Sunday, January 2, 2011

Magnolia Bakery Review

Tony and my adventure to New York city for New Year's Eve to see the ball drop was ALMOST a total bust.  I say almost because even though we didn't get to even get a peek at the ball, we did get a cupcake fix. When we arrived at NY Penn Station at 9pm the roads anywhere near Time Square were already blocked off.  We heard from a local that you could get a glimpse from central park and 7th Ave.  We walked 10 blocks to central park and seen a massive mob forming in front of 7th ave. We decided to bypass viewing the ball at this point and head over to Magnolias for a sweet night cap.  Once at Magnolias, there was not a big selection to choose from.  In fact, there were red velvet, carrot, and caramel.  There were brownies, bars, and other sweet treats available though.    We ordered a red velvet, a peanut butter bar, and a coconut bar.  When we got to the register the charge was $6.45.  I was like WOW for a cupcake and 2 bars? That's pretty cheap!  UNTIL I opened the box on our train ride home.  Tony and I hopped on the last train out of the city before the ball dropped.  We had the train car pretty much to ourselves.  It was a nice sweet relaxing ride.  We opened the Magnolia box and found only the red velvet cupcake and the peanut butter bar.  The coconut bar was missing.  Tony was devistated, being the good woman I am, I gave him the chocolate Rockette that was on top of the red velvet cupcake.  The red velvet cupcake itself was dry, but the frosting was very good.  The peanut butter bar was delicious fresh peanut butter tasting and not sickening sweet.  We would have loved to have tasted the coconut bar.  On our next trip we will stop by again and hopefully Magnolia's will have a bigger cupcake selection and get our order correct.
Red Velvet cupcake and Peanut Butter Bar

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