Cupcakes at Contempo Cafe

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  1. jtowntoflorida

    jtowntoflorida Looking Like I Can't Really Afford To Go To Disney

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    I've seen pictures and they look delicious, but pictures can be deceiving. Anyone BTDT and want to offer opinions?

    I ask because we'll be at Disney on my daughter's birthday (2nd year in a row). Last year, I ordered a fancy cake from the Contemporary bakery, and while it was beautiful and delicious, it was huge and so much of it was wasted (and I LOVE LOVE LOVE cake!), and my daughter was so exhausted at the end of the day that we didn't even end up eating it until the next day. All in all, not worth the price we paid for a fancy cake. We told her that this year we're just going to get a special cupcake for her to eat on her birthday. We're staying at BLT, so the Contempo Cafe is the most convenient location. Our park that day will be DHS, so grabbing one at Starring Rolls is another possibility, but I'm wondering which place has the better cupcake.
     
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  3. cseca

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  4. justcruisin

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    The caramel leche cupcake I had a few years goes on near the top of the "best things I ever ate" list. EVER.
     
  5. danicaca

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    These were the cupcakes we enjoyed:
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    While they were good, they were not the "best I have ever had." I am a frosting gal, and while it looked like a lot of frosting, the top was actually a lot of cake. I was a little let down by this, but otherwise they were good! I have been thinking of getting a cake for DD on our trip, as her birthday falls during our trip, but a cupcake would make a lot more sense! I am sure the cake would just go to waste! I have never been to Starring Rolls, but am looking forward to trying a cupcake there this time! the Disney Food Blog had a great post about cupcakes at DW that you might want to check out. Good luck!
     
  6. Mr. Pig

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    We really like the black forrest cupcakes. Good combination of cake, frosting and filling and not dry. If we are staying at any monorail resort we will make a stop to get one.
     
  7. dreamcruiser

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    I was on the search for cupcakes on our visit last week :goodvibes and found that CR had several cupcakes. One day I was in there to look, planning on coming back the next day to buy a certain one, and it had been replaced! I did get a red velvet (my all-time fave cupcake) and found it to be not as good as the same kind from HS (at Starring Rolls bakery). Moral of the story, not all like cupcakes ARE alike!! :confused3 My favorite cupcake this visit was the lemon ginger I got at Captain Cook's at the Poly. They also had one of these at WL in Roaring Forks. Your DD might like the black forest as mentioned above or the Oreo.
     
  8. psac

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    Me too, seriously. Best cupcake EVER. BY FAR.

    Bad news, though -- they don't have it any more. :sad:

    They replaced it with a chocolate peanut butter cup cupcake that was good, but not the caramel tres leches awesomeness.

    Overall to the OP -- yes, I think your daughter will be fine with the cupcakes at Contempo Cafe. If anything, they do run on the sweet side, my wife doesn't like them too much because of that. I like them a lot, though, and I think kids usually like sweet!
     
  9. EpcotBill

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    I've had the Black Forest and the Red Velvet at Comtempo and they're both great.
     
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    We had the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake at the Contempo for the first time during our trip in May 2012. Our entire family LOVED it, so we ended up making several return visits during our trip. Even better, we stopped there on our way out of town to use up the rest of our snack credits and we got a couple of these for the ride home. :thumbsup2
     
  11. Wendy31

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    Here's a pic of the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake!

    We ate at the Contempo for dinner one night, & I was hoping to try the Tres Leche cupcake. Alas, DH & I had to settle for this one!

    It was wonderful!

    There's a peanut butter ganache inside the cake that tastes like homemade peanut butter pie.

    DH claims that this cupcake was his favorite dessert of our entire 10 day trip!

    They are also huge - I couldn't finish mine & saved half for later in our room.
     
  12. 1mama2three

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    Ahh...the memories. My mouth is watering just looking at that picture. I really need to make a trip back soon.
     
  13. jtowntoflorida

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    I think my daughter would die and go to heaven if that showed up in our room on her birthday. Thanks for the pic!
     
  14. Missoutandabout

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    Wowza! :worship: Wonder how it compares to my beloved Starring Rolls PB & Chocolate cupcake? I guess a visit to Contempo Cafe might be in order.
     
  15. wdwpirates

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    I didn't care for the black forest cupcake...I found the filling overly sweet and syrupy. How about taking her over to MK at the Main Street Bakery and letting her pick one there. They have a much better selection and it's SO close to your resort!!!
     
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    On our trip last month I let the girls have one treat a day. Once DD discovered this chocolate peanut butter cupcake, that was it. All others fell by the wayside! She shared one forkful with me, since I have a peanut butter chocolate passion, it was sinfully good.
     
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    I"m sad they don't have the dulche la leche cupcake anymore. That was one of the yummiest things I ate on our trip a couple years ago.
     
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    Whaaaaaaat? Oh, now I am depressed. :(
     
  19. serene56

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    my family lOvED strawberry lemonade cupcakes it was way too sweet for me

    2nd favorite was the worms and dirt cupcake i thought it tasted more like a muffin
     
  20. kddisney502

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    They have great reviews of the cupcakes at contempo cafe (and other areas on property) at the disney food blog. Check it out.

    Red velvet:
    http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2012/01/17/snack-series-contempo-cafe-red-velvet-cupcake/

    Chocolate peanut butter:
    http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2012/08/07/snack-series-contempo-cafe-chocolate-peanut-butter-cupcake/

    Check out the first paragraph for the Chocolate Peanut Butter page to see reviews of other contempo cafe cupcakes.

    Page with all of the yummy cupcakes on property:
    http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/disney-world-cupcakes/
     

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