Of late, cupcakes are THE trendy dessert choice. Makes sense–small, individual sized cake. Your very own and small enough to not feel like you have to share…unless you’re one of those people. But, in case you hadn’t guessed, I’m not.
My biggest problem is that–at least thus far–I have yet to find a good cupcake here in NYC. The biggest cupcake rivalry is Magnolia vs Crumbs. And New Yorkers are, like with everything, very opinionated about their cupcake loyalties and one is often identified as such: Yankees or Mets, Giants or Jets, Knicks or Nets, Magnolia or Crumbs (I jest slightly–you might be forgiven of your cupcake preference, but not your sport affiliation!)
I choose: neither. I find yankee cupcakes (as I like to call them) dry and tasting slightly of cardboard. A fact that they try to mask with a plethora of icing. And if I have to pick based on icing, since that is pretty much all I’m going to eat anyway, I’d go with Crumbs.
That being said, however, I frequent Magnolia a lot more than Crumbs. Why? Two simple words: Banana Pudding. Quite simply put, it is THE best banana pudding I have ever had in my life. And I looooove banana pudding, especially my Granny’s (DO NOT SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH HER PLEASE, she’d never forgive me..even if she’d secretly be happy not to have to make it!)
So when in NYC, don’t give in to the cupcake hype–go to Magnolia and get the banana pudding. You’ll thank yourself…and maybe me.