Baker Days: It’s all about the cake

Baker Days Review
I love cake.  Who doesn’t?  So when I was offered the chance to review the letterbox cake from, UK based, Baker Days I was thrilled.  So was Bob L, who is equally keen on cake…
I did have an added complication though.  We are currently not based in the UK so had wondered if that would count me out of this wonderful opportunity.  I was thrilled to find out that not only do Baker Days offer an international service, they also offer delivery to BFPO (British Forces Post Office) addresses.  Delivery to BFPO can sometimes cause problems so I was thrilled to see this on their website:

“BFPO Approved

We have been approved to send our Letterbox Fruit cakes to BFPO addresses. Orders under 2kg don’t incur extra delivery fees!”

Woo hoo!  So I emailed the lovely lady at Baker Days back and we were good to go.

The Baker Days website is really easy to use.  You go in and select your design,  choose your size, choose your sponge, then quantity.    Easy peasy!  Once done you then get the option to personalise your cake, which I think is a great added touch!

When you visit the website, they have a huge selection of designs to choose from.  You can personalise each one and can even have one with your own photo, or design the cake from scratch.  It really offers an option for every eventuality.

I was really impressed to find that they also offer gluten free and dairy free options.

So I ordered my cake and waited with anticipation to its arrival.

I ordered on the Sunday, on Monday I was told my cake had been dispatched and I had received it by Thursday.  I was incredibly impressed with the speed of delivery.

The cake arrived and the presentation was impressive.  It arrived in a tin, with a card and a small packet of love hearts.

When I opened the tin, the first thing that struck me was the amazing smell. At this stage, I was incredibly sad that I had to wait to try it out. I had promised the boys I wouldn’t touch it until they finished Kindergarten at lunchtime.

That was a LONG three hours, as the cake tempted me from across the table.  Very difficult when I was trying to concentrate on writing.


When the monkeys arrived home, the only thing that was on their mind was the giraffe cake.  We quickly and easily removed it from the packaging and tucked in.  The boys loved it, even Bob D expressed his delight and he doesn’t normally like cake.



So I asked my mini-food critics what they thought.

Bob D: “mmm, that is great and nice.  It tastes like strawberries and banana.  It is yummy.”

Bob L: “Yummy, I like it. It’s tasty.  It tastes like cake.  I like cake.”

As we had a playdate that afternoon, we decided to take the remaining cake with us and share the love.  My friend also liked it, She said: “I like the fact it is personailised and you can have photos on it.  The cake was moist but I would have liked a little more fruit it in.”

So what did I think of it?

  • Easy to use website
  • Lots of great options
  • Speedy delivery
  • Great presentation, design and smell upon opening
  • The icing on the cake was delicious.  Tasty, with just the right sweetness.  The icing was a good thickness too.
  • The cake base was soft and fresh, tasted delicious

Would I recommend?  Definitely.

Would I use the service again?  Definitely.  Although I would like to try out the chocolate chip sponge.

Are you interested in trying out this fab service?  Then visit the Baker Days website here.

They are on Twitter or Facebook too!

Disclaimer:

I was gifted a letterbox cake in exchange for an honest review. All words, opinions and photographs are my own.

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25 Comments

  1. 29th May 2016 / 9:34 am

    I’ve seen this before but your photos / review makes it sound really good. Bookmarked this for future birthdays! 😀

    • Double the Monkey Business
      1st June 2016 / 1:02 pm

      thank you, it was yummy! x

  2. 28th May 2016 / 8:14 am

    I like the sound of Baker Days and the chocolate chip sponge sounds like it would be my choice too! I love the simple design.

  3. 27th May 2016 / 9:50 pm

    Looks so delicious! I’ve tried the Victoria sponge a few years ago and it was very tasty! I bet the chocolate is also delicious! 🙂
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    • Double the Monkey Business
      1st June 2016 / 3:34 pm

      I am trying that next, definitely! x

  4. 27th May 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Haha it tastes like cake, I like cake. What a fab quote!x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      1st June 2016 / 3:35 pm

      Ha ha, I know. I was surprised he could talk, he was trying to eat the cake so fast ha ha! x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th May 2016 / 4:46 pm

      Christmas range is a great idea. I will need to do that at the end of the year. x

  5. 27th May 2016 / 8:07 am

    Baker days are brilliant aren’t they – used them a few times

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th May 2016 / 3:10 pm

      It really is a great idea. x

  6. 26th May 2016 / 2:55 pm

    Including the mini packet of Love Hearts is a lovely touch, and I am impressed they send to BFPO, our troops need all the care packages we can send.

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th May 2016 / 3:13 pm

      I was impressed too, it is sometimes a nightmare to get this delivered to BFPO. xx

  7. 26th May 2016 / 12:38 pm

    We reviewed a Baker Days Letterbox cake too! Absolutely loved the way it tasted and its such a novel idea!

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th May 2016 / 3:13 pm

      It is such a great idea! Really tasty and easy 🙂 x

  8. 25th May 2016 / 7:22 pm

    I always love it when a company has good delivery options – it makes the service in my opinion!

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th May 2016 / 3:14 pm

      Absolutely agree, thanks for reading xx

  9. 25th May 2016 / 5:32 pm

    I really like these cakes I’ve had the chocolate one which I really loved.

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th May 2016 / 3:15 pm

      Oh I want to try that next!!! xxx

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th May 2016 / 3:15 pm

      Packaging was really nice, felt like I was getting a present 🙂 x

  10. 25th May 2016 / 4:20 pm

    We’re big Baker Days fans too – it’s great that they can post overseas too! Very handy to know for the expats in the family. 🙂

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th May 2016 / 3:15 pm

      It is great! I really didn’t think they would and I was pleasantly surprised when they did xxx

  11. 25th May 2016 / 2:44 pm

    I like the fact that you can personalise the cakes, it is amazing what can come through your letter box nowadays x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th May 2016 / 3:16 pm

      Its incredible isn’t it. I was really impressed.x

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