I don't enter a huge amount of competitions but one that I noticed that raised my curiosity was one for winning a cake that you received in the mail. This seemed like a somewhat bizarre idea, yet the BakerDays Letterbox Cakes look great, are customisable, and (apparently) can survive the Royal Mail. So when I saw the blog about them on Chapters of Kat I didn't hesitate to enter the competition.
And I won! This was ideal as one of the things that my son had asked was at Christmas "Can we have cake?" and he doesn't mean a traditional Christmas cake, he just wants a slice of vanilla sponge (chocolate would also be acceptable, I suspect).
The cake was duly ordered and within a few days I was washing up at home when a box came through the letterbox and toppled onto the laminate floor, upside side, with a heavy thud.
That'll be the cake ruined, I thought to myself, but I'm pleased to say that it wasn't the case - the cake came in a metal tin just its size, along with a Christmas cracker and a couple of sheets of information about the company.
Obviously the cake hasn't been sampled yet but with any luck it'll be a great surprise Christmas present!
|A very anonymous box...|
|Cake customised as requested!|