Disney California Adventure Park’s Paradise Garden Grill is always game for a food celebration, and Halloween Time is no exception! As was the case for Pixar Fest and last year’s Dia de los Muertos, the menu here is an ode to Coco and features flavors from south of the border!
We’re not really sure how to tell you this, so we’re just gonna come out with it: Walt Disney World’s beloved Carrot Cake Cookie has been ‘updated.’ Changed. Reinvented. Altered unnecessarily. However you say it, the truth remains: the Carrot Cake Cookie as we knew it is no more.
Let’s get into this. You can still find the Carrot Cake Cookie at Trolley Car Treats — Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Starbucks location. (Since Sweet Spells closed a couple of weeks ago, Trolley Car is the only location where you can pick up this popular treat!) It costs $3.99 (or a DDP snack credit), so it’s a relatively reasonable price.
We love watching the seasons change at Walt Disney World, and not just because pumpkins change into evergreen wreaths overnight (literally!).
Main Street Bakery
No, friends, we love all the seasonal treats that reappear along with the decorations! And the Main Street Bakery is a great place to grab something new (or a returning favorite).
Despite several new breakfast locations opening on Main Street in the morning, we think the Main Street Bakery will retain its popularity. As the home of the Magic Kingdom’s Starbucks, the Main Street Bakery incorporates both fun, Disney-fabulous treats (we love the seasonal and character cupcakes!) and our favorite Starbucks items. This is true of all of the on-property Starbucks locations, so no matter where you find yourself, you’ll have a bunch of goodies to choose from.
On our visit to the Main Street Bakery, we tried one of the returning seasonal items: the Cranberry Bliss Bar. This bar is one of the Starbucks offerings, so if you’re a fan of this one in the real world, you can now enjoy it in the Parks as well.
Ooh, y’all, have we got some news for you in the world of Magic Kingdom seasonal desserts! These are the desserts that come and go as the seasons progress, causing us both joy (Yea! New flavors!) and heartache (No! I have to wait another year for my favorite pumpkin everything!).
In this case, we are rejoicing because Red Velvet Cake is now available in the Magic Kingdom!
We found ours at Friar’s Nook, but it’s also available as a dessert item at Pecos Bill’s. At Friar’s Nook, we’re pretty used to seeing these seasonal delights come and go, so we can’t promise this beauty will be available forever. But for now, it’s fantastic.
Today we’re stopping to check out one of my favorite go-to breakfasts when I’m staying in the Epcot Resort Area at Walt Disney World.
I’m talking about the Cinnamon Roll from BoardWalk Bakery!
It’s crazy…this is one of my favorite quick breakfasts when I’m at Disney, and I was just SURE that I had shared it with you on the blog already! But apparently, I was a whole lot of WRONG on that, so let me enchant you with this awesomeness.
You know that this spot, which you’ll find at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, is home to lots and lots of our favorite treats. I can’t resist their Brownies (although they’ve changed a bit through the years), or their Lemon Meringue Tart. And it’s always fun to stop in and see what new Cupcakes I’ll find. Besides, it’s within walking distance of Epcot, Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club, and Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin, making it a perfect pitstop nearly every time I’m in the World.
And while you won’t go wrong with such breakfast dishes as the Breakfast Waffle Cone or pastries like the Jersey Crumb Cake or Brioche Pull-Apart Loaf, this is the one that I return to again and again.
As you can see, it’s no slouch when it comes to size, either. But seriously, the real star here is all. That. Frosting. (And it’s Cream Cheese!) [Read more…]
It’s dessert time, and we’re heading to Epcot’s Sunshine Seasons!
Located on the ground floor of The Land Pavilion, Sunshine Seasons is one of my favorite spots for discovering delectable sweet treats. Their Strawberry Shortcake is legendary, and I recently discovered an absolute must-eat treat, the Warm Peanut Butter Brownie, while visiting here.
But Sunshine Seasons is also a best-kept secret for some of the most interesting and delicious Disney Cupcakes as well. We’ve enjoyed seasonal options like Pineapple Coconut and Guava Cream Cheese Cupcakes.
On a recent visit, I also spied two brand-new-to-me cupcakes that I just had to share with you guys! Settle in, ’cause this is gonna be good.
Apple Spice Cupcake
First up, I spied the Apple Spice Cupcake. At least, that’s what we’re gonna call it. And how could you not spy it from like a mile away? With that solid covering of sparkly Red Sugar, this one was stunning, and certainly stood out from the crowd. Piped Green Icing Leaves completed the pop of color, and a Pretzel Stick made a good apple stem.
But I couldn’t wait to dig in and see what was under that sugar!
As soon as I got it, I cut it in half to check out the contents (as per usual). The construction of this one is kind of interesting to me, since the frosting is applied in a dome-like fashion, rather than piped.
Beneath the sugar, that frosting turned out to be one of the very best kind — Cream Cheese! At least I THINK it was cream cheese. It had a little apply flavor to it as well! Either way, it was dense and delicious.
The cake was, predictably, Apple Spice-Flavored. But that makes it sound boring, and this was anything but. It was super moist and perfectly spiced. There were no fancy fillings, but honestly, there didn’t need to be.
The combination of dense Cream Cheese Frosting, Moist Apple Cake, and the [Read more…]
Rock on! Now THIS is the kind of snack I can get behind!
Thanks to Amanda Ficili for letting us post this superstar photo from Disneyland’s New Orleans Bayou Bash! The red velvet cupcake is topped with green and purple whipped cream cheese frosting, and the whole thing is accented by “a white chocolate ornament dusted with gold glitter, a hand painted chocolate curl, and a Venetian cookie mask!” says Amanda!
She also told us that the center is filled with cream cheese frosting! I’ve died and gone to heaven! 😉
Catch Disneyland’s New Orleans Bayou Bash this weekend and the next few weekends as well — February 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, and March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 — in New Orleans Square!
In addition to gorgeous cupcakes, you’ll find other specialty food items like [Read more…]
There really is no cupcake like a red velvet cupcake. Rich, red velvet cake, smooth, tangy-sweet cheesecake…
And it’s like Christmas came early this year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, because Starring Rolls Cafe has taken the perfection of the Red Velvet Cupcake and made it just a little bit better.
The Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcake.
That’s right. They’ve added cheesecake to the mix, and it’s pretty outstanding. I first heard about this cupcake from Ryan at Main Street Gazette and I happened to be in Orlando at the time. You can bet I high-tailed it over to [Read more…]