Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Magnolia Bakery: Now in Manila!

New York's iconic Magnolia Bakery opens as M Bakery in Manila this August!

Magnolia Bakery, one of most widely recognized bakeries in the world, is now in Manila! I was one of the lucky few who were invited to the preview before the official opening on August 22, 2018, at 2 pm. 
Magnolia Bakery opened its first location on a cozy street corner in the heart of New York’s West Village (401 Bleecker Street) in the summer of 1996. From its inception, Magnolia Bakery has been cherished for its classic American baked goods, vintage decor and warm, inviting atmosphere.
In 2007, Magnolia Bakery’s original owner passed her oven mitts to Steve and Tyra Abrams. Together, the Abrams’ have thoughtfully expanded the bakery from its first West Village shop to locations worldwide. Today, Magnolia Bakery can be found in New York City, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles in the United States and Seoul, Mexico City, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait City, Riyadh, Amman and Doha internationally.

In addition to its newest location in Manila, Magnolia Bakery is also opening locations in Washington, D.C., Sao Paulo and Istanbul.

Magnolia Bakery is dedicated to serving its nearly 250 handmade menu items with superior customer service. From seasonal fruit pies and beautifully decorated cakes to rich cheesecakes and their world-famous banana pudding, Magnolia Bakery’s team hand makes each dessert on the premises every day. 
Sex and the City fans will know of Magnolia Bakery and may have even visited their store in New York, where the actual scene was shot. Personally, I haven't watched the series, though I did catch Magnolia Bakery in a movie called Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List just recently.
Meet the Carrie cupcake - a rich, buttery old-fashioned vanilla cupcake with pink vanilla buttercream topped with a daisy sugar decoration. It is Magnolia Bakery's edible ode to their original Bleecker Street location and of course, to Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw. 
Their Red Velvet Cupcakes shouldn't be missed as well. Made red with cocoa, vanilla and a little southern mystery, with its own special whipped vanilla icing. They will also have Red Velvet Cheesecake in store!
What about these blueberry cheesecake bites? Full sized ones will be available once they open ;)
Classic / Specialty Cupcakes start at Php 120
1/2 dozen starts at Php 720 and 1 Dozen starts at Php 1,440
Make sure to sink your teeth into some Banana Pudding as well! Made with layers of vanilla wafers, fresh bananas and creamy vanilla pudding, this is absolutely the fan favorite. Banana Pudding at M Bakery comes in a chocolate version too, where layers of OREO® wafers, creamy chocolate pudding and chocolate shavings replace the vanilla wafers and pudding. 

Famous Banana Pudding prices:
Small (P145) | Medium (P295) | Large (P375)
We also got to see Joely Anderson ice a cake! She makes it look SO EASY!! 
And yes, cakes will also be sold in store!! Choose from Carrot, Coconut, Devil’s Food, German Chocolate, Hummingbird, and Red Velvet. Also on offer are cakes for advance order: Confetti, Banana, Caramel, Flourless Chocolate, and Lemon. In 6” and 9” sizes, there’s a cake for every occasion!
Don't forget to line up once M Bakery opens its doors on August 22! The first 100 customers will receive a complimentary small banana pudding with a minimum purchase of Php 500. Be one of the first five and get a large tub of banana pudding every month for one year!! 
Soooo... will I be seeing you there once it opens? 
Thank you, M Bakery, for the warm welcome! And a huge congratulations on your first branch here in the Philippines! :)  
Visit them at the Lower Ground Level of One Bonifacio High Street Mall on 5th Avenue corner 28th Street in Bonifacio Global City for a taste of their signature banana pudding, cupcakes, cakes, pies, and cookies - all made in small batches from scratch every day! 
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