Let me set the record straight, before I indulge you with the beautiful scenes of what arrived through my letter box this morning. I do not, and have never had, delusions of grandeur, but if you were ask which member of royalty I most closely resembled, then it would have to be Marie Antoinette. The simple reason being is that I have an ever so slight cake habit. In my defence, I worked out that as it contains 2 of the main food groups I could, theoretically, survive solely on cake if needs must. So imagine my delight when I was asked if I’d like to review a personalised cake. Mmmmm, let me think. A cake, with my name on, through the post. Oh go then. (Actually, in really, real life, I acted entirely on impulse and replied with out even giving it a second though.) The cake in question was a Baker Days letter box sized Valentine cake. Now, I love my husband dearly, so in hindsight, should have personalised it with his name however greed got the better of me and the worry that he might see this as a reason not to share, I decided to choose one personalised with my name in the hope that if it came to it, I could argue to my family that as it was my name and this is technically my job to review it, I should be the one to eat it. There are many designs to choose from on the Baker Days website and you can choose sizes from cup cakes through to larger cakes. The Letter box cake I chose is the perfect size to fit through your letter box, hence the name! My only worry was how it would survive the journey, I had no faith that the delivery firm would abide by any FRAGILE warning so was half expecting a bashed up resemblance to a cake that had been kicked around the rugby field several times. Fear not! I actually arrives in a pretty and reusable cake tin and is packaged in a very secure cardboard packing box. Did you notice the Love Hearts sweets and card too? I thought that was a really nice touch and I’m going to offer these to my family as a peace-offering, fingers crossed it works. The cake it’s self was almost too good to cut into, not that it stopped me. My mission was to review the cake and this obviously involved me eating
all of it a slice. At first glance I thought this looked like a romantic cake for 2, cut down the middle and shared with a loved one during a champagne picnic, but after a taste, it’s actually quite rich and even for a cake connoisseur / addict like myself, a quarter is just right, for now. I say for now, as it’s really moreish and after my initial slice I returned for more, and more, and more. But for any controlled and disciplined person a quarter is probably just enough. The size would be ideal as a gift and if you order before 2pm you can get next day delivery. (Take note, Dear Brother O’mine, no excuses for my birthday this year, a NEXT DAY DELIVERY OPTION is available.) although if you want free delivery you’ll need to order a week in advance. So would I like to recommend receiving a cake through the post? Absolutely, who wants cards when you can have cake!