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Old 12-28-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
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Hollywood Brown Derby - Grapefruit Cake @ Starring Rolls?

Hi - I've read a few places that you can usually get a slice of the grapefruit cake from HBD at Starring Rolls. However - some reports indicate this isn't true... So, just wondering - in recent experience - what the deal is? I'm assuming that it is not a snack credit item - even if available.

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Old 12-28-2012, 04:19 AM   #2
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Great question - I was planning on getting a slice myself in February. I know it is not a snack credit. I hope it is there!
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:45 AM   #3
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The last time I was there was in 2010 and I was able to get a slice. I just asked and they went in the back and got me one. I know it has been 2 years since then, but thought I would post anyway. I would love to know also if that is still the case. I love that cake and really hope that I will be able to get it again in November when we go next
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:32 AM   #4
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I don't know, but I'd be interested to know if its true! I only had the grapefruit cake once as part of dine with an imagineer, but I loved it (my love of all things grapefruit may have helped). I would stop every trip it it was available!
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:03 AM   #5
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I'm keeping my fingers crossed - DH will be so sad if not!!!

Anyone that has been recently??
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:43 PM   #6
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Every time this question is asked, the response is that sometimes they can get it for you and sometimes they can't.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:38 PM   #7
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I ordered it "to go" once at the front desk of the Brown Derby! It was later in the evening and we went in on a whim. The servers were so sweet. Gave us 2 pieces with utensils. We enjoyed it on our balcony back at the Dolphin!

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I ordered it "to go" once at the front desk of the Brown Derby! It was later in the evening and we went in on a whim. The servers were so sweet. Gave us 2 pieces with utensils. We enjoyed it on our balcony back at the Dolphin!

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Oh, cool - at least another possible option (understanding that you may have just gotten lucky)... thanks for sharing!
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I was able to get it in 2010 like a PP stated. Liked it so much that I booked an ADR 2011 just for the cake and the cobb salad, which I'm glad I did since the inside was just amazing. This year gonna try to get it at Starring Roles again since I'm only doing a half day at DHS and doing Epcot for dinner (first time doing the dining plan lol)
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I was able to get it in 2010 like a PP stated. Liked it so much that I booked an ADR 2011 just for the cake and the cobb salad, which I'm glad I did since the inside was just amazing. This year gonna try to get it at Starring Roles again since I'm only doing a half day at DHS and doing Epcot for dinner (first time doing the dining plan lol)
You'll be there ahead of me - please post back after your trip to let me know if you were able to get a slice!! If you don't mind, of course
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You'll be there ahead of me - please post back after your trip to let me know if you were able to get a slice!! If you don't mind, of course
Of course!! I'll even try asking for it to go from the Brown Derby if I can't get it at Starring Rolls. I need this cake in my life! I can already taste it, lol.
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I ordered it "to go" once at the front desk of the Brown Derby! It was later in the evening and we went in on a whim. The servers were so sweet. Gave us 2 pieces with utensils. We enjoyed it on our balcony back at the Dolphin!

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After seeing these posts, I am now cancelling my ADR for dessert at HBD. I am going to try to get it at Starring Rolls and if I can't, I'll walk in and try to get it to go. If I can't do that then maybe it isn't worth getting at all.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:12 PM   #13
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Starring Rolls closes earlier than I would have expected, and even when it is open, the grapefruit cake is not always available. Your best bet really is dinner at the Brown Derby!

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Starring Rolls closes earlier than I would have expected, and even when it is open, the grapefruit cake is not always available. Your best bet really is dinner at the Brown Derby!

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Too late now.........we'll see if I can get some. I'll let you know when I get back if I was successful!
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Thanks for your response!! DH is really, really hoping we'll be as lucky. That is, in fact, his only request ... lol. But, he doesn't (nor, do I) want to incur the price of an actual meal at HBD... so, I hope that we're as lucky!! Thanks, again!!
If you can get another ADR...you can just order dessert...you don't have to eat a full meal there.
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