Magnolia Bakery: A Taste of Sex in the City in New York

Diana Chan June 29, 2012 Bakery, Midtown West, Three Beakers

If you have ever watched Sex in the City, you will know about this famous bakery. CanuckGirl and I were just walking around Rockefeller Center and suddenly just saw the bakery and immediately lined up. Since this isn’t the original location, it wasn’t too busy. It wasn’t too difficult getting a few of their cupcakes. For those who have never seen the clip of Carrie eating Magnolia Cupcakes, the clip is below.

The exterior and interior is very beautiful and a bit retro. You order on the left and you pay at the cashier in the back.

I went straight for the cupcakes and they had a few different varieties.

Once I picked my cupcakes, they all went into a very travel friendly box!

Your cupcakes won’t be moving around the box! Definitely very travel friendly! Too bad I couldn’t wait to eat it…so we ate it on a street corner. We couldn’t find a table.

S’mores Cupcake ($3.50) was very messy to eat! The wrapper was sticky so it will definitely need some napkins.

The cupcake is comprised of a graham flavored cupcake dipped and filled with chocolate ganache with a meringue icing. It was good, but not the best cupcake I’ve had.

Red Velvet Cupcake ($3.50) was bright red and topped with a meringue icing.

It was very bright inside and obviously has a lot of food coloring. The color of the cupcake is very vibrant, but the flavour wasn’t anything exciting.

Overall, its a great place for Sex in the City fans to go to and reminisce, but the quality and the flavours aren’t there.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Very close to Rockafeller Centre
  • Is not the original location
  • Can get a bit busy during peak hours

We Rate Magnolia Bakery
1240 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY


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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.


  1. Sandra W. June 29, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of their cupcakes either, but I really love their white chocolate macadamia cheesecakes. Please try that out next time if you have a chance to go back there. I try to get one of those every time I’m in NY!

    • DesignGirl June 30, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      Added to the list! I’ll probably return in a few years or so =)

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