Magnolia Bakery

Price: 
1
Rating: 
9.10
Cuisine: 
Bakery
Cupcakes
Desserts
Hours: 
Mon–Thu, Sun: 9:00 AM–11:30 PM Fri–Sat: 9:00 AM–12:30 AM
401 Bleecker St (W 11th St.)
New York 10014
(212) 462-2572
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This is it, folks — the one that started it all. Magnolia Bakery is often credited with kicking off the cupcake craze way back when, thanks to a Sex in the City reference. Magnolia's iconic cupcakes are frosted in their classic pastel color palette and decorated with hand-colored sprinkles, making them instantly recognizable in a crowd. The Daily Meal questions the wisdom of offering a red velvet cake without cream cheese frosting (though it is an option if you request it), and advises you to go for the Hummingbird instead a banana, pineapple and pecan cake with sweet cream cheese icing, topped with toasted pecans. — Marilyn He, 11/8/2012