bakerdays – Letterbox cake review and competition

Image of a colourful flowery cat on a small white fondant cake, on a white plate with purple flowers.. and a card next to it that says "Just for you" with a bow on it. Bakerdays letterbox cake

It’s my Birthday this Friday, so what better way to celebrate than with cake and a competition! The very lovely bakerdays were kind enough to send me this pretty cake to review for my Birthday. They are also giving you guys a chance to win one too through my blog! Details of the competition and a discount code for you all, can be found at the end of this post.

Who are bakerdays

bakerdays sell awesome cakes that can be delivered directly to you. Not only do they sell letterbox sized cakes and regular cakes, but they sell cupcakes too. All of these can be personalised with your own images, or you can even request a particular design if they don’t have what you’re looking for. There are a lot of their own designs to choose from though, and for all occasions. bakerdays even offer balloons! These can also be personalised. How amazing would it be to receive a personalised cake and a balloon?

Types of cake you can get from bakerdays

I love the fact that there are a lot of different flavour options for you to choose from too. You can pick from traditional sponge, lemon drizzle, fruit or rich chocolate chip.

They even offer a gluten and wheat free sponge and a dairy free sponge too.

These are all available in a variety of different sizes too. From the small letterbox cake, (which serves 3-4 portions) which is 12cm x 2.5cm… up to a large cake, (which serves 40-55 portions) and is 30cm x 5cm.

The letterbox cakes start at £14.99 and go up to £17.99 (depending on what flavour you choose).

My experience with bakerdays

Navigating their website was extremely easy and picking out a design for my letterbox cake was a lot of fun. I did think about going with a photo cake at first, but was undecided on what photo I’d use. Knowing me, it would have been my cats. I then thought about perhaps asking bakerdays to create me my own design based around a Merkitty. Both of these were viable options, but I didn’t really want to be difficult.

I finally found this really pretty floral cat design and settled on that, but I did spend longer than I care to admit looking at all the designs. Happy with my selection, I just had to pick what flavour I wanted my letterbox cake to be. I’m a chocoholic, so there was no question that it had to be the chocolate one.

I then picked my delivery date and waited eagerly for it to arrive.

How my letterbox cake from bakerdays arrived

Bakerdays Letterbox Cake Delivery Box - Image of the box before it's opened.

Above is the package that came through my letterbox. It arrived on the date I asked for it to be delivered too. I have edited out my details to protect my privacy.

I was a little nervous that my postman wouldn’t actually put it through my letterbox. The postman often rings the bell even when something can fit! I was pleased to see that the box states that it fits through the letterbox, so I’m hoping my postman read that and realised it was actually okay to put it through.

Inside the box you get a lovely little tin and a card. The tin is a great idea, especially if you have pets, you can know how risky it is receiving any sort of food through the post. If it can be ripped open and eaten my cats will try. I am guessing this is probably even worse if you have dogs. So even if they managed to get into the box, I doubt they’d manage to open the tin.

This is how it looked on opening:

Bakerdays Letterbox Cake - Image of the box opened and you are able to see the tin inside with a card

Bakerdays Letterbox Cake - Image of the box opened and you are able to see the tin inside with a card - a slightly different angled photo

Freeing the bakerdays letterbox cake out of the tin

The design looks so adorable! It’s one thing to see it on the website, but to see it in real life is another thing.

The cake easily pulls out of the tin thanks to a tab on the side that you lift up on. I had no issues using the tab and transferred it to a plate without dropping it. The base of the cake is resting on a cake board too, which helps keep it stable.

I really didn’t want to cut into the cake at first, it just looked too pretty to destroy! When I finally braved sinking the knife into it, the cake sliced really easily and the cake wasn’t crumbly and held together really well.

Bakerdays Letterbox cake - Photo of the floral cat cake design on a white plate decorated with purple flowers.

Bakerdays Letterbox cake - a slice of the birthday cake on a plate. The cake is chocolatey inside with a white fondant coating.

Tasting the letterbox cake from bakerdays

The cake was very nice!

I must confess that I was worried it was going to be dry because of the lack of any filling, but the cake was really moist inside. The cake sat on a splodge of buttercream to adhere it to the cake board and the white fondant had some buttercream under it too, both of which helped it not be dry.

The cake was chocolatey and delicious and the fondant was amazing. I’m very partial to fondant!

I had to keep telling my male cat to shoo, because he was trying to get some. He’s eaten my birthday cake before in the past… strange boy. But even he knew that this cake was too good for him not at least try to get a bit of. Don’t worry, he didn’t manage to.

Final thoughts on the bakerdays letterbox cake

I think the letterbox cake is a wonderful idea! It’s the perfect gift for someone, especially since you don’t have to be sure they’re going to be home to receive it. I would be very happy to send one out as a gift. They are perfectly sized for one or two people.

I loved my experience with bakerdays and I definitely recommend them.

If you’d like to try bakerdays yourself, then you can get 15% off your order (until the 18th May 2018) with my discount code: MERKITTY15

Alternatively, you can try to win a letterbox cake in my competition below.

Win a letterbox cake from bakerdays

Enter to win your very own letterbox cake with the Rafflecopter widget below. Please read through the following terms and conditions before you enter though.

Terms & Conditions

– Open to UK residents only
– Competition entrants must be over 16 years old
– You must complete all mandatory rafflecopter options in the widget (Follow my Twitter, bakerdays Twitter, tweet about competition and leave a blog post comment) – All other options are for extra entries
– A winner will be picked at random via the Rafflecopter widget when the competition ends on the 30th April.
– The prize is: One Letterbox Cake of your choice from bakerdays. There is no cash prize alternative.
– I will contact you via Twitter, should you win, I will ask for your e-mail address so I can e-mail and get your details. I will then pass on your details to bakerdays who will then organise you receiving your prize.
– If you do not respond within 48 hours of me contacting you, I will have to pick another winner.
– Prize courtesy of bakerdays and sent directly from them.

 

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Special thanks to bakerdays. I received the cake for free in exchange for an honest review. All photos and opinions are my own and I was not paid to say anything.

70 Comments

  1. Julie
    April 23, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    I’ve never tried Bakerdays. My favourite cake is Victoria sponge 🎂

  2. iain maciver
    April 23, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    Victoria sponge

  3. Kevin Honey
    April 23, 2018 / 11:30 pm

    My favourite cake is Lemon Drizzle. I haven’t used Bakerdays before

  4. Solange
    April 23, 2018 / 11:33 pm

    My favourite type of cake is chocolate and I’ve never used Bakerdays before.

  5. Adrian Bold
    April 24, 2018 / 12:23 am

    My favourite type of cake is carrot, and I’ve never used Bakerdays yet.

  6. Robert Price
    April 24, 2018 / 5:17 am

    Never tried them and my favourite is chocolate cake

  7. clair downham
    April 24, 2018 / 10:19 am

    i love madeira cake and yes i have tried you before

  8. Ursula Hunt
    April 24, 2018 / 10:56 am

    I haven’t tried letterbox cakes before and I love Lemon drizzle cake

  9. Vicky
    April 24, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    I’ve never used bakerdays before. My favourite cake has got to be a Victoria sponge.

  10. Sheena Batey
    April 24, 2018 / 5:14 pm

    I like lemon drizzle the best and no never used Bakerdays but it seems like a lovely idea

  11. Andrea Fletcher
    April 24, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    I have never used Bakerdays. My favourite type of cake is chocolate cake.

  12. April 24, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    I love carrot cake.
    I have used Baker Days a few times in the past. They are fab x

  13. laura banks
    April 24, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    i love chocolate cake and have had cakes from baker days before they are great

  14. Hayley Colburn
    April 24, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    I used bakerdays once a couple of years back and although small, the cake was delicious, reminded me of Mr Kipling Angel Slices

  15. melanie stirling
    April 25, 2018 / 1:34 am

    I have Cakes from Bakerdays before.My favourite type of cake is Victoria sponge.

  16. April 25, 2018 / 9:34 am

    I love a good sponge with jam and yes I have used them before x

  17. Hannah Wallington
    April 25, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    I love chocolate cake

  18. MANDY DOHERTY
    April 25, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    I love a Victoria sponge sandwich, I’ve not used Bakerdays service before

  19. Wise Ways
    April 26, 2018 / 8:11 am

    It has to be chocolate fudge cake & I’ve never used Bakerdays before

  20. Allan Wilson
    April 26, 2018 / 11:07 am

    Love a beetroot and chocolate cake – never tried bakerdays before.

  21. Abigail Cullen
    April 26, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    My favorite is Victoria Sponge

    And yes I have tried their cakes in the past.

  22. TANIA STANNARD
    April 26, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    I love either lemon drizzle cake or Carrot cake. I have never used bakerdays before

  23. April 27, 2018 / 4:09 am

    Yay! Happy birthday! Hope it’s a lovely day. What a cool collaboration – I love the idea of a cake review! And a letterbox cake is a fab idea 🙂

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  24. Jennifer Toal
    April 27, 2018 / 7:45 am

    I have used it before a fun alternative to a card. Love chocolate cake

  25. Janet Birkin
    April 27, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    Chocolate cake – yes I have used before and really loved it

  26. Lindsey stuart
    April 27, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    I love a lemon sponge with a creme cheese icing.
    I ordered a bakers day cake for my friend who broke his leg, it was lovely.

  27. Alica
    April 27, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    I have never used Bakerdays (yet!) and I love chocolate cake! 😀

  28. Fay
    April 27, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    If it doesn’t have chocolate in then I won’t eat it! Lol. I’ve never tried Bakerdays before but their cakes look to die for!

  29. Anthony G.
    April 27, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    I love, love, love carrot cake…or a good sticky toffee pudding! I’m as yet to try Bakerdays – it seems to be a popular choice.

  30. Michelle Ferguson
    April 27, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    I love lemon drizzle cake, I have heard of Baker days before but never used them

  31. gemma hendry
    April 27, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    i love vanilla and raspberry jam sponge cake, yes i had letterbox cake before and it was delish

  32. Kerryn Johnson
    April 27, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    I love a nice sponge cake and I’ve never tried Baker Days but now I’ve heard of you I would consider using you

  33. Michelle Smith
    April 27, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    Victoria sponge I’ve never tried bakerdays before

  34. Sylvia Paul
    April 27, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    I’ve never used Bakerdays before. My favourite cake is chocolate x

  35. Susan Smith
    April 28, 2018 / 9:58 am

    Never tried Bakerdays before, and my favourite cake is a good old fashioned Victoria sponge, with buttercream filling

  36. Juli Savage
    April 28, 2018 / 10:56 am

    Classic victoria sponge is one of my favourite cakes

  37. Jade Hewlett
    April 28, 2018 / 11:21 am

    I haven’t used bakerdays before but the cakes look so lovely. My favourite cake is chocolate cake.

  38. Emily Smith
    April 28, 2018 / 4:57 pm

    I love chocolate cake and I haven’t used Bakerdays before.

  39. sam macaree
    April 28, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    my dad loved the fruit cake from them

  40. Sheri Darby
    April 28, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    I love coffee walnut cake and haven’t used Bakerdays yet

  41. AnnaS
    April 28, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    Have not used Bakerdays before but love to try Victoria Sponge.

  42. jules Eley
    April 28, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    I have used bakerdays and dairyfree is my favourite type of cake

  43. April 29, 2018 / 7:35 am

    No not used them yet and my fav cake is lemon drizzle cake

  44. pauline Crosby
    April 29, 2018 / 8:24 am

    This is a really lovely idea.

  45. Carol Boffey
    April 29, 2018 / 9:57 am

    Love the chocolate cake

  46. April 29, 2018 / 10:04 am

    I love carrot cake – I actually first tried it through Baker Days!

  47. Linda Ford
    April 29, 2018 / 10:29 am

    Never used baker days, our favourite cake is classic vanilla sponge xx

  48. Tess D
    April 29, 2018 / 11:16 am

    never used Baker Days before and my favourite cake is Carrot Cake

  49. Shaun Heathcote
    April 29, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    ive never tired your cakes but we all love chocolate sponge cake

  50. Jeanette Leighton
    April 29, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    I have not tried these before, my favourite cake is definitely Chocolate

  51. Zoe Graham
    April 29, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    chocolate cake, never tried these but would be a great surprise for my mums bday!

  52. Miss Tracy Hanson
    April 29, 2018 / 1:33 pm

    Not used them before, but definitely will be looking into it in the future. My favourite is either LEMON DRIZZLE or CHOCOLATE CAKE although really fancy some CARROT CAKE now. 🙂

  53. Donna Clinton
    April 29, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    I love Carrot cake,I have never used them before would would definitely consider them in the future!

  54. Ruth Lee
    April 29, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    chocolate cake and I have never used baker days before

  55. Ruth Kromkamp
    April 29, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    Red velvet sponge – had this as our wedding cake – was lovely!

  56. Valerie Seal
    April 29, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    I bought their penguin cake for mothers day which she loved .

  57. Tammy Neal
    April 29, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    Lemon drizzle x

  58. Rachael Sexey
    April 29, 2018 / 5:53 pm

    Carrot cake is my absolute favourite 💛

  59. Sarah Morris
    April 29, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    Victoria sponge is my fav followed by lemon drizzle

  60. laura stewart
    April 29, 2018 / 6:38 pm

    i havent used them yet x

  61. Karen Hughes
    April 29, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    I love lemon drizzle cake. I have not tried you before. I did not realise that this type of service existed. Perhaps for friends and family birthdays

  62. cheryl hadfield
    April 29, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    I love chocolate cake, I would choose a cake for my hubbys 40th next month, we are travelling to spain to celebrate his birthday and this would be perfect to take with us

  63. R Amison
    April 29, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    Chocolate cake is my favourite cake. I haven’t used Bakerdays before.

  64. Angie McDonald
    April 29, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    My favourite kind of cake is vanilla sponge with lots of buttercream! I have never had a Bakerdays cake before but they sound delicious!

  65. Michelle Clark
    April 29, 2018 / 10:27 pm

    What a great idea I love chocolate cake

  66. Collette SR
    April 29, 2018 / 10:57 pm

    Salted caramel cake with a chocolate orange a close 2nd !

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