So if you follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook (and frankly, why wouldn’t you? There’s cake, beaches, ships and the lunatic whippet of mass destruction makes the odd appearance too), you’ll know that I’ve been visiting Walt Disney World, Florida. I have loads to tell you – there’s news of the opening of the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, a review of the frankly beautiful Disney’s Wilderness Lodge resort, and masses of food, fun and breaking Disney news (Avatar!!).
First stop for me, though, was Disney’s wonderful BoardWalk area. This is one of my favourite places at Walt Disney World, a pretty, waterside promenade area, flanked by some of Disney’s best hotels (including the gorgeous Yacht Club resort, one of my top five Walt Disney World Florida resorts) and full of restaurants, shops and nightlife. I’ve been patiently waiting to visit so that I could pop in to the BoardWalk Bakery. It’s no secret that I’ve got a bit of a thing about cakes – cupcakes and Disney cupcakes in particular, and this place is stuffed full of them.
A lot of my fellow travellers were a bit ‘meh’ about cupcakes – ‘it’s all that icing – too sweet and sickly’ is something I hear a lot, but that’s where Disney cupcakes are different. Now I’m not saying for a minute that they’re not sweet, but instead of a huge swirl of icky buttercream, the Disney ones feature altogether more sophisticated toppings: creamy mousses, lightly whipped frostings and even cheesecake.
I dragged a couple of friends along to experience the bakery. Here’s what we found:
OH MY GOODNESS!
We decided on a few choice morsels, then headed off to Epcot with our booty, stopping to have a little taste. As you can see, the poor Oreo cupcake had already started to melt in the hot sunshine!
I decided to have a little taster of the strawberry cupcake and wow, I wasn’t disappointed. The topping is light-as-a-feather strawberry mousse, and I love the fact that they fill the centre of the sponge cake as well. Yummers:
Of course, you can get cupcakes at lots of places at Walt Disney World, so don’t worry if you don’t get to visit the BoardWalk Bakery. The Main Street Bakery at the Magic Kingdom always has a fabulous selection…
And look, I even spied one of my all time favourites, the amazing peanut butter cupcake:
and it’s not just cupcakes either. The Main Street Bakery is famous for its apples (kind of like toffee apples, but even yummier):
And I even bumped into my old pal Olaf:
Did I mention we were chums?