A Birthday Celebration with Baker Days


Last weekend my little guy turned two and I can’t believe where the time has gone! It seems simultaneously like he’s been in our lives forever, but also like it was only yesterday when we bought him home from the hospital. And a key feature of any birthday celebration for me is cake, and lots of it, so when the lovely people at Baker Days got in touch to ask if I’d like to receive one of their Letterbox cakes* to celebrate Max’s 2nd Birthday I was delighted!

I love the concept of receiving unexpected things through the letterbox – letterbox flowers have taken off recently, and cakes are the latest thing to go letterbox sized. We all know the hassle of being sent a gift but missing the delivery and finding it a pain to reschedule or go to collect, so the letterbox cake is the perfect way to send someone a little surprise gift without any worry about them receiving it. The cakes are sent out by Royal Mail, and no signature is required, so it just pops through the letterbox as a complete surprise.

Each cake is 12cm by 2.5cm, designed to serve 3-4 people, and is perfectly designed to fit through a letterbox. The letterbox cakes cost £14.99 each, including delivery, The selection on the website is great, with loads of different designs to choose from, and you can even personalise it completely by uploading a photo to be printed onto it. Knowing my son though, I chose a design with a cute little robot on it, as I knew that he’d prefer that to a photo version, personalising it a little with his name.


Letterbox Cake


When it arrived I was really impressed by the packaging – the cake comes in it’s own little cake tin, with air holes in the top to allow ventilation. The cake is sealed in plastic to keep it nice and fresh, and the tin means that it can be transported without risking damage and it arrived without the slightest flaw. The box also included a few balloons, two candles, and a party blower which I thought was a really nice touch.



Baker Days Letterbox Cake


We actually used the tin to transport this cake all around Marwell Zoo on the day of Max’s birthday, and it provided the perfect buffer while being bumped around in a rucksack!

We chose regular sponge for our cake, although you can also choose from chocolate chip sponge, fruit cake, and gluten or dairy free options (for a small additional fee). The sponge was light and the small layer of buttercream and icing was just right for the amount of sponge – given that the cake is only 2.5cm tall the addition of jam or any more icing would have been too much.


Cake with slice gone


I often find that with cake, although it’s a big part of a birthday celebration for me, it’s often not finished and there is lots left over, so for me, the small size of this one is ideal. We certainly polished off ours very quickly!


Letterbox cake

Max eating cake


As you can see from the pictures, Max was a big fan of the cake and wolfed down quite a large piece! Eating cake is obviously a very serious business for him though – look at his little face!

I think a letterbox cake would make such a lovely thoughtful gift for a relative who lives a long way away, or a friend who’s just had a baby – a lovely surprise to pop through the door! Baker Days have such a huge range of celebration cakes, you’re bound to find one that fits an upcoming event for a friend – go on, have a browse!


You can find and contact Baker Days through any of the channels below:

Website:  http://www.bakerdays.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Bakerdays

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bakerdays

*I was generously gifted this letterbox cake in exchange for my honest review. All words and opinions are my own.

  • Nikki Fraser
    April 12, 2016

    Awwww what a cute cake and Happy birthday too your little man.

  • kerry norris
    April 12, 2016

    I had a fab experience with baker days. I’d recommend them to anyone. Love the design of yours x

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 12, 2016

      It would make such a lovely surprise through the letterbox – I’m keeping them in mind for all sorts of occasions.

  • Little Steps
    April 12, 2016

    Happy Birthday to your little Max. Have yet to write my review of Baker days. They are delicious cakes aren’t they? Really impressed 🙂 x

  • Laura @dearbearandbeany
    April 12, 2016

    Max certainly looks like he enjoyed it 🙂 I have heard great things about Baker Days cake and it looks fab. To survive a trip around Marwell Zoo is fab x

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 13, 2016

      It was in my husband’s bag too, and he has quite a jaunty walk! It’s the perfect size for a little ‘travel sized’ celebration.

  • Ana De Jesus
    April 12, 2016

    It is lovely that they gave you such a gorgeous cake for Max’s birthday. You must have been so pleased!

  • Cathy (MummyTravels)
    April 12, 2016

    It’s such a lovely idea, who doesn’t like getting cake in the post rather than bills! And the tin would definitely come in useful too. Yum, and happy birthday Max!

  • Tinkypen
    April 12, 2016

    I’ve had one of these. It’s such a fantastic concept and look at your little guy. He looks like he enjoyed that a lot! Well done mama! I love the fact these cakes are diddy sized. The perfect size for putting a smile on the face of someone.

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 13, 2016

      It’s also the perfect size for when your child LOVES cake but you don’t want them to have too much of it! Cunning 🙂

  • Island Living 365
    April 13, 2016

    We had one of these this week! They really are fab aren’t they 🙂 #bloggersclubuk

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 13, 2016

      I saw yours on your Instagram! (Can’t believe I wasn’t following you before yesterday – sorry!) They’re so yummy, and such a cute gift. I loved your design too!

  • Someone's Mum
    April 13, 2016

    Haha! He looks like he really enjoyed it! Happy Birthday Max! The cakes do look very nice and convenient 🙂 #BloggerClubUK

  • Annette, 3 Little Buttons
    April 13, 2016

    Happy Birthday! The Baker days letterbox cakes are so gorgeous, it looks like Max really enjoyed it. We tested one out a while ago and were so impressed that we bought one to celebrate a family members new baby arrival. #BloggerClubUK

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 13, 2016

      Thanks for commenting Annette – I have these in mind now for so many little occasions, I think it would be such a lovely surprise!

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    April 13, 2016

    Oh those pictures of him chomping the cake are just too cute! I love the idea of a cake through my letterbox, how fab! H x

  • Wendy Hughes
    April 14, 2016

    We just reviewed ons of these too, it’s such a cute cake isn’t it? Happy birthday to max, I love his cake eating face!xx #BloggerClubUK

  • MudpieFridays
    April 19, 2016

    These always sound so delicious I really should try one! I love the fact that it goes through the letterbox. The design is very cute as are the pictures of Max eating it, we tried to take a cake to the natural history museum once and it didn’t fare well, so it’s good that the tin works so well. Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again this week X

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