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Happy Birthday // Personalised Birthday 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’…


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. This is such a sweet cake :)) Don’t worry doll, you’ll get done the things you wish to do, 30 is no different from being in the 20’s sometimes. I still feel young and getting the things done that I wished to do in my 20’s!! xx

  2. The concept of these cakes is utterly sweet! Happy Birthday Corinne! All the best dear and enjoy your day! Kisses! (ps just love the new changes of the blog too) xo

  3. That is the cutest cake! What a fabulous idea! I wish this was in the States. I would definitely use that service. Happy Birthday Corinne! Don’t worry about your 30’s. Don’t worry about your future. Don’t worry about what people tell you you “should have” or what you “should be doing”. Live for today. Enjoy today. We each have different paths and purposes. Also, don’t force things. That can lead to greater mistakes.

  4. Those cakes are adorable!

    I know how you feel about being near the 30s, I’m so close now it scares me. I honestly thought I would be living a very different life by now with very different stories to tell. I blame the media and society for making me THINK tht my life had to be a certain way by this age. Everyone goes at their own pace and things happen differently for different people. It took me a while to accept that, I wouldn’t be who I am or where I am now if things had gone to the stereotypical plan!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

    1. Yeah, it’s strange but it can be sometimes hard to see friends on Facebook buying houses and raising kids!

  5. Haha that is so cute! Such a weird idea though…
    HAPPY 21ST!! Have an awesome time!!

  6. Happy Birthday my lovely. Hope that you had a wonderful day. I have my brothers bday coming up and this site is perfect the cakes look yummy. Love the giraffe Lucy x

  7. that cake is DARLING! pink my favourite colour. soon you’ll be 30? oh, honey. soon, we’ll all be. & even sooner— it won’t matter ;D

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