I managed to get an invitation through work for the Old Brompton Road re-launch party for the Hummingbird Bakery. As an invitee I was promised mini-cupcakes that had cocktail themes and champagne, Hummingbird delivered on both!
The Champagne was very nice, sweet and bubbly which is always good but the cupcakes were sublime. I am not a massive fan of Hummingbird cupcakes, I find them a bit sickly and overly sweet but the cocktail theme gave them an edge and the alcohol gave them a kick. I had predicted at work that the 'strawberry daquiri cupcake' would be the best and my goodness I was right! It blew my socks right off, it had fresh strawberries layered at the base of the sponge and a zingy frosting with more fresh strawberries to top. There were other flavours such as mojito, chocolate and brandy and pina colada and of course the classics such as red velvet and vanilla, but the strawberry daquiri was definitely my favourite.The shop is still absolutely tiny and I could only stick around for an hour before I was sweaty and had toothache, the new décor is brown and pink, with shiny mosaic tiles lining the walls and fresh pinks dotted around.
As I left I was handed this little box with a Hummingbird Bakery label stuck to the top, I waited to get home to have a look what I had received, it was a chocolate cupcake which I left for my sister as I couldn't face any more cake!
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