If you follow me on Twitter (which you should, I probably tweet too much but THAT’S NOT THE POINT STAY UP TO DATE WITH MY LIFE HERE), you will know that this marks the first of my December posts – which will all vaguely be centred around Christmas/the holidays/coming home/winter. So, in the spirit of Christmas and giving, I’m very happy to be kicking it off not only with my monthly review, but with a giveaway! Stay tuned to find out how you could WIN YOUR OWN LETTERBOX CAKE at the end of this post!
So, in case it wasn’t clear, this shall be the December edition of my Monthly Review Series, in which I review a product/service in excruciating detail, evaluating:
- The details of the product/service (price and company)
- First impressions
- My opinions after eating it
- Whether it’s worth the money
This month, just in time for Christmas, I will be reviewing a Letterbox Cake from Bakerdays, which they were kind enough to gift me!
Bakerdays are a personalised cake, cupcake and balloon company based in Nottinghamshire. They specialise in printing custom cakes, allowing you to pick from their existing designs and add photos and messages, or simply submit your own design.
- Go to their website www.bakerdays.com
- Select the cake design you want
- Select the size of cake (letterbox, small, medium, large)
- Choose your flavour (Plain sponge, Chocolate, Fruit, Carrot, Gluten free, Dairy free)
- Customise it (Add names and pictures)
- Select a specific date if necessary and order away!
Their cakes are baked fresh and sent by First Class Mail, so they should arrive at your recipients house in no time! The different sized cakes (obviously) vary in price, but the letterbox cakes start at £14.99.
First Impressions (The Unboxing…)
So a little background… When Bakerdays were asking me to pick a cake I couldn’t decide on a design (There are so many and I’m very indecisive) so they said they could design a bespoke one for my blog. Therefore, I had no idea what my cake would look like, and was very intrigued to see what they came up with.
I was simply expecting a cake, but on opening the box, I was met with the cake in a tin, 3 balloons, 2 candles with holders and a party blower, which was a very happy surprise! They really set you set up for a mini celebration and I love that. The tin is
also very cute and something I can keep, so 10/10 for presentation!
I won’t lie, I was worried about how small it was going to be, especially since it could fit through the letterbox, but I was happily surprised. Yes, it was a small cake (Of course it is, it’s the smallest size they do) but I could comfortably have a slice each for me, my mum, dad and sister, and still have a little cake left over. It’s the perfect size to send to a person for a special occasion as they could easily share it, or they could easily eat it by themselves without feeling guilty. Really puts the control in the person’s hands.
The Taste Test…
As I said earlier, they have a variety of flavours, but I went with the simple plain sponge because, well, I like things simple. In terms of the flavour, it was a simple tasty vanilla – not overly sweet but still with that cakey taste (I’m a great food reviewer, aren’t I?). However, what really impressed me was the texture – it was beautifully light and very easy to eat (and I’m very fussy with cakes so that’s really saying something).
One thing I will note is that there is a lot of icing. It makes sense because the personalised decoration lies in the icing, and it’s not a problem if you’re an icing lover like me, but that’s definitely something to keep in mind. If the other flavours are anything like this one, I would definitely recommend!
Is it Worth the Money?
In short terms, yes. For £14.99 you’re not just sending someone a cake, but you’re sending them an personalised gift that they won’t see coming. I actually can’t describe the feeling that I felt when I opened this cake – I knew it was coming but I had no idea about the design and how personalised it would be and it was such a treat! I’d love to replicate that feeling for one of my friends.
With the festive season approaching it’s the perfect time to start giving! Bakerdays has so many designs it’s ridiculous so I recommend going to their website here and having a browse for yourself – you can find something for any person and any occasion!
If you want to give this cake a chance for yourself, you may have a chance! In honour of the season of giving and my blogs first birthday, I am running a competition with Bakerdays to allow one of you to win a Bakerdays letterbox cake of your choice! It is primarily an Instagram giveaway, so head over to my Instagram to enter (instructions coming below). However, you can get an extra entry through my blog to increase your odds of winning! All you have to do is the following…
1) Follow my blog (either via wordpress or by signing up for my email updates which will be by the side of the screen if you’re on a laptop and underneath this post if you keep scrolling on a phone).2) Follow me @thoughtsfromjasmine and @bakerdays on Instagram
3) Find the giveaway photo on Instagram and comment below with someone you’d share your Bakerdays cake with (Tag them or just write their name)
*FOR AN EXTRA ENTRY*
4) Comment below on this blog post with your favourite festive memory (Christmas or any other holiday that you may celebrate during this time)
The contest will close on Thursday the 14th December, and then I’ll pick a winner at random and announce them on my Instagram on Friday 15th December. You’ll then be contacted by me and we’ll discuss the details of your letterbox cake!
Good luck to everyone who decides to enter! I’m really excited to give something back to everyone that’s supported me and hopefully there will be more giveaways like this in the future! Can’t wait to hear from you guys!
Lots of love,
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*DISCLAIMER* The team at Bakerdays were lovely enough to supply me (and whoever wins the giveaway) with one of their letterbox cakes, but that does not affect the way that I review their cake. I am 100% honest in all of my reviews, whether the post is sponsored or gifted or I have bought the product myself.