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Tuesday, 08 March 2011 11:41

Magnolia Bakery Unveils the Official Cupcake of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Someone left the cupcake out in the rain…but you CAN try that recipe again!




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New York City’s legendary Magnolia Bakery makes its stage debut as it unveils the official cupcake of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical.

“The Priscilla Cupcake” marks the first time in Magnolia’s history that a Broadway musical has inspired the creation of one of its world famous desserts.

Based on Academy Award® winning designers Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner’s dancing cupcake costumes for the stage musical, the pistachio cupcake with fluffy pistachio meringue butter cream is topped with a meringue kiss, bright edible confetti and iridescent "disco dust!"

Sina Clark, vice president of operations at Magnolia Bakery and chief baking officer and president Bobbie Lloyd created the recipe in collaboration with Magnolia owner and chief creative officer Tyra Abrams and creative director Linda Facci who conceived its design. 

Priscilla’s dancing cupcakes magically twirl on stage during the performance of the dance floor classic “MacArthur Park” as a reference to the famous lyric “Someone left the cake out in the rain….”

Watch video of the dancing cupcakes swirling around on television:

Following smash hit productions in Australia, London and Toronto, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The MusicaL arrived on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway) when previews began Monday, February 28 toward and official opening night on Sunday, March 20, 2011.

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The MusicaL stars Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson, Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon and Nick Adams as the trio of friends on a heart-warming, uplifting road trip of a lifetime who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. 

Featuring a cast of 27, a score of over 20 dance-floor classics and with a dazzling array of more than 500 outrageous costumes, the spectacular new stage musical is a sensational journey to the heart of fabulous.

Adapted from the Academy Award® winning film “The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL is written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott.  Direction is by Simon Phillips, choreography by Ross Coleman, musical supervision and arrangements by Stephen ‘Spud’ Murphy and set design by Brian Thomson. Production supervised by Jerry Mitchell. Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner have re-created their Academy Award® winning costume designs originally designed for the film.  Lighting is designed by Nick Schlieper, sound design is by Jonathan Deans and Peter Fitzgerald and make up design is by Cassie Hanlon.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL is produced by Bette Midler; James L. Nederlander; Garry McQuinn, Liz Koops; Michael Hamlyn; Allan Scott; Roy Furman/ Richard Willis; Terry Allen Kramer; Terri and Timothy Childs, Ken Greiner, Ruth Hendel; Chugg Entertainment; Michael Buckley; Stewart Lane/ Bonnie Comley; Bruce Davey; Thierry Suc/TS3; Bartner/ Jenkins; Broadway Across America/H. Koenigsberg; M. Lerner/ D. Bisno/ K. Seidel/ R. Gold; Paul Boskind and Martian Entertainment / Spirtas-Mauro Productions / MAS Music Arts & Show; and David Mirvish.


Magnolia Bakery first opened its doors in Greenwich Village, New York City in 1996. Since 2007, the Bakery has been owned and operated by veteran NYC restaurateur and consultant Steve Abrams and his wife, Tyra Abrams. From its inception, Magnolia Bakery has provided customers with freshly baked vintage American desserts in its nostalgic environment.

Magnolia prides itself on tradition and strives to satisfy loyal patrons while maintaining the integrity of the brand. For more information, visit

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