Babycakes NYC in Downtown Disney!

>> Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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I realize I've been doing a lot of reviewing lately so I'm trying to dedicate more time to cooking and less time to eating out. That being said... I've gotta get this outta my system! I just had to show off the pictures from my first visit to Babycakes while I finish writing my Mexican Stuffed Shells recipe post (which will be up in the next couple days... so stay tuned!).

Last week, I was in Orlando with a friend seeing Bonnie Prince Billy play. I'm not usually in that area, so I made sure to take a quick trip to Downtown Disney after the show was over. The original location of Babycakes is in NYC, but they recently replaced a MCDONALDS (!!!!!!!!) in Downtown Disney.

The actual store was tinier than I was expecting, and after seeing all the charming photos of the NYC shop, I was a little underwhelmed with the presentation. That being said, I'm sure they had more restrictions with this location. Besides, you get the charm of DISNEY!

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We tried the Red Velvet Cupcake and the Cookie Sandwich. Both were excellent but the cookie sandwich definitely stole the show. I'm not even really a "cookie person" seeing as I don't usually really like a cookie unless it's either almost burnt or doughy and undercooked. But this cookie was thin, had a nice crunch to it, AND came complete with super yummy frosting inside... so I had no complaints!

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One thing I thought was kinda neat was that it was the only dessert option in the cafeteria-like setting. So, lots of people were flocking to it, not even knowing it was vegan. I just secretly wish all the customers found out at some point though... Preferably after they "oohed and awed" about how good the cookie sandwich was ;)

All in all, it was a really good experience for ma taste buds! Besides, where else can you eat a vegan cookie sandwich AND see Planet Hollywood's Gizmo replica all within walking distance from each other??? (<<< um, my heaven) Worth it! :D

2 comments:

Blake June 8, 2011 at 11:22 AM  

i´m really jealous. like, really really jealous.

Anonymous,  June 8, 2011 at 11:53 AM  

GOD. IT'S SO GOOD. The original Babycakes NYC is really really tiny--honestly like crammed when you're waiting in line. I loved their coconut donuts, butter and jelly sandwich on cornbread (sounds weird, whatever), and banana choc-chip loaf. mmm...oh yeah, the vanilla cupcake, which I wouldn't normally get pumped about, was very good too, a "classic".

Who else?,
Eva

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