With all the shopping we were doing in California, we often found it necessary to stop for a little snack. :-) Luckily, Magnolia Bakery had just opened it's first shop in L.A. the week before we arrived!
I love Magnolia and have blogged previously about their New York locations. It seems there are zillions of cupcake shops these days, but Magnolia was one of the originals. The L.A. shop is huge compared to the NY shops and it's so pretty...
I love how there are authentic vintage touches everywhere. I wish those old tin cake carriers had been for sale! How pretty is that pink one!
Magnolia Bakery is famous for their pastel, butter-cream-topped cupcakes...
I love how they present them on simple baking trays with a sweet doily underneath.
Magnolia has much more to offer than cupcakes though - there are classic cakes, cheesecake, and how about some old-fashioned pudding!
It's fun to watch the bakers frost the cupcakes right in front of you.
My favorite part of the shop was definitely the jars and jars of sprinkles. I think I may have to try this at home...