Celebrating Two Years Together with bakerdays

Celebrating Two Years Together with bakerdays

On Wednesday, Neal and I celebrated being together for two years. I gave Neal a cake from bakerdays, he got me some gorgeous roses and we spent the day together watching rubbish TV. It was wonderful.

The original plan was to go on holiday together. Sadly, Neal had to go away for work, and this was no longer an option. I’m hoping we will be able to do it at a later date. For now, it has been taken off the table.

But, I couldn’t let it pass by unnoticed. So, I ordered the Nuts About You cake because it’s ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! Plus, one of the things I say to Neal is “I love you more than Nutella” (because that’s one of the highest compliments I can give.)

I was assured it would arrive on the Tuesday and, sure enough, it did! As it was made to fit through the letterbox, I didn’t even have to worry about being home. Plus, at 5 inches, it was the ideal size for the two of us.

Although, I was a little apprehensive about cake coming through the post. I was quite scared to open it in case it was a mash of crumbs and icing.

It turned up in perfect condition. The cake was in a gorgeous tin with a cute little card. I was particularly happy about this because it meant I didn’t have to do anything with it. I could just hand it over to Neal. Then help to eat it, of course.

It’s always about the details with me, so I loved the fact there was a tab to lift the cake out of the tin. The likely scenario otherwise would have been Neal and I staring at it, wondering how to get it out without ruining it.

Neal let out a little laugh when he opened it, so I knew it was a hit.

There were several flavours to choose from: traditional sponge, rich chocolate chip, lovely lemon drizzle, gluten wheat free sponge, dairy free and fabulous fruit.

Now, let’s be honest: the real reason I bought a cake was so I could have some, so I chose rich chocolate chip. But, the problem with cute cakes? You don’t want to eat them!

Neal did manage to persuade me to have a slice with a cup of tea, though.

Slice of bakerdays cake with cup of tea

The cake was very soft and very tasty. The icing was smooth, and not too sweet, which just made the whole thing perfect. Icing is my favourite part of a cake but I think there’s a thin line between tasty and sickly.

They nailed it.

Bakerdays Nuts About You

The cake costs £14.99 and there are larger sizes available for other prices. I had such a positive experience with bakerdays that I would absolutely order from them in the future. It was the perfect, personal way to recognise our anniversary, without spending a fortune. With so many designs to choose from, you can get one for pretty much any occasion. There is also next day delivery available if you order before 2pm!

Now for some sentimental, mushy stuff.

Roses from Neal

In the above picture is the roses from Neal – aren’t they absolutely beautiful?! Also, if you haven’t read about mine and Neal’s beginnings, it’s all in this post.

As you all presumably know by now, the past 9 months have been some of the hardest of my life, riddled with anxiety and plagued by depression. Neal has been wonderful throughout. 

Neal has understood when I’ve said I couldn’t face going out, but always gave me little nudges to try. He’s been patient with me when I’ve taken 5 steps forward, then 10 back. He’s been there after every counselling appointment. There have been times when he has had to remind me to take my medication.

It was Neal who encouraged me to leave a job which was making me miserable. He assured me he’d take care of things while I got back on my feet, and allow me some time to discover something I enjoy. Since I started blogging, he has motivated me, provided tech support and made countless cups of tea.

Neal has said, ever since day one, that he would do anything to make me happy. At the time, I thought he was just saying it because it was early days and he wanted to impress me (which worked, by the way). But he has always made good on that.

And the thing is, is that I know it must have been hard on him, too. I felt like a completely different person than when we met, and I felt guilty that this wasn’t what he signed up for.

He’s had to listen to me tear myself apart because I thought I was worthless, cry over not knowing what outfit to wear because I thought I looked horrible in all of them, and stress about the simplest situations because they seemed so overwhelming. I am regularly troubled by the fact he is covering the bills. Yet, he very rarely complains. Because of the incredible, wonderful, amazing man that he is, he has done nothing but love and adore me regardless.

My taste in men has been notoriously bad until 2 years ago but I finally got it right. When he asked me to be his girlfriend, I had no idea how things were going to turn out. I can honestly say, I am more in love with him than I have ever been, and more than I ever could have imagined. Every single day, he manages to make my heart a little bit fuller, my head a bit stronger and my life a little brighter. 

Whatever the future holds, I know I’m going to have the best man by my side. There isn’t a day goes by when I don’t think about how incredibly lucky I am.

Celebrating Two Years Together with bakerdays

Celebrating Two Years Together
Our Two Year Anniversary
bakerdays were kind enough to send the cake to me as a gift. However, all thoughts and views expressed here are my own.

34 Comments

  1. 8th October 2018 / 11:16 am

    Aw, Ruth, what a lovely post to read on a Monday morning, it’s got me smiling from ear to ear! Neal sounds amazing, but don’t forget he’s lucky to have you too, you are one in a million 🙂 Your cake is so cute, and that’s saying something that Neal is better than Nutella, haha. I teamed up with bakerdays for Alan’s birthday earlier this year and agree with you 100%, they are a wonderful company to work with. Fab post, thank you for sharing! xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      8th October 2018 / 3:39 pm

      Awwww, thank you, Lisa! You are so kind. ❤️

  2. 8th October 2018 / 11:21 am

    I think Neal is to you what my husband is to me. He’s done pretty much the same things for me so I can relate to how you feel about Neal.

    Happy two year anniversary to you and I hope many more to follow. Lots of love to you 💕💐

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      8th October 2018 / 3:40 pm

      Thank you so much, Tessa! I’m happy to know you have someone who loves and cares for you in the same way – it makes such a big difference to the journey.

  3. 8th October 2018 / 12:29 pm

    Congratulations on two years! Your celebration looks lovely, and I love the cake, but reading about the love you two share made this post so special! I just loved it. 💓

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      8th October 2018 / 3:40 pm

      Thank you so much, Paula! 💖

  4. 8th October 2018 / 4:06 pm

    Awww! This is such a lovely post Ruth! Happy two years to you & Neal, you sound like the sweetest couple! Wow, the cake you picked looks perfect and yum, rich chocolate chip is making my mouth water. I’m so happy you both had a lovely relaxing day together and even better you have a holiday to look forward to when the time is right for you both. Thank you for sharing your special day and delicious cake too! Such a sweet post, wishing you both all the happiness and many, many more cakes! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      10th October 2018 / 8:50 am

      Thank you, Bexa! I’m hoping for many more cakes, too 😂💖 xx

  5. 8th October 2018 / 5:30 pm

    First, congratulations and happy anniversary! You two seem so sweet and in love! Second, that cake is TOO CUTE. I love it!

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      10th October 2018 / 8:51 am

      Thank you, Brittney 🙂

  6. 8th October 2018 / 10:48 pm

    Happy two years to you and Neal! That cake looks incredible! 😍💕

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      10th October 2018 / 8:51 am

      Thank you! It was so tasty! 😍

  7. 9th October 2018 / 12:04 pm

    Congratulations on two years and here’s to many more! You and Neal seem like the perfect match and it’s so clear how happy you are together. That cake is so cute and I’m glad it arrived intact! I would have been nervous about a cake being mailed as well!

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      10th October 2018 / 8:52 am

      Awww, thank you so much, Cici! ❤️

  8. 9th October 2018 / 12:54 pm

    Congrats on hitting your 2 years! Neil sounds like an amazing guy. The cake looks great, especially since it came in the mail. I love the option of being able to do that for just $15 (give or take). Take care.

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      10th October 2018 / 8:52 am

      Thank you! I’m a fan of food delivered to the door 😂

  9. 9th October 2018 / 7:26 pm

    Happy 2 years to you and Neal! This whole post is just so sweet. The cake looks adorable and tasty. Neal sounds amazing, and sounds like what my other half is like (we have similar stories on the anxiety/depression front) and I know how lucky I am to have him. I’m glad you both had a lovely anniversary and I hope you get the chance to go away together at another point.

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      10th October 2018 / 8:53 am

      Awww, thank you so much! I’m glad you have an amazing other half to support you, too. 💛

  10. 10th October 2018 / 2:59 am

    Congratulations on two years! That’s amazing, and I’m not going to lie, the beautiful way in which you described your relationship at the end there got me a little emotional. You sound so blessed & happy, and that’s amazing. I wish you all the best in your future together. Also, I’m not much of a cake person, but the way you described this one had my mouth watering haha! xx

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      10th October 2018 / 8:53 am

      Aww, thank you, Macey! That’s such a wonderful comment to receive. 💛

  11. 10th October 2018 / 10:26 am

    RUTH this is such a GORGEOUS post I am over the moon you have found the best kind of guy who wants the best for you and that he’s such a sweetheart, because you deserve the absolute earth. The cake is fun too, and I’m almost sad I’m so painfully single I don’t have anyone to buy cute cakes for! Anyway. Congratulations on two years, and here’s to many more with that delicious (cake) bloke of yours

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.com

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      10th October 2018 / 6:20 pm

      Thank you so much, Cordelia! As for buying cakes for someone, buy them for you! 😉

  12. 10th October 2018 / 1:47 pm

    Happy 2 years together guys. What a lovely wee couple you are. I’m so glad I came across this post as my husbands birthday is at the end of the month so I will check this out as it’s an ideal pressie for a man who loves cake.

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      10th October 2018 / 6:25 pm

      Thank you! 😊 Definitely sounds perfect for your other half!

  13. 11th October 2018 / 11:19 am

    Having a supportive partner is the best thing you could ask for in life! I honestly have no idea what the hell I would’ve done without mine throughout my illness and surgery and I often wonder what would’ve happened if I’d been with someone not so understanding. I wish you and Neal the best future together as you sound like a brilliant fit and that you’re lucky to have each other 🙂 I love bakerdays cakes, I’ve tried their gluten free and their chocolate chip and they were both gorgeous!!
    Alice Xx

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      12th October 2018 / 10:14 am

      Awwww, thank you, Alice! I’m so glad to know you’ve had someone amazing by your side, given everything you have been through recently. 💛

  14. 11th October 2018 / 6:36 pm

    This is such a lovely post Ruth. Happy anniversary to both of you! That cake looks amazing and I love the flowers you received. I’m planning to buy something from Bakerdays for Christmas and have my eye on their Santa Darth Vader cake.

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      12th October 2018 / 10:15 am

      Thank you, Kim! I hope you enjoy your cake, too – I’d love to know what you think of it!

  15. 15th October 2018 / 11:51 am

    This is such a cute post!! OK, the cake was really nice and I would love to try it… BUT… the second part of this post is so emotional, cute, romantic and moving!! I’m so glad you found someone that makes you happy, that is supporting you and help you get stronger every day!

    I wish you the best for the furture (to both of you!)

    Laura
    https://peanutsandcacahuetes.com/

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      16th October 2018 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you so much, Laura! 💛

  16. 19th October 2018 / 5:57 pm

    How cute was that cake?! 😍
    It looked absolutely lovely and I can imagine you both enjoyed every piece of it – even if it was too cute to eat! What a lovely gift to give on your anniversary as well.
    The second half of your post was beautiful. It’s incredibly sweet and moving.
    I hope you both had a lovely day celebrating your anniversary.

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      21st October 2018 / 11:48 am

      Thank you so much, Kelly! 💛

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      8th November 2018 / 5:05 am

      Thank you, Abi!

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