Magnolia Bakery, Tokyo

Magnolia Bakery has been on my to eat list for a long time and everytime I was looking for the perfect cupcake recipe Magnolia and The Hummingbird Bakery would keep popping up. It is one of the most popular cupcake bakeries I’ve heard of and they’ve made appearances in Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada. You can pretty much sense my excitement here can’t you?

magnolia bakery tokyo

There’s a window at the front where you can see them make the cupcakes. That famous swirl they do is bloody hard to master (maybe for a newb like me) so I stood there mesmerised as they expertly swirled the frosting on.

magnolia bakery tokyo


matcha cupcakes magnolia bakery

red velvet cupcake magnolia bakery

After stuffing my face at Dominique Ansel Bakery I could only fit in one cupcake so I had to choose wisely. I decided on the matcha cupcake and it had a lovely light green tea flavour but the shocker was the velvet smooth matcha meringue buttercream. There was also no grit from the sugar in the buttercream! *swoon* The cupcake itself was really different to what I’ve ever had. It was perfectly moist, a tad fudgy yet there was still a lightness to it. Eating the silky buttercream with this spongey cupcake was soo good.

magnolia bakery tokyo matcha cupcake

Matcha Cupcake available only during May (¥480)

Would definitely come back to stuff my face full of cupcakes and try all their different flavours. When I went there were no lines and it was pretty empty – I think it’s the first time I hadn’t had to line up in Japan.

Magnolia Bakery


5-10-1 GYRE B1F,
Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo

(It is inside the GYRE building on the basement floor)


03 6450 5800

4 comments for “Magnolia Bakery, Tokyo

  1. June 3, 2016 at 12:50 am

    What a great place, those match cupcakes look so good!

    • June 9, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      They were super tasty that I’m keen to see if I can make them at home now haha :)

  2. June 10, 2016 at 10:46 am

    I still remember making that first pilgrimage to Magnolia Bakery in NYC!

    • June 13, 2016 at 10:13 am

      Ooo I’m dying to try it in NYC and fit in more than one cupcake :P

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