Cupcakes are one of my favourite little joys in life and famously perfect for any occasion; weddings, birthdays, Christmas, afternoon tea, picnics, office snacking, Sunday morning breakfast…
A few weeks ago, I received an email from the guys over at Caketoppers to see if I’d like to try out their range of personalised photo cupcakes and I immediately assured them that I’m the right girl for the job! It’s a hard life, reviewing cupcakes and all, but somebody has to do it, right?
As my regular readers and Instagram followers know, I’m not really one for polished photographs, so when choosing an image for the cakes, I kept it as real as possible!
I could have picked one of our lovely, professional wedding snaps or the blog logo for some sneaky self-promotion but no; I went for this makeup free morning selfie of me and my best buddy, Lex! (He’s our youngest rescue cat and the friendliest feline I’ve ever known. The rest of the family say that I treat him like a baby – they may have a point.)
I received a mixed box of six cupcakes containing three chocolate and three vanilla. Given that they arrived via post, I was fully expecting them to be a little worse for wear but surprisingly, they rocked up at our door (well, Adams office door. One of our neighbours has seemingly developed a penchant for stealing parcels of late so it’s our best option. Woe betide any potential cake thief!) in perfect condition thanks to the study cardboard box and bubble wrapping inside.
I sent my digital image over to Caketoppers on a Sunday night and had the cakes in my
hand tummy by Tuesday which is amazingly speedy service in my book! Made with fresh ingredients and suitable for vegetarians, I was also impressed that the expiry date on our cakes was over a fortnight away, although to be honest, they didn’t even last for two hours before we’d devoured them all…
I tried the vanilla cupcake first. Peeling it from the luxurious foil wrapper, it was so fresh and moist that the wrapper didn’t come away easily at first. A good sign so far! The sponge was light and the icing had a soft vanilla flavour.
The chocolate cupcake was topped with a generous layer of chocolate icing that had a lovely, fudgy consistency. The sponge was again, light with a nice crumb (I feel a bit like Mary Berry now) and had a pleasant, natural taste throughout. None of that synthetic rubbish here!
The image had transferred to the topper in slightly bolder colours than the original one I sent to Caketoppers, however, given that it was a quick snap taken from Instagram, the quality was sufficient enough for its purpose and provided me with some rather amusing cupcakes!
Fancy trying them out for yourself? Well, today is your lucky day! I’ve teamed up with Caketoppers and have a box of six personalised photo cupcakes (with an image of your choice) to give away to one of my lovely readers. Simply follow the instructions via the Rafflecopter box below to enter.
*In collaboration with Caketoppers Ltd. T&Cs apply. Giveaway ends at 23.59 (GMT) on 23.04.17