Magnolia Bakery, the always-mobbed purveyor of dry cupcakes with too much frosting on them and only appealing to tourists who were hypnotized by Sex and the City to love them, now has permission to sell franchises, and it's aiming to spread its cancer across oceans.
Store owner Steve Abrams says that, thanks to the show, people around the world know about his confections and gobble them up because they think they're luxury goods and they don't know better. And so he's looking to open franchises in Hong Kong, India, Qatar, Kuwait, Brazil, and other unfortunate places. Can't we just ship these places some Hostess Cupcakes and be done with it? Those are a whole lot yummier.