London 2013: Hummingbird Bakery @ Spitalfields

Stopped by Hummingbird Bakery @ Spitalfields after some vintage shopping at Brick Lane.

Brick Lane may be well known for its Indian Restaurants that serve some of the best curries in London but it’s such a eclectic place to explore as well. We went in the wee hours of the morning when hardly anyone was in sight.

Anyway back to the subject of cupcakes…..

Their Black forest was extremely delightful, even though I’m a bit squeamish when it comes to cream. Lightly sweetened cream, black cherry jam, moist chocolate cake base. It might not be a sterling example for Black Forest purists but formalism aside, the flavour balance was good.

The cream cheese frosting of Carrot was a touch too sweet though not overwhelming so to me at least.

Their best seller seems to be the red velvet *yawn* and not surprisingly most of HB’s detractors cite the RV as their example of disappointed expectations…

Honestly, what do you expect of a weak chocolate cake with lots of coloring and a simple cream cheese frosting?