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Thursday 11 November 2010

Hummingbird Cupcakes - Fabulous!

 Hummingbird Bakery do THE best cupcakes!♥

If you're looking for the best cupcakes in London then look no further than Hummingbird Bakery in South Kensington -truly divine!

On Monday I set myself a challenge – find a shop that can deliver 6 yummy cupcakes, made to order, in three days for my boyfriend’s birthday. Hopeful? Optimistic? Or a case of mission impossible?

Well what started out as a great idea almost turned into a nightmare! If you Google “cupcake shops in London” you get thousands of results. I chose ten of the most popular bakeries as listed by Google, reviewed by food journalists and recommended by my friends. Yet despite this, the majority of them couldn’t guarantee the cakes would be finished and delivered by Wednesday, unless at a (high) cost. One bakery which shall remain nameless listed delivery costs ranging from £40 bargain(!) I’m talking about six cupcakes here, hardly an eight tier wedding cake.

Nevertheless, my quest for the cupcakes continued. I stumbled across Hummingbird Bakery in South Kensington. As it’s based only ten minutes from my office I popped in expecting the worst.

Hummingbird Bakery store, South Kensington

The shop is small but has seating for customers to buy and try the cupcakes and cakes on offer. I was warmly greeted by the Hummingbird staff – who may I add were all dressed in the cutest hot pink sweaters with “Hummingbird” written across them!

A member of staff reassured me they can get my cupcakes made to collect as soon as possible. Result!

Inside Hummingbird Bakery

I had a clear idea of what I wanted - a personalised message on four cakes and a selection of their best cupcakes – red velvet, vanilla and chocolate and vanilla. Yes, I truly was the most fussy customer ever! Yet they patiently listened to my order and even offered me a drink as I explained exactly what I wanted.

So, my order was taken and the very next day I collected the cakes from the store. Simple, stress free and most importantly good service! Is that really too much to ask for nowadays? It seems... 

Selection of cakes on offer...yum!♥

But most importantly - the cupcakes? Well, my boyfriend was most pleased with them and of course, I had to try the product beforehand to see what all the fuss was about. *wink wink* A delicious fluffy sponge and the icing, which I am not usually a fan of, tasted luscious not too sweet and not overloaded either.

Gift Box and cakecups!

I would definitely recommend the Hummingbird Bakery which you can either order online 24/7 or visit their stores (South Kensington, Wardour Street and Portabello Road). Great cakes and great service– what more could you ask for?!

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