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Hummingbird Bakery & Dessert Bar – 1000 cupcake day and excellent buttermilk pie [Vallejo]

rworange | Mar 1, 2012 10:30 PM

I’ve never had buttermilk pie before, but I really liked this one. It has sort of the texture of a custard pie, but more dense. It was full of cinnamon and a taste that reminded me of eggnog. The crust isn’t butter-based, but I really liked it.

The focus of the shop is cupcakes with about 35 flavors with about a dozen different flavors available daily. On 1000 cupcake days when they team up with local charities to sell 1000 cupcakes and all 35 flavors are available.

Of course, I had to try the hummingbird cupcake.

Here’s a great link about hummingbird cake “full of chopped pecans, crushed pineapple, and mashed bananas that are filled and frosted with a delicious cream cheese icing”

I only had this once before at whatever that cupcake place is in the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley. I wasn’t impressed.

I thought it was great at Hummingbird Bakery, especially the delicious cream cheese frosting.

They had samples of oreo or banana with fudge and peanut butter. I liked both.

Some popular flavors that I’ve read about are the fresh strawberry and apple pie.

They also have full-size cakes in most of the cupcake flavors. The bakery servers the multi-layered pies by the slice.

If you buy a single cupcake they have great cupcake boxes that are recyclable and have an indentation to hold the cupcake firmly in place … no smooshed toppings.

There are also gift sets of six mini cupcakes. They also have tiramisu, tea cakes, cookies, brownies, cake pops, lemon bars and ice cream cookies.

Dessert bar … well, stretching it. It has a nice little bakery case and a half dozen tables. They have their own parking lot.

I’m not sure if I’m sorry or happy they aren’t closer to me. I’d be there more often.

Next time maybe black forest, orange cream sickle, neopolitan, caramel turtle or Boston cream … or all of the above.

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