Peppermint Cupcakes have arrived for the Season at BoardWalk Bakery!

Disney World’s BoardWalk Bakery always delights and surprises guests for the holidays with new treats and fun sweets. We couldn’t wait to see what they’d come up with this season!

Come On In!

Aaah… BoardWalk Bakery! 2013 was a big year for this beloved snack stop! In April, it reopened after a lengthy refurbishment, offering much more space to hold all those tasty treats!

Home to the classic Cheesecake Brownie and the new Peanut Butter, Banana, and Candied Bacon Pie, it’s now also home to one of the first standout specialty cupcakes of the holiday season: The Peppermint Cupcake!

Peppermint Cupcakes at Boardwalk Bakery

It was easy to spot this standout in the bakery case, finding its place next to a couple of the Bakery’s tried-and-trues: Oreo Bon Bon and Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes.

Ore Bon Bon and Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

It’s hard to say which was more intriguing at first glance… the crème de menthe candy pieces popping out from the top, or the fact that this cupcake totally sparkles!

Peppermint Cupcakes ready for the Holiday Season

Let’s take a closer look!

Peppermint Cupcake

We just have to talk about that frosting first, because it truly is a sight. It’s primarily white, but as your turn it around you begin to notice touches of pale pink, all dusted with silvery sugar-glitter.

The flavor is light vanilla (I think I also detected a hint of white chocolate) with just a touch of peppermint, and is complemented with glittery white chocolate mint shavings sprinkled all around the bottom of the frosting layer.

Frosting on the Peppermint Cupcake

It is just so pretty. It reminded me of the way snow glistens… and anything that can do that when Central Florida humidity is hovering around 90% deserves some recognition :).

The only part of the cupcake untouched by peppermint flavor is the chocolate base. And that’s just fine, because what’s in the middle more than makes up for that…

Inside the Peppermint Cupcake

As charmed as I was by the appearance of this cupcake, the filling is the real star. The flavor is, again, white chocolate and peppermint. But instead of taking a backseat, the peppermint is absolutely the primary flavor here.

While the consistency is smooth and creamy (the texture reminded me of a no-bake cheesecake), the flavor is nearly full-on Candy Cane!

Together with the cake and the frosting, it’s a dream for anyone who adores the combo of chocolate and mint. It’s like Peppermint Bark in a cupcake :).

Peppermint Cupcake Filling

If you’re looking for a terrific way to ring in the holiday season at Disney World, a trip to BoardWalk Bakery should definitely be on your list.

Would you like to try the Peppermint Cupcake this year? Please let us know with a comment!


  1. Kathie says

    This will on the list for our “Celebrate Around the World” trip…treating our way thru WDW for the holidays. Can’t wait for more of your suggestions.

  2. Katie says

    I seriously almost screamed when I saw this cupcake!!!!!!! I adore peppermint so I HAVE to try this cupcake! Was the pumpkin cupcake from last year being sold as well??

  3. Essie says

    I won’t get there for Christmas again for several years and all I can say is that I hope they still have these wonderful looking cupcakes. Yum….:)

  4. Kelly M says

    Shut the front door this looks amazing!!! I love anything chocolate/mint and am lamenting the loss of choc mint brownies one chain did here in the UK last Christmas…. I can totally fly to Orlando just for a cupcake right?….right?

  5. Sheena says

    I had this cupcake last week, and LOVED it. I got it to go and even after sitting in our room fridge for several hours it was amazing. I loved that the icing was fluffy and creamy versus super heavy and sweet. To be honest, I also loved that it sparkled ;-)! The filling was a star for sure, and those pieces of bark on the top were great! It was my favorite cupcake of our trip!! Yum!

  6. Becky says

    Chocolate and peppermint. Two of my favorite things in the food world. Will definitely be stopping by next week to try this one!

  7. Beth Brown says

    We just returned from our first family trip to Disney World.
    Your suggestions were very helpful and probably caused us to gain five pounds!
    The Boardwalk Bakery Peppermint Cupcakes were my absolute favorite. Are they made anywhere at the Disneyland Resort? If so, I would make an extra trip there just to have another one!

    Thanks for making my parents’ fiftieth anniversary trip extra yummy!


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