Never knowingly under-caked...

>> Saturday, 16 June 2012

A Baker Days cake...

Here’s a confession that won’t surprise people who know me well; I like to bake.  In fact, I love to bake.  You might say – in fact, I did, to a friend just this evening – that I am never knowingly under-caked.  I can’t help it, I think it’s in my blood (my mother is a demon baker), so bearing in mind that for most people their default model of parenting is the one they were brought up with, despite the fact that I really didn’t do much baking when I was young(er) and child-free, in my case the iced writing was on the wall the moment I became a mum.

There’s something about being able to offer your children a piece of cake for pud (after, of course, the requisite helping of fruit - *looks furtively around and thinks that yes, she probably got away with that one*), or being able to offer guests a slice with their cup of tea that is peculiarly satisfying.  Cake is, I think, something of a cure-all; life generally tends to look a lot less grim if there is a piece of it on a plate next to your cuppa.

Working from home I’m in the privileged position of being able to find time for all this baking (although even so, I don’t usually manage to until after the kids in are bed), but it’s still only a once a week indulgence, and  I certainly don’t ever get round to baking for people outside the family in the way that I might like to.  Because there’s something special about a cake as a gift for a good friend or a loved one, whether it’s for celebratory purposes or purely as a pick-me-up, isn’t there?

What I am not, however, is an expert at sending cake further than around the corner in the back of the car.  Just think of how it looks after you’ve brought a purchase home from the local WI Bazaar and you’ll get what I mean, so when I was contact by Bakerdays, I was very interested in the service they offer; their website gives you the opportunity to send a beautiful personalised cake through the post.  You can either use one of 300 existing designs or create your own to decorate one of 6 cake recipes, which they will ensure is delivered to your chosen recipient along with a party pack of candles, gift card, balloons and a party horn.  One of the sizes they offer will even fit through a standard letter box in its’ own tin.

Prices start at £14.99 for a letterbox-sized cake, which seems quite reasonable when compared to the price of a delivery of flowers, for example.  And when you can’t be with the people who are important to you, this is a great way to show you care – and to ensure that, like me, your friends and family are never knowingly under-caked...

This is a sponsored post, but all content and opinions are my own


Circles in the Sand 16 June 2012 at 19:01  

I'd be thrilled if someone sent me a cake through the post! And i love the sound of the letter-box size one, which presumably is so well wrapped it doesn't fall apart as it plops through the door. Only drawback is we don't have post-through-the-door here. Only PO boxes, and ours is about 20km away and only checked sporadically. The cake would prob be rock-hard by the time I got it! But love the idea - and also wish I could bake as well as you!

Irene 17 June 2012 at 00:15  

I can't imagine a cake fitting through the letter slot. It would have to be a very skinny cake and wouldn't it fall apart? You do have me thinking about cakes now and longing for one. I must fiond an excuse to bake one. It's not my birthday for some time yet, so what will I do? What a dilemma.

Metropolitan Mum 17 June 2012 at 12:23  

Haha. Never knowingly under-caked. I bet that's a mantra you share with Katie Price :)

Potty Mummy 17 June 2012 at 18:07  

Circles, between you and me I ordered one for my sis to be delivered this week (I paid for it, btw). Will be interesting to see how it turns out!

Irene, see comment above - and I hope you found a suitable reason to bake!

MM, I'm assuming you're talking about her foundation level - or am I very much behind the times on this one?

Hannah Crossfied 18 June 2012 at 12:22  

the letter box cakes all come in a gift tin so no worries about them getting damaged in the post :)

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