Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Joey's 1st Birthday Cake

A birthday cake is probably THE most important part of any kids birthday. On the lead up to Joey's birthday I'd look at the character cakes in Asda and nothing would catch my eye so we decided to go for a personalised cake from Asda. In most of the larger stores in the bakery section there is a machine supplied by a company called Intercake which allows you to design a cake and add pictures and text to it. 

There are 2 sizes of cake
Small (serves 22, 24cm x 16cm): Chocolate or Raspberry sponge - £10.00
Large (serves 40, 34cm x 21cm): Raspberry sponge -£16.00
We decided to go for the small raspberry sponge, the photo would stand out better and we weren't having a lot of people round, so the small was an ideal size.
If you shop in ASDA then you may have noticed the machine I'm on about. You can transfer the photo you want via bluetooth, memory card, USB etc. You can adjust the picture and edit it, choose a frame, add text. It's a great machine (when it's working). After you confirm the final design you can then pick when you want to pick the cake up. It then prints off a receipt with a black and white print of your design and then you just pick the cake up on the day you choose.
I ordered the cake on the Tuesday (before Joey's birthday on the Friday) and chose to pick it up on the Thursday (day before his birthday). I thought that I would allow a few days just incase there were any problems. So I went in on the Thursday, straight to the bakery section and told one of the bakery staff that I was here collecting a cake. I was told that the cake machine had broken the night before, which meant my cake wasn't made. The bakery staff couldn't care less and I was close to tears. I know in the grand scheme of things it's silly to get upset over a cake (or lack of) but you have an idea of how the day is going to be and you don't want anything to spoil it.

After a rather angry conversation with the store manager at my local ASDA, I then had to travel to the next nearest (30 mins away) in order to get the cake we wanted. I thought It would take a while for the cake to be created but it was ready in 10mins! The lady who did the cake said the picture of Joey was beautiful. I was so pleased with the cake that in the end it wasn't important about the terrible service I'd had originally.
I would definitely recommend the ASDA Design-A-Cake service, we were really happy with the cake.  The cakes are value for money and you can be as creative as you like. If you are thinking of getting a personalised cake from Asda then I would suggest collecting the cake as soon as you can and leave plenty of time before your event.

Thanks for reading

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