I was dedicated to checking out some cupcakes while in New York. The first place I went was Hot & Crusty. They have several locations around the city. The best thing about this bakery is their commitment to making products with no preservatives, additives or chemicals. They say they don’t cut corners and use the best quality ingredients. It has always been hard for me to pass up Red Velvet. So, to keep true to my fashion I went for it. It was so moist, buttery creamy, fluffy, tasty, and delicious.
Another place that everyone in New York goes to, and by everyone I mean everyone, is Magnolia Bakery. Honestly, you take a number and wait outside. It was freezing cold one night and there were several people waiting outside! I decided to go to Bloomingdales where there is a Magnolia Bakery on the first floor. This adorable little house decoration was in their window. I picked out the December cupcake of the month, the gingerbread cupcake. It was not too sweet and so soft. The cupcake was spiced with gingerbread and the icing was smooth vanilla bean meringue buttercream. From what I’ve read, Magnolia Bakery became so busy because it was in a Sex and the City episode. Next time I am in New York I will try their banana pudding, I hear it is the best!