The Trolley Car Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is always one of our first stops in the park for either our daily Starbucks, or to satisfy our sweet tooth. This week we were delighted to find four brand new patisserie-worthy pastries in the window at this location.
But, once the excitement over the new pasties settled — we noticed even more big news, with the help of a cast member at the location. Something was missing in the bakery case — something BIG — and it is not only a DFB favorite, but a park-guest and DFB reader favorite.
That’s right folks, at this time it seems the Trolley Car Cafe is not carrying cupcakes! 😧
That means the seasonal cupcakes as well as the Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcake (also known as the Toffee Cupcake or Butterfinger Cupcake).
We have spoken with several cast members at Trolley Car Cafe and one cast member reached out to us via social media. Cast members confirmed that the cupcakes are no longer being sold currently (i.e. they’re not simply sold out).
The cast members believe they will have seasonal cupcakes again at some point (like the special Toy Story Land and Incredibles II one last summer for films or ride openings). But they are less optimistic about the fate of the Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcake.
We don’t have confirmation that the cupcakes are gone forever — Disney changes its plans all the time. We, and cast members, are hopeful that with the upcoming 30th anniversary of Hollywood Studios as well as the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in the fall and the arrival of Lightning McQueen in March, cupcakes will return sooner rather than later to this location.
But stay tuned to Disney Food Blog to see whether the beloved Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch cupcake makes another appearance in the bakery case. Note that, as of today, the Carrot Cake Cookie is safe and still in the bakery case.
Now — this got us thinking — Hollywood Studios is certainly on a Verrine trend right now. Verrines are those layered “desserts-in-a-cup” we’ve seen at Backlot Express and Rosie’s All-American Cafe. Rosie’s menu lists a seasonal cupcake, but there hasn’t been one to offer since the Flurry of Fun treats (which included some verrines) left the park in early January.
Is there a cupcake conspiracy? Are verrines plotting to takeover Hollywood Studios? We’ll keep you posted on the Cupcake vs. Verrine situation.
Will you miss the Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcake and the special seasonal cupcakes we’ve seen at this location for the next couple of weeks, or even months? Will the new pastries (which are really good — read our review here) satisfy your sweet tooth — and Instagram feed — of Disney Food while you’re on vacation? Which would you choose — a cupcake or a verrine? Let us know in the comments below!