15 September 2008

When I was in New York a few years ago, I visited the famous Magnolia Bakery and had myself a few cupcakes. They were good, but not great. I felt like maybe I built them up too much or something. About a month ago a good friend used the Magnolia Vanilla recipe to bake some sweet lovely cupcakes for her daughters birthday. When I ate her cupcakes I was in such a happy place, these were what cupcakes should taste like. I have been mildly obsessed with these cupcakes ever since. When we got an invitation to a gathering with family this past Sunday I decided it was a perfect opportunity to try and master Magnolia's Cupcakes. The recipe was quite easy, it was the frosting that would be my battle for a great little cake. My friend used a cream-cheese frosting which I am generally partial to, but I wanted to see if I could make a great little cake with the butter-cream that Magnolia uses. As you can see from the picture of their cakes they use way too much sickly sugary frosting, and I was not going to make that same mistake. I pulled out a star-tip, slopped some vanilla frosting in a zip-lock bag and viola my magical cupcakes were born with just a thin layer of frosting. You tell me which cupcakes you'd rather eat. Mine or Theirs?

9 comments:

hannah m said...

Oh, definitely yours, any day of the week! Mmmmmmm, cupcakes. And I love a cupcake with sprinkles!

hannah m said...

PS - LOVE the new look of your blog, by the by!

Carrie said...

Sorry dude, I am all about the frosting! To me, the cake is just a frosting delivery mechanism!

We should go to Sprinkles when it opens at Stanford in a couple weeks.

karolina said...

hi amy! your cupcakes look awesome! right on with the *sane* amount of icing.

DFederighi said...

I did the sprinkles. I wasn't trained or anything, I just had the skills inside of me. Thanks for letting me shine sweetheart.

AmyK said...

Looks like Carrie and I will make perfect partners to share a cupcake. But Karolina, Hannah and I might be fighting over the last one ;) Sweet husband, you continue to crack me up!

Ducky said...

Yours!

Anonymous said...

Cupcakes are the perfect food- yc

stoylee said...

mmmmm, they look so good? why didn't you bring any to work and share? we must have a pot luck as an excuse for me to sample some of your delights!

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