Snack Series: Mickey Mouse Cupcake (and More!) at Art of Animation Resort

There is never a dull moment when you hit up Landscape of Flavors Food Court at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.

I recently got to stay at AOA and couldn’t wait to share some of the fun grab-and-go eats we found. Today, we’re looking at a DFB favorite: cupcakes!

Mickey Oreo Cupcake

First up, this happy little find! While I’ve seen this type of cupcake elsewhere, this is the first spot I’ve seen it with the added Mickey white chocolate face!

Oreo Mickey Cupcake

Under the lid, you’ll find a fairly standard yellow cupcake with buttercream frosting. But the little white chocolate Mickey face and Oreo “ears” add a little something special to the mix.

Oreo Mickey Cupcake -- Outside the Box

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Photo Tour: Art of Animation Resort Desserts

With the opening of Disney World’s newest resort — Art of Animation — we have all new delicious food to sample. The Landscape of Flavors food court offers some unique desserts that you can’t find anywhere else in Disney World! Let’s take a peek…

First up, I love these one-of-a-kind Rice Krispie Treats that feature the characters you’ll find decorating the Art of Animation resort buildings!

Krispie Treats

Landscape of Flavors offers a variety of gelato flavors for your cold sweet tooth! I love the fun designs the cast members have made on the top! (See any hidden characters?)


Pistachio Gelato, when they’ve got it, is a [Read more…]

Dining in Disneyland: The (Not So Mini) Mini Cupcake Sampler

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Dining in Disneyland columnist Heather Sievers reports on some serious deliciousness from Disneyland!

The mini cupcake sampler from Marceline’s Confectionery has been on my radar for months.  As a regular visitor to Marceline’s in Downtown Disney, I’ve been eyeing it the past several trips.  The problem: we’re usually on our way to dinner or to the parks, and a box of cupcakes is not something I’m interested in carrying around.

Cupcake Shopping at Marceline's in Downtown Disney

So, a few visits ago, I decided I’d pick it up on our way home and do my “research” in the privacy of my own kitchen. I mean, it probably would have looked a little bizarre cutting each cupcake in half, photographing them and then passing them all around to my family of test tasters to get opinions…

On this particular day, they were also preparing the cupcakes in Marceline’s candy kitchen viewing area, so I got to see them being put [Read more…]

Disney Food For Families: Steal This Idea — Mini Disney Cupcakes at Home

The next post from our Disney Food for Families Columnist, Erin Foster, focuses on one of my favorite things: cupcakes! Erin and her daughters did some experimenting to answer a question asked by a reader in a recent comment… . Here we go!

My daughters and I have been long fascinated not only with the taste of the food at Disney restaurants (yum), but also with the incredible presentation of many of the dishes — particularly the desserts. Over the years, we’ve borrowed stolen several Disney dessert presentations and adapted them for our own parties and celebrations. When we saw the recent post here about the new mini cupcakes being sold at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we knew that this was an idea just begging to be tried at home.

This is the Disney version of the mini cupcake; our goal was to see if we could make these as a sweet treat to bring to some upcoming holiday parties or perhaps give them as a little personal add-on to some [Read more…]

New! Mini Cupcakes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

When Matt over at Studios Central told me about these a couple of months ago, I couldn’t wait to try them out for myself!

Six little mini-cupcakes all lined up in two neat rows in this classy Mickey cut-out box — what’s not to love? These are perfect for sharing among a family or splitting between hungry kiddos.

And if it’s just you and your spouse, six mini-cupcakes is a perfect amount to satisfy a sweet-tooth without making your belly feel like it’s full of lead! (Meaning you can still use your Rock N Roller Coaster fast passes without [Read more…]