Sunday, 13 November 2016

A birthday with #bakerdays - Letterbox Cake Review and Giveaway

This week my eldest daughter, Izzie, turned five and I just can't work out where those last five years gone. It only seems five minutes ago that she was a tiny (well ok a 9lb 4oz) bundle of joy. Now she is at school and has become "Little Miss Independent"!
Five years in pictures!
As her birthday fell on a school day, it was the first time we wouldn't be spending the whole of her special day together. It seemed only sensible to postpone her party until the weekend and instead celebrate her day with presents, cards and a little birthday tea. After great deliberation she decided she would like hot dogs and cake. Wouldn't it be fantastic if she remains this easy to please?

I had seen some super little personalised cakes from bakerdays that you order online and they are delivered to your door. The cakes are designed to actually fit through your letterbox so there is no need to wait in for the postman. They deliver six days a week and if ordered by 2pm, they offer next day delivery. How great does that sound?

I had a little look at the bakerdays website and I was amazed by the variety of cakes available. There is literally a cake for every occasion (Christmas included) and most designs can be personalised with your own message and, in some cases, even photographs. As Izzie loves everything princessy at the moment, I decided on a "Mermaid Princess Cake" with a personalised message.
The cake arrived by post on her birthday as planned. It was very neatly packaged in a tin, with a small card and a packet of love hearts. It was a lovely surprise for her to open when she got in from school. She was delighted with the colourful mermaid design and she was so excited when she realised the cake had her name on it.

The cake itself was 12cm by 2.5cm so just big enough for three or four adult servings. It was perfect for the four of us at teatime and it tasted good too. We chose the vanilla sponge cake which has a layer of buttercream and icing. There are other options available including fruit cake, chocolate chip and even dairy free and gluten free.



The vanilla sponge Letterbox Cake retails at £14.99 plus P&P. We thought the Letterbox cake was such a novel idea and a really tasty way to surprise loved ones, whatever the occasion.  Larger celebration cakes and cupcakes are also available from bakerdays. For the full range see: www.bakerdays.com

If you would like to try a Letterbox Cake for yourself, why not enter our competition below. One winner will be selected from all correct entries at random and will receive a Letterbox Cake from bakerdays (RRP £14.99). This competition is open to UK residents only.

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*Disclaimer: We received a free Letterbox Cake from bakerdays for the purpose of this review. The opinions are, as always, our own.


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168 comments:

  1. I think a chocolate chip one

    Kay Sherman

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  2. Humour Cakes: Big Man cake Vanilla Sponge

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  3. I would choose the Cool Emoji Cake :) x

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  4. I would choose a Santa Claus wishes cake

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  5. https://www.bakerdays.com/cakes/1859

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  6. I would choose a gluten free cake for my daugther

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  7. Tough choice! Probably the Champagne Moments cake to celebrate my boyfriend getting a new job!

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  8. I love the Christmas Cakes: Red Robin, thanks.x

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  9. would get the Christmas Selfie cake for my daughter x

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  10. i would choose an emoji cake for my daughter

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  11. A happy belated birthday to Izzie! They grow so quickly, don't they?! The cake looks fab :-) Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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  12. Would get the Birthday Boy cake for my grandson x

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  13. I'd choose the Wild Roses Cake in Dairy Free for a lovely vegan friend with a December birthday.

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  14. Loving the Christmas cakes - great prezzy idea. I'd choose the Santa Claus cake to send to my brother.

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  15. I'd choose the Epic Day Cake for my sons upcoming birthday.

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  16. I'd choose the Christmas Selfie Cake

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  17. I would choose the Golden Christmas tree cake because we love Christmas and we can share it with the family <3 https://www.bakerdays.com/cakes/1792

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  18. A santa claus cake for my niece!

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  19. I'd get a Santa's Little Minions cake.

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  20. A Christmas selfie cake for my mother

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  21. I would love a cake for my nans 80th birthday :) @bexallum

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  22. I'd choose the Facebook Reminder birthday cake for my friend's birthday

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  23. I like the Jolly Christmas Tree scene cake

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  24. A birthday cake for my mother in laws birthday

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  25. I would really the Christmas Chalkboard Cake.

    @rachiegr

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  26. Champagne moments cake,to share with my friend.

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  27. I would Love a Chocolate Cake Personalised for my daughters 2nd birthday

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  28. I would send my mum a gluten free Christmas cake!

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  29. I'd chose the Christmas Angels cake

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  30. I'd choose the big thumbs up emoji cake!

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  31. I would go for Santa Clause wishes well cake with chocolate chip toppings

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  32. I would choose the Fab Sis one for my sisters upcoming birthday

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  33. i would choose the Dinosaur Bones Cake x

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  34. I would choose the Jolly santa cake yum!

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  35. I would love the Red Robin cake

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  36. A chocolate chip one for my sister in law!

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  37. Id choose the ariel birthday cake gor my daughter

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  38. I would get the Christmas Selfie cake.

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  39. I would choose one of the gamer cakes, probably Pikachu!

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  40. A Chocolate cake for Christmas xx

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  41. i like the one where you can put your own picture on it, that would be great

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  42. Like the Christmas Stocking Ted x

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  43. Gluten free Little green monster Christmas cake

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  44. Robably Santa Claus Cake.

    Rachel Craig

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  45. O my I would choose a Christmas cake

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  46. Id love an emoji cake to share with the kids

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  47. I would choose the decorative red tree X

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  48. i would choose a christmas cake x

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  49. The Union Jack with 60 for my husband

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  50. Any chocolate one, I only like Chocolate cake!

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  51. I'd choose the vanilla sponge cake in the Christmas stocking design x

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  52. the christmas ones look a good idea

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  53. One of the general birthday cakes would be great as it's my birthday soon!

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  54. a chocolate cake, ams I would send it to my son at Uni. I dont see him enough and he would love this

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  55. I would choose the Cool Emoji Cake

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  56. I would choose the motor bike cake for my dad's birthday in December

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  57. Margaret Clarkson
    Christmas Angels

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  58. i would pick the Emoji Kisses Cake for my partner :)

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  59. Would have to be one of the Xmas cakes fir my other half .

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  60. I'd choose a personalised thank you cake for my dad for helping me out recently

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  61. T-Rex-Ellent Cake, with a choc chip sponge for my son who has a birthday soon and is dinosaur mad!!!

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  62. I think I would get the Balloons photo cake

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  63. I love the Golden Christmas Tree cake.

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  64. I would choose the Red Robin cake.

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  65. woodland cake for my daughters first birthday

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  66. I would get the disturbing lack of cheer cake

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  67. A chocolate one for my daughters birthday in January :)

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  68. A horse birthday cake with the unicorn for my daughter who turns 7 in January.

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  69. I would have to get the santa claus cake

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  70. im sure they do a justin bieber one, cant find it at the minute, but if they do i would choose that one as my grandaughter is mad on him and its her birthday in a few weeks x

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  71. The blue festive tree cake :) so pretty

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  72. Christmas selfie cake would be fun!

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  73. one of the christmas cakes, the blue festive tree is beautiful but I also like the look of the funny ones, hard choice

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  74. The Santa Claus cake for my children

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  75. I would choose the santa claus one

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  76. The Golden Xmas Tree

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  77. A Christmas Tree

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  78. I would chhose the christmas cake- 'Disturbing Lack of Cheer' it so suits my other half!!!

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  79. I would choose the Merry Doggy Christmas Cake for my parents :)

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  80. I really like the cake with the flowers and humming bird design

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  81. The Christmas Trooper cake is brilliant for my family to share

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  82. would have to be The Santa Claus wishes cake

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  83. A Christmas cake, in chocolate.

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  84. A Personalised Thank You Cake for my Husband :)

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  85. Can I have a Halloween cake, even when it's not Halloween?

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  86. I would choose a Santa Claus wishes cake

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  87. I would love to win the Any Age Ted Birthday Girl cake

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  88. I'd choose the Fabulous Sister birthday cake

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  89. Emoji would be the choice of this household

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  90. I think I would choose the Merry Christmas Photo Cake for my niece.

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  91. https://www.bakerdays.com/cakes/082 Kid's Birthday Cakes: Birthday Boy
    Product Code: 082

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  92. I would choose the Blue Festive Tree cake

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  93. The Christmas Tooper cake, my brother would appreciate a food and star wars mash up!

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  94. Vader birthday cake for my hubby whose birthday is Boxing Day.

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  95. I would choose a Jolly Christmas Cake - I think it is a wonderful idea!

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  96. I would choose the emoji one for my daughters birthday next month .x

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  97. I really like the International Christmas because of all the languages. I'd get the chocolate chip sponge because it sounds amazing.

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  98. the Jolly Santa Claus cake would be lovely

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  99. I'd pick the Merry Christmas photo cake and put a photo of my Daughters on it x

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  100. My granddaughter would love the mermaid cake x

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  101. I think it would have to be one of the Christmas cakes, they are so good

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  102. Christmas Selfie cake for a laugh

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  103. It would have to be a Christmas themed one.

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  104. The Santa Claus Wishes Cake - Christopher Read @TheChrissyComps

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  105. I think the golden christmas tree cake. I know I would get a christmas one but I would let my family help pick one xx

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  106. I would go for the same one as you, "Mermaid Princess Cake"

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  107. I would pick an emoji birthday cake for my daughter mia.

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  108. I would choose a Santa Claus wishes cake

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  109. If I won I would choose something for the christmas table :)

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  110. I would definitely choose the white christmas cake - it would be so funny for my mum, and have it as a fruit cake. These cakes are a fab idea

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  111. I'd choose the go nuts cake for dads

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  112. I would choose the Congratulations 'You're a Star' cake for our eldest daughter on gaining her dream job!

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  113. Vanillia sponge for my other half's birthday 🎂

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  114. I think I'd choose the Christmas Stocking Ted :) Very cute, but would be hard to eat him. Thanks for the chance.

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  115. I would choose the Any Age Poppies Photo Cake for my mums 60th in January

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  116. The Santa Claus wishes cake for my family please xx

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  117. One of the christmas tree designs with chocolate sponge :)

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  118. I would get one of the lovely Christmas designs they have on the website, the one with the red robin on

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  119. I'd pick a Colourful Christmas Tree cake!

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  120. Mickey mouse vanilla sponge for my little son!

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  121. I would choose the its a boy baby shower cake x

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  122. I would choose the Red Robin Christmas cake

    Kirsty Fox

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