Hummingbird Bakery, London

by Janelle 09.20.2013
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I finally made it over to my local cupcake bakery, Hummingbird, in London’s Notting Hill. Hummingbird is London’s answer to Magnolia bakery in NYC, who was essentially a pioneer in the cupcake craze many years back. I heard great things about Hummingbird so I was super excited to check it out.

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Cake & Bake Show 2013

by Janelle 09.16.2013
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This weekend I checked out London’s annual Cake & Bake Show at Earls Court, a baking exhibition featuring live competitions, celebrity demonstrations, sugarcraft showcases, and a marketplace featuring up and coming stars in the world of sweets. When I first heard about the show, I went on the website to get tickets immediately because not […]

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Lola’s Cupcakes

by Janelle 04.25.2013
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Bopping around London this week, it’s clear the cupcake craze is alive and well in this city. I stopped by Lola’s Cupcakes at their Selfridges location, and was delighted with their adorable and fun cupcake designs and flavors. The shop is

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Engagement Cupcakes

by Janelle 10.15.2012
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Last weekend was my engagement party and I couldn’t wait to share my adorable custom cupcakes from the one and only Georgetown Cupcakes – Soho location, of course. Before my party I knew Georgetown Cupcakes were some of the tastiest and highest quality cupcakes in the very saturated cupcake-market, but I had no idea how special their […]

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No Butter Fluffy Spring Vanilla Cupcakes

by Janelle 03.27.2012
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I wasn’t looking to reinvent the cupcake – after all, it is perfect the way it is. But being cupcake-obsessed and someone who watches her calories, I had to bake something to satisfy both. I had a couple of things in mind when setting out to bake a healthier version of a cupcake today – […]

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Low Fat Fudgy Ghost Cupcakes

by Janelle 10.24.2011
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If you are looking for a spooky, fun dessert for Halloween, look no further than my Low Fat Fudgy Ghost Cupcakes. With low-fat cake batter (recipe courtesy of Skinny Taste), made with Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix, canned pumpkin and water (that’s it!) and my very own recipe for homemade whipped vanilla meringue frosting, these […]

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Baked by Melissa’s September Mini of the Month

by Janelle 09.01.2011

Happy September! It’s back to school time and there is no better way to cheer yourself up from the post-summer vacation blues, then with cupcakes. This month, Baked By Melissa brings us “Milk & Cookies” – a brilliant concoction of vanilla cake, vanilla icing and an adorable mini honey bear on top. Delicious! The vanilla […]

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Baked by Melissa’s July Mini of the Month : The Firecracker

by Janelle 07.04.2011
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Happy Fourth!! What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a irresistible new Baked by Melissa limited edition flavor. The “Firecracker” mini cupcake is made with blue vanilla cake, a layer of crunchy “popping” chocolate, fuschia vanilla icing and “popping”chocolate on top. Get it for a limited time at one of Baked by Melissa’s […]

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Happy June! Baked by Melissa’s June Cupcake of the Month Revealed

by Janelle 06.02.2011
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June has arrived and that means mini-cupcake bakery extraordinaire, Baked by Melissa, is unveiling a new cupcake-of-the-month. Today I went down to the Soho location to try June’s Mini of the Month — a rice crispy treat cupcake (brilliant).    

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NYC: Butter Lane Cupcakes

by Janelle 05.16.2011
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Yesterday I finally got the chance to visit Butter Lane, one of NYC’s premiere cupcake bakeries, located in the East Village. Upon entering the adorable East 7th Street storefront, a bountiful display of colorful cupcakes awaited. Butter Lane is one of the few bakeries that only sells cupcakes. (Fine with me). Their focus is mainly […]

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