Food | Baker Days Letterbox Cake: Review & Giveaway

In our busy lives, sometimes we need to treat ourselves and others. So when Baker Days got in touch about reviewing their Letterbox Cake here on Life In Florals, I was delighted. Delighted not only at the prospect of free cake*, but also at what I found on their website. The company offer a huge range of cakes for every occasion - birthdays, christenings, engagements, you name it.
What really struck me though were the Say It With A Cake and Love & Friendship categories. I love how they open up the potential to set a trend of buying people cakes 'just because'. Letting cakes be something to show people you appreciate their friendship, as well as being for specifically special occasions.
*DISCLAIMER: Although I was sent this cake in return for a review, all opinions are honest and my own and I have not and would not compromise the integrity of this blog at any point for the sake of 'free stuff'.

Placing An Order:
After much browsing through the huge selection of cakes available, I decided on the Watercolour Flowers Cake.
The cakes from Baker Days are available in four different sizes. The 'Letterbox' Cake is 5" in size, makes 3-4 portions and costs £14.99. The other sizes available are 'Small', 'Medium' and 'Large'. The 'Large' cake comes with a free helium balloon, is 12" in size, makes for 40-55 portions and costs £56.99.
After choosing a size, there is then the choice between different cake recipes. The options vary depending on cake size and 'Vanilla Sponge' comes at no extra cost. Pay-extra options included 'Half Chocolate Gateau Half Vanilla Sponge', 'Fruit Cake', as well as 'Gluten Wheat Free' and 'Dairy Free' cakes. Ingredients lists are provided on the website and on the packaging of the cake itself.
The next step is to personalise the cake. I changed the message of thanks that was originally on the cake to one of congratulations. The most recent event in my life has been getting into university, so I decided to reward myself with cake.

First Impressions:
As the cake was titled 'Letterbox Cake', I would have been very disappointed had it not actually fit through my letterbox. But sure enough, it did. Upon opening the box, along with the cake I found a small packet of Swizzels Love Hearts (a popular British sweet), a greeting card and a company flyer. The cake itself was in a lovely tin that I certainly intend to re-use myself, either for cakes or just for storage.
I had ordered a vanilla sponge cake and, as I opened the tin, a gorgeous smell of vanilla wafted up to greet me. The cake was wrapped in a clear bag, with a small paper tab attached to help pull the cake bag out of the tin.

The Cake:
I love the design of the cake I picked, and how it turned out on the cake itself, with my personalised text clear to read. The cake itself was lovely, with a light and fluffy sponge, and icing whose taste reminded me of that on the Barbie and Teletubbies birthday cakes of my childhood.

With over 500 different designs, the option to use an image of your own, different cake flavours and different sizes, there's no limit to how much you can customise your order over at Baker Days. They also sell cupcakes, if 'finger food' is more your style.

And now for the best part - I'm hosting a giveaway with Baker Days! It will run for a week, ending on midnight next Saturday (29th August) and the prize is a personalised Letterbox Cake. To enter, just check out the instructions in the Rafflecopter below. Good luck everyone!

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