Halloween at Magnolia Bakery is Freakishly Delicious

What do you think of a Halloween with all treats and no tricks? We say pretty please with a orange buttercream on top!

We’re offering a variety of cupcakes that will surely give you a delightful scare.

Boo! Cupcakes
A spookily delicious devil’s food cupcake with orange tinted white chocolate truffle filling, topped with velvety ganache inscribed with “Boo!” Also available in our online store.
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Pumpkin Patch Mini Cupcakes
Let’s go pumpkin picking! This pack contains 12 mini chocolate and vanilla cupcakes topped with orange vanilla buttercream and small inscribed leaves.
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Halloween Cupcakes
Trick or treat! A classic chocolate or vanilla cupcake topped with orange, white or green vanilla buttercream and an assortment of haunted characters that scream Halloween.
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Pumpkin Spice, You Are SO Nice!

Pumpkin season has returned at Magnolia Bakery and we have a full menu of delectable pumpkin desserts available now through the end of fall.

Presenting a plethora of pumpkin…

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pie

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pecan Bar

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Which pumpkin dessert is your favorite? Show us on Instagram by tagging @MagnoliaBakery in your photo!

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October’s New Cupcake: Harvest Apple!

We’re celebrating the fall season this month with our brand new harvest apple cupcake! Our newest addition is a delightful combination of fresh apples, cranberries, raisins and pecans, topped with a caramel meringue buttercream. Trust us, you’ll fall in love with the flavor!

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Get your hands on one at your favorite Magnolia Bakery location all month long!

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Magnolia Bakery’s Cupcake Icing Classes

Join our skilled team for one of our new cupcake icing classes.

You’ll leave with a box of 6 beautifully designed cupcakes and a set of new skills to use in your baking endeavors! Each class is $75 for two hours.

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October 7th • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (This class has sold out in New York City so we are offering an additional class in New York City on October 9th • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)

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Learn how to create a variety of beautiful floral designs atop Magnolia Bakery’s classic cupcakes.

 

Happy Halloween!

October 28th • 6:00PM – 8:00 PM

10.28 Halloween Cupcakes

Pipe your own pumpkin patch mini cupcakes and learn how to make our classic fall cupcakes with Magnolia Bakery’s signature swirl.

 

Specialty Cupcakes

November 11th • 6:00PM – 8:00 PM

11.11 Filled Cupcakes

Learn to make delicious cupcake fillings, including chocolate ganache and coconut.

 

Happy Holidays!

December 9th • 6:00PM – 8:00 PM

12.9 Holiday Cupcakes

Decorate festive holiday cupcakes with piped snowflakes and holly leaves.

 

Call your local Magnolia Bakery to sign up. Classes are being offered at our Upper West Side location in New York City (212.724.8101), at our Los Angeles location (323.951.0636) and our Chicago location (312.346.7777).

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Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Magnolia Bakery

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our US locations will be partnering with three local organizations in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. With every purchase made in-store, customers will have an opportunity to donate to one of the below organizations.

Breast Treatment Task Force is a New York City non-profit organization that facilitates free mammograms, diagnostic follow-up and low cost breast cancer treatment for patients without health insurance.

Breast Cancer Angels is a Los Angeles non-profit organization that helps provide ancillary needs (including food, supplies, gas and pro-bono legal services) for those currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

A Silver Lining Foundation is a Chicago non-profit organization that funds cost free mammograms and diagnostic testing for uninsured and underinsured women and men.

Additionally, our pink ribbon cupcake is back this year to spread the word about breast cancer awareness.

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Visit your nearest Magnolia Bakery location in NY, LA and Chicago to make a donation with any purchase this month. For our international locations, follow your local Magnolia Bakery on Instagram to learn about their Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities.

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Honey Cake for Rosh Hashanah

Celebrate the sweet Jewish Near Year with a delicious dessert! Our honey cake ($30) and cupcakes ($3) are now available for advance order for Rosh Hashanah.

Place your advance order for Rosh Hashanah! We've got honey cake, cupcakes and more.

Our honey cake and cupcakes are spiced honey cake with a touch of citrus zest, topped with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

Pick up a box to share with friends and family– you’ll be the most popular guest at the High Holiday feast! Call 1.855.MBAKERY or email orders@magnoliabakery.com to place your order.

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Here’s to a sweet September!

Pack up your books and pencils and celebrate back-to-school with one of September’s featured desserts.

September’s cupcake of the month is peanut butter and jelly! This peanut butter cake is filled with jelly and topped with peanut butter buttercream. Also available in a cake.

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Start the school year right with a back-to-school cupcake! Our classic back-to-school cupcakes are chocolate or vanilla cupcakes topped with vanilla buttercream and school-smart decorations. Our edible image back-to-school cupcakes are chocolate or vanilla cupcakes topped with vanilla buttercream and an edible blackboard celebrating the new school year.

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Apple crumb bars are back. Stop by your favorite Magnolia Bakery location this month and pick up a box of these bars layered with flaky crust, apples, cinnamon and sugar and butter crumb topping.

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Follow our fall Pinterest board for a sneak peek at more of our seasonal specialties!

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Bobbie’s Kitchen: July’s Ripest

July is blueberry month here at Magnolia Bakery and I’m excited to share some of my secrets to baking with these delectable berries. Here are ten tips on baking with blueberries.

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1. Always pick through your blueberries by rinsing them off and pulling out any that are soft and mushy. Pull off any stems as well.

2. The ripest blueberries should be sweet, not tart.

3. In season blueberries tend to be smaller and sweeter than the blueberries you get in the winter.

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4. If you are cooking a filling, you can adjust the amount of sugar up or down depending on the sweetness of the blueberries.

5. Grated lemon peel and fresh juice add a brightness to pies and cooked fillings.

6. Always use fresh blueberries when making pie. Frozen blueberries will release too much liquid and your pie will be watery. You can use individually quick frozen blueberries(use them frozen) in baked desserts such as a muffin or coffee cake, but not a pie.

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7. You can freeze your own fresh blueberries by placing them on a tray, freezing them solid, then placing them in baggies pre-measured for your recipes.

8. My favorite way to serve blueberries is in a simple hand pie that can be assembled in just a few minutes and baked in less than a half hour. Hand pies are any form of a fold-over pie dough with a filling. For example, Pop Tarts would be considered hand pies. They are so easy to make and it’s fun to involve the kids. I usually have pie dough in the refrigerator ready to roll out at any time.

9. Blueberries are so delicious when cooked with a little sugar, lemon peel and a bit of cornstarch. Cook until thickened and the blueberries start to burst, then add a handful of fresh blueberries.  Cool this filling and keep it on hand in the fridge.

10. Always keep pie dough in the refrigerator or freezer in case you need a quick dessert! Add a fruit filling, such as the above blueberry recipe.

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Also be sure to stop by your closest Magnolia Bakery this month to try some of our featured blueberry treats, including our brand new blueberry lemon cupcakes, blueberry jamboree and pies!

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Behind the Scenes of TLC’s Next Great Baker With Bobbie Lloyd

We’re so excited to have our chief baking officer Bobbie Lloyd be a permanent judge on this season of Next Great Baker. You can catch her on TLC every Tuesday at 9PM as she joins Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro and Mr. Chocolate Jacques Torres in their quest to choose a winning team.

We sat down with Bobbie to talk to her about her experiences on the show and learn what it takes to be a judge on the Next Great Baker!

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Q: What were some of the biggest challenges you experienced during the filming of The Next Great Baker?

A: There were times when it was difficult to choose between two cakes when the teams execution was at the same level. We could not have a tie and had to choose.

Q: What is a skill or baking tip you learned on set (from either a judge or a competitor)?

A: I am more of a baker than a decorator, so having the opportunity to watch Buddy and Jacque work their magic was a great experience. Buddy introduced me to working with fondant and modeling chocolate.  He taught me to how make a beautiful chocolate rose.  I got to see first-hand from Jacques how to work with sugar.  Once someone shows you how to do it it’s really not that hard. Of course learning to make something beautiful can take years.

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Q: What were the best parts of working with Jacques and Buddy?

A: What’s not to love about these two guys? They each have large personalities, share information, are a wealth of knowledge and loads of fun to be with.

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DIY For the 4th of July!

Having a BBQ this weekend? After you pick up some of our 4th of July desserts, why not partake in a fun DIY, designed by our creative director Linda Facci, which is sure to help your guests keep track of their drinks!

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1. Download this PDF.

2. Print on full-sheet sticker paper (available at office supply or craft stores).

3. Trim to size.

4. Have your guests fill out and apply to their glass or plastic cup.

Not only will your guests never lose their drinks, but you’ll also have less to wash and throw away. Plus, you won’t have to spend the day introducing people!

Now go enjoy some red velvet or stars and stripes cupcakes as a pre-Independence Day celebratory treat!

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