Allright, Star Wars Fans! And Cupcake Fans. And Contempo Cafe Fans…
We’re back yet again this week at one of Disney World’s longtime bonafide Cupcake Capitals — the Contempo Cafe in Disney World’s Contemporary Resort — to check out one of the more recent additions to its nearly legendary bakery case. While it remains home to treats like the awesome Peanut Butter Pie (aka: heaven), it’s still a great spot to grab a good old fashioned cupcake.
As always, the cupcakes here do change with higher frequency than many spots. The featured cupcake for the month of March, for instance, is a Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake (and early April should bring a Carrot Cake Cupcake). But when I went to see it for myself, it was another batch that caught my attention.
The Star Wars Cupcakes.
Now, typically I’d insert a picture of the bakery case display to give you pricing information, descriptions, and all that. And I do have one to share in a moment. But first, I’ll show you the cupcake I grabbed.
The cupcake that you see above is topped with a Star Wars character ring; specifically, Phasma, Captain of the First Order from Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens.
That’s because ALL of the Cupcakes I saw were topped with a Phasma ring. I really didn’t give it much thought at the moment. I just figured that’s how it was.
That is, until I went back AFTER eating my cupcake to grab THIS pic.
You see, they had switched out the previous batch for a whole bunch of new cupcakes. And check out the ring choices (just click the image to enlarge).
There’s Rey! And BB-8! (I couldn’t help thinking “I coulda had a BB-8!” Kudos to the 80s child in you if you know what commercial that’s a riff of).
I was even told by the Cast Member that sometimes they have Finn rings. FINN! All in addition to Phasma. So know that — in keeping with the “Frozen” Cupcakes that you can still catch on occasion at Contempo — there may be more ring choices if you happen upon this cupcake on your visit, just in case your little Padawan is set on a BB-8 ring.
Onto the cupcake itself! First of all, don’t be put off by the bright orange icing topping the vanilla base if you’re not into fruit-flavored icing.
It’s purely just coloring, and the flavor itself is a mild chocolate buttercream just as described on the sign, so those semi-sweet chocolate chips are right in keeping with the flavors, along with adding a bit of crunch. If you look really closely at the icing you can even catch the cocoa-colored swirls, which are more representative of the true flavor.
It’s a nice and easy complement to the filling, which is a light, airy cookies-and-cream within the yellow cake base, lending a terrific Oreo-taste.
I only wish there would have been more of it tucked inside, because it was definitely the highlight of what otherwise is your basic chocolate-and-vanilla combo cupcake.
Altogether, the flavors aren’t anywhere near as outlandish as the appearance. It’s just a good, solid, chocolate-and-vanilla cupcake, where traditional tastes meet new characters in a fun theme!
Would you try the latest Star Wars Cupcake? Please let us know with a comment!