Wondering what the latest cupcake at Hollywood Studios is these days? Well, look no further than Counter Service spots such as Starring Rolls, ABC Commissary, Backlot Express, Pizza Planet, Rosie’s All American Cafe, and Studio Catering Co. for the Chocolate Cupcake with Banana Buttercream Icing and Caramel Drizzle!
You’ll see it by that title in the locations above, but since that’s a suuuuper long name, let’s just call it the Big Hero 6 Cupcake, since the special guest star on this one is a white chocolate Baymax topper!
By the way, he is one hearty hero. It’s almost like getting an additional chocolate lollipop with your cupcake, like with the White Chocolate Elephant Cupcake found at Animal Kingdom’s Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery (though not quite so substantial).
With a HUGE mound of banana buttercream frosting and
heaping coating of toppings (chocolate bits, caramel drizzle, and even more caramel clinging to the chocolate pieces), there really isn’t anything subtle here.
The only unassuming thing is the nicely moist chocolate cake base, sans any hidden filling.
The big question for me before digging in was the banana buttercream frosting. I thought the overall flavor combo might resemble that of the Monkey Cupcake at Old Port Royale Food Court at Caribbean Beach Resort. However, since that is a combination of banana chunks within a banana pudding center, the flavors in that one are much more natural.
The Banana Buttercream icing used here, on the other hand, was much closer to a candy-banana flavor (think less “Runts,” more “Laffy Taffy”). Since it was so, SO sweet (and made all the sweeter by the candy topping), I found the overall effect to be somewhat overwhelming, and after a few bites I had to wave the white flag of surrender.
Still, if your little one can’t resist a photo opp with their very own Baymax cupcake (I mean, he IS pretty awesome), it could be a fun one for sharing, so everyone can have a bite or two and finish it off together. But act fast… it’s only a matter of time before a Valentine’s Cupcake is likely on the way to replace this big guy!
Would you like to try the Big Hero 6 Cupcake? Please let us know with a comment!