NYT Cooking: You don't have to wait in line. You can make the famous West Village bakery's cupcakes at home. Don't forget the <a href="http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/11467-magnolia-bakerys-buttercream-vanilla-icing">icing</a>!
NYT Cooking: From the world-famous Magnolia Bakery, comes the ultimate buttercream icing recipe. With loads of butter, piles of confectioner's sugar and a generous glug of vanilla extract, how can you go wrong? It's simple, but spectacular. It goes great with their <a href="http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/11466-magnolia-bakery-cupcakes">cupcake recipe</a>, but it plays nice with almost any cake.
While Magnolia Bakery is known for its Sex and the City-approved cupcakes, it's the bakery's creamy banana pudding that's really its showstopper. If you haven't tried it, trust us — this is going to easily become your new favorite dessert.
We've rounded up 40 stellar recipes ranging from the classics (Magnolia Bakery's vanilla, red velvet, and funfetti) to the super-creative (cotton candy, chocolate tahini, and honey lavender). Pin your favorites, and you'll be all set on the inspiration-front the next time a celebration rolls around.