Recently I found out what all my grades were for my third year of university. If the results were good I would be celebrating and it would be a quiet one as we were off to NYC the following day and you can read my NYC bucket list for all the details about that trip. Or I would be drowning myself in a vat of self-pity. Either way, cake is an important part of this day and thanks to the lovely people at Bakerdays I was suitably prepared.
The good news is that overall for third year I got 2 A’s and 4 B’s as well as the news that if I choose to graduate this year instead of doing my honours year I would graduate with a BA Business with Distinction. To me this feels like the perfect reason to tuck into some cake.
The cake I received was the 5″ letter box cake which as described by Bakerdays as being the perfect size to surprise someone with the most delicious personalised gift.
I was also given the option of the design on the cake and as you can see below I went for one that sums me up well. The sponge is plain vanilla with a standard white icing over the top. There isn’t any jam, which I was happy about asI’m not a huge fan of jam in cakes. There are other options for the sponge, such as, chocolate, but I felt like the plain sponge was a better option for my tummy.
Thankfully our postie popped it through our letter box, although he has a habit of leaving parcels on the step so I’m grateful this one was away from the hungry birds. Once the cake was cut I will admit it didn’t last long but in some ways, this is a good thing as it means there isn’t any waste. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth so for me this cake was perfect as it wasn’t too sweet. My husband, on the other hand, said it wasn’t sweet enough and asked where the rest of it was.
Overall, if you’re sending one of these cakes to someone they would be the perfect size for that and you wouldn’t need to worry about there being waste or the recipient feeling the need to finish it so it doesn’t go off. The cake I received would cost £14.99 & P+P which is pretty reasonable – especially if you’re posting the cake to someone else.