Restaurants & Bars Manhattan

Cupcake Mecca

feedmeplg | | Oct 21, 2008 08:14 AM

So I am admittedly a huge fan of cupcakes. I love them, a lot. So recently when the new Magnolia opened on 49th and 6th Ave., I got excited because it's so close to my work. Now in the past I have been disappointed with Magnolia, but I figured that I would give them another try.

I went at approximately 2pm. There was a line out the door, but I waited. Got inside, and of course they are completely out of everything except the vanilla and chocolate. No big deal, I can hang with the classics. I grab a chocolate and pay my $3 and go.

Back at my desk armed with a big glass of milk I dig in. It started out ok. Yummy fresh frosting. Nothing fancy, but good. Then I get to the cake and it's just not even worth eating. It's dry and the flavor is all wrong and it's too sweet. I end up tossing it after 2 bites.

So now I'm bummed. I was all geared up for a cupcake and that just didn't do it for me. So the next day I decide to go back and see if my all time favorite is still as good as I remember it being. So after work I head down to Tribeca and go to Tribeca Treats.

I walk in. There is no line. There is a mom with 2 kids sitting at a table eating a snack. I get the chocolate cupcake at room temperature (their cupcakes are best at room temperature but stored cold to keep them fresher. If you tell them that you'll be eating it now, they'll give you a room temp one instead of a cold one.). I sit down and dig in.

Perfect. Just simply perfect. It is everything that a cupcake was ever meant to be. The frosting is creamy and rich, but not overpowering. The cake is moist and fluffy without being sticky. The flavors are not too sweet and not too bitter, but that perfect chocolatey balance. This is how I fell in love with cupcakes.

I searched the boards to see if other people have had the same experience and it seemed that not many on here have tried Tribeca Treats so I figured I would post in case others were also feeling unsatisfied in their cupcake endeavors.

Does anyone else have a cupcake Mecca?

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