4 Years With Jake ft. A Bakerdays Cake!

Hey everyone!

So today marks 4 years since 17 year old Jake officially asked me to be his girlfriend, we were sat on his little old single bed in his bedroom chatting away when I said something along the lines of ‘you know what I mean, I call you my boyfriend to other people because it’s easier than saying *guy I have a sort of thing with”’ in which he replied ‘well, do you want to be my girlfriend?’. Now here we are at a point where we wear each others clothes so often that I’ve forgotten who actually owned half of it to start with…

Jake and I usually don’t do bought anniversary presents, we are very much a sentimental home-made/handwritten kinda couple on anniversaries but when Emma from Bakerdays emailed me asking if I would like to review one of their fabulous cakes, I couldn’t help but think this would be a perfect addition to our special day because as well as adoring each other we also bloody love cake! (I mean, who doesn’t?)

I chose the Floral Heart Photo Cake design and made it my own with the text and the photograph of us which I thought was lovely as it makes it look professional and pretty with that personalised touch. I requested that the cake arrive a little before our anniversary on the 19th and it arrived on the 17th, perfectly in time for our weekend celebrations but not too early so it was still super fresh and flavourful for us to tuck into.

It arrived wrapped up perfectly in a cute tin to keep it fresh and intact inside a little cardboard box that fit perfectly through the letterbox. It also came with a little pack of balloons, candles and a party horn which was an adorable touch! Such a brilliant idea for when you’re sending a cake for someones birthday.

If you’ve read my recent post on the Free From Food Festival you’ll know I’ve been on a gluten and dairy free diet for a little while now and to my pleasant surprise, Bakerdays cater perfectly for it too which I wasn’t expecting! In fact I probably got a little TOO excited about it. As much as I love Jake, I also want to be able to eat the cake so of course i went for the free from sponge cake with jam option for flavour, they also offer many other delicious recipes that you can find over on their website here.

We went to Grounded for Dinner last night as they do absolutely amazing gluten and dairy free pizzas which was perfect for me and then we came home, got into our PJs and watched First Dates!

Today is our actual anniversary so we were going to go for a champagne afternoon tea at Browns but I woke up feeling like a train had hit me so we unfortunately had to reschedule. But it’s okay as we have left over pizza and we’ve had a lovely slice of the cake for breakfast that Jake was absolutely delighted with.

SO what did we think!?

We both thought there was a perfect ratio of icing to jam to sponge, you wouldn’t even be able to tell it was gluten and dairy free as it is so creamy, tasty and light. I’m not usually a huge fan of icing but it’s super gorgeous and sweet with hints of vanilla, it honestly melts in your mouth and the sponge isn’t crumbly at all which is what I expected with it being gluten free! It has the perfect density and I will definitely be trying out other flavours in the future. The polite service, fast delivery and the personal and super tasty cake gets a huge 10 from me, I would highly recommend Bakerdays for any occasion!

If you want to be in with the chance of winning one of these yummy letterbox cakes for yourself in a recipe and style of your choice, just leave a comment on this post with your twitter handle/blog link (or some way I can contact you if you win) and let me know what your favourite flavour cake is! You must be a resident of the UK or Ireland to enter, the competition will close on Sunday the 26/11/17, the winner will be picked via a random generator and I will announce who won on my social medias so make sure you’re following the links at the top of this page! 🙂 *NOW  CLOSED – WINNER @EVERYTHING_CHES*

’TIl next time,
BTB Xx

81 Comments Add yours

  1. Kate Alice says:

    Aww happy anniversary to you and Jake! You two are so sweet! This post literally made me want so much cake! Sponge with jam and icing is my absolute fave 😍🍰xx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much gorgeous! Love a good classic birthday cake hehe! Xx

  2. Jacob palmer says:

    Jacob palmer red velvet, happy anniversary beautiful 🙂 xxxx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Hehe you’re the sweetest, right back at you :* Xxxx

  3. Emma Drury says:

    Happy anniversary! That cake looks fantastic!
    Emma | emmadrury.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you very much, it tasted as good as it looks! X

  4. Alice says:

    Happy four years, you guys are absolutely adorable. I definitely steal some of my boyfriends’ clothes so much that they might as well just be mine haha. Also I love watching First Dates! This cake is beyond cute, I’m really picky with cake but this one sounds so yummy x

    Alice http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you my lovely, I actually think Jake steals more of mine haha! Probably because of my weird gothic manly style oops. It’s mint isn’t it!! It definitely was so scrumptious to eat! X

  5. Chessie says:

    Awh happy anniversary! You guys are the cutest! The cake is amazing as well, my favourite flavour is probably a traditional Victoria sponge 🙈x

    Chessie | everythingchessie.co.uk 🌿

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 can’t beat a good old classic birthday cake!! X

  6. Heather says:

    Congrats! That cake is so adorable x

    http://www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you very much! I know right!? X

  7. Gemma says:

    Happy Anniversary guys! That photo is truly adorable, this is such a lovely thing for your anniversary. It was perfect timing! I love a good Red Velvet cake! @gcabray

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you! 🙂 I know I was so delighted to receive the email and I bloody love cake! Haha X

  8. Miranda says:

    Chocolate is my favourite flavour cake!
    Miranda – yandellmiranda@gmail.com
    x x

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Popped you on the competition entry list! 🙂 Xx

  9. Eli cole says:

    I simply loved this. Congrats on anniversary! Also it’s just simply great you are supporting fellow bloggers . This idea is great, creative, original, yummy and fun. Thanks for sharing 😊😊😊

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 glad you enjoyed the post! X

  10. Meera says:

    Aw this is adorable, I love the fact that you make handmade gifts for each other I think thats so sweet! You guys seem so happy x

    LoneTeenTraveller | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      It’s much more sentimental and cute that way I find 🙂 we are, thank you so much! X

  11. Sophie says:

    Such a cute touch that you got to have it personalised and absolutely amazing they could do it to your dietary requirements!! So good to know for the future. Glad it tasted as good as it looks! Happy anniversary 💕

    Sophie

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know I was so delighted with their service! Thank you very much 🙂 X

  12. aww this is such a cute post! Happy anniversary! 4 years is already quite some time so well done and to the many more years to come xx corinne

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Hehe thank you so much! I am looking forward to the years to come 🙂 xx

  13. Rachael says:

    Oh my goodness I can’t believe they make dairy and gluten free cakes I’m so impressed! I too eat a dairy and gluten free diet and find it so hard to get a birthday cake so I will 100% getting one for my birthday this year! My twitter handle is @palegrlrambling and my fingers are crossed I get to sample their free from cake! Happy anniversary to you and Jake! I hope you enjoy your afternoon tea when you get round to going!
    PaleGirlRambling xo
    http://palegirlrambling.co.uk

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know I was so excited!! It tasted so damn good aswell, no weird crumbly texture like a lot of GF food haha D: not many people have entered yet so you’re in with a good chance!! Thank you so much! 🙂 X

  14. Rebecca says:

    This made me really want cake lol happy anniversary love! ♥️

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Haha I’m sorry but then again I’m not because cake is amazing! Thank you 🙂 X

  15. Emma says:

    Ah I like bakerdays cakes – they are so cute! I just love cake as well if I’m being honest haha! Happy anniversary to you both! X

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Aren’t they just!? Cake is definitely one of life’s best gifts hahaha, thank you 🙂 X

  16. Liz says:

    Aww happy anniversary you two! Hope you had a wonderful day even though you had to reschedule your plans! The cake idea is great.. I’ve never heard of that so will definitely check it out!

    Liz x

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 we got to spend it together so that’s what mattered! You definitely should, they’re such a fab site! X

  17. Ffion says:

    mmmmmm cake. Cake makes everything better. This is a really cute idea, congratulations on your 4 years together.

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      You are so right, cake low-key makes the world go round… thank you 🙂 X

  18. Happy Anniversary! In December I’ll have been with my boyfriend for 4 years too, it’s crazy how fast time goes by. That cake is so sweet – it’s lovely that you got to personalise it. And it looks extremely tasty! My favourite cake is definitely a victoria sponge cake with jam. I’m not usually a fan of icing myself, so it must have been good!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you! 🙂 Aww congrats, I hope you have the best time celebrating! It honestly tasted amazing, the icing was not too thick at all it was perfect! X

  19. Sophie says:

    Aw how cute! Congratulations on four years! So glad you liked the cake, I love that they personalise them- https://sophiehearts.net x

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you! 🙂 they are super adorable and tasty cakes! X

  20. Ciara says:

    Congrats on 4 years and can I just say your cake is adorable! Hope you had a wonderful day!

    Ciara | http://www.teatimewithciara.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂 We had a lovely day! X

  21. Firstly, a huge congrats on 4 years lovely! Also how incredible is that cake! Its stunning and Im in shock that its dairy free! I might have to order one for my birthday coming up-off to check out the website now! I’d love to win the comp my twitter is @emilyisobeljane <3

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂 It’s gorgeous isn’t it!? You totally should, it honestly tastes incredible! You’ve gone on to the entry list, excited to announce it!! X

  22. Joyce Lau says:

    Omg, This is actually so darn cute!!

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much! The cake was the best 🙂 X

  23. Julia says:

    This is so cool! I love the idea for this cake and it looks so cute! Your relationship started exactly the same way as mine haha I was just like ‘so I called you ‘my boyfriend’ when I was talking to my friends because I didn’t know what to say’ and it was a mutual agreement that it’s fine to call each other boyfriend/girlfriend from that point.

    Julia xx
    theglassofclass.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you 🙂 Aww really!? Definitely the best way to avoid the awkward ‘where are we’ question haha! X

  24. Kayleigh Zara says:

    Happy anniversary – it’s so cute that you got a cake to celebrate I recently got a bakersdays cake too and it was amazing! I love the packaging they come in x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 aww that’s fab! I am so impressed with their service and the cake! X

  25. Soph says:

    How cute is that cake!!! Happy anniversary ✨

    Soph | http://www.planetwhispers.blogspot.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      It’s adorable right?! Thank you very much! 🙂 X

  26. Hayley says:

    Happy 4 years!! I love this post and cake is amazing! Glad to hear you enjoyed the cake and now i’m thinking I need to eat cake ha x – @HayleyxLunn

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you very much 🙂 I’m always thinking I need to eat cake haha! X

  27. Bookinggoodread says:

    Lovely post, congratulations on your anniversary. 💕The cake is so cute! X

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 we very much enjoyed it! X

  28. Lea says:

    This was such a lovely post to read. Wishing you and your bf just the best. The cake looks amazing! It’s so astonnishing what you can do today with technology and food.
    Lea, xx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 It is mad how it’s all printed so intricately on the icing! X

  29. Cake looks amazing. My favourite would be Victoria sponge. Yum.

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      It tasted just as good too! It sounds like that’s a lot of peoples favourite, I think chocolate would have to be mine! X

  30. Rebecca Rose says:

    oh my gosh, you guys are so cute, this is adorable xx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Aww thank you so much! It was a fun post to write Xx

  31. Alicia says:

    Aww this is really sweet! Congrats- I really need to check out bakerdays!xx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you very much 🙂 yeah you deffo should! They’re a brill company 🙂 Xx

  32. Cindy says:

    Aw this is so lovely!! My bf and I just hit the 4 year mark this past summer. We’re also not big on gifts but love to experience things together more – or enjoy a nice meal!

    Cindy | http://www.cindyhyue.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 Aww I hope you had fun celebrating! A nice meal is always the best way, love food! X

  33. Melissa says:

    I love Bakerdays! It’s such a good idea and the cake tastes lovely! The cake you chose is gorgeous, happy anniversary to you and Jake! Xxxx

    Love, Melissa x
    lovemelissax.co.uk

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      They are a brill company 🙂 Thank you very much! Xx

  34. Ooh happy 4 years to you both! This cake looks super yummy and I would have to say that my favourite flavour is vanilla or red velvet 🙂 xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you very much 🙂 Ooh yes I LOVE red velvet! X

  35. Leslie says:

    That is so lovely! And really when is cake never not a good idea! Congrats on the anniversary to the both of you!

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you 🙂 Haha i totally agree! Cake always!!

  36. Jessie says:

    That’s so cute and I love that you got a photo printed on the cake, I’ve never thought of that before! I tend to always go to for giant Millie’s Cookie but I think I’ll defintiley have to try this for our anniversary in February instead!

    My favourite cake flavour would have to be either a good old fashioned Victoria sponge but with a little twist in flavour, like rose or something or a red velvet (is that actually a flavour?)

    Jessie
    Jessiesjournalsite.wordpress.com | @jessies.journal

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you! I have ALWAYS asked for a Millies Cookie cake but no one has ever bought me one lol :'( ooh I bloody love red velvet, definitely one of the best in my opinion! X

  37. Happy anniversary to one of the cutest couples that ever did exist, I hope you had a fabulous time together and that you get a chance to reschedule the Afternoon Tea when you feel more up to it.. 🙊 The cake is adorable, and sounds delicious too?! I love a good jam sponge, and I bloody love icing, I could just eat icing by itself.. 😍

    Andi | http://www.andthenzen.co.uk

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Hehe thank you ya cutie! We deffo will, I need me some of those scones xo It honestly tasted so good! Haha really!? I’m not that big a fan but this one was so good!! X

  38. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    @lynseybuchanan1

    My favourite flavour of cake is Chocolate Cake.

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Hell yeah I love a good chocolate cake! X

  39. Jade Mayhead says:

    This is such a cute little addition, and the picture on top really gives it a much more personal feel! Happy Anniversary!!
    I am so glad you both enjoyed it, like you said, who doesn’t love cake? I kinda want some after reading this😩

  40. Sophie says:

    Happy anniversary!!! It’s so lovely to see how much love you have for eachother 🙂

    My favourite flavour is just a plain vanilla and jam sponge cake! I absolutely bloody love icing too!! Can’t get enough of it 😀

    My twitter handle is @sophiiirv

  41. Chloe says:

    Congratulations on 4 years together you guys! This cake is absolutely awesome and such a lovely thing to have to celebrate this ocassion! xx

  42. Anu says:

    Ooh this sounds amazing! The cake is so pretty, I love the picture <3. I think I'm gonna try this service one day as I really like the fact that you can personalise it with a picture and they even ship to Finland which is really rare! And the fact that they offer a wheat free sponge as well is amazing :)x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you 🙂 it was so super yummy! X

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