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Ingredient Guide: Buttermilk

Ingredient Guide: Buttermilk

Featuring in pancakes, waffles, cobbler, Red Velvet cake and many more recipes, you might be surprised at just how many bakes depend on a dash of b...
Cupcake cases: tips and advice

Cupcake cases: tips and advice

Cupcake batter overflowing? Paper cases peeling away? The Hummingbird Bakers are on the case! A cupcake isn’t properly dressed without its case. T...
The icing on the cake: decorating cakes and cupcakes with sugarpaste

The icing on the cake: decorating cakes and cupcakes with sugarpaste

Soft, sweet and with endless possibilities – when it comes to decorating cakes we’re rather fond of fondant. Read on to learn the basics of cake de...
Ingredient Guide: Sugar

Ingredient Guide: Sugar

Caster, granulated, white, brown, dark or icing - sugar makes life that little bit sweeter! Sugar is a staple for any baker looking to rustle up so...
Your guide to American baking ingredients

Your guide to American baking ingredients

All sorts of delicious ingredients make their way into American baked goods. From plump blueberries to tart buttermilk, crunchy pecans to sweet pum...
Top ten tips for baking the perfect cupcake for your Diamond Jubilee party

Top ten tips for baking the perfect cupcake for your Diamond Jubilee party

As plans for Jubilee celebrations get under way, both the weather and ovens up and down the country are heating up in preparation for the big bake....
Ingredient Guide: Marshmallow Fluff

Ingredient Guide: Marshmallow Fluff

Home bakers often get stuck on this gooey ingredient, but baking with Fluff is a blast! Just read on for hints and tips… As a bakery dedicated to A...
How to line or grease a cake tin

How to line or grease a cake tin

Stop stubborn cakes from sticking with our simple guide to cake tin preparation. Preparing your tin properly takes a matter of moments and is one l...
Ingredient Guide: Raising agents

Ingredient Guide: Raising agents

The difference between baking powder and bicarbonate of soda: it’s a question worth raising! Baking powder and bicarbonate of soda - forget these m...
Ingredient Guide: Flour

Ingredient Guide: Flour

What’s all the fuss about flour? It’s the baker’s best friend and we’ll tell you why it’s such an important kitchen commodity in our quick guide to...
The making of our Easter Chocolate Cake

The making of our Easter Chocolate Cake

Get behind the scenes of The Hummingbird Bakery kitchens and discover just how our luxurious chocolate layer cake gets its Easter look! The Easter ...
How to frost cupcakes (Hummingbird Bakery style)

How to frost cupcakes (Hummingbird Bakery style)

Icing and decorating cupcakes with a tempting swirl of buttercream frosting is one baking skill where practice definitely makes perfect! One questi...