Destination: Hummingbird Bakery
155a Wardour Street
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Close your eyes for just a second, and picture a glimmering jewelry store, bedecked with pink walls and pops of Warhol-inspired art. Now, imagine that the tantalizing temptations within its glimmering display cases are not ornamented with diamonds or pearls, but piled high with generous clouds of cream cheese frosting and encrusted with rich chocolate ganache. What you have just envisioned is the Hummingbird Bakery in London’s Soho district.
The Hummingbird Bakery is the kind of cupcake shop that gives equal dedication to the quality of its treats and the wow-factor of its presentation. And while there is nothing overly original about the concept, I will say Hummingbird Bakery knows how to make a good cupcake. The cakes are springy and moist, and the cream cheese frostings are oh-so-yummy. Most of the menu items are classics like red velvet, vanilla, chocolate, and carrot cake; however, there are some more inventive flavors like the salted caramel and “Bounty” candy bar cupcakes. There’s even a bacon-topped “American Brunch” cupcake. Even though it may require a great deal of discipline, do try and save room for their all-too-tempting assortment of brownies, sliced layer cakes, and whoopie pies.
Admittedly, cupcake stores have become mainstays in every major city. The Hummingbird Bakery, however, has brought back the delight of buying something as simple as a cupcake in the midst of such stylish surroundings. From the adorable origami box that delicately enwraps each cupcake to the sparkling pink accents throughout the store, this little bakery uses every detail to up the glamor of its décor and sweetness of its presentation.
If you’re on a quest for a truly authentic English treat or for an out-of-this-world novel approach to desserts, this may not be the place for you. However, if a morsel of beautifully decorated dessert decadence is what you’re after, you will not be disappointed.
Don’t Miss These Sweet Treats at London’s Best Cupcake Shop:
- Black Bottom Cupcakes- dark chocolate cake with cheesecake filling and cream cheese frosting!
- Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
Verdict: For cupcake-lovers, this sweet little cupcake shop is worth the visit.
Nearby Sweet Somewheres: For the Soho location: Oxford Street, Chinatown, Covent Garden, boutique shops in Soho, Piccadilly Circus, and GAIL’s Artisan Bakery