These days you can pretty much get anything sent by post. Well within reason I guess, but veggie boxes, done, subscriptions to bread making, done, personalised cakes, done! And that is what I received recently to review – a 5 inch LETTERBOX cake by Baker Days. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect really. I’ve never received cake in the post. I had in mind a ruler-sized “slice” of cake and honestly, I wasn’t sure how the image I chose would fit. I was pleasantly surprised. It really was a “cake” cake! Five inches round, sat on a little silver cake board. Here are my overall thoughts:
Packaging – My cake was delivered in a box and protected in a tin. As expected, the box is the perfect size for slipping through a letterbox. No more “we’re sorry we missed you” cards.
Presentation – When I opened the box, I was impressed. The cake sat in a cute tin, along with a card and some sweets. If I’d received this as a gift, I’d have been super excited. It’s different. It’s not something you get every day is it.
Design – Baker Days can personalise your cake to print any image and any text, so the world really is your cake oyster! I chose from a selection of designs aimed at saying “sorry”. Long story, but I hit our car while dropping B at nursery (it was a Monday, I was tired), and Mr D has been nothing but supportive. I feel hugely guilty though, especially when Nissan told me it would cost over £650 to fix. Oops. And that is what I sent, an “oops, I’m sorry cake” to hubby.
Taste – Our little cake was held nicely in place on the cake board by a yummy buttercream and the cake to icing ratio was pretty much spot-on.
Price – A vanilla sponge Letterbox Cake will set you back £14.99, including post and packaging.
Final thoughts – In my opinion, fifteen quid for a cake is quite a lot. However, I do really like the novelty aspect and the fact that I don’t have to physically go to the Post Office to post a gift. And who doesn’t like getting something fun in the post these days? With pretty much everything done online and on social media, getting post that isn’t a bill is super exciting! For friends and family who live miles away, the idea of sending them a Birthday cake via post is cute and fun!
Disclosure: This Letterbox cake was sent to me for the purpose of this review. All opinions and thoughts are however my own.