Review: Seasonal Raspberry Rose Cupcake at the BoardWalk Bakery in Disney World

If you follow DFB on social media (I pretty much live on Instagram, and we’ve got a great group of Facebook and twitter friends, too!), you may already recognize this ab-so-lute-ly gorgeous vision I’m about to show you.

And this time, the Raspberry Rose Cupcake is ready for its closeup with a full review!

This seasonal beauty comes to us on behalf of the BoardWalk Bakery. You’ll typically find three cupcakes up for grabs inside what happens to be one of my favorite bakery cases in all of Disney World. Two of those cupcakes are the classics that tend to stick around (even though they’ve had makeovers of their own over the years): the Mickey Oreo Cupcake and the Strawberry Cupcake.

That third cupcake, though, changes up with some frequency, so I’m always sure to check out the seasonal selection, and I’m sure you can tell why this one caught my eye immediately.

Rose Cupcake

Rose Cupcake

It’s as pretty as a rose because… well, it’s a rose! But is has this advantage over the original: it’s a rose that’s also a cupcake.

Straight up: this thing is all sortsa classy, with layer after layer of carefully piped pink — nearly fuchsia! — frosting creating the edible petals. The frosting is raspberry and vanilla, giving it a fruity flavor where the punch is mellowed out a bit by the vanilla.

Rose Cupcake

Rose Cupcake

Then, because the only thing that is as classic as a rose is a pearl, there are edible pearls around the edge as well.

Rose Cupcake

Rose Cupcake

Honestly, I just couldn’t stop taking pictures of this cupcake! Visually, its quite a departure from some of the more whimsical seasonal cupcakes at the Boardwalk, like the cute Ghost Cupcake that materializes occasionally for Halloween, or the Red (Velvet) White and Blue 4th of July Cupcake from a few years back that almost looked like it had glittery fireworks shooting out of it.

When I finally did stop snapping the shots, I discovered that the cake itself is a moist vanilla.

Rose Cupcake

Rose Cupcake

It’s also packed with raspberry filling, with juuuust the slightest hint of rose.

Rose Cupcake Filling

Rose Cupcake Filling

Or maybe not. I have to accept that it may simply have been a placebo effect and that raspberry can carry a little floral note sometimes.

Overall, though, here’s the thing: I’m pretty much always a frosting fan first, so while the the frosting topping the cake is beautifully presented, I’m going to prefer a mountain of frosting for snacking purposes every time. And all truths told, the filling was just okay; maybe it resembled the frosting itself a little too much. I’d opt for something like a bright raspberry jam to provide a bit of contrast.

I’m calling this one a case of style over substance. But it IS drop dead gorgeous, and if you aren’t quite as frosting obsessed as yours truly :) , the Rose Cupcake might be very well worth the Boardwalk stroll for you!

What’s your cupcake vibe: style or substance? Let us know!

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