Ever since October 1st, Disney’s been stepping up its snack game BIG time, and this is particularly true of one Disney specialty in particular: CUPCAKES.
We’re checking in on a DFB favorite today!
Last year, Disney introduced an absolutely iconic cupcake at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, and we’ve been obsessed with it ever since. Hello there, Mermaid Tail Cupcake! Even with all the ups and downs of the year, we’re glad to say you can still get this treat!
The first quarter of 2019 is complete, and it’s time to get down to business. Of course, we mean cupcakes and the business of our 2019 Cupcake Crawl! But let’s address the buttercream in the room: with only three months under our (cupcake-filled) belts, we’re going to need to come back in a few months with a some new additions — so be on the lookout for the summer’s updated crawl! 😉
Come along as we list cupcakes you’ve got to try (so far!!) in 2019!
Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcake
Our first entry in the Cupcake Crawl is a little loaded, and that’s because it’s an old favorite with a slightly new look (and taste!). The Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcake (a/k/a the Butterfinger Cupcake) has been a DFB favorite for years. The chocolate cake filled with dense chocolate ganache and topped with peanut butter frosting and crushed Butterfinger really worked for our PB&C obsession. But in January of this year… the Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcake disappeared from Trolley Car Cafe! (Read more about that here!) And when it returned recently, the cupcake had a whole new look.
Gone is the massive mountain of frosting covered in plentiful Butterfinger bits, replaced by a moderately sized pile of frosting covered in Butterfinger bits. Gone (maybe?) is the dense chocolate filling — now it’s more of a chocolate sauce filling. [Read more…]
Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re getting down to the serious business of checking out 11 reasons why your next Disney trip will be AWESOME!
In today’s video we’re checking out awesome new eats, fun experiences, and other things that might be a bit under the radar that will make your next Disney vacation amazing! All of the items would be super fun additions to your trip itinerary, including the DFB Cupcake Crawl!
Check out our 11 reasons why your next trip will be awesome in today’s video! [Read more…]
Y’all, when we issued the 2018 Walt Disney World Cupcake Crawl Challenge a couple weeks ago, we knew it had the potential to be a deliciously fun activity for our amazing DFB readers — but we didn’t know just how adorable it could be!
You’ll recall that the challenge included fourteen of our favorite Walt Disney World cupcakes — plus a few bonus items that we just couldn’t help adding. The Rose Gold Cupcake sold at Sunshine Seasons in the Land Pavilion at Epcot has been a particular fan favorite — even with a whole bunch of rose gold treats popping up every. where.
1. Rose Gold Minnie Ears Cupcake, Sunshine Seasons, Epcot
I suppose it’s no secret that we love our cupcakes here at Disney Food Blog!
And every year the holiday cupcake creations that crop up all over Disney World remind us exactly why we adore them so much. Last year we started a new tradition with our 2012 DFB Holiday Cupcake Crawl Challenge!
This year we found even more awesome holiday cupcakes, so we’ve decided to bring back the special Holiday Event from last year! Check out some of these unique and gorgeous holiday cupcakes around the Disney World resorts in 2013!
Welcome to the…
2013 DFB Holiday Cupcake Crawl!
Like last year, most of these cupcakes are available as snack credits on the Disney Dining Plan, so stock up those credits, and get ready to roll!
The Beach Club Resort: Cupcakes Required = 1
Starting just outside Epcot’s International Gateway, The Beach Club’s Marketplace is home to a wonderfully sparkling Gingerbread Cupcake that’s guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit!
The first thing to draw your attention is the large sugar crystals that serve as edible glitter among the red and green sprinkles of mini Christmas trees and candy canes. They sit atop a cream cheese frosting that is surprisingly dense. It’s almost like eating a sweetened cream cheese straight out of the container… and you will never hear me complain about that ;)!
The cake base is more reminiscent of a mild spice cake than a stronger dark gingerbread flavor. I think it is a good balance to the sweetness of all the sugar on top (including the pretty sugar snowflake), but it’s a good thing to know if you’re expecting something different.
Not in the mood for gingerbread? You can grab this Vanilla Cupcake with red and green Minnie and Mickey Toppers for your crawl credit!
BoardWalk Inn: Cupcakes Required = 1
We’re staying within the Epcot Resorts for our next stop. [Read more…]
When I started thinking about what to get you for the holidays, it came to me in a flash: what could be more perfect than a brand new food challenge?
And we’re not talking about just any challenge. Introducing the…
2012 DFB Holiday Cupcake Crawl!
Remember, many of these cupcakes can be purchased with a Disney Dining Plan snack credit, so be sure to stock up and save them for this important undertaking!
Here we go!
Epcot: Cupcakes Required = 4 Mini
Let’s begin in Epcot, where I’m so excited to share with you a really super fun find from Epcot’s America Pavilion.
American Adventure Gingerbread House
Within Liberty Inn, you’ll find another life-size gingerbread house, similar in scope to the Grand Floridian’s display. And much like that house, you can purchase goodies here as well!
American Adventure Gingerbread House Mini Cupcake Assortment: NEW THIS YEAR is a really fun treat that I couldn’t wait to try!
Rather than having one ginormous cake with just one flavor, the pastry chefs at Epcot are offering four different mini-cupcakes served together.
The Apple Pie Cupcake features a lovely surprise inside — apple pie filling! Crowned with fluffy vanilla icing and garnished with a sprinkle of streusel and nuts, this one [Read more…]
It’s been a sizzling hot week, so we hope you’re keeping cool! Maybe you have access to some delicious strawberry lemonade like the one to the right (in the Magic Kingdom). We’re counting down the days until we get our next fix of that stuff!
There’s lot of fun Disney food news this week as well as some awesome articles in the round-up, so let’s get started…
Disney Food News
Let’s review the latest news from this past week!
- Epcot’s Kabuki Cafe will open soon, and you can get a first look at the menu here!
- Disney Running released transportation info and more for the upcoming half-marathon weekend. Check out our Wine and Dine Half-Marathon Weekend step by step guide for a successful race weekend!
- WDW Dolphin offers a special room rate and complimentary upgrade to WDW Foodie Fest attendees!
- We’ve got the details on Orlando’s Magical Dining month of September!
New Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide Just Around the Corner…
Just eeking out the final updates to the brand new Mini-Guide e-Book! (Thankfully, one of our fabulous columnists is in Disney World this week and has agreed to do a little extra recon for us!)
As you know, our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book covers a wealth of information about Disney World food. But after hitting 250 pages, we reserved some of the more detailed info for our upcoming series of Mini-Guides.
The first in the series will be the Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks, and it will be debuting very soon.
Detailed reviews, photos, prices, and snack-credit-worthiness of over 70 snacks in the Magic Kingdom are packed into this Mini-Guide, but, as always, we’ve included a few extras and bonus items as well!
We’ll have more information for you very soon; we can’t wait to hear what you think!
Here we go…On to the Round-Up!
Meet the World in Progressland
shares the fabulous views seen only from Club 33!
Disney Contemporary Fan Site compares the Grand Floridian’s Citricos with the Contemporary Resort’s California Grill. Which would you choose?
DisneyTouristBlog reviews Disneyland’s Big Thunder Ranch BBQ. Yee-Haw!
Main Street Gazette shares with us a canyon skillet at Whispering Canyon Cafe.
Disney Contests and Sweepstakes gives us the scoop on the Rainforest Cafe Orlando’s summer photo contest. Good luck!