bakerdays| Letterbox Cake Review

Who knew that letterbox cakes existed?

I certainly didn’t until a lovely company called bakerdays contacted me last week and asked if they could send Penelope a birthday cake in return for an honest review.

Whilst browsing through the array of designs on the website, I struggled to pick one because they were all so amazing. I also had the option of asking them to customise, which I had contemplated until I seen the Llama unicorn cake.

Penelope is unicorn and llama obsessed so it seemed like the perfect choice and we chose to have it personalised with her name.

They had a large selection of flavours including gluten and dairy free, but we chose the vanilla as that’s her favourite.

Not sure on how these things worked I waited patiently and a few days later it was popped through my letterbox. THROUGH THE LETTERBOX. I couldn’t believe it. It was presented in the most gorgeous little tin, carefully packed and absolutely beautiful.

We have the 5inch cake, which is perfect to send as a gift to someone, and where it may look small it was happily split between the four of us and there is still a bit left over.

The cake itself was fluffy and moist and full of lovely vanilla flavour, topped off with just the right amount of jam and butter cream.

It is one of the tastiest cakes we’ve had for a while and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.

Penelope thought it was absolutely delicious and was excited to open it when it arrived.

I was really pleasantly surprised with the whole experience and would 100% buy from here and recommend it to others.

I think it’s an innovative idea. It’s something a little bit unique that you can send to someone on their birthday or other occasion, and at such a great price, who could say no!

Bravo to bakerdays and thanks so much for letting us review this for you.

Links for bakerdays website and Instagram down below

https://www.bakerdays.com/birthday-cakes/all-cakes-for-kids

https://www.bakerdays.com/cake-delivery-uk

https://instagram.com/bakerdays?igshid=2slksrm4hn3r

I’m Back!

Wow, it was like travelling through time looking through my old blog posts, I only ever intended to take a short break and here we are 4 years later!

Like with everything life got in the way, I’ve since had another baby and moved 300 miles away from Newcastle to Kent to be with my partner Joe. Who I met on Xbox but that’s a story for another time..

So I thought I’d do a basic introduction post again as you’ll all have forgotten me by this point.

I’m Sam, Mother of 3 beautiful children.

Harri is 8, Penelope is 6 and Fraser is 6 months old. Partner to Joseph and we live in Chatham, Kent.

I’m a self taught photographer, still learning the ropes but have just recently set up my own business ‘Penelope Ophelia Photography’ which is named after my daughter due to taking my diploma in dark room photography whilst I was pregnant with her.

Currently specialising in family photography and product photography, and my idea is to be affordable to everyone whether it be families or small businesses.

‘Why start your blog back up after such a long time?’

I hear you, it’s been ages but I did really used to enjoy it. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things and doing more things for myself, I had contemplated deleting and starting again but I think it’s nice to leave the old posts so you can see how much my interests have changed over time.

I’ve also gained more of a following on Instagram as of late, and I generally like interacting with other parents and brands, I think a blog is the next step to add to my profile and I’ve missed writing and reviewing on a bigger platform.

Interests?

Photography obviously.

Still completely obsessed with interior design and over the next year we’re buying the house and lots of work needs doing. So there will be updates on that when the wheels are set in motion.

Very into movies, series. Basically a Netflix pro, if you want a recommendation check out my highlights on Instagram, although that also needs an update but there isn’t much I haven’t seen!

Always looking for new things to watch so if you have any of your own recommendations, throw them my way.

Huge learn through play advocate, especially sensory toys so I’ll be posting about that quite a bit.

Kids fashion, which has been a recent thing really. We’re brand reps for several small companies on Instagram and it’s all stemmed from that. We are massive supporters of small businesses and try to only buy from insta/Etsy shops when we can.

This is also how the product photography started and the companies have all been an amazing help and support. But we will go into that later too.

You can still expect reviews from me, we have been lucky over the past few months to have been gifted some items in exchange for honest reviews and photographs and this is a great platform to do that on.

So.. I think we’re all caught up. Bit of a boring one to start with but felt it needed doing.

Link for Instagram

https://instagram.com/helicopterparentof3

Hope you’re all well and Happy Hump Day!

500 Followers 😱

  
Wow, 500 followers is pretty amazing!

Thanks so much for everyone who has followed, commented, liked and shared my posts. You will never know how much I appreciate it! 

When I first started my blog a couple of months back, I never imagined people would take such an interest in what I had to say! 

I’ve met some lovely people along the way and hope to meet many more. 

Also a quick mention for my Instagram followers which hit 1000 last week, thanks so much for everything. 

I equally enjoy reading and commenting on your things too, I always follow back! I have gotten some great tips from some of you and have tried many products that you’ve recommended. 

Hope you all have a lovely day 💕💕

Sam 

Xoxo 

 

300 Followers!!

  

Just a quick one to say thankyou so so much to everyone that has followed me this past few weeks. 

I’m super overwhelmed by the response I’ve had since starting my blog 3 weeks ago. 

It’s so lovely to have so many of you commenting and liking on things that I’ve written or reviewed, and it’s nice to see that so many of you have tried the products I’ve recommended and that they have worked for you too! 

So again, Thankyou all so much for reading/commenting/liking/following and re blogging! It means a lot. And if there’s anything in particular you would like to see more of then let me know! 

Hope you all have a lovely day 

Sam 

Xxxxx  

 

Winner for Sleek Giveaway!!💕💕💕

  


Firstly I just want to apologise as for some reason my comments/reblog option wasn’t working on some of my posts last week, including the giveaway post. 

So instead I wrote down all the names of people who liked the post itself! I stuck them all in a hat and Penelope picked one out. (You have no idea how hard it was to get her to pick just one bit of paper).

I also want to thank everyone that has followed/commented/liked/reblogged and shared my posts. I’m now at 270 ish followers I think, which is such a huge achievement for being on here for 2 weeks and you have no idea how much it means to me that people actually enjoy reading what I write! 

So, the winner is….. Laineyloeslife 😍😍😍

Well done my lovely!! If you haven’t already, check her blog out. It’s beautiful! 

Please pick a shade of one of the following liquid lipsticks from the Sleek Matte Me collection: 


 

And also which shade of blush you would like:  
 
Obviously I have to order these in so bare with me. But if you comment below with your email address or Instagram so I can PM you for your address, that would be great. 

Thanks for reading! 

Xxxxx 

200 Followers! WordPress exclusive Giveaway 💕💕

  
I’m super excited that I have managed to reach 200 followers in just over a week. Im so pleased to have so many lovely followers, that like and comment on my posts as well as giving me their own tips and recommendations which I find super helpful! 

As a little thankyou I will be doing a WordPress exclusive giveaway. You will need to have an account on WordPress to enter. 

Rules for entry: 

1. Like this post

2. Comment on this post

3. Reblog this post 

4. Follow me

I’m an old fashioned name in a hat kind of girl, one of the kids will draw your name out! The winner will receive a Sleek Matte Me liquid lipstick in a shade of their choice. And also a sleek blush in either of the shades listed below. 

  
 
1. Rioja Red 

2. Birthday suit 

3. Brink pink 

4. Fandango purple 

5. Party pink 

6. Petal


Blushes : 

  

Thankyou so so much for reading! And thanks again for following. This is my first ever giveaway so I wanted to use products that I absolutely love. 

The closing date is Monday and winner will be announced same day! 

Sam 

XXXX 

100 Followers!!

  

Wow. 

I just wanted to say thankyou so much to everyone that has followed, liked, commented, re blogged and shared my blog this past week. 

Obviously I’m super new to WordPress having only been on for just under a week, but I’ve really enjoyed posting and talking to you all! Not to mention the great response I’ve had on Facebook and Instagram which I’m massively greatful for also! 

I hope you will all continue to enjoy my blog, and a massive thankyou again for your support. 

Sam

Xxxx 

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