Scones often leave me a little… underwhelmed. If they aren’t done well, they can be dry and bread-y and not very sweet. With so many other awesome treats to try (like cupcakes!), I just struggle to muster much enthusiasm for biscuit’s sometimes-dried-out cousin.
But I might have to eat my words — AND a scone! — because I’ve found one to be pretty darn excited about! It’s the Mickey Birthday Cake Scone!!
So, Happy Birthday — or UN-Birthday — to you and me!
It’s perfectly Mickey shaped, with totally munchable ears. A drizzle of hardened glaze adds some sweetness, and the colorful sprinkles are festive. [Read more…]
What’s more refreshing and cooling than a slushy on a crazy hot Florida or southern California day? Uh, nothing. The answer is nothing.
Which is why we love Goofy’s Glaciers. These sweet and tart slushies come in several Goofy-worthy flavors like strawberry, blue raspberry, passion mango, and lemonade. And with flavors like these, it’s only natural that a good Disney food fan would combine them into something even awesome-r.
Enter our DiningInDisney pal Heather Sievers who, as always, has this plan on lock. In fact, she gave this slushie combo a swirl back in May!
If you have fond memories of strolling through your favorite Disney World Park as a youngster (or as a not-so-youngster!), clutching a plastic tube full of flavored sweet and/or sour sugar, you might be a Goofy’s Powdered Candy fan.
While powdered candy is by no means new to Disney World (we first chatted about this sugary indulgence years ago), the current incarnation of the treat is somewhat updated. You see, around a year ago, Goofy’s Powdered Candy suddenly vanished from merchandise spots where it had been a staple for ages: place like the Main Street Confectionery, Epcot’s Mouse Gear, and the like.
And then — just as suddenly — it came back on the scene to several of its previous locations (though not all… yet). Goofy’s Powdered Candy even showed up in places it hadn’t been seen before, like Zuri’s Sweets Shop in Animal Kingdom. BOOM! [Read more…]
Are your halls decked? Are your presents wrapped? Are you bursting with anticipation as you’re getting ready to celebrate the HOLIDAYS?!?
Because it’s the Most Wonderful — and Delicious! — Time of the Year at Walt Disney World! And we’re taking a tour around the Parks, Disney Springs, and several Disney Resorts to find out What’s New for this most festive season! [Read more…]
Hi from DFB! We hope you’re having a great weekend and that you’re staying warm! Brew yourself a cuppa tea or cocoa and get ready to check out this week’s Food Post Round-up!
Holidays Around the World is in full swing at Epcot and we recently had a chance to check out all the food! We have all the booth menus and food pictures for you!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- Alcohol will be served at four Magic Kingdom table service restaurants beginning this week!
- We reviewed the Mickey Mousse and Snowball Cake from Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs.
- Disney California Adventure expands the Lunar New Year celebration and adds three marketplace booths!
- Check out the 2016 Disney World Gingerbread Displays!
- Disney After Hours returns to the Magic Kingdom in early 2017 with free treats!
- Celebrating New Year’s Eve at Disneyland? Check out the special holiday menus!
- We checked out the treats at Goofy’s Candy Company in Disney Springs.
- Check out our newest YouTube video: A review of the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor at the Magic Kingdom.
I was recently in Walt Disney World for a holiday visit because — HOLIDAYS!
And I had an SUCH a great time, checking out treats and eats throughout the parks and resorts.
You may have passed by boxes upon boxes of Minnie’s Bake Shop Chocolate Chunk Cookies in several merchandise spots around Disney World and Disneyland without even noticing.
Found throughout popular merchandise and snack combo stops such as Magic Kingdom’s Big Top Souvenirs (home to Big Top Treats) and Epcot’s Mouse Gears in Disney World, to the Fantasia Shop in the Disneyland Hotel (where I purchased mine), these grab and go snacks aren’t exactly what you would call high profile on the Disney snacking scene. [Read more…]
There are several stops around both Disney World and Disneyland with bakery cases that are full-to-overflowing with eye-catching goodies. In Disney World, these spots include Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Confectionery, Prairie Outpost and Supply, and Big Top Treats; Hollywood Studios’ Sweet Spells; and Downtown Disney’s Goofy’s Candy Company and the Candy Cauldron.
In Disneyland, they include Marceline’s Confectionery, Pooh Corner, Trolley Treats, and the Candy Palace.
A snack often found in these cases is the Marshmallow Wand. And we mention them on DFB fairly often because they change with the seasons.
Their decorative colors, sprinkles, and designs are one of the first things to signify some sort of celebration. We’ve seen them dressed up for the Winter Holidays…
… and Halloween!
They’ve been decorated with conversation hearts for Valentine’s Day.
And they take part in the Wearing O’ the Green on St. Patrick’s Day!
Recently, they even received a blue makeover to honor the Blu-Ray and DVD release of the Disney movie, “Frozen.”
(Though, we’re sorry, Marshmallow Wands, but this little guy sorta stole your thunder…)
All that said, you know something? We’ve never [Read more…]
Today, we’re reaching into our mailbag to answer another reader question! Since we often get the same question from several of our readers, what better way to share the answers than in a post for all of you to see?
Today’s question comes from a mom who plans to celebrate her young son’s birthday in style during an upcoming trip to Walt Disney World.
I was interested in having my son’s 7th birthday in Disney World. I want an awesome cake and I would like Mickey as well as some other characters to be there. Do you have any information regarding how to arrange this?
When it comes to celebrating a birthday (or any special occasion) at Walt Disney World, you have lots of options!
You could choose to make a reservation at a character meal experience, like Chef Mickey’s, 1900 Park Fare, Cinderella’s Royal Table, or Crystal Palace. Character dining spots such as these feature interaction with several Disney characters, who will visit with you at your table as you dine for no extra charge. It’s a great opportunity for photo ops. And no standing in line — they come to you!
In many Disney restaurants, if you mention that you’re celebrating a birthday to your server or wear a birthday celebration pin, they’ll arrange for a special birthday treat!
Most table-service restaurants at Walt Disney World can accommodate an on-the-spot birthday cake request. Simply let the host or hostess at the restaurant’s podium know that you’d like a cake for your celebration, and they can provide you with a choice of a basic vanilla or chocolate cake.
As of May 17, 2017, beautiful Mickey Celebration Cakes became available at all Walt Disney World table service restaurants. Advance notice is suggested because daily quantities at each location will be limited. You can add a Mickey Celebration Cake to your Advanced Dining Reservation by calling 407-WDW-DINE. To try for a day-of cake, stop by the concierge or restaurant podium (and cross your fingers!).
These cakes cost $35 and can feed 4-6 people. They come in chocolate or white chocolate, and one of Mickey’s ears can be inscribed with “Happy Birthday” or “Congratulations”.
Customized birthday cakes are available throughout Walt Disney World at most table-service restaurants.
The resort asks that you provide 48 hours notice to create your custom cake. To arrange for a Disney bakery cake, call 407-827-2253. For all the skinny on ordering your Disney special occasion cake, be sure to check out our Disney World Cake FAQ page.
To order stunning custom cakes and creations from Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs, call 407-934-3500. Orders require 72 business hours advance notice and must be picked up at the Patisserie.