Hummingbird Bakery & Dessert Bar – 1000 cupcake day and excellent buttermilk pie [Vallejo]
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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I didn't see chess pie, but i did notice their menu said cream pie. I was wondering what that meant. Maybe it is the same as sugar cream pie. Is that an Amish thing? I never heard of it before. i might work up the energy to ask on the General Board but that is so clogged now with midless chat it makes it difficult to post anything there.
Cream pie might be sugar cream. Its origins are unclear, but one possibility is Amish. I had it in Indianapolis. The idea was that every farm family always had milk, flour, sugar, butter and thus the ingredients for a sugar cream pie. Mild and very refreshing like a milk custard without the eggs. I have never seen it out here and buttermilk pie is uncommon here too.
Don't have much cause to go to Vallejo but will file it away on the backup disk. You really get around.