When I visited London a couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to speak to the head of PR about the Hummingbird Bakery and their delicious products. I’ve known about them for several years, so it has been great to see how they’ve grown while still maintaining standards for high-quality production (this is due in part to the fact that each bakery location has its own kitchen). It might be worth it to jot down their addresses to have on hand should you need a sweets fix after tromping around to all the monuments and museums on your trip to the UK.
In addition to cupcakes, they also do cakes (sold by the slice or the whole), pies, brownies (which are also very popular), and other more “American style” treats. Their special flavor of the day is also worth checking out, as those are often huge hits. They do custom cakes by consultation, as well, should you be looking for just that right dessert to celebrate a special occasion.
After my visit, I received a copy of the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook to give away to the readers of this site. It is chock full of recipes from the store, featuring many of their well-loved creations. For a cookbook featuring the classic sweet treats to have in your culinary repertoire, you might want to make room on your shelves for this one.
The Rules (There have to be some of these, you know.) Eligibility: U.S. mainland residents only. To Enter: Write a comment on this post with the answer to the following question: What were the two flavors of cupcakes that I tried on my visit to their shop? (you might want to read this post before responding) You must also have a valid screen name (not “Anonymous”) with a corresponding email address to enter this giveaway. I’ll need to be able to click on it in order to contact the winner. Deadline: Is Tuesday, March 15th at 12:00 p.m. EDT, based upon the date/time stamp on the comments. (I’m going to be strict about this and make no exceptions, and yes, I am aware that it is the Ides of March.) The Outcome: Only one winner will be chosen for this cookbook. I’m going to put all the entries into an online Randomizer (like this one) to come up with the winner.