Strolling through Disney California Adventure, I decided to take a peek inside Trolley Treats to see if they had anything new I needed to try. Sure enough, as I walked past the refrigerated goodie counter, I noticed a Specialty Easter cupcake.
We told you about the Easter Cupcake in Disney World a bit earlier, but this one is a little different!
I had my two year old niece with me, so of course I purchased one up quick and took it outside for us to share.
At first glance while ordering I saw “white” cake beneath the wrapper, so I assumed that this was just a vanilla cupcake adorably decorated for Easter. Wrong. Always ask for a flavor when you see the words “Specialty Cupcake.” 2 year olds do not like Lavender Vanilla Bean cupcakes… I mean they like the look of them, but the taste not so much.
Absolutely gorgeous with intricate details, I had a very hard time figuring out how to share this cupcake with a two year old.
Imagine the torture of sitting there while Auntie has to take 15 photographs before digging in.
So after my little photo shoot, I took off the wrapper and noticed all these little “specks” in the cake. Immediately I thought “what in the world is this situation?”
The “official” description (which I got later) was Lavender Vanilla Bean Cupcake with Honey Lemon Frosting topped with chocolate bunny and chocolate square garnishes.
I picked off the chocolate bunny and flowers to keep my niece busy (she loved those) and decided to cut the cupcake straight down the middle so I could get down to business and figure out what exactly it was that I was eating.
Right away, I noticed a hint of lavender and thought it was actually quite nice. I also picked up on the lemony sweetness of the frosting.
Something I am not a huge fan of though, is a cupcake served out of a refrigerator, which is the case with most Disneyland cupcakes. I’ve found that it is best to let them get to room temperature before digging in. This takes away the harder texture of both the frosting and the cake. BUT with a two year old, this really isn’t possible.
Unfortunately my niece tried one bite and wasn’t a fan. She did however love the frosting — and the green stains on her white Minnie sweatshirt proved that!
Once she had eaten most of the frosting and I had had my fill of cake, I popped her back in the stroller and headed straight back to Trolley Treats to ask just what exactly that cupcake was all about — which is when I got the “official description” noted above.
I really give Disney props for offering such an interesting cupcake. It may not appeal to everyone, but my taste buds thought it was a fun new flavor to experiment with.
On a side note…
I am happy to report that once I got home, I tried the second half of my cupcake and it was perfect! After its two hour stay in the bottom of the stroller, the cake and frosting both warmed up to perfection!
So, if you want to “warm up” your cupcake a bit, just be sure to ask for it to go. They will pack it up in a caramel apple box for you upon check out.
Specialty Easter Cupcakes can be purchased at Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure and Candy Palace in Disneyland.
Although I did not see them there, the Specialty Cupcakes are sometimes available at Pooh Corner in Disneyland as well as Marceline’s in Downtown Disney as well.
Have you tried the Specialty Easter Cupcake at the Disneyland Resort? What did you think?