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The Hummingbird Bakery Cupcakes & Muffins [Hardcover]

Tarek Malouf
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
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Book Description

12 Aug 2010
The Hummingbird Bakery is the destination bakery for Londoners with a passion for great cakes. This cute compact gift book contains a selection of recipes from the No. 1 bestseller, The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook (ISBN: 9781845978303). The chefs from the bakery share their recipes for a range of deliciously light cupcakes with pretty buttercream frosting and muffins in a variety of flavours. Hummingbird recipes not only taste great but also look spectacular - without resorting to complicated techniques and hours in the kitchen. This pretty, hardback gift book is a perfect pick-up-able gift and light enough to post making it great to send to friends as a sweet surprise, or to pop in a gift bag with a card for an instant birthday gift!

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small (12 Aug 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849750750
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849750752
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 14.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

The Hummingbird Bakery was created by Tarek Malouf in early 2004, with shops in London's Notting Hill, South Kensington & Soho areas. His aim was to provide Londoners with the classic American bakes he'd enjoyed as a child. Hummingbird treats have been praised by magazines from Vanity Fair to Vogue, with a celebrity clientele that includes Gwyneth Paltrow and Elle Macpherson.

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77 of 77 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy if you already have their cookbook! 15 Sep 2010
Format:Hardcover
The recipes are great - just a shame that I'd baked them all before, when I bought their cookbook! The bun and muffin recipes are all the same as the original book, just without the biscuit, brownie and pie recipes... Don't buy this one thinking that the recipes are new, as they don't include a single new one... I had hoped that it was a book with new cakes and savouries, but I'm not sending it back - I am sure I can think of several friends who deserve this book for a present!
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite book of all!!! 11 Sep 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this book with some reservations. Quite a lot of reviews said wrong measurements etc had been given, resulting in poor cakes. However, this appears to have been rectified. There is so much I have yet to try from this book...but I can't seem to get away from making the cupcakes!!! My children, family and work colleagues rave about them! The Lemon Cupcakes are absolutely to die for!!!! Not so keen on the Rocky Road...far too much chocolate in it for me...although the kids loved it ;-) I can't recommend this book enough...particularly for those who bake for school fairs. The Vanilla Cupcakes are ridiculously quick and easy to make and the frosting can be made in varying colours with a limitless variety of sprinkles etc!!!! JUST BUY IT!! :-D
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Simple decoration 18 April 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
If you are just starting out making cupcakes this is the book for you. It contains easy step recipes with simple decoration ideas. If you want something more fancy on top of your cupcake you wont find it in this book
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must buy 17 Oct 2010
Format:Hardcover
Great little book. Cakes are very tasty and frostings are even better. A definite must have for any cake lover!!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect gift for Cupcake fans 31 Aug 2010
Format:Hardcover
This book is a great introduction into the world of baking cupcakes.With it's mouth watering photographs and tips for the frosting. I bought this for my daughter after she became a fan of the cupcakes from visiting the various outlets. The book is a great starting point from which to delve into baking. After making several batches of the "Black bottom cupcakes" I can say that they are an accurate interpretation. it is essential that the recipes are followed to the letter, as you will not get the same results. Followed correctly the recipes provide great results.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Hummingbird Bakery book 16 Oct 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
It is cute nice for a present but most of recipes are in bigger book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars RECIPES ARE BAD. 12 April 2013
Format:Hardcover
I was excited to buy this book. When I saw both this one and the small one, I had to buy them. Big mistake. I love cupcakes and muffins and am not bad at all just using random recipes from the net. So, I started with the banana one. The cupcakes didn't raise, the textures were odd. Now, I contacted the bakery through facebook to ask about tips or maybe an advise and realized that I wasn't the only one experiencing problems. So, in a tone that seemed defensive, Hummingbird would answer the same to us all: go to this page were there are plenty of answers for those having troubles. Well, I tried 4 of the recipes. And what a waste of money (ingredients in Norway are extra expensive) and time. Not to mention de disappointment because when you have guests and they expect a good dessert after dinner (I am known for savory desserts) and you have rock hard cupcakes that are too bad to be served. So, in total, about 30 something pounds to the garbage. Don't buy these books, they are terrible. There is something wrong with the recipes. I have the now, as decoration, because the cover is pretty.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous wee book!! 26 Feb 2013
Format:Hardcover
This is a great wee book! Lovely recipes! Ideal for someone who's new to baking but also for well established bakers!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Odd ingredients
Most of the recipes contained an "odd" ingredient (full fat milk, buttermilk, sour cream as examples) i'm sure they're very nice, but it was no good if every recipe i... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Hummingbird Bakery Cupcakes & Muffins
I have seen other much more informative Cupcake recipe books since buying this one - it is also a very small recipe book
Published 22 days ago by Val Downham
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
These books are really good full of great recipes and well priced. Would recommend to any one that liked to cook.
Published 1 month ago by Sharon Gleeson
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for wannabe bakers!
Anyone who is interested in baking and loves hummingbird cakes should get involved with this! Lots of yummy recipes to try!
Published 1 month ago by C. Spotswood
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth buying for me very basic example of cupcakes
I have 2 hummingbird bakery books and this is just a book of small excerpts from those two books. Might suit someone as a first book but absolute waste of time for me. Read more
Published 1 month ago by s f taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Book was a lot smaller than expected, and it had fewer recipes
The recipes in the book or great although more steps in the recipes than I had thought. The recipes are lovely and they certainly know what they are talking about!
Published 1 month ago by JoannaM
4.0 out of 5 stars Little book
This is a very small book, so get your specs out. However, the recipies seem good although I have tended to use just a couple. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. J. M. Budge
5.0 out of 5 stars Yum!
Haven't baked from this yet, but it had good reviews! Hadn't expected this to be quite as small as it was, but that's not necessarily a bad thing! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. R. J. Barrett
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Very Yummy
I love the Hummingbird Bakery Red Velvet Cake and was delighted to be able to make this at home. Word of advice though if you have an early print of this book (as I have) that the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Myfallenheart
3.0 out of 5 stars A little disappointed.
I was at a friends house and she showed me some of the cookbooks from The Hummingbird Bakery and I was very excited. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Hanne Juel Christiansen
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