- geg5150 Jun 18, 2007 09:50 PM
Oh, and I forgot to mention that we also stopped into Magnolia Bakery on Sunday on our way back to the hotel to head to the airport. I'd walked past Magnolia about four times over the weekend, always with a line, and I wasn't going to leave the city without a damn cupcake! I had no idea what to expect. The line was well managed, but the patrons were a little overzealous, I think I saw the beginnings of a cat fight. And when some took the last vanilla with vanilla icing, a riot almost started. I was afraid that these babies were going to be $7 each, so I was very happy with the reasonable price of $2 each.
I got two. One vanilla with chocolate icing and one chocolate with blue vanilla icing. I carried those darn cupcakes on the train, the cab, through security, and finally while ensconced in JFK airport, I opened the box. O was expecting angels to sing. They didn't. One for me and one for my BF. He wanted the white one, I took the chocolate with vanilla icing.
WHOA! Sweet! Sweet! Sweet! Can you get a brain freeze from something being so sweet. The cake was ok, not as moist as I like the cake to be. I did like the consistency of the icing alot, but it was just so sweet. I've had better cupcakes.
Now I can say I've been there, done that.
I really like Magnolia cupcakes but only the vanilla cake with vanilla icing. I do not like their chocolate cake or icing, at all. They are really sweet, but I love the consistency of the icing and the yummy vanilla flavor. My husband visits the city a few times a year on business and he alway brings us back a dozen or so cupcakes. We fight over them when he gets home.
I may try out a Buttercup Bakery cupcake while I am in the city next week. I've been curious to try out their goods.
Magnolia is the Emperor's new cupcakes. Not only are the cupcakes nothing special, but the staff there is beyond rude and unhelpful.
i've tried Magnolia twice...thinking i just got a bad batch the first time. But both times, i took a bite, and threw it into the nearest garbage can. The cake was so dry. I read recently though, that some people actually prefer dry cake as opposed to moist cake. Maybe it's a regional preference?? since all of the cupcake places i've tried in NYC have had dry cake. I think in the south, Magnolia would be out of business within a day.
I hate dry cupcakes as well; it's pretty hard to keep cupcakes moist, though, due to their size, but I would have though Magnolia would be doing better than most since their stuff flies off the shelf. I've had dry, crumbly cupcakes at babycakes, Billy's, Crumbs, Amy's Bread, Cupcake Cafe...it's very hit or miss.
'wichcraft does a great cream-filled chocolate cupcake that is never dry! Sugar Sweet Sunshine is usually moister than most. And whoever supplies Grey Dog with cupcakes gets it right, too.