Baker Days Cake Review And Givaway

  

With our anniversary only a week away I was so happy to be asked by the fabulous Baker Days to review their ingenious letter box cakes.  There was a large range of designs to choose from and lots of yummy flavours. I opted for a personalised cake so that I could have one of our wedding pictures on the top.

When I first read that the cake would be sent in the post and simply popped thought the letterbox I must admit I was a little sceptical on what it would look like on arrival.  I was amazed that when I opened the box and the pretty tin it was presented it there was a lovely, perfectly intact cake inside.

  
The image covered the entire cake and not just a topper like you normally get.  It was perfect for a reminder of our special day.

We are a greedy family but this would easily give you four good sized portions.  The cake itself was soft and moist and the icing was wonderfully sweet.

  
I will definitely  be using Bakerdays in the future and would be very interested in trying out the personalised cupcakes as I find these a good option for children’s birthday parties as they save on the fuss of party bags.

If you would like to try one of these great letterbox cakes for yourself then  click here to enter.

I was given this product by Bakerdays to review and all my opinions are an honest view of what I thought.

Red Velvet Flower Shaped Cupcakes

  
It was my my daughter’s school fete this weekend and we unfortunately couldn’t attend as she had her performing arts school production; so it was a lovely surprise to find that I had won a raffle prize on the school run this morning.

Upon opening it was a lovely flower shaped silicone cupcake mould from The Pampered Chef.

  

Of course the children were champing at the bit to give it a go so we decided on some red velvet cupcakes with the frosting piped inside so we didn’t ruin the ornate shape of them.

If you fancy giving them a go with or without the mould here is the recipe:

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Cupcakes

  • 185g Self Raising Flour
  • 200g Caster Sugar 
  • 200g Butter
  • 4 Eggs
  • 4tsp Red Food Colouring
  • 15g Coccoa Powder

Frosting

  • 175g Unsalted Butter
  • 125g Full Fat Soft Cheese
  • 175g Icing Sugar

  

    1. Preheat the oven to 180c
    2. Cream together the butter and sugar
    3. In a separate bowl beat the eggs and then gradually add to the butter and sugar mixture.
    4. Sieve the flour and coccoa powder into the mixture along with the food colouring.
    5. Mix well and then spread evenly between the cake moulds/cases.
    6. Place into the preheated oven for around 15mins.
    7. Place them onto a wire cooling rack whilst you prepare the frosting.
    8. Cream the better until really soft and then gradually add the cream cheese and icing sugar.
    9. Place into a piping bag and leave to stand until the cakes are completly cooled.
    10. Once ready put the spout about a third of the way into the cake and squeeze until a little comes back out.
    11. They will then be ready to serve.

             

      

    Chocolate Chip Muffins And Sweetie Jars For Daddy

      
    The way to a mans heart, especially my husband’s is through his stomach. So what better Father’s Day present than lots of yummy food!

    First up we made some scrummy white chocolate chip muffins.  Here’s how:

    • 140g Self Raising Flour
    • 140g Melted Dark Chocolate
    • 75g Cocoa Powder
    • 3tsp Baking Powder
    • 1 Egg
    • 200ml Milk
    • 150g Broken White Chocolate
    • 1tsp Vanilla Extract
    • 100ml Sunflower Oil

    Preheat the oven to 200c/Gas Mark 6.

      
    Mix together the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder.

    In a separate bowl mix together the oil, milk, egg and melted chocolate.

       
     

    Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix together the the white chocolate chunks.  Do not over mix the mixture.

    Place into 12 muffin cases and bake for 12 mins.

       
     

    Once cooked, remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

      
    Once they were cooled I placed them into an air proof tin all ready for tomorrow.

    Next up was a very simple pressie.  All I did was get a couple of glass jars with screw top lids.  I filled them with hubby’s favourite sweets whist number three made some gift labels with handprints.

      
    I threaded some ribbon through the gift tags and tied them round the top of the jars.

      

    The children love making gifts for people and I find that people always find a homemade gift far more thoughtful.

    Along with their cards I am sure that is going to be one happy Daddy upon receiving the wonderful gifts.