Review: Carrot Cake Cupcake with Orange Buttercream Icing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The cupcake haven that is Disney’s Hollywood Studios is currently celebrating Halloween with an updated twist on an old favorite: the Carrot Cake Cupcake. It might not sound like a Halloween cupcake, but thanks to the jack-o-lantern on top (sporting MICKEY EARS, no less) it sure does look like one!

Carrot Cake Cupcake

Carrot Cake Cupcake

We’ve enjoyed our fair share of Carrot Cake Cupcakes at the Studios with the Olaf Carrot Cake Cupcake in and around the Frozen Summer Fun event over the past two summers. So what’s the twist I mentioned? This time, it’s topped off with Orange Buttercream Icing (and — of course — the Pumpkin Mickey!). [Read more…]

Snack Series: Desserts from Backlot Express

Backlot Express in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of my favorite spots to grab a quick bite when I’m at DHS.

The fantastic themeing really makes you feel like you’ve stumbled into a backlot workshop. I could wander around this place a really long time, taking in all the detail.

I’ve had the opportunity to try a couple of the items on the menu, and they’ve been big hits — with me and others as well.

The Grilled Vegetable Sandwich is tops in my book. And any place that serves Buffalo Chicken Nuggets? Well, that’s just pure awesomeness.

Entree Menu -- Click to Enlarge

But today, we’re here to sample the Desserts! Sure, they’re pre-made. But I’ve discovered some pretty delicious desserts at Disney counter service spots, so I wanted to give these a go to see how they compared.

There are two desserts to choose from at Backlot Express: Marble Cheesecake and No Sugar Added Strawberry Parfait.

Full Menu -- Click to Enlarge

First up — the Marble Cheesecake!

This one is actually… [Read more…]