Review: Star Wars Cupcake at Contempo Cafe in Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Allright, Star Wars Fans! And Cupcake Fans. And Contempo Cafe Fans…

We’re back yet again this week at one of Disney World’s longtime bonafide Cupcake Capitals — the Contempo Cafe in Disney World’s Contemporary Resort — to check out one of the more recent additions to its nearly legendary bakery case. While it remains home to treats like the awesome Peanut Butter Pie (aka: heaven), it’s still a great spot to grab a good old fashioned cupcake.

As always, the cupcakes here do change with higher frequency than many spots. The featured cupcake for the month of March, for instance, is a Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake (and early April should bring a Carrot Cake Cupcake). But when I went to see it for myself, it was another batch that caught my attention.

The Star Wars Cupcakes.

Now, typically I’d insert a picture of the bakery case display to give you pricing information, descriptions, and all that. And I do have one to share in a moment. But first, I’ll show you the cupcake I grabbed.

Star Wars Cupcake

Star Wars Cupcake

The cupcake that you see above is topped with a Star Wars character ring; specifically, Phasma, Captain of the First Order from Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens.

That’s because ALL of the Cupcakes I saw were topped with a Phasma ring. I really didn’t give it much thought at the moment. I just figured that’s how it was.

Star Wars Souvenir Ring

Star Wars Souvenir Ring

Star Wars Souvenir Ring ready for its trip to the nearest sink

Star Wars Souvenir Ring ready for a trip to the nearest sink

That is, until I went back AFTER eating my cupcake to grab THIS pic.

Star Wars Cupcakes

Star Wars Cupcakes

You see, they had switched out the previous batch for a whole bunch of new cupcakes. And check out the ring choices (just click the image to enlarge).

Star Wars Cupcakes

Star Wars Cupcakes

There’s Rey! And BB-8! (I couldn’t help thinking “I coulda had a BB-8!” Kudos to the 80s child in you if you know what commercial that’s a riff of).

I was even told by the Cast Member that sometimes they have Finn rings. FINN! All in addition to Phasma. So know that — in keeping with the “Frozen” Cupcakes that you can still catch on occasion at Contempo — there may be more ring choices if you happen upon this cupcake on your visit, just in case your little Padawan is set on a BB-8 ring.

Onto the cupcake itself! First of all, don’t be put off by the bright orange icing topping the vanilla base if you’re not into fruit-flavored icing.

Orange-colored Icing on top of Vanilla Cake

Orange-colored Icing on top of Vanilla Cake

It’s purely just coloring, and the flavor itself is a mild chocolate buttercream just as described on the sign, so those semi-sweet chocolate chips are right in keeping with the flavors, along with adding a bit of crunch. If you look really closely at the icing you can even catch the cocoa-colored swirls, which are more representative of the true flavor.

Closeup on Icing

Closeup on Icing

It’s a nice and easy complement to the filling, which is a light, airy cookies-and-cream within the yellow cake base, lending a terrific Oreo-taste.

Cookies 'n Cream Filling

Cookies ‘n Cream Filling

I only wish there would have been more of it tucked inside, because it was definitely the highlight of what otherwise is your basic chocolate-and-vanilla combo cupcake.

Cookies 'n Cream Filling

Cookies ‘n Cream Filling

Altogether, the flavors aren’t anywhere near as outlandish as the appearance. It’s just a good, solid, chocolate-and-vanilla cupcake, where traditional tastes meet new characters in a fun theme!

Would you try the latest Star Wars Cupcake? Please let us know with a comment!

Comments

  1. Kaitlyn says

    Looks great, but I think Disney has priced me out of their cupcakes. I just can’t justify spending 5.99 on one cupcake.

  2. Diane says

    I love the comments about the price, here in the UK that would be a bargain, you pay the same here for a run of the mill slice of cake at any local cafe. You guys have no idea how expensive treats like this would be over here, so I have no qualms splashing out on something that I cannot get anywhere else, but, I would make sure I get a photo of it to show everyone at home. Add on the beverage that I get with my refillable mug (for a two week trip just over a dollar a day, amazing!) it doesn’t work out so expensive.

  3. Jean Eckert says

    I agree- the cupcakes are getting a little pricey! We were just there in July 2015 and all of the cupcakes we bought were $4.59…not sure why they went up to $5.99 less than a year later :( Noticed that most of the food items have gone up several dollars as well since summer….

  4. Richard says

    Great write up Wendy!

    For me and the price I always say I can justify the ‘first’ one but if the experience is just ordinary then I’ll pass on future purchases.

    This isn’t going out for lunch with your co-workers so it should be easy to try something at least once.

  5. Amy says

    I have to agree with the others who find the cupcake expensive at $5.99. Although, it is also a special treat while at Disney so I would likely splurge if I really wanted one. This doesn’t look like anything special for me though, and the orange tinted chocolate frosting would not really make me look at it and think “Yum!” either :(

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