Since we find ourselves between Epcot Festivals for the moment, (but just for like, a minute, since Festival of the Arts starts this weekend!), I thought I'd show you some treats and eats from other spots on Disney property that you may want to indulge in. Grab your fork.... let's go!
Merida Cupcake: All Star Music
So, before we get to this cute little Scottish princess cupcake, let's talk about All Star Food Courts, in general. They are kinda the sleepers when it comes to Disney snack destinations. No one really visits them unless they're staying at an All Star, but they have some amazing desserts and treats! Just look at their cupcake selection!
|Mickey Unicorn Cupcake|
|Mickey Celebration Cupcake|
|Dole Whip Cupcake (complete with pineapple puree injection)|
|Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake (Not a cupcake, but still awesome!)|
I mean... come ON, right??? So yummy! But since I had my girlie with me for this visit, she, of course, wanted the Princess Merida Cupcake. And here she is:
And from the back....
So, as you can easily see, this cupcake is heavy on the frosting. It's got the dark green of Merida's dress, (and yup, that dye stains your teeth really badly!), the bright, vivid orange of her hair, and a chocolate arrow. There's also some fun chocolate crispy pearls for texture and some edible glitter for sparkle. Inside is pretty cool too...
Purple Starry Sky Cake: All Star Music
While I was at the All Star Music, I couldn't just get ONE dessert with all the fun things they had to choose from. I had to try a second one, you know, for "work". I went with this crazy looking cake.
|Purple??? Maybe a brownish purple.|
|"Purple Potion" Minnie Ears|
Anyways, we will let it slide. This was a chocolate cake, (pretty much the same texture as the cupcake), with a dome of "purple" chocolate mousse on top. The taste was OK, but the consistency of the mousse was a little off. It was very firm, and as a result, it was not even really attached to the cake. I ended up eating the cake, and leaving the dense mousse behind on the plate. Not my fave, though the cosmic sprinkles and chocolate sauce on top were a nice touch.
Purple Cotton Candy Cupcake: Port Orleans French Quarter
Another purple addition to the collection, but this one actually looks purple in color. Meet the Purple Cotton Candy Cupcake.
This guy has some sparkle! Between the edible glitter and the glitter-dusted crispy pearls, it looked like Tinker Bell has attacked it. Now, this was advertised as having cotton candy flavored icing and being "stuffed" with cotton candy. I wouldn't agree with that description. It was a good vanilla cupcake, and the buttercream and crispy pearls were tasty, but I didn't get a cotton candy flavor, and neither did The Hubs. Good frosting, sure, but not cotton candy flavored. There was a cotton candy core inside...
But again, I'd say this description is a little off. It's certainly not stuffed with real cotton candy, but then again, I don't know how they would do that, as cotton candy melts. It was, however, a delicious cotton candy frosting inside, and it gave the cupcake it's much-needed cotton candy punch. Overall, I really liked this cupcake and would get it again.
OLD FAVORITE! Mickey Beignets: Port Orleans French Quarter
There's no way we can be at French Quarter and NOT get beignets. It would be committing a Disney Foodie sin. If you have never had the beignets you MUST make a special trip to get them. They are a New Orleans staple.
These puffy Mickey heads are made of fried dough, and dusted with powdered sugar. So simple, but so, SO good. "Princess and The Frog" fans will know that Princess Tiana was famous for her beignets and we can see why when we eat these. You can get an order of 3 or 6. You'll want the 6, trust me. We got six, but three of them were egg-free, so they are not pictured here, since they are plain rectangles. And oh, you gotta get the chicory chocolate sauce on the side. To be honest, I'd just get a shot of the chocolate sauce and be happy. It's amazing! You can't go wrong with beignets!
Black Raspberry Lemon Tart: The Beach Club
Another "purple potion" dessert, but this one is right on the money when it comes to color. I mean, just look at this!
How pretty is that? So this is basically a lemon tart. It has a sweet, shortbread shell, and then a layer of raspberry lemon curd. On top, there's raspberry mousse, and then a glacage (aka "mirror glaze" for by baking show fanatics), and it's all topped with white chocolate Minnie ears, dusted in edible purple glitter, and framed with buttercream and crispy pearls. Here's what the payers look like on the inside:
I think I would find the inside pretty if the color of the mousse didn't remind me of raw steak. Anyway, the taste is what matters the most and this tasted awesome! Not too sweet, not too tart. I loved the raspberry twist on the traditional lemon tart and it was nice and refreshing. A great purple dessert option for those who don't want something as heavy as a cupcake. (Although, if you don't want a cupcake, I don't know if we can be friends.) This was my favorite of all the snacks!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Goofy Cupcake: The Beach Club
I had not planned on buying this cupcake, but since Goofy is The Hubs' very favorite character, and chocolate peanut butter cupcakes ALSO happen to be his very favorite, I couldn't resist. It was worth the purchase for his reaction alone, since he was super excited to see it! Look how cute!
This was a chocolate cupcake, with peanut butter frosting, a white chocolate Goofy hat and ears, and blue sprinkles. I can't say that I got to try it, because The Hubs gobbled it pretty quickly. I guess it was good??? He said the frosting was delicious and the cake was just a plain chocolate cupcake, but it all worked together really well, so this one was a winner too, and was The Hubs' pick for favorite snack.
So there ya have it, kids. Six snacks for you to check out and enjoy on your next visit. Speaking of which..... have you contacted Kingdom Konsultants yet to plan out your next trip? Well, why not? They are the best, and they will happily help you with dining, Fast-passes, park info and more, so get in touch today!
Until next time, Disney Foodies, have a magical week!