December 6, 2010

Cupcakes at Disney

The Cupcake Shop @ Disney with Picky Palate

So you guys know I couldn’t go to California without sneaking in a day of cupcake taste-testing with with my best gal Jenny, right?! :) Love this girl, she is as passionate about cupcakes as I am. We love checking out as many bakeries as possible whenever we can get together. :)

We met at Downtown Disney in Anaheim to check out the new cupcake kiosk, The Cupcake Store.

The Cupcake Shop @ Disney with Picky Palate

We weren’t quite sure what to expect from kiosk cupcakes, but the nice girl behind the counter assured us that the cupcakes were made fresh every morning and brought in from a bakery in Mission Viejo. And they definitely got an A+ for cuteness! Just look at these neat individual carriers to keep the cupcakes from getting smooshed. We picked out 4 cupcakes to sample.

The Cupcake Shop @ Disney with Picky Palate

The cupcakes were *gorgeous* so we definitely had to snap a few photos first! :) Disney was all decorated for Christmas, so we snagged a table right by the huge Christmas tree and used it as the background for our photos.

The Cupcake Shop @ Disney with Picky Palate

Here’s the “Celebration” cupcake. Definitely my favorite of the day! It was incredible. The vanilla confetti cupcake was perfect and that buttercream frosting…. Oh man.. Talk about super light and delicious. Loved it!

The Cupcake Shop @ Disney with Picky Palate

So fun! These would make the cutest birthday cupcakes ever.

The Cupcake Shop @ Disney with Picky Palate

Here are the two chocolate cupcakes we picked out. The one on the left is Cookies ‘N Cream. Loved this one! The frosting wasn’t as whipped as the Celebration cupcake, which made it supremely rich and dense. Delish!

The Cupcake Shop @ Disney with Picky Palate

And finally, a vanilla cupcake with a yummy strawberry filling on the inside.

The Cupcake Shop @ Disney with Picky Palate

Loved every single bite! Please excuse our cupcake carnage. :)

After Disney, we headed back to the Picky Palate kitchen and created some cupcakes of our own! I’ll be posting my photos later this week, but you can get a sneak peek on Jenny’s blog. :) Can’t wait for our next cupcake adventure! :)



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49 Comments






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Kelly December 6, 2010 at 8:04 am

OMG those look so yum!!!! Gorgeous pics as always.

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Jessica @ How Sweet December 6, 2010 at 8:05 am

I’m dying. Your photos are out of this world!

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Stacy December 6, 2010 at 8:14 am

I love your pictures! What camera and lens do you use?

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Amanda December 6, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Hi Stacy,

I’m using the Canon 7D and the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.

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Leslie December 6, 2010 at 8:16 am

My mouth is WATERING!!! those cupcakes are gorgeous!

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Estela @ Weekly Bite December 6, 2010 at 8:29 am

Incredible photos!! Those cupcakes look AMAZING!!!

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Jenny Flake December 6, 2010 at 8:33 am

LOVED this day! San Diego better look out next month, we are at it again :) Yippee! Talk soon girl :)

xoxoxo

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Dorothy December 6, 2010 at 8:34 am

I love the sparkly blurs behind some of those photos. Beautiful! I just wanted to stop in and Thank YOU for the free scrapbooking fonts. We got a new laptop and of course it is devoid of anything fun and cute, so your website was one of my first stops to download lots of cute fonts. Thank you so much for having them available!

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Pamela December 6, 2010 at 8:49 am

Cupcakes and Disney…two of my most favorite things!!!

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Jennifer Jensen December 6, 2010 at 8:50 am

Those cupcakes look beautiful.

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amber December 6, 2010 at 8:51 am

What lens are you using here? I love these cupcakes. Making me hungry!

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Amanda December 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Hi Amber,

I’m using the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8. Love this lens! :)

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Anna Faustini December 6, 2010 at 8:55 am

WOW! Those cupcakes look mouthwatering! The photos are great and love the background…superb!

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Kelly December 6, 2010 at 8:58 am

I want to know what lens you are using here too! The pics are beautiful!!

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Amanda December 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Hi Kelly,

I’m using the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8. Love this lens! :)

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Heather (Heather's Dish) December 6, 2010 at 9:05 am

those are some seriously fabulous cupcakes…i want one a day for the rest of my life! :)

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Amanda December 6, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Me too! :)

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teresa December 6, 2010 at 9:09 am

Oh this makes me SO HAPPY!
CUPCAKES + DISNEY = MAGIC!!!!!
The BEST kind of MAGIC!!!
How FUN for you and Jenny to be CUPCAKE Besties!
LOVE IT!
Sharing a CUPCAKE just makes life so SPECIAL!
And let me say…these are for SURE a couple of your BEST “food” pics EVER!!!!!!!!!
xo

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Alisha December 6, 2010 at 9:11 am

Disney + Cupcakes = A few of my FAVORITE things!

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Carla Pruitt December 6, 2010 at 9:21 am

I want to be YOU for just one day Amanda! =)

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chinamommy December 6, 2010 at 9:25 am

We’re headed to Disney at Christmas (FL), wonder if I can’t find a cupcake shop there?! LOVE your pictures!!

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janie December 6, 2010 at 9:51 am

Wow how yummy those look ! And they packaged them so pretty ! TFS !
HUGS,JANIE

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Marcia December 6, 2010 at 10:03 am

Amazing, your work is an inspiration!! Greetings from Costa Rica

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Lisa McCully December 6, 2010 at 10:07 am

Beautiful cupcakes and beautiful pictures! Love the bokeh on the pretty, pretty speckled ones. They look deeelish!!

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Alyse December 6, 2010 at 10:34 am

WOW nice pics, I’m drooling looking at these pics! what camera and lens are you using to take these amazing photos!?!

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Amanda December 6, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Thanks Alyse!

I’m using the Canon 7D and the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.

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edyB December 6, 2010 at 11:06 am

Oh My Gravey ~ these cupcakes are killing me! Yummy! Thanks for sharing. But tell me this ~ how do you gals stay so slim. Just looking at the photos adds pounds! hee hee hee

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Brittney Leavitt December 6, 2010 at 11:31 am

What?! We used to get these cupcakes whenever we went to Disney, but on our last trip in October the kiosk was all shut down! We were bummed. They must be reopened. Lucky you.

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Sara December 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm

HOLY SCHMOLY! Those look so yummy my tummy just stared growling! I agree with the others, your pictures are outstanding! I would so love to spend a day with you on one of your outtings!
Happy snapping!

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Michele December 6, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Amanda-

your photos are beautiful! Next time you two are in OC, I’d love to meet you both. I follow your blogs and check for new things all the time. :)

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Brooke December 6, 2010 at 1:01 pm

those pictures are amazing!! i love the rainbow lights behind the confetti cupcakes!! :)

<3, brooke

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Jeannette Chirinos Gold December 6, 2010 at 2:07 pm

amanda those cupcakes pictures are incredible and the cupcakes too…. uhmmmm yummy yummy

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Noura December 6, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Amanda~ did the lens cause the blurries or did you have anything additional on your lens?

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Shannon December 6, 2010 at 4:29 pm

I just love your food pictures!

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DeniseAck December 6, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Beautiful pics! You have an *obviously* very artistic eye. And you totally made me laugh with the “cupcake carnage”!

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Meredith December 6, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Putting this on my list of to-dos next time I am in Disneyland… :)

My favourite photos are the ones of each of you – taking photos! hahaha…

Now I will have to hunt down some cookies n’ cream anything to satisfy that craving…

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Kelly December 6, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Um, how did I not know that that bakery is literally 5 MINUTES from my house?!?!?! Why was I not informed???? :-)

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Jennifer December 6, 2010 at 7:47 pm

YUM!!! :)

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Nancy December 6, 2010 at 7:55 pm

OMG! I am speachless. All I can say is I want it now!

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Laura December 6, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Great pictures! It looks like I can reach through the screen and stick my finger in the icing! I’m have to go eat a sugary snack now :)

Laura’s last post: Poor Rich People

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Tricia Richner December 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Had to just stop by and say YUM-OH!

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ImAprilE December 6, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Amanda, how in the world do you scour this nation for fab food and stay SO DANG THIN?! OK, don’t answer that… ;) Love the tips, pics, etc., as usual!

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Megan December 6, 2010 at 11:42 pm

OMG – we walked past that EXACT SAME KIOSK on Friday night. Didn’t even think to stop! WHY?? (crying) Why couldn’t you have posted this a week ago? Next time, I’m stopping! I love that you took pics of your cupcakes! :) Too cute!

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Teresa December 7, 2010 at 12:37 am

Love, love them….your pictures are always so good….

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Yvonne December 14, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I {LOVE} how all your photos come out!!
in fact your the reason why I now know how to work my camer ^_^, thanks again!

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Marilou March 31, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I love these! What are you using as a mat on the table? What a great idea!!

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