Monday, June 21, 2010
Cupcake Critique: Magnolia
Magnolia is probably one of the most famous bakeries in New York after being approved by Carrie Bradshaw and featured daily on the Sex and the City tours. There's speculation that they are arrogant and that the SATC Tour is dropping them but I'm not here for the gossip - I'm here for the goodies.
Magnolia's cupcakes have undoubtably the best texture - feather light and melt in your mouth - it's like a little taste of heaven. The icing unfortunately lets the whole magic down - big time. It's not that the icing tastes bad, it's just that there is so much of it and it is so so rich. Too rich. Too much. It doesn't balance with the lightness of the cookie and takes the whole fun out of eating the cupcake because you almost feel nauseous after you've tried to eat the whole thing. (p.s. don't try eat the whole thing)
If you don't go for the cupcakes at Magnolia, please do yourself a favour and try the banana pudding. It'll change your taste buds.
Magnolia, your buttercream cupcake can eat this: