September is my birthday month, so it was only right that this month’s cake and brownie subscription boxes had a birthday theme. I absolutely loved creating the flavours for this month’s boxes, and to know they went down a treat is always a good feeling.
Cake Subscription Boxes
Each cake subscription box is a mixed selection of bakes every month. The boxes contain three different types of bake each month, with 2 slices of each. This month’s cake subscription went out right before my birthday weekend, so I themed it as my birthday box. Filled with rich, indulgent treats that were perfect for birthday celebrations. This box had such a good reaction, with lots of subscribers saying it was the best yet, and finding new favourite bakes in the box.
Birthday Cake Blondies
The idea of Birthday Cake Blondies came to me a few months back, and when I made the test batch of the recipe they were just right. A sweet and fudgey white chocolate blondie, flavoured with vanilla, filled with sprinkles, swirled with raspberry jam and finished with a drizzle of icing on the top. All the taste of nostalgic, sweet birthday cakes, they were the perfect birthday treat.
Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake
Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake is one of my favourite cakes of all time, and we all need a bit of our favourite cake on our birthdays. This cake is rich and soft, flavoured with warming syrup and treacle, and filled with sticky toffee-like dates. The cake is finished with a layer of sticky toffee buttercream. It’s one of those really special bakes that usually only appears at Christmas, or in the cake subscriptions – and I’m so glad it went down so well this month.
Because what’s a birthday without lots of chocolate? These rich and indulgent chocolate brownies were topped with a variety of chocolates. Each slice was a lucky dip, with a different assortment on each slice. With chunks of Milkyway, Mars, Maltesers Chocolate, Galaxy Caramel, and an added crunch with Minstrels.
Brownie Subscription Boxes
Each brownie subscription box features one flavour of blondie and one flavour of brownie each month, with 3 slices of each in every box. The birthday celebrations continued into September’s brownie subscription box, with party themed bakes. They were so fun to make, delicious to eat, and they went down a treat.
For this month’s brownie, our signature rich and fudgey chocolate brownies had a giant Jazzie baked into each slice. The tuck shop chocolate works so well with the richness of the brownie, and the sprinkles give a hit of sweetness and a good crunch when you bite into them.
Party Ring Blondies
Party Ring Blondies are always a popular bake. A rich and fudgey white chocolate blondie, flavoured with vanilla, filled with sprinkles and topped with a party ring in each slice. As the party rings bake into the blondies, they take on the flavour of the biscuits, making them an incredibly moreish bake.
There have been so many new and exciting flavours in the subscription boxes over the past 6 months. But my ability to blog about them has been slightly hampered by the challenges of COVID! So here’s a little rundown of the bakes that have been included in recent boxes, to give you an idea of the types of flavours that subscribers are treated to.
Cake Subscriptions – April’s cake subscription boxes featured lots of Easter treats, with Mini Egg Brownies, Milkybar Mini Egg Cookies and M&M Mini Egg Blondies. May saw the first of the summer flavours with White Chocolate & Raspberry Blondies, alongside Sticky Toffee Flapjacks and Double Chocolate Cookies. June’s box was a real summer treat, with Passionfruit & White Chocolate Brownies, Eton Mess Cookies and 99p Flake Blondies. The summer bakes continued into July and August, with Cherry Bakewell Blondies, Black Forest Brownies, Lemon & White Chocolate Flapjacks, Milk Chocolate & Sea Salt Brownies and Jazzie Cookies.
Brownie Subscriptions – April’s brownie subscriptions were a real, indulgent chocolatey treat, with Malteser Blondies and Cookie Crumble Brownies. May’s box saw the start of summer flavours, with White Chocolate & Raspberry Brownies, alongside Galaxy Caramel Blondies. June was a real summery treat, with Strawberries & Cream Brownies and Lemon Meringue Blondies. July’s box was a chocolate bar special, with Double Decker Brownies and Crunchie Blondies. August rounded off the summer with White Chocolate & Passion Fruit Blondies and Blueberry Chocolate Brownies.