Monday, March 4, 2013

How to cheer up a sad Mammy

I have been in need of cheering up recently, so when I got an email offering free cake, it was manna from, well, Baker Days.  How could a girl refuse?

Baker Days delivers a wide variety of personalised cakes both large and small, for every kind of occasions, including their novel letterbox cakes that - you guessed it - will fit through a letter box!  No more waiting in for couriers or traipsing up to the parcel office to collect.  

Still I was wondering how you could actually post a cake...

Then two days later I heard a loud thump on the mat.



It stayed in the tin until early afternoon, and then the need to do some work seemed like an ideal opportunity for a nibble.  Especially as I was sure that the cake would not last long once the kids got home.

And the all-important taste test?  Well it's very sweet and obviously not home-made.  But it put a big smile on my face, and on the faces of my two daughters.  And it was all gone before tea-time!

I do think it's a lovely idea, especially for when you want to send a special message or treat to someone, and a phone call is not enough.  I've sent wine, chocolates, and flowers, but never cake.  I think that's about to change!



18 comments:

  1. Back in the 1980s in the UK, Baker days were days off school -- they were named after the education secretary of the time, Kenneth Baker, who instituted training days for teachers during term-time (though they were usually held next to a holiday). We had to bake our own cakes, though (or Mum did, with a bit of help from us).

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    1. I remember Kenneth Baker, but not Baker Days :)

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  2. Does look yummy! and a lovely treat for you. Good to see it going to someone deserving x

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    1. It was sponge, as in not chocolate, so my son didn't want any :)

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  4. ahh i'm glad it cheered you up. Cake is good for that. I've had a bit of a disater baking a cake tonight for D's birthday next week - i was planning to freeze it but not sure how well it will freeze. might just have to get him one of those baker days ones in the end! x

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    1. I love baking, and regularly make cakes here, but it's just so nice when someone else feeds you :)

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  5. Oooh - cake!! Yum.
    If you ever are in Glasgow let me know - i will take you to Kimbles - it is a cage/deli/chocolate shop and they have some of the yummiest cakes and food. I love the Belgian Biscuit, Lou loves the choc fudge cake and if you are not so inclined for sweet goodies they do a lovely cheese platter with red onion chutney.

    And don't get be started on the Stornoway black pudding i wrestled from my hubbies plate yesterday to eat along with my eggs benedict!!

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    1. I'll have to bring Smiley too, cake is her absolute favourite thing :)

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  6. Free cake? Sure to make any day better. And I love that the tin could make a great hiding place from the kids :)

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  7. What a lovely idea! Glad it helped cheer you up :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  8. That's really lovely - and what a pretty cake. I hope that you have managed to maintain the cheeriness! :)

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  9. What a wonderful idea and I love the fact that it fits through your letterbox! Hope you have cheered up. xx

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    1. Yep, the letter box bit made me smile alright :) Nicest thing that's ever come through it xx

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