The Hummingbird Bakery, London

The name Hummingbird Bakery is in the same league as Magnolia Bakery which makes me so curious how a cupcake bakery can become so famous? Found some time to drop by the store in Notting Hill which was a take away store (not really eat in friendly as there was only a small bench with a few seats).

hummingbird bakeryHummingbird Bakery

Ahh cupcakes, why must you all be so beautiful? There’s always a spot for vanilla cupcakes in my heart because there’s not much to hide from a simple thing done well. A sweep of lovely vanilla buttercream that was finger licking good and not too sweet. Sadly the vanilla cupcake was a tad dry and a bit too crumbly and not light and fluffy like I love them.

Hummingbird Vanilla cupcake

Vanilla Cupcake (£2/$4AUD)

Their signature red velvet cupcake was topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting on a slightly dry cupcake – not bad but sad to see the cupcakes not really moist.

Hummingbird Bakery Red Velvet Cupcake

Red Velvet Cupcake (£2.65/$5AUD)

The black forest cupcakes had a moist chocolate cupcake with a dollop of cherry jam in the middle and a sweet custard-like frosting. Maybe I chose the wrong type of cupcake and chocolate cupcakes are the way to go?

Hummingbird Bakery Black forest Cupcake

Black Forest Cupcake (£2.95/$6AUD)

Cupcakes weren’t bad but they weren’t amazing either – for such a reputation I guess I was expecting more than being average. To be honest I prefer the BTS cupcakes we have here – their cupcakes aren’t dry.

Food: 3/5
Service: N/A
Atmosphere: N/A

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2 comments for “The Hummingbird Bakery, London

  1. December 3, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Cupcakes are always cute and pretty. I love looking at them than eating coz I can’t eat more than one. I agree with you – I prefer moist cupcakes and the simpler the flavour that’s executed well, the better ;)

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  2. December 3, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Oh noes. I do find that cupcakes are often so much better when simply homemade. Such a shame these didn’t live up to your expectations!

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