REVIEW: New Snack-Filled Decoration Cupcakes at Epcot Raise the Bar for Disney Holiday Treats

Two new seasonal cupcakes have debuted at Sunshine Seasons in The Land pavilion at Epcot. The first is a re-imagined version of the usual Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcake offered here, while the other is something not always on the menu.

Regardless of what they taste like, these are both works of art.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Snowman Cupcake ($5.99)

I’ve never seen a snowman surrounded by green grass, but leave it to Florida to not understand how winter works. The usual peanut butter and jelly cupcake got a makeover for the holidays, now topped with just about the cutest snowman ever seen. If you love peanut butter and jelly, this cupcake is already a must. The fresh and moist cake surrounding the healthy dollop of PB&J is enough to melt even the most frozen heart this holiday season. Forget about that Campbell’s soup and go straight for dessert.

What’s really special about this though, is the topping. Not only is the snowman adorable, HE’S PACKED WITH TREATS!

Upon committing snowman homicide, you’ll find that his head is filled with a malted milk ball (like a Whopper), while his body is stuffed with a crisped rice treat (legally clearable Rice Krispy Treat). Don’t try to eat snowmen at home kids, I assure you they aren’t stuffed with candy. Usually, the fondant at Walt Disney World is inedible, but this actually complemented the interior treats quite well. While the pretzel arms were insanely stale, I think this cupcake is a must as it is not only pretty, but it’s also delicious.

Christmas Present Red Velvet Cupcake ($5.49)

This is a red velvet cupcake topped with a marshmallow frosting, then topped with Christmas presents. Inside of the presents are Twix candy bars!

These aren’t as good as the snowman innards, but I applaud the creativity.

While the cupcake itself is disappointing (overall pretty bland), the marshmallow frosting is addictive. They need to find a new, permanent vehicle for this frosting because it is a shame that it has to share a plate with the underwhelming cake beneath it. I’d describe it as halfway between marshmallow fluff and vanilla frosting.

These treats won’t be available for long, so you may want to get to Epcot soon if you can. Happy Holidays!

No real snowmen were harmed in the making of this review.




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2 years ago

Um, I know what my breakfast will be next week!

Melanie B.
Melanie B.
2 years ago

There should be a reality show about the people whose job it is to make Disney cupcake decorations all day. I want to know them.

2 years ago

Bring back more food.