Why cakes make the best gifts for every occasion


Here at Cakes by Robin, we love designing luxury cakes. No matter what the occasion, if you are looking for a visually stunning and deliciously tasty cake, we can create beautiful designs and unique cakes that are tailored to your tastebuds and your event theme. Just tell us your ideas and we can bring them to life in cake form, or view our lookbook and get inspiration for one-of-a kind wedding cakes, fabulous birthday cakes, charming celebration cakes, bespoke corporate cakes and much more.

But what is it about cakes that makes them so universally appealing as a gift? Whether you’re celebrating a major life event, you’re stuck for a present for someone who has everything, or you simply want to brighten someone’s day, a cake is always the right answer! Being in the cake design business, we’ve thought long and hard about why this should be – and we’ve come up with these six perfectly rational explanations why cakes are perfect as a present for any occasion.

1 – Traditional symbol of celebration

Cakes and celebrations go hand in hand, and have done so for thousands of years. Did you know that cakes were a traditional offering during religious ceremonies in Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilisations? The tradition of the birthday cake can be traced back to ancient Greece and the origins of today’s wedding cake can be found in the Middle Ages. Cakes are a symbol and bringer of joy and happiness. By giving a cake as a present, you are honouring the occasion with a tangible gift while expressing your heartfelt wishes and sharing in the delight of the recipient.

2 – Something for everyone

A cake can be anything you want it to be and, when it comes to bespoke creations, no two cakes are ever the same. We should know, we design custom cakes on a regular basis! From a wide choice of shapes and sizes, styles and designs, not to mention flavours and toppings, it is entirely possible to create the perfect cake for every taste and preference. At Cakes by Robin, we have a fabulous selection of yummy flavours including chocolate fudge, Victoria sponge, lemon drizzle and gluten-free options too, and we can decorate your cake as intricately as you would like to achieve the desired wow effect.

3 – Unique and personal gift

With Cakes by Robin’s bespoke cakes, we can deliver a truly personalised design that has been customised exactly to reflect the recipient’s personal style, favourite favours, colours or themes. Why not incorporate the person’s special interests, achievements or hobbies into the cake design? You can add a special message too. Gifting a personalised cake clearly demonstrates that you’ve put a lot of thought and effort into the cake design, flavour and decoration to ensure it is a truly unique personal gift for someone special.

4 – The element of surprise

We keep saying it but it’s true: You simply can’t go wrong with a cake. Not only do they make fantastic surprise presents, they’re always good ones! Unexpected surprises in cake form will create a memorable experience for both the giver and the receiver. The excitement of anticipation before you unveil the cake, the look of joy and delight on the recipient’s face as you present the cake as a gift, sharing the cake with loved ones in the room – they’re priceless moments that linger long after the occasion has passed and can be treasured forever.

5 – Sharing is caring

A cake is a mouth-watering, edible gift that’s meant for enjoying with family, friends or colleagues. The act of sharing such a delicious treat fosters a sense of togetherness and shared experience, creating lasting happy memories. On many occasions, the act of cutting and sharing the cake becomes a meaningful ritual that strengthens relationship and creates moments of joy. Our bespoke cakes can be made in any size, depending on the event and number of guests. As a rule of thumb, a modestly sized 6-inch cake will serve 4-8 people while a large 3-tier wedding cake will serve approximately 80-100 guests.

6 – Something out of the ordinary

An indulgent slice of cake shared with a loved one may be all that’s needed to take a break from an ordinary day and turn it into an extraordinary experience. In this way, the cake serves as a means of escape from the otherwise mundane, elevating it into a moment of pure indulgence and bliss. And who would say no to that? Gift a cake and make someone feel special, giving them permission to take a few moments out of their day and be pampered, while savouring a delectable baked treat designed to bring sweetness to their life.

So, there you have it – six good reasons why cakes are the perfect gift for all occasions. Whether you’re gifting a cake as a small gesture of appreciation or a grand gesture of love, it’s certain to bring a smile to the recipient’s face, touching their heart as well as their taste buds. For advice on luxury cake designs for engagement parties and weddings, Christenings and children’s birthdays, anniversaries and events, corporate celebrations and much more, please contact the team at Cakes by Robin.

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