After my early foray into Christmas-land (I usually eschew all things festive until December), it seemed fitting to use my day off work today to sample the Baker Days Letterbox Cake Christmas cake that I had been invited to review. It arrived last week and was beautifully presented in a pretty little tin, making sure it stayed fresh, and came with a lovely card and even a Christmas cracker to add to the festive feeling. I was interested to see how well the cake had survived the journey, and was pleased to find it intact – the packaging obviously suits it.
The Elf design was fun and well executed, and even personalised to my choice of words and hair colour. There are loads of different designs to choose from, ranging from classic Christmas cake, to comtemporary and even totally bespoke “Design Your Own” cakes. And of course, the range isn’t limited to just Christmas cakes – the extensive variety offered includes cupcakes, birthday cakes, anniversary cakes, new home, sorry and thank you cakes, to mention but a few. In terms of flavours, the choice is just as great – sponge, chocolate chip, fruit, gluten free and dairy free are all on the menu. And although I was testing out the letterbox cake, you can choose your size to suit your needs – anything from individual cupcakes to large cakes, serving up to 55 portions, are available!
I’d chosen the fruit cake – not a cake I usually go for, primarily because I usually bake my own goodies, and I’ve never actually attempted a fruit cake – so I was keen to give this a taste test. The letterbox cake is billed as serving 3-4, and in my opinion it makes 4 generous portions. The rich cake is moist and sticky, and packed full of fruit, so it could even stretch to serving six, particularly with some cream or custard. So as to get a varied opinion as I could of the cake, I naturally shared it around. Mr thought it was “deliciously sweet with a good fruity tang“, and would go perfectly with a cup of tea (although he actually had his with a Bah Humbug Christmas ale).
I was happy to have the chance to review Baker Days Letterbox cakes, and if I wanted to send a cake to a friend, I’d have no hesitation in considering Baker Days for the job. With prices for the letterbox size starting at £14.99, with free delivery if you order 7 days in advance, they are good value, and the claim that they will keep for two weeks is reassuring (not sure they would in my house!) Baker Days Letterbox cakes make a great, and slightly out of the ordinary gift, and are a thoughtful way to send a sentiment.
Disclosure: I was sent a Baker Days letterbox cake to review free of charge. All views expressed are my own.