Baker Days Gluten Free Cake review and giveaway

When I saw that Baker Days were looking for gluten free and / or dairy free bloggers to review their cakes, I offered to help out. I don’t have either of these dietary issues myself, but I do sometimes cater for people who have these restrictions to their diets. I have a friend who is coeliac and my brother-in-law has recently commenced on a gluten free and dairy free diet. I also tried one of my son’s on a dairy free diet for several months a couple of years ago.

It was my niece’s 1st birthday this weekend, an excellent event to enjoy cake. And an ideal opportunity to get my brother-in-law’s views on the gluten free cake. I selected a personalised 1st birthday cake from the wide range on the Baker Days website 9 days ahead of the big event. You may include personalisation of up to 25 characters. And for some of the designs you may also upload your own photograph.

However things didn’t go quite to plan, as the cake was delivered by Royal Mail on the day of my niece’s birthday after we had left home to go to her party. I found it waiting on our return. A shame as it means both the birthday girl and my brother-in-law don’t get to taste the cake, since we are not planning another visit to see them, within the lifetime of the cake. The Baker Days website states that the cakes are good for at least 2 – 3 weeks. So instead the review is just our family’s opinions, and none of us are restricted to a gluten-free diet.

It was the letterbox gift cake which I received free to review. This is the smallest size of cake with 3-4 portions, apart from their personalised cupcakes. There are 3 larger sizes of cake, namely small which is 10-12 portions, medium which is 18-25 portions and large which is 40-55 portions. As well as gluten free and dairy free cakes, they also do sponge cake, chocolate chip sponge cake and fruit cake recipes. A wide range to suit everyone.

The cake was well packed in a bag in a snug fitting cake tin, in the outer packaging. It looked beautiful and came with an attractive blank gift card, plus a few balloons and a party blower. There were instructions advising of the best way to lift it out of the cake tin. And it was clearly labelled on the underside of the cake board as being gluten free.

One son is not keen on icing, so didn’t want to try the cake. We therefore shared it between my other son, my husband and me. We all agreed it was delicious. It was a lovely texture and moist and it had jam at the top and base, since it was only one layer due to being height restricted to letterbox size. My husband and I both said that if we hadn’t already known that it was gluten free, we wouldn’t have realised.

The gluten free letterbox gift cake retails at £16.99. A sponge cake would be £2 cheaper, which is in line with gluten free ingredients costing more than wheat flour. It is expensive compared to supermarket cake prices, but as far as I’m aware you can’t purchase a gluten free celebration cake at the supermarket. So well worth its price in my opinion, as otherwise your only option would be to bake and decorate your own gluten free celebration cake.

Take a look at all the fantastic cake designs on the Baker Days website. There are 5 recipes for the cakes – sponge, chocolate, fruit, gluten free and dairy free. They are launching a new I am sorry cake, so it would be great to hear what you are sorry for and which is your favourite cake.

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition courtesy of Baker Days to giveaway a letterbox cake of your choice to one lucky person.

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If you can’t see the Rafflecopter box above, either click the Rafflecopter link or you may alternatively enter via my Facebook page.

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Alice Megan

 

Disclosure.  This post is a review of a product I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

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87 thoughts on “Baker Days Gluten Free Cake review and giveaway

  1. susan willshee

    I like the downhill cake although I’m not sure I’d like to ski downhill dressed in just a scarf! I’m sorry for not listening to my body – for years I ate bread because wholemeal bread was supposed to be good for me – then I was diagnosed coeliac and realised that the reason I didn’t like bread was because it really wasn’t something I should be eating!

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  2. Donna Kent

    I’m sorry for making my husband eat gluten free when he hates it but not that sorry as he’s managed to sort his stomach problems out as a result of the switch. I really like the daffs easter cake. Its so pretty. I wouldn’t want to cut and spoil it.

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  3. Debbie Preston

    I’m sorry for secretly eating the Easter Egg my sister bought for my son – but I had a chocolate craving and the cupboard was empty! I love the Man Utd F.C Number cake.

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  4. Kerry Lethbridge

    I’m sorry I don’t always have the energy to shower my wonderful fiancee with the attention he deserves. I’m sorry I’m not the most patient and understanding with my twins when I’m tired. I’m sorry I have to leave my twins at times to earn money.

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  5. liz ferguson

    I’m sorry that I didn’t find out for years, that all of my weird, vague symptoms were gluten intolerance.
    I’m happy that I am now on a gluten free diet.
    I like the bon voyage range of cakes.

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  6. kristin burdsall

    Sorry to my husband and children for making them try all the gluten free bread and cakes i try my best to make. They are usually rubbish but they try their best to help me stay positive. I love the princess cakes, My little girl would love one for her birthday

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