Bakerdays Letterbox Cake: Review and Competition

When bakerdays tweeted me asking if I would like to review their letterbox gift cake I was quite excited! Admittedly, I am not a particularly big fan of cake generally (I know, I know… it’s weird) but I was really intrigued by the concept of a cake that can literally be delivered straight through the letterbox. Would that really work?! I had to find out. And I knew that Squiggle would jump at the chance to share some cake with me too!

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The website is very user-friendly and there is a massive selection of designs to choose from for all different occasions, including options to personalise with text or an image. I spent ages trying to pick my favourite design because there are so many great choices! 

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I finally settled on this design with my own personal message that I knew would make Squiggle giggle…

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There were a selection of sponges to choose from too. I really like the fact that all of the designs in their entire range can be ordered as a gluten-free or dairy-free option, rather than there being a restricted selection of choices, as is often the case. It is worth noting that the dairy-free option is not vegan, as it does contain eggs. 

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Whilst we avoid gluten as much as we can, medically we do not need to be strict about it, so I decided on the dairy-free option instead. We do generally try to eat as closely to vegan as we can manage anyway but, apart from anything else, I was keen to test how the dairy-free version tasted! 

The cake didn’t take long to arrive and, as promised, it plopped through my letterbox without fuss. The box landed face down and I must say I felt a slight wave of anticipation, as well as excitement, as I picked it up to check the contents! 

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I need not have worried; the cake comes very well packaged, secured in a cake tin, inside the cardboard box. It also has plastic packaging to keep it fresh and well protected within the tin itself. It even has thoughtful instructions on how to remove it carefully without damage!

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The cake itself was delicious! The sponge was light and fluffy, with a lovely buttery filling (which incidently is on the bottom of the cake as opposed to in the middle, due to the letterbox design!) and the icing was soft and tasty. Squiggle was very impressed too; she declared “thank you for sending the cake, I love it!” 

We demolished it pretty quickly, but the 5″ letterbox size is easily big enough for 3 or 4 generous portions, as it suggests. We really enjoyed it.

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I like the novelty factor of getting a cake delivered directly through the letterbox, it was nicely presented and it was yummy too! So I think a letterbox cake would make a great unique gift for Valentines Day, or any other occasion.

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Last but not least; to be in with a chance to win a 5″ letterbox gift cake in your choice of design, enter my giveaway via the rafflecopter app below. 

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Ends at midnight on 8th February 2017. Open to UK residents only. Prize will be sent out by 1st class Royal Mail. Other T&Cs apply. (See rafflecopter for details).

*Disclosure: bakerdays sent me a free letterbox cake for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Author: Living Life Our Way

NP and home ed mum, conservationist, nature lover, blogger, SEN & MH advocate, ex teacher. ~Don't think outside the box, think like there is no box~

199 thoughts on “Bakerdays Letterbox Cake: Review and Competition”

  1. I would choose Gimme the Cake! for my husband’s Birthday as he would share it with me! Besides he love cats, funny hints & cakes!

  2. i would have to get one for my husband and he is i would say almost addicted to love heart sweets so of course i would get him the love heart one

  3. tough one but I would choose one of the emojis cakes for my boyfriends birthday then I would help him eat it πŸ™‚

  4. I would definitely order the Hearty Valentine cake! It’s so beautiful! I’ve been really stressed and completely forgot to post my Brother In Law’s birthday present (or buy one) this would be a lovely way of saying ‘ooops! sorry!’

  5. I’d pick the Valentines hearts design for me and my boyfriend, he’s my best friend and probably the only person i’m willing to share cake with

  6. I’d choose the One In A Million cake, to give my Ones In A Million the praise and affection they always merit πŸ™‚

  7. I’ve had a birthday cake from them before, it came with a couple of balloons and one of those paper whistles haha, so cute! And it was actually delicious!

  8. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I would love one for my son who has just gotten his first job, and is paying rent! Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! lol

  9. Emoji cake, I’d give it to my daughter as she works really hard and runs around after her family

  10. would choose the valentines cake – i love you, for my husband, it would be such a nice surprise for him

  11. I’d choose the “Keep Calm and Carry On” cake and have it adapted it for my son who is working incredibly hard at the moment.

  12. I’d choose one for myself. Husband’s cooking skills don’t run to birthday cakes. It would be a real treat !

  13. Anniversary Cakes: A Simple Anniversary- ahhh so cute – for my Partner it’s our anniversary in april

  14. I would get a number cake with a personalised photo on it for my son who will be 2 on the 3rd of March. It is just the perfect size for a slice each and there will be no cake waste! I hate paying a fortune for a cake and there’s lots left over

  15. Id choose A personalised valentines cake for my wonderful fiance Mark . He works so hard to look after us all and deserves a treat. Fingers crossed x

  16. Dare I admit that I would get the Poop-tastic Emoji cake. My kids will split their sides with laughter. That’s their favourite emoji and they wouldn’t believe that it could come on a cake.

  17. It’s my birthday in February so I would choose the Birthday Tweetings cake for myself. Seems relevant to this competition and saves me baking one (not that is would be anywhere near as fantastic as these cakes!) xx

  18. Oh my, there are just too many to choose from! It would be for my best friends birthday, I’m torn between the #CakeSnap, any of the floral/butterfly cakes, any of the doggy or bicycle ones. They look amazing! She would be over the moon if I won one of these for her