While in New York City recently I stopped by Bouchon Bakery, which is located right alongside Rockefeller Plaza. Of course the reason for the visit was that I’d heard their giant macarons were tasty and I had to try them for myself.
I went with the giant caramel macaron from Bouchon and it was as amazing as I’d hoped it would be. Oftentimes when you find caramel macarons the filling will be pure caramel, which is obviously as amazing as it sounds. Bouchon stuck with a caramel-flavored buttercream and I have absolutely no complaints. Continue reading →
It only makes sense to start out this blog with a stop into Magnolia Bakery, the little shop that kicked off the cupcake craze thanks to a well-timed collaboration with Sex and the City.
I first tried Magnolia a few years ago, and it set off what I have since called my “cupcake tour. ” Wherever I travel I search out a local cupcake or two or three. I’ve tried them north, east, south, and west, and I’ve even tried a few international cupcakes. While cupcakes have been my treat of choice, I’ve come to accept that I have the world’s largest sweet tooth. Hence this blog. This is the space where I’ll share my cupcake travels with you, as well as my obsession with any and all desserts!
Now, back to Magnolia.
I wasn’t impressed when I tried the cupcakes from Magnolia a few years ago. The cake wasn’t incredible and the frosting was too gritty and overly sweet. My friend Shannon told me she loves Magnolia because they remind her of homemade cupcakes, but I’d argue not in a good way. The best cupcakes strike a fine balance between tasting homemade and being a bit more refined. Magnolia, in my opinion, hasn’t gotten the second part down. Continue reading →