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How to travel with cupcakes and cakes

How to travel with cupcakes and cakes

There aren’t any snakes on a plane, but it there might be cakes on a plane! Everyone loves a holiday, no one more so than a hard-working cupcake, b...
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...
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...
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...
The new Hummingbird Bakery Mobile Unit is on the road!

The new Hummingbird Bakery Mobile Unit is on the road!

The authentic taste of American-style baking is coming to an event near you as The Hummingbird Bakery goes on the move with its new mobile bakery u...
Valentine’s Day 2017

Valentine’s Day 2017

The Hummingbird Bakery is making it easy to treat your Valentine to indulgent American bakes this 14th February with our new Valentine’s Day cake c...
Black Friday Giveaway

Black Friday Giveaway

Your favourite American bakery in London is getting in the spirit of the holiday season with free cake aplenty this Black Friday! Cake will be give...
Cupcake problems and how to fix them

Cupcake problems and how to fix them

Ever had your cupcake recipe turn out a flop? Peeling cases, sinking sponges and overflowing mixtures are just some of the cupcake baking problems ...
Cupcake and cake frosting problems solved

Cupcake and cake frosting problems solved

Sometimes cupcake frosting can go wrong. It can turn runny, go lumpy or split (gulp!). Luckily, with a little know-how you can turn your frosting n...
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...
How to make your cupcakes/cookies the same size

How to make your cupcakes/cookies the same size

There’s nothing more satisfying than a tray of cupcakes all neatly risen to the same level or a stack of cookies all in perfect matching rounds. Ho...
A history of the cupcake

A history of the cupcake

Where did the cupcake craze come from? As an American bakery in London, it’s our duty to share a little history behind our all-time favourite bake:...