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Old 09-03-2012, 08:06 PM   #61
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I love babycakes and do not have any dietary restrictions. I do like the taste of "health food" and have been eating it my whole life do to my moms restrictions and preferences so i'm used to it. I appreciate their business and am thrilled to have them at disney.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:25 PM   #62
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I'm a Babycakes fan! However, I do not have any dietary restrictions. I wouldn't say that the cupcakes were my favorite, but I absolutely love their cookie sandwiches. They are very moist. It's a must-do everytime we visit!
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:53 AM   #63
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Something tells me op didn't know this was a gluten free bakery.....


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Old 09-04-2012, 07:31 AM   #64
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Something tells me op didn't know this was a gluten free bakery.....
Actually I did. I have several friends with gluten-sensitivities and just hanging out with them and visiting their homes, I've had the opportunity to sample various gluten-free items. Some are pretty good and some are simply awful. They spend a lot of money trying new things that often end up in the trash. The particular items we tried at Baby Cakes fell into the "trash" category IMO.

I understand that folks with dietary restrictions appreciate having a place that focuses on their needs and I think it's great that Disney is providing that, but if the stuff isn't good, is that really a benefit? Is it really a special treat to get a lousy tasting cupcake?

If you like what they serve, that's terrific. Go and enjoy. Personally, all 3 of us found the cupcakes to be awful. It sounds like several posters to this thread have agreed. I think one person even mentioned throwing them out after a couple of bites. Obviously, personal tastes vary and for whatever reason, there are people who actually like the products. I guess if you have the relevant dietary issues, give them a try and see what you think.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:37 AM   #65
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Actually I did. I have several friends with gluten-sensitivities and just hanging out with them and visiting their homes, I've had the opportunity to sample various gluten-free items. Some are pretty good and some are simply awful. They spend a lot of money trying new things that often end up in the trash. The particular items we tried at Baby Cakes fell into the "trash" category IMO.

I understand that folks with dietary restrictions appreciate having a place that focuses on their needs and I think it's great that Disney is providing that, but if the stuff isn't good, is that really a benefit? Is it really a special treat to get a lousy tasting cupcake?

If you like what they serve, that's terrific. Go and enjoy. Personally, all 3 of us found the cupcakes to be awful. It sounds like several posters to this thread have agreed. I think one person even mentioned throwing them out after a couple of bites. Obviously, personal tastes vary and for whatever reason, there are people who actually like the products. I guess if you have the relevant dietary issues, give them a try and see what you think.
I think Babycakes does the best they can given they have a restricted ingredient list. I don't think their products taste like "real" cupcakes. For those who need a gluten free or vegan alternative, they probably provide an acceptable treat.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:45 AM   #66
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I think Babycakes does the best they can given they have a restricted ingredient list. I don't think their products taste like "real" cupcakes. For those who need a gluten free or vegan alternative, they probably provide an acceptable treat.
But is Disney about just providing acceptable treats? I know vegan is a big food trend but to have just an acceptable product to me sounds like

Look at us we have vegan food! Just don't expect it to taste good.

I know its a compromise but if it doesn't stand on its own as a good treat I don't think Disney should have such a specialized shop. In an urban environment Baby Cakes can work because there are other standard bakeries around. So those that need or want vegan have a choice.

Many people don't know that Dole whips are lactose and can be for some considered dairy free. They don't make a big deal about it and most people love them without that knowledge.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:58 AM   #67
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I have a dairy allergy so I love vegan bakeries!! There is one near my house that makes fabulous desserts! Even people who do no have allergies / are not vegan love getting desserts from there!

I was in Disney in February 2011 and tried out babycakes. I was severly disappointed. I couldn't even eat the couple of cupcakes I bought. I guess I just thought all vegan stuff was like the one where I live.

I went back to Disney in December 2011 and since we were celebrating, I decided to give them another try and order a cake to be delievered to our ADR. OMG It was delicious! We got the vanilla cake with chocolate chips and chocolate icing. Everyone loved it! We stopped by the shop in DTD and picked up some goodies and they were really good. MUCH better than in Feb. Maybe they were just working out the kinks and now they are getting better at making the different products.

We are definitely stopping by next month AND getting another cake delievered to an ADR. This was the best thing they ever did. The allergy friendly cake that Disney serves tastes like cardboard IMO. We love babycakes!!
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But is Disney about just providing acceptable treats? I know vegan is a big food trend but to have just an acceptable product to me sounds like

Look at us we have vegan food! Just don't expect it to taste good.

I know its a compromise but if it doesn't stand on its own as a good treat I don't think Disney should have such a specialized shop. In an urban environment Baby Cakes can work because there are other standard bakeries around. So those that need or want vegan have a choice.

Many people don't know that Dole whips are lactose and can be for some considered dairy free. They don't make a big deal about it and most people love them without that knowledge.
BBM. You make a good point. I won't go to Babycakes again. I don't have "dietary" restrictions, but I do have to watch my calories. I'm picky about how I spend my dessert calories. I don't waste them on just OK food. I'll save those calories and spend them on something that is totally delicious.
That said, I understand Babycakes fills a need in the food market, and that's good for those who want and enjoy their product.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:44 AM   #69
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I have no allergies, not vegan or even vegetarian, not gluten free and I would like to try Babycakes.
:yeahthat: I didn't know about the bakery before this thread, but now that I know about it I might search it out. PB's best friend is Celiac and it might be cool to bring him home a treat from WDW. (Anyone know if they have a Disney-esque cupcake or doughnut?)

Me, I'd like to give them my patronage purely so that they stick around enough for those with serious dietary restrictions can have goodies (I tend to see "they're terrible", "they're fabulous" reviews for most everything, and assume that most things fall in the middle somewhere. So while I won't expect them to knock my socks off, I'll bet they aren't spit-it-out horrible either. I see it as a YMMV kind of thing. I've had GF cake (and hell, even regular old cake ) that was yuck and some that was awesome. I go to a hometown bakery that I and many others think is amazing, but I know more than a handful that think they're cake is dry and won't touch the stuff. Everyone's entitled to their opinion and welcome to share it. Personally, I'm excited that it exists.
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I was in Disney in February 2011 and tried out babycakes. I was severly disappointed. I couldn't even eat the couple of cupcakes I bought.

I went back to Disney in December 2011 and since we were celebrating, I decided to give them another try and order a cake to be delievered to our ADR. OMG It was delicious!

MUCH better than in Feb. Maybe they were just working out the kinks and now they are getting better at making the different products.
I hope that's the case. Perhaps they changed the recipes. I know that gluten-free stuff can be good, certainly better than what we got there last year (this is an old thread).
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The particular items we tried at Baby Cakes fell into the "trash" category IMO.

I understand that folks with dietary restrictions appreciate having a place that focuses on their needs and I think it's great that Disney is providing that, but if the stuff isn't good, is that really a benefit? Is it really a special treat to get a lousy tasting cupcake?
Funny, I feel exactly the same way about the much-loved cinnamon rolls at the Main Street Bakery. People wax poetic about those goopy overly-sweet things, and I personally wonder if it's really a special treat to get a lousy tasting pastry, but I don't think I would personally make it my mission to let everyone know not to waste their money on them.
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