It’s been a while since we had a new cupcake for you, but this one’s a doozey!! (Is that how you spell “doozey?”)
You remember the White Chocolate Elephant cupcake and the Zebra cupcake, right? Well, joining its furry friends is the new Cottontop Tamarin cupcake at Kusafiri Bakery near Kilimanjaro Safaris in Harambe Village! You can also find this sweet treat at the Coffee Kiosk at the entrance to Discovery Island.
Pastry Chef Andreas Born blended both white and dark chocolate to create the cute (weird?) little Cottontop Taramin face. The mold sits atop a generous layer of butter cream. Underneath that is rich chocolate cake!
This thing is…phenomenal. On the day that I visited to sample this cupcake, it was pouring…POURING…rain. There were no tables around, so I was crouched in front of a chair taking photos. I snagged bites of the cupcake in between gusts of wind that blew my poncho over my face and turned my umbrella inside out. But I STILL loved this cupcake!
I mean, I should have been getting the heck out of there, right? It was a horrible day at the Animal Kingdom. But I was absolutely happy to squat there — taking yet another bite of what I consider to be the best buttercream frosting in all of Walt Disney World — in the midst of complete tropical storm chaos. It takes a special cupcake to make that worth it, my friends, and this one will do it!
There’s no filling in the cupcake, which is a bit of a downer, but, frankly, there’s enough going on up top to compensate. That said, the cake part of this cupcake is moist and delicious — you cake-not-frosting lovers are going to be happy with this one. Though, it might not be worth the cost if you’re just going to eat the cake part…
So, let me heartily recommend yet another Disney cupcake. The Cottontop is a good one to try — and don’t forget to take that chocolate tamarin home with you to eat later!
(By the way, remember our little freak-out over the missing cupcakes? No worries; the cupcakes are securely back on the menu at Kusafiri. Just be sure to visit after 11:30am to be sure to get your sweet treat.)
Make sure to check out the other cupcakes in our You Won’t Believe This! Snack Series! Which ones have you tried?