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The Olympic Torch comes to Islington

The Olympic Torch comes to Islington

With just one day to go until the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Islington witnesses the Olympic Torch Relay as it heads right ...
Ingredient Guide: Buttermilk

Ingredient Guide: Buttermilk

Featuring in pancakes, waffles, cobbler, Red Velvet cake and many more recipes, you might be surprised at just how many bakes depend on a dash of b...
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...
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!...