My thoughts on cupcakes….

It seems not long ago, everyone was into cupcakes. There was a real trend related to taking what was once loved and familiar and reinventing it into something new.  Cupcakes was not an exception.  I could be mistaken, but to me, it seemed like New York, was one, if not the major player in the cupcake revolution.

Magnolia Bakery takes credit for starting the cupcake craze; while I feel it may be a combination of many parties, Magnolia Bakery certainly has had their fair share of celebrity including mentions on Sex and the City, Saturday Night Live, and Devil Wears Prada. I hadn’t actually intended to visit Magnolia Bakery, I just stumbled into it…mainly because I really liked this sign.

The above sign is pretty much the reason I use to justify the purchase of all my kitchen tools.

Background – Red Velvet; Front – Peanut Butter and Jelly filled.  We saved these cupcakes till the end of the day and devoured them in our hotel room, wearing pajamas.

Magnolia Bakery – 401 Bleeker Street, NY, NY (West Village)

Magnolia Bakery on Urbanspoon

Here’s my thoughts on cupcakes…I’m not a huge fan of the taste.  I actually want to like them more.  A few years ago, I wanted to like the cupcake trend but the one thing that throws me off is the balance between cake and icing.  When I want something sweet, I don’t normally turn to cupcakes  For most cupcakes, the experience is more aesthetic than anything else and for most people, the icing makes the cupcake.  What I do like about cupcakes however, is obviously how pretty they look but how bakers seem to be more creative when it comes to cupcakes.

Here is another ironic side to my nature, though I don’t like to eat cupcakes, I like to make them.  A couple of my friends recently got engaged after dating for a few years and knowing each other for most of their lives.  They are as cute as apple pie and ice cream…so that’s what I made.

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