Last weekend, we went down to Abu Dhabi to celebrate my husband’s birthday – and when it came to a morning treat for the boys (and caffeine fix for my husband), heading to Magnolia Bakery was an obvious choice.
I fell in love with Magnolia Bakery when I visited (and then worked) in New York back in my early twenties – so to be honest, we’ve always loved popping into the branches in Dubai as a family. In fact, we used to live right by a branch, which was more than a little convenient when we wanted to pop in for cupcakes!
Why? Beautifully decorated cakes, really good coffee (seriously, you have to try it!) and an ambience that I just really like. Kind of like a good coffee shop, but with a more chilled vibe (and a dose of happiness with all those cakes and sweet treats to take our pick from).
And if you have a birthday coming up, did you know you can also order cakes from Magnolia Bakery, with delivery to your door? I ordered the husband a cake at the weekend and it came straight to our hotel room. I knew I wanted something simple, so I whizzed over an image I’d found online and the cake was perfect when it arrived (we’ve only just finished it, which means we’ve eaten a lot of cake over the last few days and now I’m craving more!)
But it isn’t just birthday cakes they can make – check out the images below of all the amazing personalised Baby Shower Cakes that the company now make, perfect for an intimate family celebration, bigger shower with your friends, or a gender reveal party.
It’s in the UK culture to only have a baby shower with your first baby, which I’m a bit disappointed about to be honest – as I want to gather up my friends and tuck into one of these masterpieces! I guess I’m just going to have to wait for an invite to someone else’s shower and point them in the direction of the cakes instead!
There are four branches of Magnolia Bakery in the UAE. In Dubai, you can visit within Bloomingdale’s in The Dubai Mall, Dubai Festival City Mall, and The Beach on JBR. Whilst in Abu Dhabi, you can visit The Galleria Mall on Al Maryah Island. For full details and contact numbers (for ordering those cakes!), visit http://www.altayer.com/en/retail/hospitality/magnolia-bakery/magnoliabakery.com/locations
In collaboration with Magnolia Bakery