Our Baker Days Easter cake arrives when the rest of my family are out.
“No,” I say to NL (the Labrador), who is slobbering over the white box. “This is not for you. It’s not just that it’s the post. It’s cake.” It sounds weird when I say it out loud, so I open it immediately to make sure I’m right. I am: it’s the ‘letterbox’ cake I was invited to review for Baker Days.
The cake is presented in a tin, which explains why the cake isn’t all mushed up when it arrives. It’s small, obviously (12cm by 2.5cm is about the limit for fitting through a letterbox) and I have chosen a chocolate sponge cake (more on personalisation options later); iced for Easter and packaged with a ‘mini party kit’. This consists of a tiny tube of Love Hearts sweets and a card – hardly Great Gatsby style partying but a nice touch nonetheless.
What I really like is the design. On the Baker Days website you can choose from multiple cake categories (they even have a One Direction section) and somewhere there are graphic designers working their socks off because the choice of design is mind-boggling. For Easter, I chose a psychedelic sort of Easter egg/floral number, with ‘Happy Easter – and then my children’s real names (I always refer to them here as NG and NC but they wouldn’t have understood that as they are both under three).
NC comes home from nursery to the cake and actually does a little dance. “Wish I could have a birthday cake that says ‘Happy Easter’ she says,” slightly confusedly but I let it go. I think the card with candles on it must have thrown her.
We eat a bit then and there and it’s good. Not Peggy Porschen standard, but tasty and pleasingly, the fondant icing doesn’t give you that edge-of-teeth sugar high that most do (very useful when you feed it to your toddler just before bath time).
“Do you think Kate Middleton would like one?” asks my friend when I tell her about it the following morning.
“No,” I say. “I’m pretty sure she never collects her post from the doormat, or eats cake really, so she wouldn’t get the full enjoyment. But I think she might order one for her brother, James.”
“Is he into cakes too?” she asks.
“Yes, but it’s not going brilliantly,” I say. “So one of Baker Days’ ‘Keep Calm …’ cakes might go down a treat.
For a chance to win a Baker Days personalised letterbox Easter cake, follow and like rightroyalmother on instagram and guess the number of spots on NL’s collar. Competition ends 14.03.16 and is open to UK/Ireland residents only. Winners will be tagged and announced on instagram on 15.03.16 and will need to email email@example.com to claim their prize.
I was provided with a Baker Days letterbox Easter cake for the purposes of this review. .
KEY TO CHARACTERS
Characters are abbreviated as follows:
NW – not William (husband and father)
NG – not George (daughter, sister and two and a half year old)
NC – not Charlotte (son, brother and four month old)
NL – not Lupo (a Labrador)