Friday, July 16, 2010
Magnolia Bakery: Hummingbird Cupcake
Here's a little inspiration that I wanted to save for a future occasion. I went to New York City for Restaurant Week, and before checking out a few galleries we stopped at Magnolia Bakery for a breakfast cupcake. ("Breakfast" and "cupcake" are allowed to be used in the same phrase on rare and special occasions!)
There were a lot of classic choices - vanilla with chocolate frosting, chocolate with buttercream frosting, etc etc etc. Those don't excite me too much. If I have a cupcake, I want it to be a special one. I chose the Hummingbird Cupcake based on the description: banana and pineapple with a cream cheese frosting and pecans on top and crushed up inside. YUM! It was absolutely delicious. I thought this would be great to recreate at home next time I need to make a sweet treat like this - and I can make it healthier too. It's also a neat flavor combination for a potential future muffin.