La Plume Noire Photography

Coffee and Cupcakes: The Sweet Taste of Summer

My Canada posts have finally come to an end. I will miss the stunning landscapes and sceneries. Consider yourself lucky that you live in Canada. Saying that, I will definitely be back. Perhaps we will meet again Canada, some day. Until that day arrives, it’s back to the old days of blogging. Get yourself ready, release your inner child, because it’s almost time for cupcakes…

There are definite joys when living in a big city like London. For one thing, it is certainly hotter in the summer. My summer days in London consists of playing the guitar on my balcony, relaxing in the many parks around the city, sightseeing – my joys in blending as a tourist and eating cake. Although I do eat cake all year round, it is somewhat more satisfying and sweeter tasting when eating one under the sun.

As a result of my cake-loving habit, I am always on the lookout to find the best cafés and bakeries around London. It seems that the small cafés and bakeries are the better tasting ones. One of my personal favourites is The Hummingbird Bakery in Notting Hill. A tiny bakery that makes mouth-watering cakes and cupcakes. During the weekend, The Hummingbird Bakery gets very popular; with queues lining up all the way outside. Let’s face it; the bakery is in the very heart of Notting Hill, Portobello Road. The best road in London for antique shopping. Consequently, their cupcakes are to die for. If you are ever in London, you must try their Black Bottom Cupcake. “A decadent, dark and dense chocolate sponge, baked with a cheesecake centre, and frosted with cream cheese frosting. [1]” It goes perfectly well with a good cup of coffee. The Hummingbird Bakery is also famous for their Red Velvet Cupcakes. The sponge is bright red in colour, but nonetheless delicious. One of these days I must try and bake one of their cupcakes. Their recipe book looks easy enough.

Care to suggest your favourite café or bakery? I would love to go back and visit France again; just to eat bread and cheese and sample its many delights in pâtisserie.

1. Black Bottom Cupcake



  1. midaevalmaiden

    those cakes in the top picture look SO yummy! They put the mundane dunkin donuts store (near my house) to utter shame.

  2. ℛaymond M.

    Thank you for making me starved right after having dinner. LOL.
    These shots are fantastic! And the post is well-written! Love your blog! Going to follow ❤
    Please check out my blog too! I just made it yesterday! 🙂

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