Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Magnolia Bakery at Grand Central Terminal

Being in the city this past Saturday, one of my "to do" list things was Magnolia in Grand Central. They had been working on the bakery for quite a long while and I was excited to see what they did and also to try the new "Grand Central" cuppie. Since my mom and I have had this obsession with red velvet everything, I got a piece of their red velvet cake. Well, didn't photograph it but wasn't worth the photo. Very dry and not a top cake. Junior's won that one, hands down. Here is Magnolia's newest location:
very cute counter...looks like the one at Rock Center...not too busy
I liked the window where you can watch them work 
waiting to be iced ....
did someone say icing? as in tubs of it .....
she was nice enough to allow me to shoot her 
would you like to do this job???
what I came for...the Grand Central cuppie...they looked gorgeous
have you ever had a hummingbird cake? these I had to try as well 
cuppies held captive .....
the Grand Central cuppie was a bit disappointing...icing was excellent but cake a bit dry....
this one was soo excellent and moist...if you like bananna, pineapple and pecans...this is your cuppie!!

Magnolia was a bit disappointing to me this time. I think if you are paying over $3.00 for a cupcake, it should be the best possible. I always tell people however to form your own opinion. Try them for yourself and see what you think.  

Cannoli Dreams for You.....until next post 

Magnolia Bakery Grand Central Terminal
Lower Food Court

Magnolia Bakery on Urbanspoon

Directions to Grand Central
Grand Central is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, on 42nd Street and Park Avenue.
Grand Central can be accessed by all forms of public transportation including:
Train - MTA Metro-North Railroad
Subway - 4, 5, 6, 7, and S lines
Bus - M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M42, M98, M101, M102, M104, Q32

There is a limited amount of private parking facilities in the Grand Central Neighborhood. Parking on adjoining side streets is limited to specific days and times and is metered.
We are sorry, but lockers are not available for luggage storage.



Chef Diva said...

I thought I was the only one that thought there cupcake were really dry. On my spare time I like to visit bakeries and see what’s hot and try there cakes/pastries. I visited Magnolias in Times Square last October and bought a couple of there cupcakes. They were dry. I thought it was just me, but I know a dry cupcake when I EAT one!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I also think a lot of Magnolia's cupcakes are dry. I do like hummingbird cakes, so I'd love to try that one. The Grand Central cuppie was so pretty!

Mary Bergfeld said...

I found your blog by chance but will be back often. I loved the tour of the Magnolia Bakery. We left the are ten years ago and I think I've a found a blog to help with occasional bouts of homesickness. You are doing a great job. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

welcome Mary and thank you for the kind words. glad you are enjoying the blog.

Merisi said...

Thank you for this update!

I shot a few cupcakes the other day, at a pastry shop here. Suddenly, even here, cupcakes are all the rage. Have not taste any yet.

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