AD | Gifted
When it comes to birthdays or any other special occasion I just do not attempt to make a cake myself. I have never been good at baking so I would always rather buy a delicious cake instead of asking people to even try one of my creations. I was recently introduced to a local company based in Holt, Norfolk called Sponge who are an online cake company. They kindly offered to send me a cake of my choice to try out!
Sponge offer a really good selection of both cake flavours and sizes. You could go for something really traditional such as a Victoria sponge or chocolate cake or try something a bit more quirky like apple crumble or bakewell cake. Being able to choose for myself, I went for a Victoria sponge. Although it’s quite simple it is my absolute favourite.
Although an online cake company, all of Sponge’s cakes are handmade in Holt and then shipped via courier. There are various options for delivery and if you order before 2pm, you can even get next day delivery. My cake was delivered by DHL and I was given updates on the delivery on the day, along with options to leave in a safe place or with a neighbour if I wasn’t going to be home. As I wasn’t home my cake was left somewhere for me and it was in perfect condition when I got home.
Upon opening the cake I was really impressed with how well it was packaged and the presentation. The packaging was great for a cake being in a delivery van as there is nowhere for it to move around or get damaged. Also, inside the box you get some napkins which I thought was a lovely extra touch.
What I was surprised about the most was just how big the cake was. The size that I got was for 8 servings and these slices were fairly big. The actual layers of the cake were huge and so much thicker than I thought they would be and because of this, I thought it would be a little bit stodgy and dense. However, the sponge was really light and fluffy while the buttercream and jam were in perfect proportions.
I’ve really been impressed with not only the cake that we were sent from Sponge but the service and presentation. Not only are Sponge cakes great for enjoying at home but they would also make a really great gift. I have family who live away from us and something like this would be great to send instead of having to think up a present they might not like!