Magnolia Bakery is partnering with the Joffrey Ballet School in honor of the 25th anniversary of their magical show, “The Nutcracker,” according to a Dec. 7 posting on its Facebook page. The bakery is now offering an exclusive Nutcracker Cupcake, a delicious red velvet cupcake topped with rich cream cheese icing, available exclusively at its Chicago location.

In other news, Magnolia continues to expand its international presence with a new location in Beirut, Lebanon, and plans to open soon in Kuwait City, Kuwait. A Dec. 11 post on Magnolia’s Facebook page noted, “Our team at the Al-Hamara Mall in Kuwait City has been busy practicing their Magnolia Bakery signature swirl - it can take nearly 40 hours to perfect!”