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Foodie Friday: Cake Cups

Happy Foodie Friday everyone!  After all those yummy Thanksgiving dinners yesterday, I’m sure you’re too stuffed to even think about food, but I’ve got a sweet treat to tell you about today that might change your mind…

Cake Cups

Cake Cups are a topsy turvy take on a slice of cake – more convenient and with a better cake-to-frosting ratio than a cupcake, and with a super fun presentation to boot!  Imaging a clear plastic cup, filled with layers of cake and frosting, then topped with whimsical Alice-in-Wonderland inspired decorations!  It’ll have you wishing yourself a very merry unbirthday as you order and devour this wacky creation!

 

Photo by Stephanie Shuster

Photo by Stephanie Shuster

Cake Cups are available at Cheshire Café, located near the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway at the intersection of Tomorrowland and Fantasyland.  While they’re not on the “permanent” menu of muffins, coffees, and beverages, the available flavors appear on little signs displayed at the ordering counter, so be sure to take a look out for what varieties are available when you visit!  These have been around for over a year and I hope they don’t go anywhere – they are delicious and generously portioned for sharing!

So far, the flavors I’ve seen include Cheshire Cupcake (funfetti cake layered with vanilla frosting, topped with sprinkles and a gum paste Cheshire Cat), Mad Hatter Mocha (chocolate cake layered with mocha frosting, topped with chocolate shavings, white chocolate garnish, and a gum paste Mad Hatter), White Chocolate Rabbit (yellow cake with a tiny bit of chocolate cake mixed in layers with white chocolate buttercream and topped with white/milk chocolate bunny ears, a sugar daisy, and little white chocolate balls), and – my top pick – Queen of Hearts Strawberry Shortcake (white cake layered with strawberry frosting and strawberry jam, topped with sprinkles, a red sugar rose, and a gum paste playing card).

 

Photo by Stephanie Shuster

Photo by Stephanie Shuster

These would be so fun for a birthday party!  You could easily make these at home by whipping up a batch of cupcakes, slicing each one into 4-5 layers, added them to a plastic cup with layers of frosting, and garnishing ‘till your heart’s content!

Have you sampled a cake cup at Cheshire Café? What’s your favorite flavor?  Tell me all about it below!

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