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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...
Top ten tips for baking the perfect cupcake for your Diamond Jubilee party

Top ten tips for baking the perfect cupcake for your Diamond Jubilee party

As plans for Jubilee celebrations get under way, both the weather and ovens up and down the country are heating up in preparation for the big bake....
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...
Ingredient Guide: Marshmallow Fluff

Ingredient Guide: Marshmallow Fluff

Home bakers often get stuck on this gooey ingredient, but baking with Fluff is a blast! Just read on for hints and tips… As a bakery dedicated to A...
Twitter Competition

Twitter Competition

Win £20 worth of vouchers redeemable in any of our five branches! We have some beautiful limited edition flower cupcakes that will be available in...
How to line or grease a cake tin

How to line or grease a cake tin

Stop stubborn cakes from sticking with our simple guide to cake tin preparation. Preparing your tin properly takes a matter of moments and is one l...