It's a commonly held theme in the area of Walt Disney World snacks and treats that said treats might look beautiful on the outside, but that the taste doesn't always live up to the looks. And then, in some special circumstances, the planets align, and a treat that looks exquisite on the outside actually lives up to its appearance when it comes to taste.
Friends, I submit to you Gasparilla Island Grill's Miniature Bunny Cake. If you are visiting Walt Disney World this week, for the love of all things sweet, please make your way to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa's counter service dining location and purchase this treat. You will not regret a moment of your effort. I promise.
The Miniature Bunny Cake is 4 inches across, and features two layers of confetti cake. Between the layers of cake, the lucky guest eating this treat (of which I was one this past Saturday) will find a generous layer of vanilla buttercream. The cake is covered by another thick layer of vanilla buttercream, in addition to the most beautiful coral, pink, and turquoise piped icing. Cake decorations that simulate plastic Easter basket grass top the entire thing. Fondant bunny ears and facial features add to the cuteness of this treat.
The artistry in the creation of this cake is readily apparent. It is stunning to look at, and I am in awe of the pastry team who made it. But not only is it beautiful, it is delicious. In fact, I just now finished my last few bites (three days later) that I've been keeping in the fridge, and it was still very good.
The cake is moist and delicious, and the sweet vanilla buttercream is divine. If you’re someone who enjoys a good buttercream, you’re going to love this cake. The amount of frosting borders on obscene. In a very good way.
The Miniature Bunny Cake is $7.99, which is more expensive than your typical Disney World cupcake. That being said, this isn’t your typical Disney World cupcake. This is easily large enough to be able to share, and please trust me when I say that it’s worth every penny.
If you’re visiting the Magic this week, please make your way to the Grand to enjoy this cake. If you’ll be visiting the Magic in the near future, keep an eye out for Gasparilla Island Grill's seasonal treats. If you see anything being offered that looks like this petite cake again, run - do not walk - to purchase it.
I’m already scheming about how I can get back over to have another one this week. Hmmmm...
If you’d like to watch along as I try several of this year's Easter snacks, including cutting into and trying the Miniature Bunny Cake for the first time, please watch below: