The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook: Recipes from the World-Famous Bakery and Allysa To [NOOK Book]

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The complete and “charming” (Gourmet) collection of deliciously old-fashioned and deeply satisfying recipes from everyone’s favorite New York City cupcake bakery.

Ever since the original Magnolia Bakery opened its doors in 1996, people have lined up day and night to satisfy their sugar cravings—and this book is Magnolia’s comprehensive guide to making all of their beloved ...
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The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook: Recipes from the World-Famous Bakery and Allysa To

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Overview

The complete and “charming” (Gourmet) collection of deliciously old-fashioned and deeply satisfying recipes from everyone’s favorite New York City cupcake bakery.

Ever since the original Magnolia Bakery opened its doors in 1996, people have lined up day and night to satisfy their sugar cravings—and this book is Magnolia’s comprehensive guide to making all of their beloved desserts, including their home-style cupcakes, layer cakes, banana pudding, and other treats.

Illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs that capture the daily life of the bakery, The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook shows you how to make their famous banana pudding, sinfully rich buttercream icing and red velvet cake, and dozens more irresistible desserts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476716145
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 447,321
  • File size: 33 MB
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Meet the Author

Allysa Torey and Jennifer Appel are the founders of the Magnolia Bakery in New York City. In 1999 Jennifer Appel left to open Buttercup Bake Shop, which has two locations in Manhattan, where she resides with her husband and daughter. Allysa Torey lives with her son Wilson Henry in upstate New York, where she spends her time writing, cooking, gardening, and taking long walks through the hayfields with her collies Sam, Daisy, and Honey.
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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Wonderful!

    It's great to be able to produce professional quality cupcakes and duplicate their famous iceing! Love the cookbook and perfect for gift giving!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2011

    A Disappointment

    I am a serious lover of baking and after hearing so much about Magnolia Bakery, I decided I had to see what all the hype was about. In short, this book disappointed me. Case in point, to make their "Famous Banana Pudding", they tell you to use instant vanilla pudding mix! It's actually included in the list of ingredients! Gee thanks Magnolia Bakery, I didn't know I could just buy a boxed pudding mix! Thank God I spent the $19.99 to find that out! Come on! Anybody can give you a recipe like that. But, when you buy a cookbook by a famous bakery you expect a little bit more. At least I did.

    Next, has anybody read the ingredients for these desserts, or more specifically, the QUANTITIES of the ingredients listed??? Their Creamy Vanilla Frosting calls for 4 STICKS of butter and makes enough for ONE 9 inch cake! Add that to the 2 sticks used for the batter, and you have a cake with 6, count 'em, 6 sticks of butter in it. In ONE cake. Or, for example, their Vanilla Buttercream that calls for up to 10 CUPS of powdered sugar to frost ONE 3 layer 9 inch cake! There are plenty of delicious recipes out there that don't call for such ridiculous amounts.

    Besides that, all of the recipes that I have tried have been pretty mediocre. It's like the book offers little that is new or interesting. No special tips or ideas that grab your attention. It just repeats the recipes that almost any at-home baker has already heard about, and in a way that is sure to have you 10 lbs heavier by the end of your first cake.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2011

    Great cookbook!

    I'll be honest, I had Magnolia Bakery cupcakes in NYC and I thought they were overrated... too much frosting and overly sweet (and believe me, I have the biggest sweet tooth of anyone I know). However, I love baking/cooking and I saw this cookbook, the good-sounding recipes inside, and I thought I'd give Magnolia a second chance. I made the right decision! I've only made three recipes in here so far but they have all turned out fantastically. The recipes do yield huge portion sizes, but the more the merrier right? Just today I made the Lemon Vanilla Bundt Cake for my grandma and I had to cut it in half because I knew she wouldn't eat the whole thing by herself. Happy baking!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 4, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    love it

    Got this book for 13 yrs old daughter for christmas, she loves to bake
    and she has made about 3 recipe from this book, delicious,so glad i got his book for her she's so happy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2014

    I have had this book for a couple years ow, and I always use it.

    I have had this book for a couple years ow, and I always use it. Tried and true recipes that I love. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    Very Disappointed

    Bought this book after hearing all the hype about the bakery. Thought I would give the recipes a go at home. Wish I had seen this book before buying (bought on line) because the unhealthy quantities of butter and sugar in the recipes would have scared me off. Don't get me wrong I don't count desserts in a balanced diet but come on, we don't need to go overboard with butter and sugar. Made the Vanilla Lemon Cake and after my husband and I each had a slice, throw out the rest. Disappointed.

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