The cupcake shop that sparked the worldwide cupcake craze with its appearance on ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’ is about to open its doors in BGC this August 22.

M Bakery (Magnolia Bakery) is most famous for their banana pudding and Instagram-worthy pastel cupcakes. But cupcakes only make up a portion of the desserts available; they have a full line of freshly baked products with rows and rows of cakes, cheesecakes, pies, cookies and puddings available on display.

What sets them apart from everyone else in the dessert field is that they bake everything on the premises. The desserts are made the old fashioned way—everything is made from scratch without the use of preservatives—just how desserts are meant to be!

Here’s a list of our top five favorite items on the menu…

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M Bakery (Magnolia Bakery)
One Bonifacio High Street Mall
5th Avenue corner 28th Street, BGC, Taguig
Landline: 028479829
Facebook: mbakeryph

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But why the name M Bakery instead of Magnolia Bakery? The owners didn’t want the consumers to associate it with a well-known local brand carrying the same name. Plus, it’s more catchy that way!

 

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You’ll find Magnolia Bakery at One Bonifacio High Street Mall across Shangri-la Fort.

 

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The inside of the bakery was smaller than I expected it to be. The counters are long with row upon row of desserts on display. Their store is bright with big windows for the light to come in. Its design elements create a warm and homey experience.

 

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The windowsills are lined with decorative cupcakes and cakes, and the place smells overwhelmingly like sugar.

The only thing lacking are a few more tables and chairs to let you enjoy a cup of coffee and some cupcakes.

 

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The shop also sells Magnolia Bakery birthday candles, mugs, aprons and cookbooks.

 

The scene where Sarah Jessica Parker and Miranda Hobbes of ‘Sex and the City’ were at Magnolia Bakery, eating their cupcakes.

M Bakery Menu: Cupcakes and Cakes | Coffee and Tea | Beverages

 

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#1 MAGNOLIA CLASSIC CUPCAKES

You haven’t experienced M Bakery if you haven’t tried the cupcakes and banana pudding. They pride themselves as a buttercream only bakery, meaning they use only buttercream as their frosting for both cakes and cupcakes.

 

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The instagrammable cupcakes are beloved for their pastel-colored buttercream, petal-shaped frosting and hand-colored sprinkles.

They are moist and tender-crumbed, with a rich buttercream frosting. I just loved the classic flavor!

What we liked: the funfetti cupcake, red velvet and the classic vanilla cupcake. My least favorite was the chocolate cupcake that tasted like fudge.

 

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They also have seasonal cupcakes you can look forward too!

 

 

 

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#2 BANANA PUDDING

Magnolia Bakery’s Banana Pudding is creamy and fluffy (almost like a mousse), with pieces of vanilla wafers and fresh banana. It’s simply delicious!

 

 

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#3 BLUEBERRY JAMBOREE

I did not expect that one of my favorite desserts would be this blueberry cheesecake! It was so fresh and tart!

Everything mixed perfectly well: the cheesecake center, the pecan shortbread crust layer and the fresh blueberry toppings. A must try!

 

 

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#4 CRANBERRY CHOCOLATE CHUNK

Skip the regular chocolate chip cookies and bite on these babies!

Chocolatey and gooey, the cookie is accented with the tart taste of cranberry and dark chocolate. It finishes with a dark chocolate note resembling coffee.

 

 

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#5 PEANUT BUTTER ICE BOX PIE

Every bite seems to be infused with dozens of condensed Reese’s Cups. It’s a love affair with peanut butter and chocolate.

Best to eat immediately as it’s frozen!

 

 

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They also have beautiful buttercream cakes that show gorgeous cake decorating techniques. Perfect for celebrations!

 

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The cupcakes and desserts are baked and made to taste exactly the same as those in their branch in New York.

Though the cupcake craze might be over, there’s more to look forward to than just cupcakes in this shop! Plus it’s perfect for pasalubong to take home!

P.S. There’s a sweet treat for the first five customers who will get a complimentary banana pudding for a year! And the next 95 customers will get a free small banana pudding for a minimum purchase of Php 500.

Congratulations Phil Jacobe Ventures, Inc. for bringing M Bakery to Manila!

M Bakery (Magnolia Bakery)
One Bonifacio High Street Mall
5th Avenue corner 28th Street, BGC, Taguig
Landline: 028479829
Facebook: mbakeryph

 

Live an Awesome Life,

Abigailnew-1

ABI of Team Our Awesome Planet

Disclosure:  We were media guests of M BAkery. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions and insights.