I love gifts that come through your letterbox. No more worrying about whether your parcel will delivered to the neighbours or shoved behind your wheelie bin, or how you will find the time to go and pick it up from the post office.
So when I found out about bakerdays, a company which makes and distributes personalised cakes, I was immediately drawn to their letterbox cakes. A personalised cake sent directly to someone’s door, and through their letterbox – what a fab idea!
My mum has recently started looking after our daughter two days a week since I have gone back to work, and while I know she is more than happy to do it, I also think it’s important to recognise the time she is giving up for us. Grandparents are definitely filling in the childcare needs of many working parents, especially with the astronomical cost of nursery. Even with two of us working full time, sending Phoebe to nursery more than 3 days a week would be simply unaffordable.
To say a big thank you, I thought a yummy cake sent to her door would be a perfect sign of our appreciation.
I hopped onto the bakerdays website and had a look through their amazing range of letterbox cakes. They offer cakes for tonnes of different occasions including birthdays, anniversaries and congratulations. I selected their thank you cake, and opted for the classic floral design, with the personalised message ‘thank you nanny’.
My mum is a fan of lemon drizzle cake, so when I saw that was one of the flavours on offer, I knew it would be a great choice. You can also choose traditional sponge, half chocolate-half sponge, and rich chocolate chip. There are also gluten free and dairy free options, which is great for those with specific dietary requirements.
I placed my order with bakerdays and selected a date when I knew I would be seeing my mum. Under normal circumstances I would have sent it directly to her address, but as I wanted to infiltrate the parcel to take blog photos I sent it to myself. I didn’t eat any of the cake though! I insisted she take it home to eat in peace and quiet as it was her treat.
The cake arrived on the day I had chosen and it did indeed slip straight through the letterbox. I opened the box to find a lovely tin inside, declaring its contents with an ‘mmm, cake’ slogan. I thought this was a really nice touch as the tin can be kept for storing more goodies in the future. There was also a card contained within the package.
The cake was decorated exactly how the picture showed, with the text I had requested. So once I’d taken my snaps I presented my mum with the beautiful cake, which she was really delighted with. She was very touched and also very happy to have cake!
She reported back that the cake itself was delicious, not overly lemony but certainly a very pleasant flavour and a nice light cake. She also told me that it is a lovely idea and a very thoughtful present. So a ringing endorsement for bakerdays – keep up the good work!
Now two pieces of exciting bakerdays news – firstly, you can win yourself (or someone you want to treat) a bakerdays letterbox cake, woohoo! I’ve teamed up with bakerdays to give one lucky reader a chance to win a cake through their door. Just enter below via Rafflecopter before the 10rd June.
Secondly, if you’re not chosen as the lucky winner (who will be randomly selected) you can still win with a 15% off discount code, especially for readers of this blog. Simply use the code FULLFLAVOUR15 when making your purchase. It’s a great way to treat yourself or someone special with a delicious, personalised cake for any occasion.
Thanks for reading and good luck in the competition!