My brother lives in Manhattan, and he has made sure that our visits included a trip to the Magnolia Bakery; they’re famous for their cupcakes. There’s often a line out the door waiting for cupcakes. (It’s part of our education about the city, just like visiting the museums, FAO Schwartz, and having tea at the Plaza.) My daughter knew that I would appreciate having their cookbook, More from Magnolia. Magnolia’s red velvet cake is one of her favorites and it is one of the two cakes she requested for her graduation party.
A little eggnog for the cook before starting cake number two. ; )