Cake anyone? Cake delivered to your door? Thought so, who wouldn't want a surprise cake delivered through their letterbox? This is the idea behind Baker Days Letterbox Cakes, instead of sending someone flowers for a special occasion you can now send cake.
The cake is designed to fit through a letterbox and survive the impact of falling onto the mat...or at least this is the idea. BANG, THUMP, CRASH...knock knock...its the postman trying to force it into the letterbox and giving up. He had to knock and hand it to me. Such a shame because as you can see from the picture it was only a matter of a millimetre or two. I've got a uPVC front door, so I went to check on a few neighbours with wooden front doors and it does fit through their letterboxes. So I would only recommend this if you know the reciepient has a wooden front door.
As the cake hadn't gone through the letterbox I felt oblidged to drop it from letterbox height to test the impact protection of the packaging. I'm pleased to say it didn't fall at this hurdle - I still had an intact cake. The cake is very cleverly attached to a card disc via a 'skirt' of icing, so it stays put inside the very nice presention tin.
It is a very small, but very cute cake (I've taken a picture of me holding it to give an idea of scale) we managed to cut it to 8 small, but satisfactory slices, to divide it up between the family. My husband and I could have easily polished it off between us in one sitting though! It was a very nice tasting cake - its small size meant a very good icing to sponge ratio.
I love the fact that the cake can be personalised. For this one I chose an existing picture and wrote my own text, but I could have put a photo into the design if I had wanted. There is a huge range of designs for all occasions - birthdays, new babies, even teacher thank you cakes.
At £14.99 its not a cheap way to buy cake, but its a lot cheaper than sending flowers and a lot nicer than just a card.
Disclaimer: Baker's Days sent me a valentine's cake for the purposes of this review. Opinions are, as always, my own.