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Are the cupcakes worth the wait at Magnoila Bakery?

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  1. Yes, I think that the Red Velvet cupcakes are definitely worth the wait.......

    1. Am I crazy for thinking that Magnolia cupcakes suck?
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/481174

      Magnolia's Really IS That Bad
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/571391

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        1. re: kathryn

          No you're not crazy. I think cupcakes are kind of silly, but okay. I'll appreciate a good piece of cake, no matter how it is framed or defined. And the Magnolia vanilla did not taste good!

        2. I've said it before in other threads and I'll say it again here now; RUN, don't walk, RUN as fast as you can AWAY from the wretchedness that are Magnolia's cupcakes. They are an abomination and an affront to the very idea of a cupcake. There are PLENTY of other places to go in this city for delicious cupcakes; Magnolia is NOT one of them.

          If you want a Magnolia cupcake experience without the wait, go to a cheap grocery store and ask them if they have any 2 day+ leftover cupcakes.

          In case you can't tell, I feel very strongly about this ;-)

          1. From what I have read Two Little Red Hens has the consensus for the best cupcakes, am I correct? We are only going to be in Manhattan three days and don't want to waste time at mediocre places.

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            1. re: annie23

              Annie--you will *not* be dissppointed in Two Little Red Hens! Unbelievable cupcake. Also, their muffins, cheesecake, cookies & gingerbread are outstanding. Worth the trip.

              1. re: annie23

                I had a stale, dry cupcake from 2 Little RH two years ago and did not return. I would still consider giving it another try.

              2. I don't feel as strongly as some people here. I don't think the cupcakes are bad. Kids love them. But no way in hell are they worth waiting for. It never ceases to amaze me what sheep people are to wait in that line.

                By the way, I have one of the Magnolia cookbooks and it's a snap to make the cupcakes yourself, including the red velvet ones. Which, as I say, kids love.

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                1. re: NYCkaren

                  Same here. I don't particularly love them, but I really don't understand all the hate they get -- they're not NEARLY as bad as Crumbs or Buttercup (DRY cake and super-crumbly frosting from both.) I too dislike their red velvet, but their vanilla cupcake is decent, and their banana pudding is great. Then again I also never stand in a line as I don't go to their WV location...

                  So no, not worth the wait, but if there's no one in line, grab some banana pudding.