letterbox cakes through the post explained

bakerdays - the home of the letterbox cakeThe Letterbox Cake

what is a letterbox cake?

Quite simply, a Letterbox Cake is a cake that will fit though a letterbox.

More specifically, it measures 5" in diameter (12cm diameter, 2.5cm high). These dimensions are to allow the cake to fit through a standard sized letterbox.

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that sounds interesting! how does it work?

When you buy one of our Letterbox cakes, we package it to make sure it survives the drop from letterbox to the floor in perfect condition.

Your cake is tightly packaged in a protective cake tin, and this is then carefully packed in our bespoke bakerdays box.


and why would i need one?

The great thing about the Letterbox cake is the surprise. When you opt for free delivery, the cake is sent by the Royal Mail First Class. As it doesn't require a signature, your postman can simply slip it through the letterbox with the rest of your mail.

This leaves the recipient completely in the dark, as they will have no idea you have sent them a special cake!

Our personalisation options are endless. You can choose from thousands of ready made cake designs, or make your own by uploading a photo. You can add a special message to the cake too so that it's 100% personal to the recipient.


inspire me!

The success of the bakerdays Letterbox cake has been very exciting. While the traditional reason for sending the Letterbox cake is to show someone you care on their birthday or other special occasion, much like you would a card, many of our customers have used them in fun and inventive ways:

  • Wedding Invitations and Favours
  • Be My Bridesmaid
  • Party Invitations 
  • New Baby Announcement 
  • Will You Marry Me? surprise 

Because you can personalise each cake and send it to a different address, the bakerdays website makes it very easy to use a Letterbox cake as a letter, card or invitation for many people!


how do i order a letterbox cake?

Ordering a Letterbox cake is pretty easy. Simply find the design of cake that you like, and the choose Letterbox as the size. You can then change the flavour, add your personalisation and perhaps some add ons like balloons, candles or banners, and complete the checkout. 


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