20 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HB
Angel food bakery is another cup cake cafe. It seems they are popping up all over the place now, a few streets away there was another shop being fitted out that seemed to be called ‘Madame Cupcake’ though it wasn’t open yet. The Hummingbird Bakery is the first one I heard of, and the one that is mentioned in the press as being the originator of the cupcake craze, but I’ve not made it there yet. I have been to Sweet tooth cupcakery and preferred that to Angel food bakery because of the attention to tea and the atmosphere.
The Angel food bakery offered a range of cupcakes and had a steady stream of customers. It also had double height chocolate cake for sale. Or you could order your very own giant cupcake for a party, two were picked up in the 20 minutes I was there.
I picked a ‘red velvet’ cupcake that looked good but I think was just a normal sponge mix with red food colouring and cream cheese or buttercream topping. I knew I’d heard of the ‘red velvet’ cupcake before, and thought that perhaps it was famous from being from Angel food bakery. I’ve just checked and it’s famous for being from The Hummingbird Bakery. I’m not that keen on the toppings and after eating the cupcake I did feel a bit sick, but otherwise it was very nice. I bought a blue topped one with stars on to take home to R, which he said was excellent.
Leaf tea? No.
Milk jug? Yes.
Price? £3.60 for tea and a red velvet cupcake.
Go again? Yes, but I’ll try the double height chocolate cake next time.
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February 6, 2011 at 2:20 am
Just wanted to say that I’ve been going to the Angel Food bakery for well over a year now, possibly even 2 and love it. The range of cakes, the atmosphere, the staff, the surroundings. I’d also heard of The Hummingbird Bakery and was so excited to finally go there last summer. I loved the shop (tho not as much) but unfortunately did not have time to eat in. They had a large range and myself and my 2 friends each got something different. I was disappointed to say the least. I only ate a few mouthfuls of my cheesecake as it was so unappetising. I was also informed by my friends who also got cake there that there’s was no where near as good as the angel food bakery. Don’t want to put you off, just wanted to give a heads up.