It really sucks when a dear friend is having their birthday and you can't be there to help them celebrate. Booooo, you always feel like a complete party pooper and no text message or skype call can make you feel better...

But wait... The clever folk at The House That Lars Built have the perfect solution! These genius birthday cake care packages are non-perishable and sturdy enough to survive the post, and they are sure to bring a smile to your chum’s dial when they turn up in their mailbox.

Head over to The House That Lars Built to find the template and a full set of instructions.