*AD – gifted: this post contains products that were gifted to me in exchange for a review
The one thing that I really wish I was good at is baking. I’m not absolutely awful, I can make something edible but I’d love to be able to make incredible cakes that everyone falls in love with. I actually used to watch a YouTuber called Rosanna Pansino for years who used to do a series called Nerdy Nummies. Her baking was always video game themed and she always looked so perfectly put together – I just end up sweaty, red in the face and covered in flour. I’ve always thought baking would be an especially useful skill around peoples’ birthdays and other celebrations as it means you can get creative with your gifts. Plus, who doesn’t love receiving cake? By the way, carrot cake is my favourite if you’re offering.
This is where bakerdays come in; they do cakes, cupcakes and balloons all personalised with whatever print you’d like on them! They have absolutely loads of different amazing designs to choose from, or you can create your very own one. It’s completely customisable, they have different sizes depending on how many people are sharing the cake (or if you just want to eat a huge one on your own, nobody’s judging). You can also choose what flavour sponge you’d like on the inside; there’s vanilla, red velvet, chocolate chip, fruit, marble effect and lemon drizzle as well as gluten, wheat and dairy free options. I love that they include something for everyone as it means nobody has to miss out on cake.
I decided to go for a festive Christmas themed cake seeing as that time of year is getting scarily close – has anyone else still not done their Christmas shopping or is it just me? I went for one of bakerdays’ pre-made designs as I just fell in love with it when I saw it. I chose their seasonal wreath design which is a gold and pink wreath printed onto white icing. Pink is one of my favourite colours – Elle Woods is one of my idols so it’s to be expected, really. There’s also the option to personalise the message on the cake if you wanted to; I left mine as the standard design but bakerdays added the message ‘with love from us all at bakerdays xx’ which I thought was a really sweet (no pun intended) touch. If a Christmas style cake has peaked your interest, they have pages upon pages of other festive designs to choose from.
Moving away from the aesthetically pleasing design, I was honestly a little bit sceptical as to whether the cake would actually taste any good. I’ve never ordered cakes for delivery through the post before so I was a bit concerned that it might get squashed or battered. I was sent the letterbox sized cake which is exactly how it sounds, it’s thin enough to be able to get through your letterbox so you don’t need to be in to receive the parcel. This is a great idea but I was scared that one of my housemates might accidentally step on it whilst walking though the front door or that it might break dropping down onto the floor. The cake was enclosed in a really lovely cake tin as well as being surrounded by multiple layers of thick cardboard so I’m really happy to say that there was absolutely no damage to it whatsoever.
Upon my first taste of the cake, I went for lemon drizzle and it was honestly love at first bite. My cake was delivered whilst I was away from my house for a couple of days so I was worried that it wouldn’t have maintained its freshness but it was absolutely perfect. I hate the word moist as much as most people do but that’s the best way I can describe the spot-on texture of the sponge. The bursts of lemon flavouring were perfect balance between sweet and sour, I honestly couldn’t fault it. Unfortunately, the lemon drizzle flavour is seasonal only so I encourage you to try it whilst you can!