If you’re looking for a sweet spot to get your sugar fix, head over to one of the Magnolia Bakery shops located in the West Village, Upper West Side, and Midtown.
Boasting a cozy ambiance and charming décor, this quaint bakery dishes out a variety of decadent desserts and world-famous cupcakes that are so good, lines of flocking foodies often form outside of the shop and stretch down the sidewalk.
Since opening its doors in 1996 with the mission to put cupcakes back on the map, Magnolia Bakery has fueled a longstanding cupcake craze, thus transforming these dainty cakes into a staple confection within the New York City culture.
Cloaked behind Magnolia’s lace curtain-clad windows, you will find a bustling sweet scene where top-notch bakers, amidst the buzz of batter filled mixers, swirl buttercream on their freshly baked cupcakes and bedeck each carefully crafted confection in delicate pearls and dainty sugar designs.
The main counter of Magnolia Bakery looks like a scene from an extravagant tea party, prominently displaying pedestals piled high with colorful confections beside beautiful cakes concealed in gleaming bell jars. While alongside, patrons peer into glass cases teeming with a variety of tempting treats amidst rows of cupcakes frosted in pretty pastels.
Magnolia Bakery boasts a long list of sweets that include a rotating menu of over 160 tasty treats. Stop by and satisfy your sugar craving with Magnolia’s insanely popular banana pudding or try a world-class cupcake crafted in flavors ranging from Red Velvet and German Chocolate to Pistachio and Peanut Butter & Jelly. Or, if you’re not in the mood for a cupcake, indulge with a slice of Peanut Butter Icebox Pie, Blueberry Jamboree or Chocolate Pudding Pie.
Whether you stop by this cute confectionary for an afternoon indulgence or a decadent evening dessert, you are sure to feel like Carrie Bradshaw in a scene from Sex in the City as you sit on the bench outside Magnolia Bakery and devour a mouthwatering sweet treat.
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