7 February 2017

Valentines day surprise


So with me being with my wife now for about fourteen years and being married for coming up to six you'd think that by now we would of had our fair share of Valentine's Day surprises for each other, done some amazingly romantic things and lavished some fabulous gestures on each other.

Well, you would be wrong.

To be honest I can't actually remember the last time we spent even a portion of the day together, just the two of us.

In one respect it would be amazing to have a little bit of "us" time to just go to the cinema or nip out for a meal but we have two (very amazing) reasons why we don't...
Charlie who has been with us for eleven Valentine's Days and Willow who has been with us for fifteen months. 

You see me and the wife know how much we love each other, we know that we have each other's backs though anything, we know that if one morning I leave the house for work without giving her our usual "See you later" kiss on the head as I walk past, half asleep, juggling my morning brew, work phone and tablet, trying to remember where I left my van keys are. I'll get the death stare or a text if I make it as far as the van so that I realise and pop back in (regardless of how late I am) to give her that little kiss.

We are more than just love, it's a real best friend kind of friendship.

And like friends, yes we argue and neither of us backs down because we are both similar and are both really stubborn, but with all good relationships, after twenty minutes it's all forgotten and never mentioned again. 

We know that life is too short to let stupid arguments and a lack of spending time as a two not a four get us down - we wouldn't have it any other way - our kids are everything to us and we love spending our time together which is the reason we started our YouTube channel "The Baker Bunch" up.

Now I do apologise if you thought this post was going to be a lovey-dovey post about romantic weekends away or candle lit dinners but that's just not what The Baker Bunch are about.

But then again is anyone really about all of that 24/7?

Anyway,I did have a bit of a laugh around the whole romance thing - although she knows me well enough to know I'm not that kind of a guy, earlier this week when a delivery man walked down our drive with a huge bouquet of flowers in hand, for a split second Simone thought I had gone all out and treated her.


But her excitement was short lived and she remembered who I am when the delivery guy said it wasn't actually for her but was a treat for me -










And then she looked closer and realised that it wasn't just a bouquet of flowers but it was full of cakes too...and not just any cakes either but Mr Kipling's at that - and we all know that they are "exceedingly good"
(sorry I know corny but I couldn't resist) 

But who sent me this bouquet?

Did I have a secret admirer?

Well,yes actually I do and it was Mr Kipling himself.

Not only did he send me the amazing bouquet but I was also given a fair few box's of Valentine's ready cakes-  all classic favourites but with a cheeky, Valentine's edge to them...

Fancy a Kiss?
Love you Cherry much!
You're the one by a Country mile!
In a Whirl over you!


And well, as you can imagine, my wife was furious...but then I said she can share them with me and all was forgiven :)


All of the Valentine's Day themed boxes give the cakes a lovely romantic feel making them the perfect gift for a special person this Valentine's Day, and if you notice the French Fancies are all pink - brilliant - no fighting over them (because they are by far the best!)


I have to say, especially after my wife's reaction to this delivery, I really do think these would go down a real treat for anybody on Valentine's Day.


So how will I be spending this Valentine's Day?

More than likely sat at our kitchen table, cuppa in hand, tucking into a few of these Mr Kipling treats with my wife, my son and my daughter - here's to having another, very special Family Valentine's Day. 

Oh and I know that when Simone tweeted a picture of the bouquet a few people said they where jealous and wanted to share?

Well guess what, it's your lucky day - if you enter the Rafflecopter competition below you could be in with a chance to win your very own Mr Kipling bouquet and cake bundle to hopefully arrive in time for Valentine's Day.

Now wouldn't that be the perfect gift - so be quick - the opportunity won't be around for long.







CARL
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36 comments

  1. These look amazing Carl! I'd love this to turn up on my door haha!

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  2. I actually love this idea! Flowers & Cake, what more could a person want on Valentines Day!!!

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  3. Poor Simone.......I hope she ate a cake or 5 before you got home!

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  4. Haha! I can imagine the looks on everyone's faces. I hope you all enjoy sharing these goodies. I love a good Bakewell :)

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  5. I'd much prefer a bouquet of cakes than flowers!!!! Making me very peckish this morning!!!!

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  6. WOW - that looks so yummy - its making my mouth water - thanks for the chance to win - fingers crossed - Julie x x

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  7. I'm Starving after looking at those beautiful flowers & Mr Kipling Cakes! :) x

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  8. So very hungry! I would much prefer this type of bouquet to roses any day! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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  9. This is a true thing of beauty - mouth is watering thinking about that Battenberg!

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  10. French fancies all the way! YUM

    www.georginadoes.co.uk

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  11. Loved those tweets about the delivery! lol
    Looks like an amazing delivery and prize at that! I'd much prefer cake over flowers, so both is a bonus. :)

    Caroline.
    www.carolineelgeywhite.com

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  12. I would love this!!! I mean hubby would love it hehe!

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  13. very hungry and ive just had my dinner

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  14. very hungry! so hungry in fact, I have just gone and got myself a Kipling Viennese Whirl that was lurking in the cupboard

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  15. Reaaally hungry which is pretty bad as I've just had my lunch at work! :)

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  16. You have made me so hungry Carl I think I need to go raid the shops and get some Mr Kipling

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  17. They don't actually make me hungry. I think it is too pretty to eat. My family on the other hand would scoff this in seconds.

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  18. Soooooooo hungry. I just had to eat a cookie!

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  19. I love Mr Kipling and what an "exceedingly good" treat to arrive unexpectedly

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  20. How hungry do these make me? well cake is 100% the way to my heart!! and my mans i think thats why we are perfect for each other cake lovers together lol

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  21. Flowers are lovely and have sent my husband flowers but i think he would much rather this kind of boucake! WOuld he share do you think? ...

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  22. Incredibly hungry so much so that I'm imagining that I'm devouring it right now.

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  23. Very - not had anything yet so would love to scoff these now

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  24. very very hungry but they also look beautiful x

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  25. Incredibly hungry,my favourite cakes are there.

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  26. Oh my god, these look AMAZING! They make me very hungry, which at 9.5 months pregnant is a dangerous thing! ;) xx

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  27. so so hungry, they look amazing!

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  28. Quite hungry! They look so pretty too!

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  29. extremely! i'm on a low carb diet :(

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  30. Yum yum, this make me feel very hungry indeed, I think I might just have to go raid the fridge, that looking at these yummy cakes.

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  31. V hungry - my bloke loves cakes and flowers - he'd be well up for this :-)

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  32. Very. I always think flowers are pointless but if you can eat them too...

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