Thursday, March 10, 2011

Product Giveaway - Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook



When I visited London a couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to speak to the head of PR about the Hummingbird Bakery and their delicious products.  I've known about them for several years, so it has been great to see how they've grown while still maintaining standards for high-quality production (this is due in part to the fact that each bakery location has its own kitchen).  It might be worth it to jot down their addresses to have on hand should you need a sweets fix after tromping around to all the monuments and museums on your trip to the UK.





In addition to cupcakes, they also do cakes (sold by the slice or the whole), pies, brownies (which are also very popular), and other more "American style" treats. Their special flavor of the day is also worth checking out, as those are often huge hits.  They do custom cakes by consultation, as well, should you be looking for just that right dessert to celebrate a special occasion.   




After my visit, I received a copy of the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook to give away to the readers of this site.  It is chock full of recipes from the store, featuring many of their well-loved creations.  For a cookbook featuring the classic sweet treats to have in your culinary repertoire, you might want to make room on your shelves for this one.




The Rules (There have to be some of these, you know.)

Eligibility: U.S. mainland residents only. 

To Enter:  Write a comment on this post with the answer to the following question: What were the two flavors of cupcakes that I tried on my visit to their shop? (you might want to read this post before responding)

You must also have a valid screen name (not "Anonymous") with a corresponding email address to enter this giveaway.  I'll need to be able to click on it in order to contact the winner.

Deadline:  Is Tuesday, March 15th at 12:00 p.m. EDT,  based upon the date/time stamp on the comments.  (I'm going to be strict about this and make no exceptions, and 
yes, I am aware that it is the Ides of March.)  

The Outcome:  Only one winner will be chosen for this cookbook.  I'm going to put all the entries into an online Randomizer (like this one) to come up with the winner.  

34 comments:

MarketsNYC said...

Well, one of the cupcakes was red velvet for certain. I couldn't find the other one on their site, so I'm going with Sunny Side Up. Apricot/Vanilla? Yummy regardless!

The Experimental Gourmand said...

They were yummy. The second one is a specialty flavor that they had that day. I talk about it in the post about London Food Finds.

Kathryn said...

Red velvet and Lemon tart!

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Nickolay said...

Red Velvet and Lemon Tart, (or maybe the second one was the Nutella cupcake). They all sound delicious though! Thanks for the chance

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Jon said...

Oh Hummingbird how I miss you so. Not a bad Saturday walking down Portobello while trying not to get frosting all over yourself.

janeh said...

Red Velvet and Lemon Tart........you mentioned the Nutella cupcake, but I don't think you tasted it......yum!

slb3334 said...

red velvet and lemon tart.

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amp said...

Lemon tart and red velvet(my personal favorite!)


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Anonymous said...

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IT WAS RED VELVET AND LEMON TART

Anonymous said...

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RED VELVET AND LEMON TART....THIS IS SECOND ENTRY...I PUT MY NAME ON THIS ONE

Lissa said...

Red Velvet and Lemon Tart.

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crystletellerday said...

red velvet and lemon tart crystletellerday@yahoo.com

McKim said...

You tried the Red Velvet and the Lemon Tart. Both look delicious to me too!
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calvad said...

Lemon Tart and Red Velvet! calvad at aol dot com

debbie said...

red velvet and lemon tart.
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Meryl said...

Red velvet and lemon tart -- yum!

cloud10277 said...

Red Velvet and Lemon Tart..yummy!!

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Molly K said...

You tried the Red Velvet and Lemon Tart.

cennywenny said...

Red Velvet and Lemon Tart-Two flavors I love in any form as well!

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imaclutz89 said...

You tried the red velvet and lemon tart!

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Anonymous said...

Red Velvet and Lemon Tart!

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Erin said...

You tried the Red Velvet and Lemon Tart.

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Anonymous said...

RED VELVET AND LEMON TART

I'm so jealous you got to try their cupcakes.

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Lisa said...

Red Velvet and Lemon Tart
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Atreau said...

Lemon Tart and Red Velvet!

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fat mama cass said...

Lemon Tart + Red velvet
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Kitty Cardero said...

The two flavors of cupcakes that you tried were the "pucker-icious" Lemon Tart and their most popular overall, Red Velvet.

amyd said...

red velvet and lemon tart,love cupcakes!
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Pamela S said...

You had the lemon tart which you talk the most about, and also the red velvet. Now I want a cupcake!!! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

kakihara said...

Red Velvet & Lemon Tart--Oh yes please and I want the Nutella cupcake too!
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susansmoaks said...

red velvet and lemon tarte
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purango said...

The answer is Red Velvet and Lemon Tart. purango garrettsambo@aol.com

Gianna said...

Red velvet and lemon tart.

The Experimental Gourmand said...

Thanks to everyone for their entries! I'll be reaching out to the winner shortly.

This contest closed as of today, March 15, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Any comment with a date and/or timestamp after that will not be considered eligible for this giveaway, as per the rules outlined in the post about this contest.

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