Friday November 1st 2019 | 09:34

Send Cakes and Sweet Treats To The UK With Ease

Send Cakes and Sweet Treats To The UK With Ease

We all know the feeling. You’ve just heard that it’s an in-law, relative or friend’s birthday and you’d forgotten until now. You might be working all day or have every minute already planned out, so you know you won’t have the chance to get to the shops before the expected gift-giving moment rolls around.

The obvious choice? Pick up a bunch of flowers. The problem? As beautiful as flowers are, they have so often been the last minute present substitute that they begin to become just that. For many people, the delight with a beautiful bouquet is dampened by the knowledge that it was probably picked up at a supermarket that afternoon or ordered as an afterthought.

The solution? Send a cake instead. Ordering online through Mums Bake Cakes is just as practical as ordering a bunch of flowers, but it is much more thoughtful and guaranteed to surprise the lucky recipient. How many people receive a surprise cake delivery that is homemade, carefully designed and expertly delivered? At best, it’s usually a luxury cake option at the supermarket or at worst the cake is missed altogether. It’s nothing like a homemade cake, full of flavour and beautifully presented – and that’s the difference the person who receives the cake you send will notice. They’ll notice the extra effort that went into the gift, and they’ll be glad you sent cake instead of flowers.

Need a little bit more convincing? Here are seven reasons why sending cake is better than flowers. You’ll agree with more than you think.

  1. It’s more of a surprise

When you’re unwell, you expect flowers and a card or possibly some grapes. When it’s your birthday, you expect the obligatory bunch of blooms from at least one friend, sometimes more – and then you start running out of vases! You don’t expect a fresh homemade cake. When one arrives, it is the perfect surprise and shows the receiver you really were thinking of them.

  1. Two for the price of one

Neither cake or flowers last forever, but while flowers can only look pretty, cakes can look pretty and taste amazing too. Send a cake and you can smile, safe in the knowledge that it will take pride of place on a celebration table or be the perfect pick me up for a friend in need. Whatever reason you’re sending a gift for, a cake can be enjoyed in more ways than traditional flowers.

  1. Show some sentiment

A cake sends more sentiment being the less obvious choice, and shows you’ve remembered an occasion enough to order a relevant cake in time instead of a last-minute petrol station stop to grab the best bouquet of a slightly battered bunch. Do the unexpected and make someone’s day.

  1. Make it personal

You can tailor it to the receiver’s tastes, not just in appearance but in flavours, layers decoration, design and even more. Catering to your loved one’s tastes will make the gift of cake even better and show them, without any doubt, that you care enough to find the perfect present for their likes, dislikes and needs. Imagine the feeling of receiving a cake delivery, perfectly tailored to your dietary requirements when usually you’re unable to eat a restaurant or shop-bought cake. Imagine the feeling of opening the cake box and seeing your favourite film characters modelled in sugar on top. Imagine cutting your first slice and finding a rainbow coloured inside to brighten up your day.

  1. Cake is shareable

For a lot of people, celebrations and even day to day happiness is driven more by who you share the time with rather than what gifts you receive. The beauty of sending cake as a gift is that it is something that demands to be shared, enjoyed and savoured together. Cake brings people together, even just for half an hour with a cup of tea, and that is priceless.

  1. Homemade in Britain

When we do buy flowers, we assume that the popular types of flowers will be available all year round because they’re always available online and often stocked in florists. We forget that flowers are seasonal, so this means many of our bouquets are flown in from other corners of the globe. Sending a cake with Mums Bake Cakes means that your gift is made in Britain and delivered locally, without the endless air miles of many imported blooms.

  1. You can still send flowers…

Sending cake doesn’t mean you can’t still send flowers – just send sugar ones instead! Order a cake from a baker who offers sugar craft flowers as decorations and ask if you can choose the bloom to be the recipient’s favourite. There’s even a Mums Bake Cakes baker who offers cupcake bouquets filled with roses and other beautiful blooms! The simple beauty of sugar flowers is that they are stunning and can be removed from the cake, preserved and treasured or simply eaten and enjoyed!


Our bakers hand deliver surprises throughout the year and report back “tears of happiness, laughter, words of love and joy” when an unsuspecting recipient reads the note on their cake sent from someone overseas.

Beyond sending a gift that can be enjoyed by the senses and shared with other loved ones, it’s also free from last posting dates and the infamous Royal Mail strikes and not bundled about with other boxes in courier vans- as all treats are delivered by hand from the baker that made it.

A gift baked and delivered via Mums Bake Cakes is worry and hassle free. Order online, over the phone or by email with us. Tell us where you’d like us to send the cake, the size, flavours/allergies and design and what you’d like the gift note to say and we’ll sort the rest.

We match you with a local, registered baker (meaning they comply with UK health and hygiene laws). They will lovingly hand bake and deliver your order on your specified date – If something was to happen with your baker not being able to fulfill your order, we have tens of bakers in each area who can readily pick up the order and ensure your gift gets to your specified postcode without a hitch!

So whilst your thinking cap is on, thinking about the people in your life around the UK who would just light up receiving a treat this gift. Get ahead of 2020 and book in those birthday celebrations, retirements, baby showers, wedding/marriage, results days and just because reasons to say it with cake!

Enter in the postcode of your friend or relative on our website and view the bakers and their delicious treats that you can order today. We have had customers from every continent send cakes, cupcakes, traybakes, biscuits, cookies and savory delights to their loved ones all over the UK.

What’s more, in purchasing from Mums Bake Cakes you are supporting a local small business. 

If there’s one thing we know and do better than anyone else, it’s arranging homemade cake gifts from anywhere in the world for delivery anywhere in the UK.

See what’s baking in a UK postcode now.