When visiting Fountain View – Epcot’s Starbucks location – you’ll primarily find food items similar to what you’ll likely see at any Starbucks across the country: cake pops, muffins, breads, and Danish pastries, to name a few.
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However, at the two Starbucks locations in Disney World Parks (the other being Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Bakery), there are a few treats specific to these locations – primarily, cupcakes!
And it’s always good to see those gems in the case amidst the more standard fare… especially since they come out along with all the other treats at breakfast time, and it’s practically a vacation rite of passage to start your day with a cupcake 😉 . The previous selection from Fountain View included the Mickey Cupcake and the Cappuccino Chocolate Cupcake. And we love the Peanut Butter Cup Cupcake at Main Street Bakery!
A little while ago, Fountain View debuted a new cupcake next to to the Mickey Cupcake (replacing the Cappuccino Chocolate Cupcake), and I decided to give it a try: the Strawberry and Cream Cupcake. (Note that the bakery changes out items seasonally, so these may or may not be there on your visit. :-D)
I’m starting to realize that I’ve been completely spoiled by the humongous cupcakes found all over Disney World at places like Starring Rolls Cafe, Contempo Café, and the BoardWalk Bakery, because this cupcake struck me as rather small… when, in actuality, it’s a just, like, a normal-sized cupcake :).
The swirled strawberry and vanilla frosting is a really nice touch.
I prefer a thicker frosting, and though this frosting was airy and light instead, I appreciated that I could spot vanilla bean seeds in the “cream” side of the swirled frosting as well as strawberry seeds from the puree in the strawberry side.
That, unfortunately, is where my appreciation of this cupcake ended. Since it’s a Disney cupcake, I was expecting a filling, so I cut in as carefully as I could to find what was tucked inside the yellow cake base. I wasn’t expecting the strawberry jam that came spilling out, and the way the whole thing kind of fell around it.
Since I don’t like the consistencies of cake and any sort of jam together, this was a no go for me. It just gives me the heebie-jeebies and I don’t know why! Out of curiosity, are there any food combos that do that to you, or am I alone in this?
Anyhoooo, coming back from that tangent… When I mixed everything up it reminded me a little of strawberry shortcake which fans of all things strawberry might really enjoy. (See some other great Disney strawberry shortcake desserts here!)
But overall I’m giving this one a “thanks, but no thanks.”
I do like, though, that the in-park Starbucks have both retained a couple of Disney-specific snacks, and I hope this trend continues as we anticipate arrivals of Starbucks in both Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom in the future!
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