As some of you may already know, T celebrated his first birthday last week. What a bittersweet moment! Where did the time go?! It really is true what people say about time passing in the blink of an eye!
Whilst planning for T’s birthday celebrations, the opportunity to review some of Caketoppers.co.uk cupcakes arose! They seemed like the perfect treats for a birthday party, especially as I would be able to personalise them. I decided to create my own 1st birthday cupcakes and designed an image which I sent along with a photo of T.
Due to previous experiences with photo cakes, I did not expect much from the quality of printing, especially as one of my images was created by myself on an app on my phone. However, when the cupcakes arrived, the photo detail was excellent. Both of the images were high definition and not grainy in the slightest (see photos for proof!).
I was sent a chocolate and vanilla cupcake to try out. On unwrapping the box, I found that the cupcakes were well wrapped in individual plastic wrappers and inserted into a tray – therefore keeping them in good condition. My only issue was the amount of packaging waste but I appreciate that this is to ensure that the cupcakes arrive in perfect condition so not a lot can be done about this.
[Update: Caketoppers have informed me that this amount of packaging is only used on their individual cakes and that larger orders come in custom made boxes. They are also working towards reducing packaging on their individual cakes]
The Taste Test
The cupcakes are baked in silver (vanilla) and gold (chocolate) foil cases, which keep the cakes moist, and there was a good ratio of icing to sponge cake – always a positive! The image had been printed onto icing sheets meaning that it did not compromise the taste like I have found with companies who use edible sugar paper instead.
Overall, the cakes were delicious. The sponge for both the vanilla and chocolate cake was light and fluffy, and melted in the mouth. This was complimented with the buttercream icing which I enjoyed, despite not being a huge fan of icing!
It’s also great to know that Caketoppers bake everything by hand using free range eggs. They also guarantee that their cakes stay fresh for 5 days (Not that you will want to wait that long. They’re too tempting!).
Get Your Own Caketoppers Cake
Caketoppers have cake for all occasions so I f you’re stuck for gift ideas then you can’t go wrong with cake. To order your own, check out their website http://www.caketoppers.co.uk.
They offer next day delivery when ordering before 2pm Monday to Thursday, or 12pm on Friday (hello, last minute gift ideas!)
Caketoppers have kindly given my readers the chance to win a box of 6 photo cupcakes. All you have to do is complete the Rafflecopter below.
Remember all entries are optional but the more you enter, the more chance of winning.
Prize = A box of 6 photo cupcakes from Caketoppers (Value £12.99).
Ends: 11:59pm 3rd July
All entries will be checked and any not completed fully will be disqualified.
One winner will be chosen and announced on this page.
Then I Became Mum is not responsible for the delivery of the prize. The prize will be supplied by Caketoppers.
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**Disclaimer: I was sent some cupcakes in exchange for an honest review. All words and opinions are my own.