Dining in Disneyland: Seasonal Treats at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe

The Disney Holiday season is in full effect at the Disneyland Resort!  I love that the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe is always introducing us to new seasonal items.

In fact, because I never know what I’ll find, I’ve make it a point to check in on nearly every visit to Disneyland!

Jolly Holiday Bakery

Jolly Holiday Bakery

On my last trip there were a handful of new items that are special for the Disney holiday season.  Also in the bakery cases were some returning favorites. 


The popular Santa Mickey Candy Cane Cupcake is back.

The cupcake is chocolate, topped with a mound of red & green “sure to stain your teeth” frosting, and finished off with a candy cane.

Mickey Holiday Cupcake

Mickey Holiday Cupcake

I’ve actually never tried one of these because 1) I’m not a huge chocolate fan and 2) it looks way too messy for me to deal with in public!

Close Up

Holiday Cupcake Close Up

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‘Tis the Season for a Disney World Gingerbread Crawl!

Recently, we released our latest e-Book — The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2012 — and today we’re going to share one of our favorite parts of it with you: our DFB Gingerbread Crawl!

If you’ve been with us for a while, you know that we love food “crawls”: entertaining adventures that are perfect for family and friends to tackle together! And if you’ve treated yourself to a solo getaway, crawls are a fun diversion to enjoy on your own as well.

Craving more crawls? We have three other holiday crawls through Walt Disney World in the guide, along with 230 pages of holiday tips and even more bonus items! Let’s get started…

Chocolate Iced Gingerbread Shingle

Start out your gingerbread adventure by taking the monorail to the Grand Floridian resort, where the aromatic, life-sized gingerbread house store can be found on the first floor of the grandiose lobby.

Go ahead and stop to take pictures. This holiday display is gorgeous! Line up at the kiosk to grab a seasonal classic — gingerbread shingles! Choose one that’s plain or covered in scrumptious chocolate. The gingerbread is made from an Austrian recipe.

GF gingerbread shingle

While here, take part in a gingerbread decorating demo or pose for a holiday photo in front of the life-size gingerbread house.

Gingerbread Cupcake

Proceed to the bus depot for your journey to Disney’s Hollywood Studios next. Your destination is none other than the Starring Rolls Cafe — well known for over-the-top cupcakes, including the seasonal gingerbread cupcake with cream cheese icing. This year’s version features a Santa Mickey hat!

Gingerbread Cupcake

Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

Next up, you’ll stay in Disney’s Hollywood Studios [Read more…]