August 2, 2013

Magnolia Cupcake Bakery

I'm sure by now that most (if not all) of you have heard of Magnolia Bakery and about the amazing cupcakes and desserts that they make. There's probably not much I can say that hasn't been said before, but that the reputation is well deserved. I heard about Magnolia Bakery years ago and so when I decided to go to New York it was quickly added to my list of places to go. I had wanted to visit their famous Bleecker St store, but my friend and I were wandering past the store near Rockefeller Centre and decided we just had to go in.
Here are my two purchases - a red velvet cupcake and a vanilla whoopie pie with maple cream cheese frosting.
Rhe red velvet cupcake was great, very fresh and moist but I thought the frosting was a little too sweet. I prefer a cream cheese frosting on my red velvet cupcakes. I do love the way they swirl the frosting on top of the cupcakes, I'd love to learn how to do this.
My favourite would have to have been the whoopie pie though, very sweet thanks to the maple flavour but so so good.
It was nice to be able to finally taste a truly American whoopie pie. I've made some myself in the past but they didn't turn out like this and I didn't have anything to compare them to. It's made out of two very soft biscuits, sandwiched together with lots of frosting.

Magnolia Cupcake Bakery
Rockefeller Center
1240 Avenue of the Americas at 49th Street
New York
Tel.: 212.767.1123
Store Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 7am-10pm / Friday: 7am-12am / Saturday: 8am-12am / Sunday: 8am-10pm

1 comment:

  1. the first time i went to magnolia bakery I thought it was great...the second time, 5 years later I was SO disappointed. The store we went to (the original store in Grennwich Village) didn't have red velvet cupcakes (hello, I know right) and the cupcakes we bought weren't great. Over frosted and frosted when warm so all the frosting just oozed everywhere. It broke my heart!


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