Lemon Bluberry Cupcake at the Gasparilla Island Grill

Thanks to the cupcake obsession of our friends over at the Disney Food Blog, we're always on watch for fantastic Disney cupcakes. A great cupcake can't just be sweet, it's got to be full of flavor and have a stellar cake to icing ratio. Earlier this month I stopped into the Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to see what I could find.


The Gasparilla Island GrillThe Gasparilla Island Grill


Walking up to the pastry case I saw that there were several options before me, but the most cheerful and beautiful of the selections was without a doubt the Lemon Blueberry Cupcake. I reached in and picked up one of these sunny little packages, carefully nestling it into a specialty cupcake box. I could smell the sweet lemon scent of the frosting, and the rock sugar around the edges seemed to keep the frosting off my fingers.


Lemon Blueberry CupcakeLemon Blueberry Cupcake


Once settled in to a comfortable booth by the window, I got down to business unwrapping this sweet little cake. As I unwrapped the paper I noticed that the cake seemed to be of the plain white variety - this left me hoping that the center would be full of delicious blueberry filling. After all - it had a blueberry on top - it must be there someplace. I grabbed a knife and cut it in half.

There I found the blueberry filling nestled in the center space. This arrangement has become pretty standard amongst Disney cupcakes, and honestly I was a touch disappointed in the amount of filling.


Inside Cupcake GoodnessInside Cupcake Goodness


The cake was indeed a simple white cake, a little on the dry side, but compensated by the ample amounts of frosting. The filling tasted like a pretty standard canned blueberry filling, nothing special, it could have been helped immensely by a pop of lemon zest. The frosting however, it made the whole dessert. The bright fresh taste of the lemon was tart and sweet, whipped to a creamy texture and piped high a top the cupcake.

While the cake and blueberry alone didn't blow me away, when you combined the each part together they created a bright and fun filled bite. I wouldn't make a special trip just to pick up one of these, but if you're going to be near Gasparilla Island Grill and love lemon, this makes for a solid snack or dessert.

Have you had this cheerful treat? Leave a comment and share with us some of your favorite Disney cupcakes!

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