Hummingbird Bakery and Funnybones cake collection

Source: Benjamin C. M. Backhouse

London-based Hummingbird Bakery has teamed up with publisher Penguin Random House to launch a limited-edition cake collection based on the Funnybones book series.

The Hummingbird Bakery x Funnybones collection, which features cupcakes and layer cakes, was created to mark the 40th anniversary of the children’s book. The range is available to order online as of today (26 October).

Published in 1980, Funnybones was created by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. The story follows a big skeleton, little skeleton and dog skeleton living in the dark cellar of a dark house on a dark hill. Puffin, an imprint of Penguin, has rolled out an upsized edition for Halloween, with a glow in the dark cover.

The collection comprises:

  • Funnybones Cupcakes are available in vanilla and chocolate variants for an rsp of £3.45 each to take away. They are stocked at the bakery’s six London branches until 1 November
  • The Funnybones Cupcake Selection Box (£19.95/pack of six) comprises vanilla and chocolate flavours topped with swirls of frosting. Consumers can order online for delivery or collect in-store from 27 October
  • The 8” Vanilla Cake (£54.95) features freshly baked vanilla sponge layers and a smooth vanilla buttercream frosting. It is available to order online only.

All three feature pictures of the Funnybones skeletons as well as an edible moon, stars and bones.

They are available to order via the Hummingbird Bakery website for delivery to selected London postcodes or collection from 27 October – 1 November.