Holy Cupcakes Batman

Holy Cupcakes Batman: The Hummingbird Bakery

Holy Cupcakes Batman is going to be a new weekly feature here on Broke in the Big Smoke where I venture out to the many and various cake-selling establishments in the capital (and beyond) to test out there wares. Strictly for the benefit of you, my readers, of course.


First up we have the very popular Hummingbird Bakery, an American-style bakery founded in 2004 to bring the authentic taste of American home baking to London. The company opened its first branch on Portobello Road in Notting Hill in 2004 and has since opened a further four branches across London in South Kensington, Soho, Spitalfields and Islington. I visited the Soho branch as it was one I was nearest to when the desire for cake struck and loved gazing at the beautiful cakes on display in awe.

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A huge fan of red velvet I went for the traditional red velvet cupcake but the bakery also do monthly specials – this month Strawberry Milkshake and Doughnut flavours – as well as catering for those with intolerance’s which is great to see.


Look as that vibrant red cakey goodness! And the frosting. The frosting is the bit that makes or breaks a cupcake for me and this was perfect. Sweet but not too sweet and enough of it to spread equally with the sponge. Lovely!

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0 thoughts on “Holy Cupcakes Batman: The Hummingbird Bakery

  1. Those cakes are delish!! I work near the Islington store but have to be careful no one sees me as I am a Personal Trainer and Spinning Instructor. As it happens I have never been there myself and just get people to get my order.

  2. It’s a shame you didn’t try they’re prize winning breakfast brunch cupcake on sale till 28th July. You should go back and review it (it had bacon in it!)

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