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How to make dough

How to make dough

Since we introduced cinnamon buns to our bakeries we’ve been getting to grips with the art of dough making. Whether you are making sweet rolls like...
Pact Coffee + Hummingbird Bakery

Pact Coffee + Hummingbird Bakery

It comes as no surprise that coffee and cake are the best of friends. And our friends at Pact Coffee are sharing their super-fresh super-tasty filt...
Video: Chocolate Mayonnaise Bundt Cake

Video: Chocolate Mayonnaise Bundt Cake

It mayo or mayo-not sound tempting to you, but trust us, a spoonful of mayonnaise in your cakes is your secret baking weapon. Thank us later when y...
How to convert cupcake and cake recipes

How to convert cupcake and cake recipes

Got a great sponge recipe that you’d love to see as a dainty cupcake or an irresistible cupcake you’re keen to bake as a full-sized layer cake? It’...
White Chocolate and Cranberry Cupcakes

White Chocolate and Cranberry Cupcakes

The tartness of cranberries works wonderfully with the sweetness of white chocolate. These pretty cupcakes make a lovely festive alternative to tra...
WIN a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer

WIN a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer

Enter our giveaway for the chance to win an iconic KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer in a choice of colours along with a copy of ‘Home Sweet Home’! Ho...
Decorating masterclass: How to make edible straws

Decorating masterclass: How to make edible straws

We have a lot of fun coming up with cute and quirky decorations for our Daily Specials cupcakes, but these edible little straws have to be one of o...
Cupcake Challenge Competition

Cupcake Challenge Competition

Win a chance to create a cupcake to be sold at The Hummingbird Bakery with the Emerald Street Cupcake Challenge! Five finalists will win a mastercl...
Sweet baking ideas for Valentine’s Day

Sweet baking ideas for Valentine’s Day

It has all gone a bit heart-shaped at The Hummingbird Bakery. If you’re looking to sweeten up your special someone with a just-for-you bake, try ou...
‘Home Sweet Home’: new cookbook out soon!

‘Home Sweet Home’: new cookbook out soon!

Eager home bakers rejoice! We are delighted to announce that the third book from The Hummingbird Bakery, ‘Home Sweet Home: 100 new recipes for baki...
The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook Deluxe Gift Edition coming soon!

The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook Deluxe Gift Edition coming soon!

One of our bestselling cookbooks is getting a makeover – a special edition of The Hummingbird Bakery’s first recipe collection is out soon! The Hum...
Halloween cupcake decorating ideas

Halloween cupcake decorating ideas

Serve up spooktacular Halloween treats with ideas on how to decorate cupcakes with creepy Halloween designs! Fright night is drawing in and guys an...