OK — you guys remember when I wondered “aloud” about the “Pink, Blue, and White cupcakes” in Disney Parks, right? I see them all the time — everywhere — but I’ve never tried them. Why? Because they look like they’re made out of plastic and can’t possibly taste good. But I promised I’d try them, so here’s the review…
As it happens, Disney was switching it up on my visit to the Studios in October! They had a swirly cupcake! I knew it was of the same ilk as the Pink, Blue, and White cupcakes, so I figured you guys would forgive me if I got that one instead. This way, I could have both blue AND red lips!
At first glance, the cupcake looks amazing, right? Huge swirls of frosting (and you know how much I LOVE frosting — cake is definitely an afterthought around here!) and pretty, eye-catching colors. But I have to say it — it still looks a little bit like a fake cupcake. Like plastic. Doesn’t it?
So we make the first cut and it’s clear that there’s no skimping on the frosting! Nothing hollow around here!
Then comes the taste-test! I agree with many of the comments on the previous post that the frosting is very sugary and airy — not dense like you’d find on the butterfinger cupcake. But it’s definitely not a whipped or whipped cream frosting — there’s still plenty of sugar and fat in there! And while it doesn’t taste like plastic, there’s not a whole lot of flavor there. The richness of a creamy, buttery frosting doesn’t come through, and there’s very little if any vanilla flavor. It’s more just a vehicle for sweetness.
That said, if you have to have frosting and you have to have it NOW, this might be a great purchase for you. There’s nothing like digging your fork into a pile of frosting, and this will definitely calm the beast if you’re having that kind of a day. Besides, these cupcakes are so gorgeous — their siren song will surely call to any cupcake-lovers out there. So go ahead. Give in. Live with the blue-tinged lips and teeth for a few hours (yep — you WILL have them) and indulge a bit.