Halloween: No Tricks, Just Treats at Magnolia Bakery

HALLOWEEN cake from magnolia bakery

My 7-year-old son loves baked goods almost as much as I do. But he’s picky, too. When I try a new recipe and it doesn’t quite work, he has no problem telling me it’s not good.

So I knew he would be brutally honest about the cupcakes, pies, cookies, and bars that we were to sample at Magnolia Bakery last week. The bakery threw a Halloween party and my little Indiana Jones was eager to try everything.

And he did try everything. Pumpkin whoopie pies (which I thought were fantastic), cupcakes, pumpkin brownies, butter cookies, and apple pie. After he downed his second mini cupcake he looked at me and said, “This is good. You should give this place a good review.”

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

I have to admit everything we tried was very good especially the apple pie. The crust was beautiful and delicious. I don’t love the cupcakes, but my kids thought they were amazing, even my 6-year-old who is not a fan of baked goods.

My husband is a fan of baked goods, but he can’t have them as much as he’d like. He has Celiac Disease and can’t have wheat flour so cupcakes are often times out of the question.  Luckily, we were at Magnolia on a Tuesday and one of the cupcakes of the day was a flourless chocolate cupcake with a vanilla meringue buttercream. They packed it in a box and we took it home as a surprise.

He was thrilled and so were the boys. Dressing up in costumes and having pie and cupcakes is second only to dressing up in costume and being given candy. Happy Halloween!

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  1. LV November 5, 2011 at 7:04 pm Reply

    I have always wondered about the Magnolia Bakery. I tried cupcakes at the New York location and I thought they were amazing, but I know the Los Angeles location gets a lot of mixed reviews.

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