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New York Cupcakes

Hot & Crusty

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.

Magnolia Bakery

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!

Tiffany’s at Christmas

Tiffany's 5th Ave Windows

You probably have guessed by now that I love Tiffany’s. I think most girls do. The first place I visited while in New York was Tiffany’s on Wall Street. We just happened to be in the area. The front of the store had some scaffolding for work being done. Beautiful store inside. I picked up the Tiffany silver apple charm for my bracelet. It was surprisingly heavier than I expected. I prefer charms that have meaning to them. This charm will always remind me of my time in the Big Apple.

It was two days later that I was able to visit Tiffany’s on 5th Avenue. The window displays were so pretty! Tiffany’s had a Merry-Go-Round theme in the windows. The horses moved up and down while the animals crossed over the bridge. The outside of the windows were covered to make them all look like part of the merry-go-round. Inside on the third floor was a sleigh. Merry-go-round horses were placed in front of it instead of reindeer. A multitude of Christmas trees frosted with snow and decorated with round balls of a blues, reds, silver, and gold were found throughout the store. Since I already bought my charm at the Wall Street store I purchased a tree ornament from this store. I asked for the teddy bear in a stocking, but when I returned home to Florida it was just the teddy bear. That will be a cute little story for this ornament.

I am still hoping to receive the Tiffany Blue Cupcake for Christmas. I will keep you posted on that.

Tiffany's 5th Ave

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