Thursday, 3 November 2011

Spitalfields and The Hummingbird Bakery

This afternoon I headed over to Spitalfields with my blogger friend Elodie to visit The Hummingbird Bakery and to have a little wonder around the area. 
I was quite excited - in spite of being a big fan of baking out of my Hummingbird cookbook and a few mini cakes I had at a Lime Crime lipstick launch, I'd never actually sampled a Hummingbird cake or visited one of their infamous bakeries before!
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The cakes in store put my icing skills (which I thought were pretty amazing before) to shame!
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The Spitalfields location of Hummingbird is hidden down Frying Pan Alley. We British have the best street names!
We both loved the pretty pink Hummingbird takeaway cups out delicious (but scaldingly hot) berry tea came in.
I had the special of the day, a Brooklyn Blackout (chocolate sponge with chocolate custard on top) and a Red Velvet cupcake to take home with me and eat later. It was totally delicious, and remind me why that particular recipe is not in my Hummingbird book?!
After gorging on the cupcakes we took a little wonder and we came across these two women in a box. As you do. We were not quite sure why they were there - you get all sorts in Shorditch!
There were also some awesome giant white bunnies with gold eyes. Because every locality needs some giant white bunnies!  
These fresh flowers were so beautiful - I really wish I'd had the facilities to take some home with me!
We wondered around to the Lomography store because I had some film I'd left there to get developed last time I was in Spitalfields to pick up. 
How adorable are these key rings? I want a pink one, just like my Lomo to put on my flat keys!
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Brick Lane is on my way home from Spitalfields, so I pointed out some of the brilliant shops I had discovered when I was with my friend Catharine and her boyfriend a few weekends ago. This is Brick lane Bookshop, aka. my new favourite bookshop! It reminds me a lot of The King's English, an amazing and individual indie bookshop in Canterbury that used to be right outside my school gate but sadly closed down. 

What did you order the last time you where in The Hummingbird Bakery? What would you recommend? Are there any shops in Spitalfields or Brick Lane you really thing I should check out? 


  1. Awww I really want to pay Spitalfields & Brick lane a visit next time I'm in london! Looks lovely! And visiting the Hummingbird Bakery is already on my to do list! Lovely pics hun, lol at the women in the box, how odd! :)

    Love Aysh xoxo

  2. I was in the hummingbird bakery in Notting hill last week, and I had the most delicious popcorn cupcake! Please have a look at my post...


  3. Gorgeous Pictures! I'm a big fan of Hummingbird Bakery cupcakes, especially the red velvet ones! :o)

  4. I've only ben to a Humminbird Bakery once (on a blog meetup ages ago, naturally!) but it was delicious! Definitely need to go back again, you've made me hungry!

  5. Mmm, I haven't had a hummingbird cupcake in so long - red velvet are my favourite too. Only problem istThere's always a huge queue at the Notting Hill one! x

  6. Just came back to see this lovely post! The pictures are amazing! Also, I tried the red velvet with the sister and it was amazingly good! Still can't get over it!

    I had such a lovely time with you! Looking forward to next time! : )

  7. Those cakes look delicious! Sounds like you had a good day, Brick Lane and Spitalfields look like really cool places.

  8. Next time you go, make sure to bring me :) I'm obsessed with cupcakes and these just look like some that I must try!


  9. I adore the red velvet so I've had the last few times :) I didn't realise there was a bakery in Shoreditch, must visit next time I'm there! That bookshop looks lovely too. xx

  10. I could just eat a Hummingbird Bakery cupcake right now! Those bunnies are supercute :)
    L x

  11. your pictures are beautiful !

  12. I love the Hummingbird Bakery! Best cupcakes in London.

  13. i was in london this weekend visiting my friends and we always go to hummingbird bakery normally the one near portobello rd mkt
    but yeah its like so yum, every single cake
    love this post


  14. The food really got me droll over. lol

    .Le Reveur.

  15. Your photos are awesome.
    This is the best post i've seen in a long time!

    Definitely going to follow you now,
    I hope you can follow me too?


  16. Those pink coffee cups are so adorable! Stunning pictures, the red velvet looks scrummy x

  17. I love the Hummingbird Bakery, only been to the South Kensington store though. If you follow them on facebook they let you know what specials they have in store. They brought back the earl grey cupcake this week which is my fave x

  18. I've never had anything from the Hummingbird Bakery before but I always have a peek in the window whenever I walk past! x

  19. Aw looks like you had an amazing day out. That bakery looks fantastic too! xx

  20. Oh you have made me so hungry for delicious cake now, and excited to get back my first ever film from my Mini Diana :) x

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