The rest of the cupcakes Saucy made for Roxy's NYC-themed sweet sixteen celebration were simply inspired by the treats from Magnolia Bakery on Bleeker Street. It was the cupcakes from Magnolia (and being featured on Sex and the City) that were responsible for the renewed popularity of Duke's favourite little treat! Before cupcakes were featured on blogs and specialty stores opened all over North America, patrons stood in line for hours to taste Magnolia's sweet cupcakes... there was even a limit as to how many could be purchased by customers.
What makes Magnolia cupcakes stand apart from the others is the signature swirl of the buttercream frosting. They claim it takes forty hours of frosting cupcakes to perfect the Magnolia swirl.
This is a very quick look at the actual decorators at Magnolia working away:
Here's another helpful little video:
Well, Saucy's were close... but no cigar. She's going to work on perfecting her swirl and she'll keep you posted.
Swirl-perfect? No. Delicious? Abso-frickin'-lutely.