It has been years since I had a proper good cake, and when I came across Bakerdays and was given the chance to review one of their gluten and wheat free letterbox cakes I, of course, said yes.
Bakerdays provide mail order celebration cakes in a huge variety of recipes and sizes, ranging from a box of 12 cupcakes to the large 12″ cake which provides 40-55 portions! The order process is so simple, you select the cake you want from the large selection of cakes on their website, customise it as you wish with photos or text, choose the size and flavour and off you go.
The letterbox cake is a 5″ cake which provides 3-4 portions of cake, and it does quite literally fit through your letterbox. The gluten and wheat free letterbox cake in this review costs £16.99. The box is similar to those you would have contact lenses delivered in. I was quite concerned about the condition the cake would be in but the cake itself is preserved in a little tin and then inside a sealed bag so it doesn’t move about at all. The cake was in immaculate condition. Some of you might have seen my unboxing on my Instagram story – it’s saved as a highlight in case you missed it.
I will admit that it was a bit tricky to remove the cake from the tin (there is a handy little tab you need to pull to kind of edge the cake out) but we got there in the end and WOW! It smelled and looked incredible. The lovely folk at Bakerdays designed me a custom cake and I was so impressed with how my blog header had been transformed in to a cake! The Paisley patterns around the edge of the cake were an amazing finishing touch. In fact the cake looked so amazing that I was really sad to eventually cut it.
On the website, Bakerdays describe the gluten and wheat free sponge as being “refreshingly fluffy with a hint of coconut” and I absolutely agree. My cake has a layer of jam just underneath the icing and I can honestly say it’s the first time I’ve ever eaten jam in a cake as I’m not a fan and usually scrape it off. However as this was a mission to provide an honest review I just went for it. The jam really complimented the flavour of the cake and the vanilla icing is an amazing finishing touch. The cake has the typical, slightly more grainy, texture of other gluten free cakes that I’ve had but was still light and refreshing and the taste is just perfect.
Overall my letterbox cake from Bakerdays was a huge success and my muggle parents enjoyed it too!
Bakerday Letterbox cakes can be ordered in any of these flavours:
- traditional sponge
- fruit cake
- chocolate chip
- red velvet
- lemon drizzle
- gluten and wheat free
- dairy free (also gluten and wheat free)
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*DISCLAIMER I was gifted a Letterbox cake from Bakerdays in return for an honest review