bakerdays Letterbox Cake Review*

By Laura Thornberry - 10:00

Would anyone turn down an opportunity to review cake? Because I surely didn't!! The lovely team over at bakerdays got in contact with me, and kindly offered me the chance to pick out one of their amazing letterbox gift cakes to try and share my feedback. If you haven't heard of bakerdays before, here's a little bit about them -> The business was founded by Andrea Guzyova and greeting card entrepreneur Alan Hawkes, whose passion for cakes (mainly eating them) is only exceeded by a knack of creating the perfect cake design for every occasion.
bakerdays Letterbox Cake Review
On the bakerdays website, there are a variety of cakes you can choose from. From birthdays and christenings to graduations and mother’s day and much much more. You name the occasion, they'll have a cake for it. You'll be spoilt for choice! Whether it be a traditional sponge, a rich chocolate chip, a luxurious red velvet, gluten wheat free sponge, dairy free sponge or a fruit cake. There really is something for everyone and their preferences. 
bakerdays Letterbox Cake Review
For my letterbox cake*, I picked the 5 inch Letterbox Gift cake with the Christmas Stockings design and I opted to have the traditional sponge recipe filling with jam & buttercream. You really can't go wrong with this classic combo! The design of the cake was super cute, bold and colourful. You can opt for a personalised version, but I wanted to try to keep it as simple as possible.

Packaging wise, the cake arrived in a really sturdy cardboard box, that did indeed fit nicely through my letterbox.  I was really impressed with how much care and attention is put into how well it was packaged, it felt very secure and the cake was kept in perfect condition. No damage whatsoever.

In terms of taste, I couldn't fault it. It was beautifully moist, light and fluffy, with a good balance of cake and icing. The buttercream was super smooth and flavoursome, with added bursts of fruity and zingy fresh raspberry jam. For a simple and traditional sponge cake, it was a very good one.
bakerdays Letterbox Cake Review
Overall I think that the idea of bakerdays Letterbox Cakes is great – and I know that I’d definitely love to send a personalised cake to friends or family for a special occasion with the knowledge that it would be waiting for them when they arrive home. It's a super cool and genius service where you can pick, customise and personalise sweet treats for any occasion. However, I think that the pricing of £14.99 is a little bit expensive for what is essentially a small cake in a gift tin by post, but the care and attention that goes into the finished product is definitely worth it.

Have you heard of bakerdays before? What is your favourite type of cake?

* AD - This post is in collaboration with bakerdays and contains PR samples sent for review purposes
  All thoughts are 100% honest

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