I know it’s hard to believe, with so many truly delicious bread puddings available at Walt Disney World Resort (‘Ohana Bread Pudding at Polynesian Village Resort, Butterscotch Bread Pudding at Plaza Restaurant, Ger’s Bread Pudding at Raglan Road — to name a few crowd pleasers!), but we totally have a new favorite! You can find it at House of Blues in Disney Springs’ West Side!
You already know that Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is, well, magical. From sunrise to sunset and beyond, it’s beautiful from almost any angle.
And now our icing wishes have come true (naturally!) at Gaston’s Tavern.
You know we love our cupcakes here at DFB. But when we want a sweet treat, we often find ourselves at Sprinkles. Sprinkles is, like, cupcake heaven. And with amazing options like Cupcake Sundaes and Frosting Shots, the hits keep comin’.
Plus that ice cream sandwich with the cap’n crunch ice cream? Just yes.
Happy November! Wow October just flew by, didn’t it? And now we’re heading straight into the holiday season at the Disney Parks! Grab some of that leftover Halloween candy and check out the latest Disney food news!
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We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- We launched the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2016 e-book!
- Check out the new caramel treats at Epcot’s Karamell-Küche!
- We posted two new YouTube videos: our recommendations for the best one-credit restaurants and a Dole Whip video!
- We have the menus for Disneyland’s Festival of Holidays booths!
- Check out the latest news from Disney World!
- Have you tried the Frosting Shots from Sprinkles in Disney Springs?
- Baked Potatoes are now available at Sleepy Hollow in the Magic Kingdom.
- PizzeRizzo is opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on November 18!
- More food booths are coming to Epcot’s Holidays Around the World!
But you just knew that sooner or later, we were gonna talk Frosting Shots. And today’s the day!
Remember a couple of weeks back when I went all Sprinkles Crazy on you?
But I also took the opportunity to get a couple of my favorite Sprinkles menu items — Frosting Shots — while I was at it.
You see, I loooooooovvvvvve Frosting. If you’ve been reading DFB for any amount of time, then you already know this. So a treat that’s nothing but the good stuff? Sign me up.
I discovered Sprinkles’ frosting shots at my local Sprinkles location here in Dallas, TX, years and years ago. So when I saw that the Disney Springs store had them, I couldn’t help myself. [Read more…]
We’ve hopped the monorail for another fun check-in at the Contempo Cafe!
On a recent jaunt through the Contemporary to view the Frozen Gingerbread Display, I couldn’t resist checking out the pastry case at the Contempo Cafe. More often than not, I usually find a new-to-me cupcake there!
Now, at first glance, this one doesn’t seem all that interesting. But let’s dig a little deeper. First off, the cupcakes featuring Mickey Mouse’s likeness at the Contempo in the past have been topped with a Chocolate Mickey — like this Red Velvet Cupcake. This one features a Souvenir Ring. SWAG!
The top of the cupcake is crowned with a light Buttercream Frosting, and it’s finished with cute Mickey-shaped Confetti in classic colors. But we know the Contempo well enough at this point to figure there’s a surprise inside.
…And right we are! This cupcake features the same structure of others sold here; the center plays host to [Read more…]
Editor’s Note: The Cheshire Cake Cups have been discontinued as of late Summer 2015. We’ll update you if/when they’ll return (because there will be shouts of rejoicing.)
This small snack stop next to the Mad Tea Party (the teacups ride!) is adorably themed with whimsical swirls of color, but previously it was known primarily as a spot to grab a piece of fruit for breakfast, or a cold soda or Raspberry Lemonade Slush on a hot afternoon.
Not so, anymore! The Cheshire Café has become a must-stop for many ever since Gourmet Cake Cups hit the scene. In fact, there have been days when these eye-catching goodies have sold out entirely.
And that’s bound to happen a bit more often… especially now that Cheshire Café has introduced TWO MORE CAKE CUPS to the line up! Say hello to the White Chocolate Rabbit and Queen of Hearts Strawberry Shortcake Cake Cups!
For those unfamiliar with these gems, a Gourmet Cake Cup is like a cupcake in its ingredients (cake and frosting), but presented parfait-style. In addition to the frosting on top, there are multiple layers of frosting between the layers of cake, all served in a cup. And yes, they are very, VERY sweet.
Gourmet Cake Cups are known and loved for two things: absolutely terrific – and even artistic – presentation… and oodles upon oodles of frosting! Let’s take a closer look at the new arrivals…
And here is another view of the duo!
The White Chocolate Rabbit Cake Cup (inspired, obviously by the always-late White Rabbit in “Alice in Wonderland”) is a yellow cake base that is [Read more…]
It’s time for some seeeeeeeerious recommendations, friends!!! Do you have your planning spreadsheets ready?!?
As much as I love my classics (Dole Whip!!!), I have found some brand new delicious Disney treats to add to the list of my favorites in 2014.
If you’re looking to try some new things, or you’re just curious about what fun new finds we’re celebrating, read on — and discover My 7 Favorite New Disney Food Items for 2014!
Brioche Ice Cream Sandwiches at L’Artisan des Glaces Sorbet and Ice Cream Shop
There’s nothing like finding something completely new and original while you’re strolling through the parks. And I wasn’t disappointed on a recent trip through Epcot’s France Pavilion.
We all love L’Artisan des Glaces Sorbet and Ice Cream Shop. I mean, 16 delicious, artisan ice creams and sorbets made right here in Epcot (I’ve seen the machines)!
But stop the presses! (Ha! That will be even funnier after you finish reading this.) Because they’ve also added Croque Glaces — Pressed Ice Cream Sandwiches.
If you love ice cream sandwiches as much as I do, you’ve gotta try this. They take a freshly baked Brioche Bun, add a scoop of your choice of Ice Cream, and a drizzle of your choice of Raspberry or Chocolate Sauce. (Yep! It’s totally customized!)
Then, the top of the bun is replaced, and the whole thing is [Read more…]
Editor’s Note: Cheshire cake cups are no longer available.
So we all have our Disney food favorites.
You know them — the ones that would result in tears, anger, and staged protests if they ever disappear from menus. It’s okay. You can admit it.
Because I’d totally be leading the charge if they ever stop serving Dole Whip Floats.
But even with all the amazing favorites that give us warm fuzzies (and, in my case, cause me to go back to Disney parks over and over again), I still love Disney’s mission to surprise and delight guests with new offerings. It seems like every week, there’s something they’re debuting that I go nutso over — and off I go to add it to the next trip’s “must-eat” list.
Today, I’m offering a run down of the latest things that are on the list for my next trip. I’ve tried a few already, and others are completely new to me. And even though I’ll be in the ‘World smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, I’m saving room for these treats!
Gourmet Cake Cups at Magic Kingdom’s Cheshire Cafe
You Guys. I have a new FAVORITE obsession. And this time, it starts with Cake. And ends with Cup. Instead of the other way around.
We brought you the first look at the new Gourmet Cake Cups at Magic Kingdom’s Cheshire Cafe just recently. This spot in Fantasyland, formerly known as Enchanted Grove, has always been cute, but it’s never numbered among our “must-visits.”
But that has changed completely since they introduced these amazing treats.
I mean seriously, you would think they picked up the phone, called me, and said, “AJ, we’re making a new treat, and you’re in charge of R&D.”
The parfaits are a topsy-turvy, whimsical take on a cupcake, turning the über popular treat into what it should be: a vehicle for frosting. I mean really, when was the last time you ate a cupcake and said, “Gee, that was pretty good, but I really could have used more cake.”
And this cake cup got it RIGHT.
So it was a given that I made a beeline for [Read more…]
Cruising Downtown Disney, heading back to our car to go home, a cart that I had never seen before caught my eye. Old West Cinnamon Rolls? Hello!
According to my 12 year old son, I stopped in my tracks “to get the breaking news.” Yes, he was making fun of me; and he did a whole running commentary while I stopped to get the scoop on this new-ish spot in Downtown Disney. After that nonsense, which was actually quite hilarious, he’s lucky that I still shared my cinnamon roll with him!
Located right next to the Pin Traders store, Old West Cinnamon Rolls has apparently been there for about 6 or so weeks. I obviously don’t cruise Downtown Disney enough to let this place exist for so long without knowing about it. Going to have to change that I guess, because the cinnamon rolls here are amazing.
The plastic cinnamon roll display (which reminded me of the gelato stand nearby) gives you inspiration to choose the cinnamon roll that’s right for you!
After quizzing the poor guy working at the stand I learned that the cinnamon rolls are a “design your own” situation. The menu consists of a base price of $4.75 for a plain cinnamon roll (and by plain they mean NO frosting). Additional toppings are $1.00, so you can build the designer cinnamon roll of your dreams. Toppings include [Read more…]