Magnolia Bakery originated in New York City in 1996, on a quiet corner in the heart of Greenwich Village. Now there are six Magnolia Bakery’s. I’ve been to the one in Grand Central Station in New York City, but lucky for me, one just opened up in Los Angeles on 3rd Street close to the Beverly Center mall (and conveniently close to the E! office where I work!).
The bakery is so cute and charming- everything is pastel colors with black and white checkered floors, it’s just a sweet little dessert shop. The cupcakes and cakes are famous from there, but I always just get the banana pudding. I think it’s the best thing they have. It’s not heavy- it’s super light and fluffy with chunks of fresh banana and vanilla wafers.
|~Lemon Meringue Cupcake w/ Butter Cream Frosting
~Caramel cupcake w/ sweet cream cheese frosting and toasted pecans