The news that Sex and The City is getting a reboot has sent fans of the HBO classic wild, and for good reason. Many of us have dived back into the original series that made the show so famous, and have come to re-experience some of the most memorable moments and magical New York filming locations of SATC fame. One such location is the Magnolia Bakery, which you may remember from when Carrie and Miranda are enjoying a pink cupcake outside together as they chat about Aiden.
The scene (which, by the way, never fails to make us hungry for a sugary snack) made the bakery a New York must-visit, whether you’re stopping by for their famous banana pudding or indeed one of their delicious-looking cupcakes worthy of Carrie Bradshaw’s attention. And luckily for us, the bakery have revealed the recipe for their Carrie cupcake (which they named after the character, obviously), meaning fans can whip up a batch with ease from home.
The Magnolia Bakery cupcake recipe was originally shared to Insider, and can be found in full on their website. Luckily, the cupcakes are relatively easy to make, and the ingredients list features ingredients you’ll likely have if you’re a regular baker, like butter, baking soda, eggs and vanilla extract. The buttercream for the cakes only needs six ingredients too, making it an easy topping to whip up no matter what you’re baking!
Bobbie Lloyd, Magnolia Bakery’s chief baking officer, spoke to Insider about how they’d decided to name one of their cakes after Carrie Bradshaw. ‘We chose the same cupcake she’s eating in the show — a vanilla cupcake with pink pastel vanilla buttercream — and added a classic daisy decon, one of our signature decorations,’ he said.
‘Our vanilla cupcakes have always been one of our bestselling flavors and we are known for our pastel buttercreams, so it’s no surprise this design remains popular. This staple Magnolia Bakery product has been around for a quarter of a century, and we are sure it will be popular for years to come.’
Find the Magnolia Bakery cupcake recipe here.