Recently I was contacted by the lovely people at Bakerdays asking if I wanted to review their Valentines day Review. If you know me I am not one to say no to trying food let alone cake this is just a dream. If you have not heard of the baker days company they are a letterbox cake which means you can get a cake in the post which always one of my favourite types of mail.
I really love the idea of getting cake or been able to send it in the post because of the fact that it can be a pain in the bum if the person you are sending it to is not in because nobody enjoys the red card of doom. I should know because I seem to get a hell of a lot of them at the moment because I am never in when the postman is in. I can vouch that they do come through the letterbox because this is something which I came home to last week.
Once the cake came I opened the box which contented a beautiful card as well as a plain but cute tin which is housing the cake and then a tiny pack of lovehearts which I gave to Joe because they remind me of heartburn. The reason behind this was the fact that I was told to consume them to make it go away when I was having Jess. I think they tin would be great to store bits and bobs in which is something which I think I will end up doing even if it is only like bobbles because I am always losing them which is never fun. I love the additional touches which the company have done
I am sure that if I did not have to take pictures of this cake for this review I am sure that Joe would have managed to eat most of the cake as soon as I received it. I was asked to review a 5″ cake which serves between three to four which would be perfect to share with each other look you always have to see the benefits of sharing. I choose the gaming cake because if any of you know my other half you will know that he is obbessed with gaming we joke he couldn’t ever cheat on me because he wouldn’t have time as that takes up the rest of it when he isn’t with me. I knew that this cake would go down a treat and get me in the good books.
Bakerdays have a huge selection of valentines day cakes most which can be personalised to have your name or your other halves. They also do a range of flavours, however, I choose just Vanilla. When I opened the box I couldn’t believe how vibrant the icing is with the colours for some reason this really shocked me. The cake is housed in a plastic bag which comes with instructions which tell you how to remove the cake without it becoming broken.
One critisim for the company would be that I thought the cake was slighly dry this may just be me and my tastes however I think I would like it to have been a bit more moist this could be due to the lack of jam. I understand this could have be due to the fact the company state that these cakes can last up to 2 to 3 weeks. These cakes do have a number of E numbers in which could be something to be aware of if this bothers you maybe if you plan on sharing with little fingers.
Overall £14.99 for this size the cake is a little on the pricey side when compared to a cake in a shop more so when this can only be divided into four slices. On the plus side though it is a lot cheaper than purchasng other valentine’s gifts such as flowers and could be sent for either a guy or girl. The cake to me was not the best I have ever consumed but for me this is more of a novelty product and I cannot fault the concept at all rather than something I would consume all the time.