What is the story of Magnolia Bakery?
Magnolia Bakery was founded in 1996 in New York’s West Village. It was not long before this establishment gained notoriety for not only its classic American baked goods, because it was also very warm and inviting.
The vintage décor in the old building just added to the character of Magnolia. In 2007, some major changes began to take place. The original owner decided to step down and sold the business to the husband and wife team of Steve and Tyra Abrams.
Over the next several years Steve and Tyra would begin to expand the bakery, while keeping the roots and soul of Magnolia intact. Thanks to them one we do not have to go to New York to enjoy an original Magnolia Cupcake.
They can now be found in Chicago, Los Angeles, D.C., Boston, and even through parts of southeast Asia and the Middle East. And if you are still out of driving distance from any of these locations, they also now offer nationwide shipping on select products.
How much is a cupcake at Magnolia Bakery?
Contrary to what you might think, these famous cupcakes can be yours for only $3.95 each. Not too bad considering how popular these little guys are. Actually, the entire menu looks fairly priced and extremely delicious. Look at your own risk.
How do you frost cupcakes like Magnolia Bakery?
In order to do it like they do at Magnolia can be quite difficult for the beginner home baker until you get the hang of it. Take an offset spatula and get a good scoop of frosting on there. Holding the cupcake up in one hand, dab the frosting on the top of the cupcake and rotate it until it forms a plateau on top.
Then with a scooping motion turn the cupcake in the opposite direction as before and begin to pull the spatula away from the cupcake. This will give it that iconic look that Magnolia Bakery cupcakes are known for.
Do Magnolia Bakery cupcakes need to be refrigerated?
Just in case anyone has the discipline to not devour a Magnolia Bakery cupcake onsite, DO NOT refrigerate them. Instead, store them in an airtight container at room temperature.