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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...
Happy 4th July!

Happy 4th July!

Not an American? Not a problem! We don’t think that’s any kind of a reason to miss out on a perfectly good celebration and an excuse for an extra-s...
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...
Serving up a treat with tennis-themed Wimbledon Cupcakes

Serving up a treat with tennis-themed Wimbledon Cupcakes

Celebrate the tennis event of the year with specially created Wimbledon Cupcakes from The Hummingbird Bakery kitchens! Grassy lawns, tennis balls,...
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!...
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...
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!...
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...
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 Tea Cake Cupcake Daily Special

The making of our Tea Cake Cupcake Daily Special

We delve into our brand new Biscuit Tin range and find out how the Hummingbird Bakers fashion those adorable mini marshmallow tea cakes to go on to...