I can already hear your eyes rolling, even though that is impossible. That’s how many eyes are rolling. Magnolia Bakery, situated in the heart of the West Village, has been attributed with starting the cupcake craze. True or not, many New Yorkers would say the cupcake craze has come and gone. It is no longer cool to love cupcakes. Only tourists go to Magnolia’s now and that is because they saw it featured in an (ancient) episode of Sex in the City. They aren’t even good! Too sugary, too expensive, too…2005. Well, I am here to tell you that as far as I am concerned, the cupcake craze is far from over. I love the idea of eating a decadent piece of cake without a fork. I love that each cupcake is equally delicious and adorable. I never wander by Bleecker and West 11th and not buy a cupcake – I don’t care if I have to stand in a long line with a bunch of Europeans and Texans to do it. The truth is, I would say that I am discerning when it comes to cupcakes – I’ve tried many I don’t like. In my opinion, there is no better cupcake than the double chocolate (chocolate cake, chocolate frosting) at Magnolias. The cake is cakey. The buttercream is buttery. And the ratio of buttercream to cake is perfect (about 1 to 1).
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