If you’re walking along South Kensington (or Islington or Soho or Spitalfields) and you see a huge queue, it’s probably the Hummingbird Bakery. Billed as an authentic American bakery, it’s famous worldwide as the place to grab a cupcake in London.
Bite into that eewey gooey goodness of a Red Velvet, a Carrot or a Black Bottom cupcake or edge onto the wild side and go for the cupcake of the day. Thick icing and a moist cake…all I can say is yum.
I was given the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook and let’s just say, the results weren’t good…more from my lack of baking skills. There’s nothing like tasting the real thing. But for a dozen of these babies, it will set you back around £25. Worth it? You be the judge.
Hummingbird Bakery: South Kensington, Portobello Rd, Soho, Islington and Spitalfields