When this cute cupcake made our “You Won’t Believe This!” snack list, its home was the Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery. These days, you can find it pretty exclusively at Creature Comforts, the Animal Kingdom Starbucks location.
No matter which bakery case it lands in, though, there is no mistaking this treat as coming from any other park. Where else can you imagine finding a delicious cupcake in honor of our animal friends?
The Cotton-Top mold that graces the top hasn’t changed since the first time we tried this treat. It’s a simple but yummy blend of dark and white chocolate.
Over the years, though, our little friend has received a bit of a makeover (it’s a little known fact that Cotton-top Tamarins are also fashion-forward 😉 ). He currently accessorizes with little green icing leaves joining the large chocolate swirls topping the frosting…
… which underwent a transformation of its own! The former buttercream frosting is now a chocolate that is creamier and lighter than a typical chocolate icing, lending a nice butteriness along with more chocolate! Perfect for fans of the flavor.
While I do miss the dense, vanilla buttercream frosting on this one, the chocolate is acceptable.
Wanna know the best part? The dark and white chocolate Tamarin topper comes on a stick so you can carry it for later. That’s TWO snacks in one, and great for taking on a stroll around Animal Kingdom!
Actually, maybe that’s the second best part. Because the best thing of all just might be that the Cotton-Top Tamarin Cupcake has a very important purpose: it reminds us of the Cotton-Top Tamarin, an endangered species of squirrel-sized monkeys who make their habitat only in northwest Colombia. Counter Service locations all over Animal Kingdom park give guests the opportunity to donate some change or “round-up” your purchase to the nearest dollar to aid the park’s conservation efforts through the Disney Conservation Fund.
Good on ya, Cupcake!
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