Saturday, December 25, 2010

Hummingbird Bakery, London

I'm sure all you fellow foodies have heard of the ubiquitous Hummingbird Bakery, that famous Bakery selling wonderful cupcakes at Portobello Market (among other locations), which has been intensely blogged about before. It's a pity that I only managed to go down to Hummingbird this trip to London (having missed out on it the previous few times because I never went to Portobello), thus this time I went not once, but twice.

But boy was it worth it. You enter and the bakery is adorned with pink walls and delectable furnishings, almost out of a candy bar. The cupcakes are all lined out there, with plenty of flavours to choose from, Red Velvet, Vanilla with Vanilla Frosting, Chocolate with Vanilla Frosting, and so on.

The first time I went, i had the Red Velvet, my brother had the Vanilla, and my mother, the Rocky Road. Needless to say, the Red Velvet was extremely exquisite - one of the best cupcakes I have had in my life. Flavoursome Red velvet with sugary sweet and creamy toppings with luscious mouthfeel - what could be better (in cupcake world?) Worthy of a (9/10).

The second time I went, which was about a week later, i had the Vanilla with Vanilla Frosting, and this was good as well; light hints of vanilla in the cake, and another sweet, luscious, and also with hints of vanilla and a bit of tartness, frosting. I bought another Red Velvet for my family but my dad happily THREW AWAY THE FROSTING! (it's too sweet, he complained). BAHHHH. I was mad. haha. especially since I had taken the last red Velvet and the person behind me complained that there wasn't any more Red Velvet.

Worth a visit definitely, if a bit far away.
Hummingbird Bakery, London
Portobello Road
Notting Hill Gate tube station (central line, district line, circle line)

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