pack including a card and other fun items – I got a mini packet of Love Hearts.

Flavours

I went for the chocolate chip sponge made with Belgium chocolate, but you can choose from plain sponge, fruit cake, gluten/wheat free and dairy free.

The taste test

When my letterbox cake arrived I was full of a cold and hadn’t been able to taste anything properly for three weeks. So I enlisted the help of Mr Tin Box and Tin Box Tot for the taste test. Neither were massive fans of the icing – Mr TB said it reminded him a little of rice paper – but TBT’s insistence on ‘cake more’ gave the bake itself a thumbs up.

Other important stuff

If Mother’s Day or any other occasion slips your mind Bakers Days promise next day delivery on orders placed before 2pm. Ideal if you have to remind the other half to get something in the post to their mum at the last minute.
Their cakes are also made to stay fresh for up to 14 days.

Overall verdict

I think Baker Days’ letterbox cakes are a really cute and clever idea, especially for occasions like Mothers Day. There’s a great range of designs and flavours to choose from, and they have clearly got the packaging down to a tee. I think any mum would be delighted to receive one on Mothering Sunday. The only downside would be the price – at £14.99 it’s a bit of an investment – but, lets face it, mum’s worth it and you’d probably spend double that on flowers!

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    Disclosure: Baker Days sent me a letterbox cake free of charge for the purposes of writing a review. My opinions are my own.

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