Magnolia Bakery

August 16, 2011

I find it quite hard to believe that tomorrow, on the 17th, it has been one whole year since I started my blog. I’ve had such a lovely time, sharing my stories with you. Thank you so much for all your support and kind words, and for encouraging all my food ramblings, ravings, recommendations and recipes. I adore writing about food, and any enjoyment it brings others is just fabulous.

And so, on this celebratory occasion, I felt it would be rather perfect if I shared my recent visit to Magnolia Bakery in Greenwich Village, New York City. What says celebration more than cake?

The store was quite gorgeous, complete with a vintage mixer, the exact same one I have at home.

Gloriously decorated cakes were sitting tall and pretty on their stands – mud, carrot, pistachio…

…and rows of cute little cupcakes lined the store.

I chose a classic Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream.

We took our little cakes to go, hired some bikes and rode along the Hudson River from the West Village to Colombia University on the Upper West Side.

Along the way we stopped in a park for our sweet treat.

The cupcakes were so light and moist, the best I’ve ever had (granted my research has not been extensive). The Buttercream frosting was delightful – perfectly sweet and light. With a beautiful, soft pink tinge.

Note the man in speedos sunbaking behind us…it was that hot.

Peta chose the chocolate frosting, which was delicious also, yet I preferred the vanilla. It was perfect to me in that moment.

Cupcake Buttercream perfection. All I needed was a candle.

Heidi xo

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  • Hannah August 16, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Yes yes yes, cupcakes good… but Heidi, your dress! The most beautiful of beautifuls!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) August 16, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    How very delightful!

  • wikigirl August 16, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Yum!! I have to go back there in September, I'm only in NY for a 1.5 days but I'm making it my mission to get there 🙂

  • Leah August 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Looks like a beautiful day had in NY. Still very jealous hahaha 🙂

  • Michelle Chin August 16, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I blogged about magnolia too! What a coincidence!

  • Blithely Unaware August 16, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    yum yum yummmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Loving your instagram updates to bits!!! Can't wait for more, more, MORE USA posts!!! Especially the wedding ones 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Iron Chef Shellie August 16, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    ahhhhhh so jealous!!!

    ewwww speedo man!!!

    PS. Happy 1st bloggy birthday!!

  • Hannah August 16, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Oooh looks like you're having such a splendid times, cupcakes & lovely weather 🙂 xx

  • Terry Turtle August 16, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    happy birthday!!!

  • Julia @ Boredom Abounds August 17, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I'm so bummed I didn't go there when I was in New York years ago – so many people rave about it! They do look divine. Luckily I stopped in at The Hummingbird Bakery in Notting Hill when we were in London a couple of years ago and indulged in a red velvet cupcake. So good.

  • Lisa August 17, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    For me, anything vanilla is the true test. Other stronger flavours can hide a not so great mix, but vanilla, that pure flavour is the ultimate test. Looks like the magnolia bakery really does live up to its reputation.

  • Anna Johnston August 17, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Oh your sooooo cool. I love it, your a stunner too. Happy bloggie birthday. Great to call you a blog buddy. 🙂 To this one and a bunch more. Xxx

  • Kath (My Funny Little Life) August 18, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Happy blogging anniversary! What a wonderful way to celebrate a blog birthday! 🙂

  • InTolerant Chef August 20, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Happy blog birthday Heidi, what a lovely way to celebrate! I love the old mixer in the window too.

  • The Food Mentalist August 20, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Great photos and post. Love this bakery!!! Yum