Summer is a really popular time to take a vacation at Walt Disney World. And if you are headed to Disney, chances are you’ll be purchasing a snack or two. Take a look at three snacks, all priced under $10 and easily shared by two!
The fabulous snack is a Strawberry Shortcake cupcake from the Boardwalk Bakery at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. I really enjoy walking around on the boardwalk, because the shops are just adorable, and the snacks are equally appealing.
The Strawberry Shortcake cupcake tasted exactly as the name suggests…like strawberry shortcake. The icing is lighter than regular Disney cupcake icing, suggestive of whipped cream, and the vanilla cake is light and fluffy. I am not a huge sprinkle fan, but they do add some pizzazz when paired with a fresh strawberry.
If you decide to make your own version of this cupcake at home, you’ll need a drink to go with it. Try making this…
You can easily eat this Strawberry Shortcake cupcake snack before a big meal and not suffer afterward like with other richer desserts. It’s certainly big enough for two to share, and priced at $3.99, this is a bargain among Disney food.
Speaking of bargains, here is another of my favorite snacks, this time found at Downtown Disney…
This white chocolate-covered caramel apple with Butterfinger bits was found at the Main Street Confectionary in the Magic Kingdom. But Disney apples, long a favorite of mine, have begun cropping up in resorts and gift shops all over the Disney property. My job when I retire? I want to drive these beauties around all day and deliver them to gifts shops.
Cast Members will cut the apple for you in fourths on the spot, which I recommend. Now you can share with a friend, or if you decide to go it alone, you can put the apple in the fridge and have it for a snack in the morning, or say midnight if you just can’t sleep. Cold apple does not cut all that well when it’s covered in hardened caramel and chocolate, and I say that from “Where is a sharper knife?” experience.
Basic Disney caramel or candy apples start around $6, heading up into the $10 range as you cover it with more goodies. If you get one covered in mini-M&Ms, yes, they are going to melt in your mouth but probably in your hands as well, although there are certainly worse snack fates. This apple was priced at $9.95, but it’s easily shared by two.
One of my very favorite places to buy a snack…
This blue cupcake was found at a gift shop located in the Contemporary Resort called BVG, or Bay View Gifts. I have covered the joys of a Disney cupcake here:
It’s a fascinating read, if I do say so myself, if you love Disney sweets and more so love the feeling of getting a bargain on vacation. That is not a joy I experience very often; the words bargain and vacation don’t exactly go together like Mickey and Minnie. Oh, but this vanilla cupcake is a bargain at $3.99 and yummy all at the same time. There is nothing like seeing a child, or adult for that matter, wiping electric blue icing off their lips, with a huge smile on their sugary face.
These blue cupcakes are not hard to find, together with their pink-iced sisters, because they are staples at bakery shops and now resort gift shops all over the Disney property. Cast Members will place them in a nice to go box if you need to take it back to your room, but my sons would tell you to find a chair in the Contemporary and dig in.
Need some extra reading on Disney sweets? Before you set your lawn on fire today with fireworks, check these out.
Thanks for stopping by for a photographical Disney ride, and we’ll see you wiping the icing off your chin with a Disney napkin.