Happy Birthday // Personalised Birthday Cake

giraffe cake

I had an e-mail in my inbox a couple weeks back asking if I would be interested in reviewing one of the new ‘letterbox cakes’ from Bakerdays.

They asked me to pick a cake on their website, which has multiple designs of multiple themes, or send a photograph which they can print on a cake. I do love a good surprised, so I sent a couple of links across and asked them to choose one at random.

I was delighted when this showed up few days later. I ADORE giraffes, they are my favourite animals. I have a more giraffe things than TARDIS things, and that’s saying something! 

The idea behind these small cakes is simple and downright quirky. They are designed to fit through a letter box like a card, but a lot more fun and A LOT more tasty. You can also order bigger sizers from Bakerdays if you’re wanting something on the larger side. 

They come in this lovely tin also, which is a lovely touch. They even have a cupcake section!

So that’s it, another year of my life done and another one just starting. It’s weird to think that we’ve now lived in our current house for a whole year! My parents came to visit me yesterday and took me out for a birthday meal.

I’m really not looking forward about doing growing up today. I generally prefer days that I am not getting another year older. It’s going to be the big three-oh before I know it and I don’t feel like I deserve that. 

I say ‘deserve’ in two senses of the word:

  • I don’t deserve to be THAT old, surely. What have I ever done to you?
  • I don’t deserve to be classed as a 30 year old. I feel like I’ve not done ANY of the things I would have envisioned the 30 year old Corinne to have done. Where’s my wedding band? Where’s my child? Where’s my house? NOWHERE THEY DON’T EXIST THAT’S WHERE LEAVE ME ALONE I HATE YOU. Soon I’ll be going through the menopause with nothing to love but cats.


Today we’ll be going out to eat and going bowling on the entertainment complex just down the road. Hopefully I can get some photos and let you know how my mother fuckin’ birthday goes =) 

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1. noun: a female blogger that writes about her own experiences, observations and opinions. 2. verb: to act like a complete idiot or to do something stupid. e.g: She did a Corinne.


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