Okay, BabyCakes fans… this one’s for you!
With the ongoing construction at Downtown Disney (as it continues in its transition to become Disney Springs), there’s a lot of anticipation about the new dining spots on the way: from The Boathouse and Morimoto Asia to STK Orlando. If you’ve been following the Downtown Disney/Disney Springs food news, you may recall in November when we mentioned the possible return of BabyCakes NYC to Downtown Disney in the revitalized form of Erin McKenna’s Bakery Valentine.
We’re happy to bring you official signs of its return… with the SIGNS now hanging outside what will be the bakery!
And, according to Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC’s Facebook page, it will open this Sunday at 1PM! (Thanks to reader Heather for the heads up!)
Erin McKenna is the founder of BabyCakesNYC, known for its great selection of gluten-free, vegan treats including cupcakes and donuts in a wide variety of flavors.
Fans of BabyCakes will certainly remember the closing of the original Downtown Disney location, formerly located in the Marketplace. When it was closed along with Pollo Campero and Bodie’s All-American to accommodate Disney Springs construction last March, many readers were disappointed in its closure — as were we here at the DFB. But with the continued presence of BabyCakes in small packages throughout Disney Resorts, and at Animal Kingdom’s Gardens Kiosk, there was always a ray of hope that BabyCakes would return to a new home in Downtown Disney.
Located at Pleasure Island (rather, what was Pleasure Island, now called The Landing) the bakery’s neighbors include some retail shops that have already opened including Sound Lion (selling headphones, earbuds, and the like), Sanuk (shoes), and Chapel Hats.
I think it already looks pretty great (I’m loving the brick, myself!), but of course I’m mostly interested in what will be behind these walls and signs once BabyCakes opens this weekend. And we can’t way to show you when it does!
Are you excited about the return of BabyCakes to Downtown Disney? Please let us know with a comment!