Since today we all “sprang ahead” and lost an hour in the day, I somehow found myself short on time.
It seems that the hour I lost is the hour I would have gone to the gym, done my laundry, cooked dinner and written this post.
Please enjoy this photo journal of my weekend slash cop-out post brought to you by daylight savings time.
My favorite part of Magnolia, aside from the pound of confectioner’s sugar frosting that they heap onto each perfect cupcake, is the decor – old-fashioned and “shabby chic” with frilly, feminine curtains and artisan cakestands and platters displayed in the windows.
Amid mile-high red velvet cakes, bakery racks full of cheesecake bars and chocolate tortes, jars full of freshly-baked cookies, it was clear from the line out the door and the small storefront full to capacity that the crowd comes for the cupcakes.
They were almost too pretty to eat. But we managed.
After Magnolia, we stopped by Eleni’s in Chelsea Market, where I was able to snap these two pictures before we were reprimanded by the lovely, well-mannered clerk at the bakery.
Upon leaving Chelsea Market, we stumbled upon Billy’s Bakery, a 1940’s-esque bakery where I was less impressed by the cupcakes than I was by their monster sized pies and confections.
Luckily, we did a lot of walking.
If you’re in New York, what are your favorite bakeries? If you’re not in New York, which ones are you dying to try?