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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...
Cake storage tips

Cake storage tips

When properly stored, cakes keep well in the kitchen cupboard, fridge or freezer, but how well they keep will depend on a number of factors. Here a...
Top twelve sponge cake problems and how to fix them

Top twelve sponge cake problems and how to fix them

We’ve got 99 problems but a sponge ain’t one! Here's how to troubleshoot a troublesome sponge cake. Dry This could be due to the ingredients or the...
10 tips for decorating cakes with sugarpaste icing

10 tips for decorating cakes with sugarpaste icing

Sugarpaste icing is a great way to add flair and fun details to your cakes with sugarpaste modelling. This sweet fondant is a sort of edible sugar ...
Baking with substitutions

Baking with substitutions

If you’re baking with substituted ingredients, here are a few of our tips so you can carry on baking. We’ll start by saying we generally don’t reco...
VIDEO: Lemon Doberge Cake

VIDEO: Lemon Doberge Cake

Doberge cake (pronounced ‘dobash’ cake) is popular in New Orleans, Louisiana. It originally hails from a Hungarian recipe called Dobos torte and it...
Baking guide to raising agents

Baking guide to raising agents

We raise a few important questions about our dear old raising agents and what their unique properties bring to your bakes. What do raising agents d...
VIDEO: Kentucky Bourbon Bundt Cake

VIDEO: Kentucky Bourbon Bundt Cake

Booze and cake: it’s a thing! And a thoroughly delicious one at that. A splash of the hard stuff takes this buttery pound cake-inspired Bundt to th...
New: Wedding Cakes Online

New: Wedding Cakes Online

Freshly baked wedding cakes to order online from The Hummingbird Bakery? We do! Setting your heart on a fabulous tasting cake for your wedding has ...
New: Kentucky Bourbon Bundt Cake

New: Kentucky Bourbon Bundt Cake

With our new Chocolate Mayonnaise Bundt Cake already a hit in our bakeries, we are going Bundt bonkers for our new Kentucky Bourbon Bundt. This rec...
New: Chocolate Mayonnaise Bundt Cake

New: Chocolate Mayonnaise Bundt Cake

Today we added the new Chocolate Mayonnaise Bundt Cake to our counters and online shop, it’s a delicious new type of cake popular in American baker...