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Hollywood Brown Derby - Grapefruit Cake @ Starring Rolls?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by FosterLovesMickey, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. ErinC

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    After we ate it the first time, I found the recipe when we got home. I made it for my dad's birthday a few weeks later. Not sure what I did wrong, but it was horrible!:confused3 Our family still laughs about it now. I've never tried to make it again!:rotfl:
     
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  3. SingingMom

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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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  4. Buzzfan1966

    Buzzfan1966 Earning My Ears

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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!
     
  5. FosterLovesMickey

    FosterLovesMickey Ready for Disney......

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    Can't wait to hear how it goes!! Have the BEST time!!!
     
  6. disney1990

    disney1990 <font color=royalblue>Wow, it make my heart skip a

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    Sorry to hear that. :=(
     
  7. FosterLovesMickey

    FosterLovesMickey Ready for Disney......

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    I'll have to try to find the recipe, in the event that we're not able to get it at Starring Rolls... and, if I don't have any luck with the recipe, I'll convince DH that he didn't miss anything ... :rotfl:
     
  8. SingingMom

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    I have the recipe, but never attempted it!

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  9. purple figment

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    You can ask for the recipe at the HBD podium. They have the Grapefruit Cake and Cobb Salad recipes printed up on Derby shaped cards.

    Starring Rolls closes around 3 or 4 in the afternoon.
     
  10. smiths02

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    If you can get another ADR...you can just order dessert...you don't have to eat a full meal there.
     
  11. FosterLovesMickey

    FosterLovesMickey Ready for Disney......

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    Thanks! We may do that - waiting to see what kind of luck others have that are going ahead of me...

    Also - purple figment - thanks for the heads up about the recipe - we'll definitely be doing this!!
     
  12. DJFan88

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    I got a piece in August of this year and I asked when it wasn't super busy. They got it no problem and it was pricey like someone else said, but I really wanted to try it. Definetly easy to do and wouldn't book a whole meal just to try that as this was no prob. Also, wouldn't want to eat it while I'm already stuffed!
     
  13. FosterLovesMickey

    FosterLovesMickey Ready for Disney......

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    Thanks, so much, for your report!!! This is encouraging!!
     
  14. SingingMom

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    No grapefruit cake at Starring Rolls yesterday, but we had it at the Brown Derby at lunch! Just as delicious as always!!!

    Will try to post a picture later. Still trying to figure out the iPad. Lol

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  15. PJ

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    I have the recipe from a very old issue of the (now defunct) Disney Magazine and have made it many times. There were several years between when we had it at Brown Derby and when I got the recipe so I can't comment on how it compares to the original, but its usually what DH requests that I make for his birthday. :)
     
  16. mikat

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    I was able to buy it at Starring Rolls in both January and August. If you ask a CM and they don't know what you're talking about, ask them to talk to someone who has worked there for awhile. Both times I got a fairly new CM and they had to ask their supervisor, but both times they were more than happy to get it for me. And yes, it is a pricey piece of cake, but very tasty!
     
  17. rizzo0904

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    PJ - can you share the recipe please? I love to bake!
     
  18. FosterLovesMickey

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    Thanks for the update. Did they just say that they wouldn't get it for you? Or was it busy, etc.?

    Glad you got to have a slice at BD - can't wait to see the pic!!!!

    Thanks!!
     
  19. FosterLovesMickey

    FosterLovesMickey Ready for Disney......

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    :thumbsup2 I second that request!!
     
  20. SingingMom

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    I didn't ask them, there wasn't any in the case. ;-)

    For those who asked for the recipe, I can post it when we return next week. So far we have had 80 degrees and sunny every day!!!

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  21. FosterLovesMickey

    FosterLovesMickey Ready for Disney......

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    Oh, okay - thank you for responding back! Hope you're having the BEST time!!!!
     

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