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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...
Ingredient Guide: Raising agents

Ingredient Guide: Raising agents

The difference between baking powder and bicarbonate of soda: it’s a question worth raising! Baking powder and bicarbonate of soda - forget these m...
The making of our Crème Brûlée Cupcake Daily Special

The making of our Crème Brûlée Cupcake Daily Special

Blowtorch at the ready? Let’s just say, we had a lot of fun making our cupcake interpretation of this classic French dessert! Every bit as dazzling...
Happy St. George’s Day!

Happy St. George’s Day!

Take a look at our special edition red and white St. George’s Day cupcakes - available in store today. They don’t call it a feast day for nothing!...
Japanese TV show catches our cupcakes on camera

Japanese TV show catches our cupcakes on camera

The Nippon TV Channel paid a special visit to The Hummingbird Bakery Soho today to film the goodies in store! At The Hummingbird Bakery we’re used ...
Ingredient Guide: Flour

Ingredient Guide: Flour

What’s all the fuss about flour? It’s the baker’s best friend and we’ll tell you why it’s such an important kitchen commodity in our quick guide to...
The making of our Easter Chocolate Cake

The making of our Easter Chocolate Cake

Get behind the scenes of The Hummingbird Bakery kitchens and discover just how our luxurious chocolate layer cake gets its Easter look! The Easter ...
International Desserts Daily Specials 2012

International Desserts Daily Specials 2012

It’s time to take your taste buds on a spring getaway with our tantalising dessert-inspired cupcakes from around the world! Pack your suitcases and...