i went to Magnolia Bakery (first time!) last night to meet an old friend and catch up over cupcakes.
(if the name sounds vaguely familiar to you it's because Magnolia is the place Carrie Bradshaw made famous in 2000 which then kicked off a big cupcake craze which, according to the New York Times, has spread to the Middle East. viva la cupcake!)
i had a vanilla cupcake with chocolate buttercream frosting.
(there are two because i had to bring one home for my fiance. awwwww)
my friend went a different route and got the mini red velvet cheesecake.
and you know what? we weren't that impressed! i mean...the cakes were good. (let's be honest...anything frosted is good.) but they weren't that good. i think it was the frosting...i don't think i'm a buttercream kind of girl so much as a "this is so sweet i think my back molars just fell out and i've developed type 2 diabetes" sort of girl.
so i think i need to find my most favorite cupcake in all of NYC.
possible stops on the tour will include:
Magnolia Bakery (been, obv, but we shall go for my cupcake tasting teammates)
Crumbs Bake Shop
Buttercup Bake Shop
Cupcake Cafe (Sharon, have you and i already been here? i forget.)
Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery
Polka Dot Cake Studio
who's with me?