Humble Pie Bakery
Susan Brown, founder of Humble Pie, cites Manhattan's famous Magnolia Bakery as one of the inspirations for her place, and given that Magnolia was pretty much the epicentre of the last few years' cupcake craze, it's appropriate that these snack-sized treats form so much of Humble Pie's product line, with a huge range of flavours and toppings available. But Brown isn't throwing all her eggs into one muffin tin; Humble Pie also offers a range of full-sized cakes (as well as a Giant Cupcake, 18cm tall) plus a banana loaf, biscotti, cookies, cheesecake and other accompaniments to a cup of coffee. A gluten free range is available, and they also offer event catering, bespoke cakes, and baking classes. A limited online ordering facility is available at present.
Humble Pie’s dainty little spot on Bothwell Main Street is the perfect front for the array of edible works of art behind the cabinets within. This is cupcake heaven. Classic vanilla sits alongside raspberry and white chocolate, and the (award-winning) chocolate orange, while even guiltier combinations lurk in the other cabinet: think ‘Chocolate Mars-teaser’ and ‘Ferrero Rocher-Nutella’. Proprietor and baker Susan Brown uses local, unsalted butter and free range eggs, and the quality and expertise are matched only by the love that clearly goes into all aspects of this family affair. Cupcakes aside, Humble Pie have also won awards for their biscotti, while the tea, coffee and Spanish-style hot chocolate (to sit in or takeaway) are delightful too. Limited online ordering is available, but specific cupcake orders (including giant ones) are happily made-to-order with notice. Future plans include a standalone bakery to free up floor space, and even more excitingly, a second shop in the Southside of Glasgow.
- Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 8
- Open since: 2010