Review: Letter Box Anniversary Cake

It’s our three year anniversary and what does every celebration need… cake!!

However this years cake is a little extra special as I, James took it upon myself to get a personalised cake from bakerdaysIt got me a few extra brownie points, a small part of the cake to eat, and a fantastic anniversary. 

The way it works is if you head over to the bakerdays website, you can choose from a plethora of designs which are categorised by occasion, and then add your own details. You can include your own text, photos, cake ingredients and the size you would like your cake to be. Plus the option to have the cake gluten free means that everyone can be catered for. 

What makes bakerdays that extra bit unique is the letterbox cake option, which is the one I went for. We had the cake delivered through the letter box, safely packaged in a box and tin – which looked pretty good itself!

Of course that meant the cake was pretty small, so if you fancy something larger, then other sizes are available too. 

I opted for the classic sponge, but in hindsight would maybe have gone for another option to excite the taste buds a little, but it was all we could hope for in the fact that the sponge was soft and light, and the sponge had a nice taste too. 

If we could criticise anything, we would have liked to have seen the text and photo more defined and clear – it makes the photos look slightly blurry but they honestly weren’t. Regardless, it is a literally unique cake, and nothing will ever take that fact away. 

We believe the letterbox cake is a fantastic concept, and is fitting for any loved one or friend’s occasion. It certainly won’t be something we’ll forget and would fully recommend it to anyone!

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Disclaimer: we were sent this product in exchange for a review. But as always, all our opinions and photos are our own.

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22 Comments

  1. abbeylouisarose
    September 17, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Awww James you cutie! I am sure that Jess was over the moon when this little surprise dropped through the letterbox! I think this is a really unique anniversary treat, and I'm glad that the cake was tasty too! Shame about the quality of the picture, I agree that it could be a little better! It's great to see that the recipes can be adapted and that gluten free cakes are an option too, I love that it's open to everyone's dietary requirements! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!Abbey 🍕 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      September 17, 2017 / 9:08 pm

      He is such a cutie isn't he? It was such a great surprise and super duper cute to have it delivered right through our letterbox!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. Emily
    September 18, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Awww James, what a lovely thing to do for your anniversary! And a very happy anniversary to you both 💖💖 this cake looks absolutely delicious! I might need to send my husband a link to this post, just as a not-so-subtle hint ;). xxEmilyemilyhallock.blogspot.com

    • Food and Baker
      September 18, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Thank you so much Emily! It was a really cute personal touch to the day. Hahaha love a good old not-so-subtle hint!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. Pinkiebag Pinkiebag
    September 18, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    Hi, what a wonderful idea for a gift and great that it could fit through the letterbox. I had a similar vegan cake for my birthday as a surprise whilst abroad and loved it.

    • Food and Baker
      September 18, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Such a convenient gift idea – just can't go wrong with the concept! Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. Rachael Shortt
    September 18, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    Awww happy anniversary guys! A letter box cake is such a great idea, saves going out to collect a cake if you're busy! I wonder if they have dairy or gluten free options, I'll have to look into it!PaleGirlRambling xo

    • Food and Baker
      September 18, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Thank you so much Rachel! Yes they do have gluten free options, you should defo check it out!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  5. WHAT EVA WEARS
    September 18, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    Awwwww this is SO adorable, and so romantic! A letter box cake, eh? Such a good idea! When is someone going to get me one?! LOL! Happy anniversary to the two of you! xwhatevawears.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      September 20, 2017 / 7:07 pm

      Thank you so much! Giiirrrrl treat yourself, get yourself one!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  6. Llinos Thomas
    September 18, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    Happy anniversary! This is such a great idea, I've seen these cakes and wondered if they're worth trying, thanks for the review.

    • Food and Baker
      September 20, 2017 / 7:08 pm

      Thank you! It's such a cute gift idea and I'm would be appreciated by anyone!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  7. Jenny
    September 19, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Happy anniversary! I've worked with Baker Days before and was really impressed with the whole experience. However, I chose one of their already made up designs – and just added my boyfriend's name onto it so the photo and text wasn't as fuzzy as this but I agree they are quite small. Maybe that's one a lot of text sometimes isn't completely crisp? Their cakes are super yummy – I had the chocolate chip one (:

    • Food and Baker
      September 20, 2017 / 7:09 pm

      Yeah I think you're right, it must be because it's too much text – wish we got the chocolate chip one now!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  8. CharleneMcElhinney
    September 23, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    This is adorable! As if a cake can get any better? But to have a photo of you both on it! That's just the icing on the cake! Hope you both enjoyed and had the loveliest day! Happy belated anniversary! Xxx

    • Food and Baker
      September 25, 2017 / 6:41 pm

      Aww thank you, I know right, it's so cute! We had the best time, thank you!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  9. Sarah Ann
    September 25, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    So sweet! Such a beautiful idea and I love the idea that it can just pop through your letter box. That's the kind of mail you want delivered (makes a change from bills any way, haha).

    • Food and Baker
      September 25, 2017 / 10:52 pm

      Haha so true! Defo a big change from the bills and who doesn't like cakes!?Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  10. kate h
    September 28, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    The letterbox cake sounds like a fantastic idea and definitely a lovely, thoughtful gift. I hadn't heard of the letterbox cake before so thanks for sharing!

    • Food and Baker
      September 29, 2017 / 5:00 pm

      It's such a great idea, perfect present or a an extra touch to any occasion!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  11. Ashlee Moyo
    October 27, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    Awhhh, this is the cutest thing. I would love for someone to send me one, I might have to surprise myself – haha. Happy Anniversay again (yeah I am posting this late LOL).Ashlee | ashleemoyo.com

    • Food and Baker
      November 7, 2017 / 9:32 pm

      Hahaha why not? Treat yo-self!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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