Michelle Lopez

Michelle Lopez

United States

  • Food
Hummingbird High is a desserts and baking blog focused on using seasonal, high-quality ingredients. Hummingbird High has been featured in many prestigious online and print food publications including Better Homes & Gardens, Food & Wine, Food52, and The Kitchn, as well as online mainstream publications like The Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. In 2013 and 2015, Saveur Magazine selected Hummingbird High from a pool of 50,000+ blogs to be one of the six finalists for the Best Desserts & Baking Blog in Saveur Magazine’s Best Food Blog Awards. Hummingbird High was created in 2011 by Michelle Lopez, who bakes, writes, photographs, and edits all content on the blog. Michelle currently lives in San Francisco, CA, where she works as an engineer at Yelp and is an occasional freelance photographer for local restaurants and food-related events. Most recently, she was an events photographer for Bon Appetit Magazine’s Feast, a premier food and drink festival.
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  • sneaking in one last pumpkin pie tip before i head out for #thanksgiving… credit to @cloudykitchen for recently teaching me this one!!! if you have bubbles in your pumpkin pie after pouring it in...
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  • 🦃 ALL MY BEST THANKSGIVING BAKING RECIPES, IN ONE PLACE. 🦃 Grab the links to everything on #hummingbirdhigh via the link in my profile! Here's everything featured (but there's even more in th...
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  • 🍫 BLACK BOTTOM CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE 🍫 This week, I’ve shown you all my fave tricks to level up your Thanksgiving pie–and this one is my fave of them all!!! Grab the full recipe on #humming...
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  • 🍫🥧 CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE 🥧🍫 Because I’ve never been the biggest pumpkin pie girlie… sorry!!! 🫣😝😘 Recipe on #hummingbirdhigh, link in profile!
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  • 🍎🥧 APPLE PIE CINNAMON ROLLS 🥧🍎 Can’t decide between apple pie versus a cinnamon roll?! You don’t have to!!! Get this recipe by supporting #hummingbirdhigh on Patreon–learn more in...
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  • @libbyspumpkin pie recipe, but made better with a few of my fave pie baking tips!!! 1) prebake the crust before the filling (doing so helps keep it crispy after it’s filled), 2) waterproof the bo...
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  • After 2+ years of pandemic wedding delays and hassles, we finally decided to just elope in Vegas earlier this week! We took our own (serious and goofy) wedding photos with a tripod and a timer, I ...
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  • 🇸🇪👸🏼🍰 SWEDISH PRINCESS LAYER CAKE 🍰👸🏼🇸🇪 I turned the traditional Swedish pastry cake into a layer cake (made famous by @ikea in the USA!) for #hummingbirdhigh’s ELEV...
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  • #AD 🌈 RAINBOW FROZEN PUDDING DOTS 🌈The past few weeks have been CRAZY busy, but I got through it all—last minute travel, crazy deadlines for work, and even an impromptu bathroom remodel! I...
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  • 🎃 HOMEMADE PUMPKIN PIE SPICE 🎃 Am I too late? Is everybody sick of this yet? In any case, grab variations like “Vanilla Pumpkin Pie Spice”, “Chai Pumpkin Pie Spice”, and “Actually S...
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  • 🧀🌽 CHEESE STUFFED CORN MUFFINS 🌽🧀 This recipe is from @emcdowell’s amazing new cookbook, #savorybaking!!! And if you live in #portland, come join me and Erin this Friday at @powellsbo...
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  • 🍁 SOFT AND CHEWY MAPLE SUGAR COOKIES 🍁 You guys! This cookie recipe was a BEAST to develop. Why? It has both maple sugar AND maple syrup in the dough, making it extra flavorful and delicious....
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  • 🧡 NOT CAKEY Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies 🧡 I’ve had way too many cakey pumpkin chocolate chip cookies that are way more similar to muffin tops, or even scones AND I HATE IT. So I set out ...
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  • #Ad 🌈 RAINBOW FROZEN PUDDING DOTS 🌈 One of my favorite things in life is when I stumble upon a dessert recipe that is quick, easy, and incredibly fun to make—it’s #FUNexpected 😝😝...
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  • 💜 UBE HALAYA JAM RECIPE 💜 In honor of #filipinoamericanhistorymonth, I’m schooling everybody on ube halaya jam, the key ingredient behind the flavor and color of most #ube dessert recipes. ...
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  • 🧡💛 SMALL BATCH PUMPKIN CREAM CHEESE MUFFINS 💛🧡 This muffin recipe has everything you want: moist pumpkin spice muffin cake swirled with tangy cream cheese, bakery-style tall and domed m...
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  • 🥛🥛🥛TASTE TESTING BUTTERMILK SUBSTITUTES IN BUTTERMILK BISCUITS🥛🥛🥛 Y’all, I’m shook…SHOOK! Check out my blog post on #hummingbirdhigh (link in profile) about why you really s...
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  • 🧁 JUST. ONE. CHOCOLATE. CUPCAKE. RECIPE. 🧁 My friend @mollyyeh’s new cookbook #homeiswheretheeggsare came out this week and contains the ultimate #smallbatchbaking recipe that makes JUST ON...
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  • 🥕🍤🍗 IT’S DINNER TIME FOR MY CAT, PENDLETON! 🍗🍤🥕 #ad I love feeding him @fancyfeastcatfood Medleys because I know that their recipes are crafted by real chefs and cat nutritionis...
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  • 🥛 THE BEST BUTTERMILK SUBSTITUTES IN BAKING 🥛 Y’all, I’m shook. Before this taste test I really thought that real buttermilk was gonna shine through. But I literally could not tell the di...
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  • 🧁📸 CALLING ALL BAKERS AND PHOTO MAKERS! 🧁📸 Want a chance to win the beautiful new @kitchenaidusa stand mixer (complete with a COPPER stand mixer bowl, see it in my stories!) and a bunch...
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  • 🥕 CARROT CAKE RECIPE FOR AN 8-INCH SQUARE PAN 🥕 Brown butter carrot cake for when you don’t want to commit to a layer or sheet cake. 😝 Recipe is exclusive to my Patreon supporters–lear...
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  • 🍕 HOMEMADE PIZZA FOR DATE NIGHT🍕 Yes, it’s possible to make any kind of pizza at home thanks to Breville’s Smart Oven Pizzaiolo! The oven can reach a whopping 750F (the perfect temp for m...
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  • 🍫 EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BOX MIX BROWNIES 🍫 Want to know the best tasting box mix brand? I got you. Want to know the best ghirardelli brownie box mix flavor? I got you. Want to k...
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  • 🍓🍵 STRAWBERRY MATCHA LATTE 🍵🍓 This three layered iced strawberry matcha latte is inspired by bobaguys famous drink and tastes like summer time in a glass! Grab the recipe on #hummingbir...
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  • 🍳🐈 BREAKFAST TIME AT CASA #HUMMINGBIRDHIGH 🐈🍳 I love incorporating little rituals that add cheer and joy to a busy day. One of those is taking 5 to 10 minutes to eat some breakfast toas...
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  • 🍌 BANANA CINNAMON MUFFINS 🍌 The best part about muffins are their domed, sky-high, crispy tops and these do NOT disappoint with their crunchy cinnamon sugar tops. Grab the recipe on #hummingb...
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  • ☕️ EARL GREY TIRAMISU ☕️ If you’re a fan of creamy, dreamy Earl Grey tea, you’re going to LOVE this vanilla Earl Grey tiramisu. I swapped out the coffee/espresso in a classic tiramisu r...
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  • TAKE THE #HUMMINGBIRDHIGH READER SURVEY! If you’re a reader or follower of my blog and accounts, I’d love to know what you think of my recipes and learn more about what you hope to see more on ...
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  • Taste testing popular ghirardelli brownie box mix hacks!!! Let me know if you have any other tips or tricks I should try next 🤗
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  • 🍫🔥🍪 S’MORES CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES 🍪🔥🍫 Oops, I missed #nationasmoresday yesterday! But tbh it’s always s’mores day in my house. Like, who can resist these molten, sticky, go...
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  • ☁️☕️ COPYCAT starbucks VANILLA SWEET CREAM COLD FOAM ☕️☁️ because 1) it’s still iced coffee season (the best season), 2) i can’t afford the $1.25 upgrade to my coffee order ever...
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  • 💖 HAWAIIAN PINK GUAVA SHEET CAKE RECIPE 💖 Made this from alanakysar’s cookbook a month ago, still haven’t forgotten it. 😍😍😍 Grab a link to the recipe on #hummingbirdhigh via the ...
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  • 💛 SMALL BATCH LEMON POPPY SEED MUFFINS 💛 Recipe makes FOUR muffins, with three kinds of lemon (lemon zest, juice, and oil) and those beautiful, sky-high bakery-style muffin tops. Recipe on #h...
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  • 🍪 SMALL BATCH CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES 🍪 I’m technically on a diet but It’s #nationalchocolatechipcookieday and I couldn’t resist so I made 4 CCCs and ate 2 of them and considered that a ...
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  • 🍓 STRAWBERRY TIRAMISU 🍓 is the perfect summer dessert, let me count all the ways: 1) no bake so you don’t have to deal with turning your oven on? ✔️ 2) uses fresh seasonal summer fruit?...
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