Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cupcake Pink Saturday

One of my favorite treats is a cupcake. I don't have them often, but on those rare occasions when I do I feel I've eaten something special. As we begin March with another snow storm I think it's time to take our minds off the weather and share a cupcake. Our Pink Saturday fun takes us to the Magnolia Bakery, made famous by "S*x and the City." I walk by often -- it's a block from the post office I frequent -- but rarely go in. It's expensive and usually crowded, but I like to take pictures there. When I saw yesterday was icing class, I thought it was time to revisit this sweet spot.



 
 
 

This last picture almost made me forget the line, the cost, the calories and date I had to meet my college roommate a few blocks away. The pastel cupcakes on the pretty green cake stand looked like the perfect treat for a cold, cold winter day. But good sense prevailed and I tucked the idea away for another day when I need a treat.
 
 
I spent this morning at the Metropolitan Museum, getting home just as the snow started falling and the last block I walked home became slippy and slidy. I know slippy and slidy aren't real words, but they describe my slipping and sliding home. 
 

The American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum. I ate lunch at a café that in this room. I sat by the window looking at the snow in Central Park and then at the art. I could have happily sat here all day.
 
I'm about to boil some water and make a cup of tea for tonight's finale of "Downton Abbey." I'm available for discussion on Facebook and twitter, or for recap tomorrow. 
 
As ever, thanks for visiting. Keep cozy and stay safe. It's slippy out there.  

15 comments:

CatTales said...

Happy you made it home and I hope you enjoy your show and the hot tea. Those cupcakes are so pretty! Occasionally, I visit my fav bakery and buy a lemon bar - my personal favorite!

TARYTERRE said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend a day. Though I probably would not have been able to pass up one of those cupcakes. Though the price of it would no doubt have brought me to my senses.

Mevely317 said...

Lovin' that little fellow in the pink dress shirt. I wonder if he was participating in the icing class?

Those are pretty pastel confections, aren't they? Actually, you can have the cupcakes and I'll grab that mint-colored stand quick-like. :)

Melinda said...

Oh yummy, cupcakes!
What is it about cupckes that
make them better (to me) than
a piece of cake?

Enjoy the snow.

M : )

Leslie said...

sounds like a great day! : ) Stay warm

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

When I visit NY, Magnolias is always a place I stop and have myself a treat. It is expensive, but since I only get there once a year, I forget the cost and calories and enjoy myself.

Denise Dobkowski Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

I hate walking in bad weather. Broke my leg in college when I slipped on some ice. We got NO snow here after they predicted up to 8 inches. Guess it went your way.

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, wouldn't I love to have one of those cupcakes:) Stay warm and cozy today, HUGS!

peggy said...

I love seeing new York in your blog. I would have to have a cupcake. Sad to let go of Downton but oh my,Mr. Selfridges is back, and Wolf Hall is coming and Poldark, and Indian Summer is supposed to be better than Downton. Not that I believe that!

Stephanie said...

That bakery is beautiful and their sweet treats look divine :)

Happy Monday, my friend. Hugs!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Carol, believe it or not I have never been there but I will have to check it out for some good cupcakes. The museum must of been so nice! I can't wait for no more snow and warmer weather! Hopefully March will have less snow. Take care, stay warm and have a nice week.
Julie

Karen Jones Gowen said...

I've seen Carrie and the girls hang out there, but didn't realize what kind of yummy place it really was. I'm with you, a cupcake is absolutely just the thing. It's like eating an entire cake loaded with frosting!

Pam said...

That is definitely one great bakery I would like to visit. Cupcakes are the best!

Simply Linda said...

Oh how I want a cupcake now!! (wink)--loved the season ending of Downton, left me in tears. Blessings

Sola Scriptura said...

Cupcakes are difficult for me to resist. It looks like you found the perfect spot to enjoy lunch :)