We loved last month’s Halloween inspired cupcakes, but we’re feeling extra THANKFUL for what they’re delivering to us this month.
Over at Epcot, Sunshine Seasons in The Land Pavilion has definitely not been slacking when it comes to their holiday cupcake game. Last week, we reviewed the Snowman Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcake and we also spotted the Christmas Gift Cupcake as well! Now, we have another exciting sweet treat to tell you about!
It’s a Holiday Minnie Cupcake! Just like the Flower Pot PB&J Cupcake got an update for Santa season, this little cutie did, too!
Just like Hollywood Studios, there are lots of exciting things coming to Epcot in the near future! Between two new attractions, the Skyliner, Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, and two new table service restaurants, we have more than a few updates for you this week.
Want to know more about what we found in Future World and around the World (Showcase)? Let’s go!
You can always count on Sprinkles Cupcakes to bring some seasonal flavors to the cupcake party, and the month of November will see three distinct and creative flavor combinations!
All month long, Sprinkles customers all over the country — including at the Disney Springs and Downtown Disney Anaheim locations — can nosh on Pumpkin Pecan Pie cupcakes. This is one flavor-packed cupcake! Pumpkin cake is packed with pecans in syrup and topped off with toasted marshmallow!
Another cute cupcake alert for you ????! We were over at Disney’s Contemporary Resort today to showcase the new Gingerbread Castle being erected for the holiday season and we couldn’t help stopping over at Contempo Cafe for a couple of yummy treats!
Today we get to show you a seriously adorable Limited Time Only (VERY limited…as in today ONLY.) Minnie’s Not-So-Scary Berry Cupcake as well as a seasonal (i.e. limited time, but not quite as limited as Minnie) cupcake — the Apple Cupcake!
Minnie’s Not So Scary Berry Cupcake
She’s definitely ready for her close-up! This adorable one-day-only Minnie Mouse Not-So-Scary Berry Halloween cupcake features dyed vanilla cake, raspberry jam filling, and vanilla buttercream icing. The Minnie witch hat is made of white chocolate and filled with blackberry marshmallow.
This cute dessert is such a work of art! The frosting is a vanilla buttercream that actually has a pretty good flavor, but it is very green!
We just learned that Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be opening on June 30 — but in the meantime, we’ve searched out What’s New NOW at Hollywood Studios (and nearby Art of Animation and Pop Century Resorts!). Let’s gooooooo!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Menus and Eats
At pop-up bars around the park, guests can order two new seasonal drinks. Baby Blues is comprised of Tito’s Handmade Vodka (SHOUTOUT AUSTIN, TX!), Bacardi Superior Rum, Tanqueray Gin, Blue Curacao, Sweet-and-Sour, and Sprite! And you get a glow cube, of course.
Green Screen is Absolut Pears Vodka, Midori, Pineapple Juice, and Sprite (again with a glow cube!).
(Anyone else as disturbed as I am on the pricing of these?)
It’s time for another Trip Around the World to check out all the latest eats and happenings… and maaaaaybe a couple of construction walls, while we’re at it ;). Because while April showers might bring May flowers, this month is also bringing LOTS of changes to the Disney World parks!
And nowhere else is that more true than…
“Please Pardon Our Pixie Dust”
It’s already been over six months since it was announced that MAJOR changes are on the way to Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the construction of Toy Story and Star Wars Lands.
Of course, it will be quite some time before those Lands are realized, but early April brought some of the first physical signs of change as the Streets of America section of the park (including eateries such as Studio Catering Co., High Octane Refreshments, Herbie’s Drive-In and the Pretzel Garden) was officially closed to make way for construction. [Read more…]
The Boardwalk Bakery is scaring up some Halloween fun this year. Our twitter followers wanted to see what was inside this Ghost Cupcake! (And, let’s be honest, I did, too!)
No stranger to unique treats of any sort (Peanut Butter, Banana, and Candied Bacon Pie, anyone?), the BoardWalk Bakery has earned its place as a go-to stop for cupcake gems — both seasonal and otherwise.
We’re talking everything from the Red (Velvet), White, and Blue Cupcake to celebrate this past Fourth of July to the recently made-over staples: the Strawberry Cupcake and the (soon to be reviewed here on DFB) Oreo Cupcake. So, it’s not exactly a surprise that the newly renovated Bakery would conjure up a little something (see what I did there?) to commemorate Halloween.
Taking it from the very top, our little ghost friend is formed of fondant, just like the Ghost Cupcake featured at Gaston’s Tavern at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. While technically edible, it’s not recommended. He’s really there for decoration and — clearly — a super high fright factor ;).
Also like Gaston’s version, his ghostly form is supported by a (totally edible!) marshmallow tucked underneath.
The “frosting” is [Read more…]
Seasonal goodies are in the news this week. Of course, we love discovering the specialty items brought out during the holiday season! Stay tuned — we’ve got more holidays in Disney to share with you this week!
And, this week we launched our new DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2012 e-Book!
Also, DFB Podcast listeners will want to check out episode 11 of our DFB Podcast featuring the Disney Holidays!
Disney Food News
Here’s some of the big holiday treat news this week…
- New holiday cupcakes debuted in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
- Look for specialty pumpkin menu items for a limited time at Walt Disney World!
We’ve got additional food news, including Kosher Meals and Events at Cohen’s WorldGate Resort, Gingerbread House Building Workshops at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney, Clicquot Wine Dinner at the BoardWalk’s Flying Fish Cafe, restaurant closure updates, and LOTS more, on our Disney Food News Pin Board! Head over and check it out!
DFB Reader Finds
If you find a fun new food in or from Disney, share a photo with us so we can add it to our DFB Reader Finds each Sunday!
Disney Food Sticky Notes! These were found at the Everything Pop store at Disney’s Pop Century Resort at Walt Disney World. Thanks to Elantrice Hugh/Diz Thru Brown Eyes for sending the photo!
And take a look at this Cars Land Cupcake tweeted to us by Lynnette Johnson from Disney California Adventure! Awesome, eh?!?
And now for some more awesome news…
DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2012 e-Book
Earlier this week, I announced the Grand Launch of the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2012 e-Book!
The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2012 e-Book features 230 pages, including NEW events and holiday happenings; over 200 photos; and an informative FAQ section. It includes:
- Detailed descriptions and photos of all holiday events and activities happening at the parks and resorts this year!
- A fully comprehensive holiday dining section with listings of holiday snacks, treats, meals, and menu items offered this year.
- A clickable 3-Month Schedule of Holiday Events so you can see at-a-glance what looks interesting to you.
- Comprehensive listings — with color photos! — of Disney Resort holiday decor and gingerbread displays
- Our recommendations on ways to SAVE while you’re in Disney World this holiday season.
- A section dedicated to all “New for 2012” events, dining options, and activities.
- And more!
As always, we’ve made this guide instantly downloadable for your convenience. It’s easily installed on your mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
Once again, celebrate the grand launch with us by getting $3 off the purchase price for the e-Book TODAY! Order your copy now for only $11.95 (regularly $14.95). To secure the discount, use code HOLIDAY at the check-out. Click here to get your copy.
And if you want another GREAT deal, snap up our DFB Holiday Bundle! This includes the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays AND our original DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2012!
With a 100% 30-day, money-back guarantee on all of our guides, you have nothing to lose! 🙂
On to the Round-Up
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displays a Wreck-It Ralph cake for grooms!
The Standard has announced that Hong Kong Disneyland is introducing halal food as standard menu items in an effort to make vacations for Muslim guests more convenient.
Yesterland takes us on a whirlwind tour of Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival!
Main Street Gazette discovers Pork Nachos at Captain Cook’s in the Polynesian Resort.
Walt Disney World for Grown Ups shares a recipe for the Godiva Chocolate Liqueur Iced Coffee at Belgium’s marketplace at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
Disney by Mark has breakfast at the Grand Californian’s White Water Snacks.
AllEars looks back at the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.