A few weeks ago I was asked to review some cake – and well a girl never says no to cake!
Baker Days offer a mail order service for a wide selection of cakes, with the opportunity to personalise the icing for a special occasion. We were offered a “Letterbox cake” which when ordered on line can be delivered to address of your choice, and ordering before 2pm will mean the cake can be delivered the next day!
The added bonus for us is that we could order a gluten free cake, so Mr Keynko was happy! So having been given a link to their website, we duly went ahead and designed our cake.
I can’t comment on the usual customer delivery speed, because the cake was ordered for review purposes it wasn’t delivered over night, but hopefully it will be for a ‘normal’ customer!
The package when it arrived was very neat – but sadly didn’t fit through our letterbox! I’m fairly sure ours is a normal size, but our postman is very cautious, so maybe he didn’t want to risk it!
There is always excitement when a parcel arrives, so you can imagine how much more that is when you know there’s a cake inside it! And I have to commend Baker Days on their packaging! The cake comes in a rather lovely tin (already have a hundred uses for it!) along with a small greeting card, which I’m assuming you can personalise, candles, balloons and a party whistle.
And credit to the the package – the cake survived the British postal system intact!
Sadly, that is where the whole thing fell down for us! I can only comment on the gluten free version of the cake and you may find that the others are very nice.
However! The gluten free cake is really not good at all! It’s tastes of cheap cooking margarine rather than vanilla, and has a grainy, mealy texture. So bad in fact that after a small slice to taste – we threw the rest away! And anyone who knows us knows we never throw out cake!
Whilst I like the idea of sending a present like this through the post, the cake needs to be of better quality, particularly for the price being charged! (£16.99 for the GF version)
In fact, were I buying the cake as a present I would want a whole lot more quality for my nearly £17. the cake measures about 14cm across and including the icing and board about 2.5cm deep. Obviously it has to be that size to fit in the letter box, but I think the price is a bit steep for me, given what I know it now going to arrive at the other end!
Flowers through the post as a gift are a bit old hat, and I like the idea of being ale to send something a bit different, but what looks like a mass-produced, computer iced cake really isn’t it! And having looked as a comparison there are other online gift companies who can offer a lot for £17 – I’d probably go to one of those in the future to be honest!
My advice would be, the cake needs to taste better, much better, and maybe not look like any cake I could order in a supermarket or chain store! Like I say though, I can only judge the gluten free version, maybe the others are better!
We were sent a cake for review purposes. All comments and opinions are our own!