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Top cake frosting tips from The Hummingbird Bakery

Top cake frosting tips from The Hummingbird Bakery

Heaps of fluffy frosting are what make American cupcakes so deliciously moreish. Get your topping tip top with The Hummingbird Bakery’s guide to ca...
The making of our Banana Milkshake Cupcake Daily Special

The making of our Banana Milkshake Cupcake Daily Special

This summer, we are shaking things up with seven new cupcake flavours inspired by Milkshakes and Frappés. Here’s how our bakers put the final touch...
The Hummingbird Bakery at Camp Bestival

The Hummingbird Bakery at Camp Bestival

Cupcakes are coming to Lulworth Castle as our mobile bakery motors down to Camp Bestival for another unforgettable festival of music, fun and frost...
Baking at a festival: a day in the life of our mobile bakery

Baking at a festival: a day in the life of our mobile bakery

Baguettes, bubble guns and baking – it’s all in a day’s work for our mobile bakery team as they keep the festival crowds in cupcakes. Prepping o...
The Hummingbird Bakery at Latitude Festival

The Hummingbird Bakery at Latitude Festival

As the fun-filled festival season continues, our bakery-on-wheels camps out in Henham Park in Suffolk to bake fresh at Latitude 2012. We must admi...
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...
The Hummingbird Bakery at Cornbury Music Festival

The Hummingbird Bakery at Cornbury Music Festival

Somewhere in a leafy Oxfordshire field this weekend, festivalgoers are enjoying what may be their very first taste of The Hummingbird Bakery’s famo...
The Hummingbird Bakery at Isle of Wight Festival

The Hummingbird Bakery at Isle of Wight Festival

It’s muddy and rainy but nothing will keep the crowds from freshly baked cupcakes as The Hummingbird Bakery visits the Isle of Wight Festival 2012!...
The Hummingbird Bakery at Lovebox Festival

The Hummingbird Bakery at Lovebox Festival

It’s a momentous occasion, the smell of Hummingbird cupcakes baking in Victoria Park for Lovebox 2012 as our new Mobile Unit gets its first outing!...
How to frost layer cakes (Hummingbird Bakery style)

How to frost layer cakes (Hummingbird Bakery style)

Icing a sponge cake with buttercream can fill even the most able of bakers with dread, but it’s really a piece of cake with a few tips from the exp...
The making of our Key Lime Cupcake Daily Special

The making of our Key Lime Cupcake Daily Special

How do you take a classic vanilla cupcake and make it taste like the all-American Key Lime Pie? We followed The Hummingbird Bakers to find out just...