401 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
11/05/2011Provided by Citysearch -
WTF happened to this place. Granted I was unimpressed the first time I visited Magnolia, but something has definitely happened to the quality of what they define as ""cupcakes"" at this place. My friend brought me some red velvet cupcakes and I am convinced that they were no more than some basic cake batter mix with food coloring and butter cream frosting. ""Butter Cream!!!"" Someone please send them a recipe, or for you folks at the bakery, if you run out of true ingredients, don't try to pass them of as red velvet. Those of us who have had good ones before know what to expect. Magnolia is riding on reputation and that ride is bumpy, slowing down, and heading for a cliff. I say good riddance! Your distain for your customers is sure to be reciprocated.
05/23/2011Provided by Citysearch -
This was a total disappointment! My friends and I were in the West Village and decided to stop by and try the famous cupcakes. So glad we didn't make a special trip out here. There was very little selection (only 3 or 4 different types when I was there) and although they weren't horrible, there was absolutely nothing special about Magnolia Cupcakes. Definitely not worth the trip or the $2.75 per cupcake.
05/04/2011Provided by Citysearch -
WORST CUPCAKES I'VE EVER HAD!!! I was visiting NYC and so excited to try the cupcakes at Magnolia. Bought 3 dozen to take home with me to share with friends and family. Got in the taxi, opened box, tasted one and almost spit it out. DRY, DRY, DRY and tasteless. Also, staff was rude and snooty. Such a disappointment.
04/22/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Been trying to get to Magnolia for months...finally went today and it was such a let down....the cupcakes were dry, DRY I tell you. The frosting on the red velvet was nice b/c it wasn't your traditional cream cheese frosting, and the cake itself was a gorgeous red, but it was not moist at all. Also tried the pistachio, and chocolate and both were very dry. So bummed- my fave is still Sprinkle's in LA, and I hear it's coming to NY so look out for that! Butter Lane's was good, Buttercup was dry, and Crumb's was decent.....! Haven't got to Bill's or Amy's yet- how are they??
I planned on a Magnolia Red Velvet cake for my birthday, invited many people to share this ""special"" cake. What a disappointment!! The cake had NO flavor. The vanilla frosting left a greasy taste in your mouth. What a ripoff, $57, don't mind paying for a quality item, but this was not it. Not one guest asked for second piece, nor did they comment on good taste, etc. This is my second purchase, first was cupcakes as other reviews state, they were DRY and overpriced for their lacking. Overrated, hype.
Never again. If you want real Red Velvet cake, the only place to go is Cake Man Raven on Fulton St. in Bklyn.
09/26/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I don't know how this bakery's cupcakes became so popular, they are awful. The cupcake is the same size as a cupcake you could bake yourself. The cake is dry and the icing is too sweet. I could buy a box cake mix and can of icing and make a much better cupcake. I wouldn't normally take the time to review something but I feel that people should know that they are being ripped off and that the product they are buying isn't even worth it.
09/03/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I recently visited New York City for the 1st time. My daughter and I decided to try Magnolia. Line was out the door but it didn't take long to get inside. Very disappointed in the selection of cupcakes that they had. Red velvet was very dry and the frosting was terrible. The check out line took longer than the line to get into the place. People that got their cupcakes didn't realize that they needed to turn around and go back to the end of the next line. They just continued on to the registers much to the dismay of the ones of us who followed the correct procedure. I will never go there again.
08/08/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have been a long-time Magnolia fan, but they have definitely jumped the shark. I guess it is the ""tourist"" trade that has perverted what once was a solid, neighborhood, yummy joint. Alas.
The banana pudding is still worth the trip - and almost worth the money. But the cupcakes? No. This week I had one of what was my favorites - devils food with butter cream icing. The devil's food was sugary and not nearly as rich and chocolatey as it used to be. The butter cream was just ""ok."" And the price surprised me. $3.25? I think we were just getting over the $2.75 price. Consider - $13.00 for FOUR cupcakes. It is an outrage - plain and simple. Their newest very MEDIOCRE version of a cupcake is simple not worth the price - nor the usual aggravation of the crowd (which used to be excusable at a lower price and with a better cupcake.
You guys better check yourselves before you wreck yourselves. Seriously.
07/19/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I've been eating Magnolia cupcakes since they've opened, but had taken a 2 year or so hiatus.
I recently went back and was so happy to find them even more delicious than I'd remembered. Unfortunately, I also found the staff as un-interested to be working there as I remembered.
The drawbacks remain that the space is too cramped to shop comfortably and the staff can still have plenty of attitude - it is such a shame.
I would have loved to give this 5 stars, but Customer Service is really important to me.
07/06/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Magnolia is undoubtedly the bakery that started the cupcake trend. Although I've never been a fan of their cupcakes, I decided to give the place a try after being on hiatus since freshman year. It was the same story; these cupcakes are overly sweet and dry, with a granulated texture to the frosting. Although their ingredients are probably more natural than Crumbs (flour often yields drier products than chemicals) and their shtick less obnoxious than Baked by Melissa, Magnolia is not a winner.
TollFree: (855) 622-5379
Cuisines: Family Style, Take Out, Bakeries
Cuisine: Family Style
Good For Family: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes