Ryan Gosling. Catapulted into the hearts of us wide, eager eyed women with his incredible performance in The Notebook. It was Mr Gosling, aka Noah, who is the sole contributor to many a spilled tear, a little heart felt whimper, a huge bundle of jealously and the cause of many a women wishing upon a shooting star.
I love cake. I could eat a vast abundance of a variety of cakes, whether those cakes be chocolate, fruit, vanilla, sponge, or even a Willy Wonka invention. Cake is the hindmost comforter; the friend that will always return in times of need; the rich smell of icing and soft sponge quite simply challenging you not to eat it with your hands, like Bruce from Matilda.
Successfully acknowledging that Mr Ryan Gosling and cake, of any form, are two of the great pleasures in my rather basic little life, lets move on to the point. So, combine these two wondrous sources of contentment, and you may possibly have the greatest invention the world has ever been greeted by. A Ryan Gosling chocolate cake.
But the wondrous connotations do not end with an abrupt stop here. The cake is the perfect one-person size. Bakerdays have created an innovative invention, titled the 'Letterbox Cake'. Indeed, as its name suggests, this little brilliant cake can arrive through the post, just like a Birthday card. Cakes by post, it's the future!
The cake measures 12cm x 2.5cm, meaning that you won't feel like Bruce from Matilda at the time of eating it. Its the perfect evening nibble, alongside a cup of tea and a good book. It's small, practical, and best of all? It even feels like the postman thinks that it's your birthday!
However, If you're not quite as cake-conscious as some of us, then this cake would make the ideal gift. I know for one that waking up to a cake posted through the front door would be a lot nicer than a card with a tenner inside. (Not complaining). What I love is how thoughtful the cakes have the prospect to be. You can either choose from over 500 person-a-lisable designs, or you can design a cake from scratch.
The cake itself was delicious. Not only was I not rushed to hospital with food poisoning, it tasted great too. I opted for the chocolate Chip Sponge Cake, as alongside many other woman, I cannot resist chocolate. Especially if its made only with Belgian chocolate. Unlike many other chocolate cakes that I've tried, (and trust me, there's been a lot), I didn't get the overly sweet, sickly taste in my mouth that usually occurs. As for the icing, it smelt, and tasted like real icing. Don't laugh. I have not been eating fake icing for the past 14 years, but this cake had the aroma of what I imagine a little, deliriously priced cake shop in the south of France would smell like. It just smelt like really good icing.
Considering the cake had travelled quite a way in the back of a smelly postman's van, it was soft, moist and tasted fresh. It was incredibly light, and not in any shape or form reminiscent of the play-dough cakes I used to make when I was younger. I was rather sceptical about the drop from the letter box to the floor, in addition to the treacherous journey in the back of the postman's van/bicycle/train/any mode of transport. Alas, I was greeted by a perfectly round and smooth cake. No squished cake wins a thumbs up from me.
In addition to the cake itself, I was greeted by the most adorable kitsch tin upon receival. It appears that Bakerdays are psychic, as not only do I like (obsess over) cute, perfectly kitsch and vintage items, they also appeared to know that I adore the sweets love hearts and lovingly placed a packet inside. Thoughtful is rather an understatement, considering the card inside too.
However, one downside (and the only downside) to the cake is the price. The cake that I was kindly gifted by Bakerdays adds up to the grand total of £16.49. Whilst I have considered the fact this includes delivery, I still believe that paying this much for a cake measuring 5 inches is a little too much. Whilst my local morrisons do not personalise or offer as prettily decorated cakes, they taste the same, and are about a tenner cheaper.
However, I do think that this would make the ideal gift, and if you can justify the price, then go for it. because, lets face it. Its not everyday Ryan Gosling and Cake are combined to form a wonderous, taste bud tingling creation.