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How to Core and Fill Piñata Cupcakes

How to Core and Fill Piñata Cupcakes

Since we started making new Piñata Cupcakes, an M&M’s filled cupcake topped with buttercream frosting, we’ve had a few questions about how to f...
How to Stop Your Cheesecake Cracking

How to Stop Your Cheesecake Cracking

We loved dreaming up our Red Velvet Cheesecake recipe, with its crunchy, buttery base and creamy layer of Red Velvet cheesecake on top.   Indeed,...
What To Know Before You Bake Cupcakes

What To Know Before You Bake Cupcakes

With fifteen years of baking experience since we first brought American cupcakes to London, we’ve selected a few things every baker should know bef...
Making caramel tips

Making caramel tips

  Use caster sugar where you can, this is the easiest sugar to work with as the grains are finer and melt quicker.   Don’t work in a hurry. Cara...
All about your stand mixer

All about your stand mixer

If you bake with a stand mixer at home, you might be a little unsure of what all the various attachments are for and how best to use this essential...
Kneading bread dough

Kneading bread dough

Baking your own bread at home is easy and starts with a simple dough. Kneading is the process that brings the dough together, develops the strands ...
How to use a Piping Bag FAQs

How to use a Piping Bag FAQs

Brush up your techniques for writing and piping on cupcakes with some of your most frequently-asked cake decorating questions.   Watch our video gu...
What’s the difference between plain flour and self-raising flour?

What’s the difference between plain flour and self-raising flour?

  Adding a little flour power to your baking is an essential part of making delicious sponges, cookies and pastries. There are many different flou...
Spooky Halloween cupcake tips

Spooky Halloween cupcake tips

  If you missed our Facebook Live tutorial on how to make the most ghoulish Halloween sponges around, you can still watch our video and gather a fe...
Top baking tips for National Cupcake Week

Top baking tips for National Cupcake Week

From 18th September – 24th September it is National Cupcake Week. But of course at The Hummingbird Bakery, we live every week like it’s cupcake wee...
Sugar in baking FAQs

Sugar in baking FAQs

Where would our bakes be without a little of the sweet stuff? Sugar is an essential ingredient in cakes and desserts, so we thought we’d answer you...
Buttercream Frosting and Cream Cheese Frosting FAQs

Buttercream Frosting and Cream Cheese Frosting FAQs

Want to make better buttercream and creamier cream cheese frosting for topping cupcakes and smothering over layer cakes? You’ve come to the right p...