You really can have your cake and eat it…

A personalised cake.

I’m going to start this post with a random but absolutely true fact. When I was a child, there was little that amused me more than the thought of someone sending a cake through the post and the carnage that, I was sure, would ensue. Yes, I had some odd thoughts in my head and I have no idea about the origin of that whimsical little notion, but there you go. Cake plus post equalled unending hilarity. Probably.

A week or so ago, a friendly email found its way into my inbox. “Would you be interested in receiving and reviewing a personalised cake?” it asked. Here was the opportunity to answer my childhood curiosity about the logistics of sending a tasty treat to someone. My answer? “You had me at free cake!”

A brief exchange of emails with the friendly folk at Baker Days and a couple of days later, it arrived. I was actually in the hallway when it did. I saw the box being pushed halfway through the letterbox and thought “That’ll be the cake; just leave it there, mate… please!” Our friendly postie gave it an extra push and it landed on the doormat with a loud thud. I carefully opened the box to find the cake completely unscathed. Brilliant!

A child eating some cake.

Baker Days offer a wide range of different cake designs that you can personalise and send to loved ones and the really clever part is that the recipients don’t even need to be in when they’re delivered. The entire package fits through letterboxes. Basically, if Royal Mail can get to you, your cake can too. Nifty! I think this service is a great idea – and, no, I’m not being paid to say that. I do wish I’d thought of it first though.

The proof of the pudding, as I’m sure any other self-respecting connoisseur or Bertolt Brecht fan will tell you, however, is in the eating so I allowed our resident cake fiend, Dylan, to join in. There were no complaints apart from when I told him he wasn’t having any more and, no, it wasn’t his birthday yet. I thought it was delicious too, so there you have it.

If you like the sound of this, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s still time to get your orders in for Valentine’s Day. Nom, nom!

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