Y’all. Who doesn’t dream of one day visiting the place made famous by Chip and Joanna Gaines on Fixer Upper!?! As soon as I found out that we would be in Texas this summer, I did a search to find out how close we would be to Magnolia. It was a couple of hours away, but we combined it with some more sightseeing and it was absolutely worth it! As soon as we were close and could see the silos, a few of us may have squealed with excitement!
Our group arrived around three in the afternoon. I had read that later in the afternoon was usually better as far as crowds go. We walked up to a line at the bakery, of course, but as every article that I had read stated- it moved fast.
We spent about two hours here and loved every second.
We visited the bakery and purchased some cupcakes, muffins, and cinnamon rolls to go. Many of the articles and blog posts that I had read raved about the shiplap cupcake- a vanilla cupcake with cream cheese icing. I purchased one of those along with a few other options to try. The way the bakery works is that they pass you a card that has all of the available options and a pencil. You write your name and make your selections while you are in line. Then as you enter the bakery, you hand your card in at the register. This helps things run so smoothly. You pay for your purchases and then simply wait for them to call your name. They will have them all boxed up for you.
The shiplap was good, but not my favorite. Make sure that you check out their seasonal options. During our visit, they had a peach cobbler cupcake. This was my favorite. If I was going back tomorrow, I would buy two of those! It had graham cracker crust on the bottom, was a super moist peach cupcake, and was topped with peach purée cream cheese icing. I may have already checked the website, and unfortunately they do not ship.
The seed shop was so cute! It was a small little shop that had all sorts of succulents and gardening goods for purchase. Everything there definitely had the feel of their style.
The center of the property has an area called “the green” where families can play corn hole or toss a ball around. They have numerous food trucks around (I counted eleven when we were there) and TONS of seating. We purchased some burgers and hotdogs, along with a few mason jars of sweet tea to enjoy for lunch. Even though everything is outside, they really do their best to make it as comfortable as possible. There are fans and misters at the larger seating pavilion and when you are standing in line for the bakery.
We ate lunch before we wandered into the store.
We all had so much fun! It was absolutely worth the drive. We loved seeing it all in person!
Since we were in the neighborhood, we also drove to Harp Design to take a picture.
We did not get to visit the restaurant. It is located nearby, but not on the same property. If you go or have been, let me know how it is!!
If you have never been, I would definitely recommend it. There is enough to do that it makes for a fun and relaxing afternoon!