Stupidly, at the beginning of March, I agreed to a ‘Dechox’ along with my colleagues in the English Department. I won’t lie: I love chocolate. However, I also believe in giving to charities and the ‘Dechox’ is being observed in order to raise money for The British Heart Foundation.
A few days passed and I was beginning to get a little bored of eating crisps with my nightly cup of tea. Crisps just don’t cut it when it comes to dunking treats into your cuppa. Thankfully, I received an email from Caketoppers – a company that makes, bakes and creates personalised cakes and cupcakes – asking me if I would like to try two of their personalised cup cakes.
Was I going to feel guilty or a least a little weirded out at the thought of eating two cup cakes that had my children’s faces decorated on them?
There had been an attempt to deliver the cupcakes, but they were being held at my local post office, which I wouldn’t be able to reach until the evening of the following night.
They’ll be ruined, I thought.
But, they weren’t! The following evening, after I had picked up my package, I opened the cakes to find that they were each individually wrapped with one featuring a picture of my son and the other had my daughter’s grinning face on it.
With this in mind, my daughter and I shared the sponge cake cupcake and my son and Daddy shared the chocolate cake.
I thought the cupcakes would have been going stale due to being packed away in a Post Office all night, but I couldn’t be more wrong. The sponge was soft and springy and the icing (my favourite bit) as gooey and thick.
We all really enjoyed them and their a great idea for a simple personalised gift.
So, if you’re after something a bit quirky or if, like me, you can’t eat chocolate for the foreseeable future (well, until the 1st April), you should give Caketoppers a try!