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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...
Basic Cake Decorating Equipment

Basic Cake Decorating Equipment

There’s nothing quite as delightful as a well-dressed cake. If you’re thinking about giving your bakes a little extra magic with hand decorations, ...
What is Red Velvet Cake?

What is Red Velvet Cake?

We are obsessed with it and certainly have enjoyed our fair share of it at The Hummingbird Bakery, but what exactly is our bestselling Red Velvet f...
Butter, margarine and oil: a baker's guide

Butter, margarine and oil: a baker's guide

Bake a cake without butter, margarine or oil? Fat chance! These and other fats are essential for creating a moist, fluffy crumb in your sponge and ...
Baking with chocolate

Baking with chocolate

The Aztecs prized it, the Europeans fell in love with it and now chocolate is one of the world’s best-loved treats. Here’s how to get the best out ...
Baking equipment: what every baker needs

Baking equipment: what every baker needs

They say a worker is only as good as their tools, so make sure you have the right equipment to hand when baking for the best results.   Tins Non-st...
The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook – Revised and Expanded out soon!

The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook – Revised and Expanded out soon!

The number one baking bestseller is back! The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook has been revised and expanded with eight irresistible new recipes, includ...
Five skills all bakers need

Five skills all bakers need

If you’re baking at home and wondering how you can improve your skills, there are a few key qualities that can help you to progress as a baker.   ...
Perfect baked cheesecakes: our top ten tips

Perfect baked cheesecakes: our top ten tips

Classic American baked New York cheesecake is everyone’s favourite dessert, with a crunchy biscuit layer and creamy, fluffy cheesecake topping with...