There’s nothing like a freshly baked cake or loaf of bread. The smell of baking wafting through the house, the anticipation of taking that first bite…it’s heavenly! But what if you don’t have time to bake yourself? Or maybe you are not confident in your baking skills?
There are plenty of bakeries that will post freshly baked treats right to your door. Mail-order cakes, cookies, brownies and brownies also make great last-minute gifts, whether you’re out of ideas or just don’t have time to shop.
However, not all online bakeries are created equal. So to help you find the best of the bunch, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favourites.
They all ship nationwide throughout the UK, so no matter where you are, you can enjoy fresh baked goods delivered straight to your door.
Based in London, Lola’s Cupcakes publishes its delicious cupcakes, cheesecakes and brownies throughout the UK. flavors include rainbow vanilla, chocolate heaven, tangy lemon, indulgent red velvet…the list goes on! These cakes are sure to tempt your taste buds.
The cupcakes are packed in a specially designed box, with each cupcake kept fresh and protected in its individual case. In addition to the classic cupcakes, vegan and gluten-free options are available. For a unique gift, you can even get a photo of your choice printed on a brownie!
Prices: £28.99 for a box of 8 cupcakes; £5.99 for a single brownie, including free UK delivery.
Chummys Bakery will deliver delicious New York-style brownies or cookies right to your door. You can choose from a variety of trendy flavors, including Kinder Bueno, Lotus Biscoff, Oreo, and Salted Caramel. Or, if you fancy something a little different, try the “bronuts” – brownie and doughnut hybrids in all your favorite flavors.
Each delivery is beautifully packaged in eco-friendly boxes with shredded paper padding and a string bow. You can even include a personalized gift card with your order.
Prices: £15.95 for a box of 6 brownies or £17.95 for a box of 6 cookies, including overnight delivery. Subscription options are also available at a reduced price.
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If you prefer fresh, crusty bread over a cupcake any day, Good in Bread is the online bakery for you. They specialize in artisan breads, including sourdough, focaccia, bagels, and more. You can even have a freshly baked loaf delivered to your door every week with a subscription. A selection of gourmet jams, spreads and butter is also on offer.
Each loaf is made using organic flour and traditional baking methods at an independent bakery in West London. Delivery is currently only available to London postcodes.
Prices: individual loaves from £5.50. Bread subscriptions once or twice a week start from £6 including delivery.
If you have a sweet tooth, Flapjackery will be right up your street. They offer a range of delicious flapjacks, handmade in Devon, in a variety of delicious flavours, including Cherry Bakewell, Ginger & Dark Chocolate, Millionaires and Lemon Drizzle. There are also gluten free options available.
If you’re buying as a gift, it can be sent in a luxury gift box and you have the option of adding a personalized message written in white chocolate.
Prices: Flapjack boxes from £12. Flapjack bites bags from £6.50. Postage is an additional cost of £6.50.
Specializing in postcard desserts, Sugar Sprinkles is the place where all your sugar-filled dreams come true. Here you can get your fix of Caramel Galaxy brownies, containers of Milky Bar chunky cookie dough or Jammie Dodger blondies. Be sure to try the biscuit cake – a delicious biscuit base filled with a choice of generous fillings.
If you’re looking for an extra special gift for a loved one or just can’t decide what to buy for yourself, the Everything Box contains one each of the best-selling cookies, brownies, blondies and cake pans.
Prices: £3 for a single brownie or blondie, £5 for cake and cookie batter containers, £20 for a box of brownies, £24.99 for Everything Box (including free delivery). Postage on most items is an additional £5.99.
Bettys is an iconic Yorkshire bakery with a range of delicious cakes, cookies and other sweet treats. If you can’t make it to Harrogate or York for afternoon tea, her online store offers a selection of Bettys classic favorites that can be delivered straight to your door.
Choose from a variety of nostalgic treats like fondant fantasies, Fat Rascal scones, Victoria sponge cake and Yorkshire gingerbread. You can also purchase a teatime gift box with a selection of treats, plus Bettys’ special Tea Room Blend tea. Be sure to check out the seasonal collections at Halloween and Christmas too.
Prices: Box of 4 fondant fantasies from £9, Loaf cakes from £6, Gift boxes from £13. Shipping from €4.95.
Do you fancy a donut? Donut Time has you covered, with a range of delicious flavors to choose from. They have all the classics like strawberry chips and jam fillings, plus more unusual options like passion fruit and dark chocolate or pistachio and rose. There are also vegan and gluten-free options.
You can have your donuts delivered right to your door with overnight delivery nationwide in boxes of 2 to 12. If you’re planning a party, you can also order extras like balloons, cake toppers, and pick’n’mix candy.
Prices: 2-pack of donut boxes from £7.90. Boxes of 6 donuts from €15. Overnight delivery is £4.95.
Whether you’re looking for a classic brownie or something more adventurous, there’s a treat for you. Our selection of the UK’s best online bakers has something to satisfy everyone’s cravings. So, what are you waiting for? Order your favorite treats today!