Rose Gold + Unicorn + Cupcake = The Ultimate Millennial Snack in Disney World

Rose gold continues its reign in Walt Disney World, and this time it’s been partnered up with the official Millennial spirit animal: the unicorn. This time you’ll need to head on over to the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to try the Rose Gold Unicorn Cupcake at Gasparilla Island Grill!

Gasaprilla Island Grill entrance

Gasaprilla Island Grill entrance

Gasparilla Island Grill has been home to several tasty and creative desserts over the years, including a lovely Coconut Pot de Creme and cupcakes featuring S’mores, German Chocolate, and Pina Colada flavors! So it’s no wonder that the thoughtful pastry chefs of the Grand have concocted a truly special take on the rose gold trend.

The Rose Gold Unicorn Cupcake at Gasparilla Island Grill

The Rose Gold Unicorn Cupcake at Gasparilla Island Grill

For starters, she’s a beautiful cupcake creation, featuring a transparent wrapper with gold filigree, some rose gold-brushed ears, and a pointed ribbon of chocolate fashioned as a horn.

Details on the Rose Gold Unicorn Cupcake

Details on the Rose Gold Unicorn Cupcake

The unicorn’s hair is a beautiful shade of pink (although not altogether rose gold-y), and it cascades from front to back over a thick layer of fondant-like vanilla frosting.

Rose Gold Unicorn

Rose Gold Unicorn

There’s plenty of that pink mane tumbling down the back of the cupcake.

Tasty rose gold mane

Tasty rose gold mane

And in case it has escaped your attention, this pretty lady has been dusted with edible glitter. I mean, what’s a unicorn without some glitter?

Aside from the thicker-than-normal frosting, the cake really sets this cupcake apart from other Disney World cupcakes. Rather than the dense, moist cake we see everywhere else, this cupcake features a rose gold-colored, strawberry sponge cake. And it’s a legitimate sponge — all lightness and height. You can see how the cake is full of air from whipped eggs in the batter.

Rose Gold Sponge Cake

Rose Gold Sponge Cake

And while the lighter-than-air sponge is a nice texture, it doesn’t hold up well to the heavy, dense frosting. So maybe knife-and-fork this one. And grab a couple of extra napkins.

But we aren’t hating on the sponge, because when eaten with the filling — a super rich hazelnut-flavored cream cheese! — the sponge was necessarily simple. A dense cake with this dense filling would be too much, even for us lovers of cream cheese everything!

Hazelnut cream cheese filling in the Rose Gold Unicorn Cupcake

Hazelnut cream cheese filling in the Rose Gold Unicorn Cupcake

We’re pretty happy to embrace the rose gold trend so long as it results in beautifully crafted, delicious treats like this. So if you’re in the World, monorail yourself over to Gasparilla Island Grill to enjoy this fabulous addition to the rose gold universe!

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Would you make a special trip for the Rose Gold Unicorn Cupcake? Let us know in the comments! 

Comments

  1. DFB Sarah says

    Dawn, there’s no way to know. These treats do come and go — but hopefully this cute cupcake will stick around for a while!

  2. Lynsie says

    Just visited the grill and they no longer have the rose gold cupcake :( now they have a butterfly cupcake but the cast member didn’t seem too impressed with it so we didn’t try it

  3. says

    Lynsie — Yep — the rose gold cakes are being phased out and many locations are bringing in those Millennial Pink treats!

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