REVIEW: Mickey Themed Pizza, Cupcake and Baked Alaska – Get Your Ears On Celebration at the Grand Californian Hotel

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The Get Your Ears On Celebration is in full swing throughout Disneyland Resort. The Grand Californian Hotel and Spa has three Mickey Ear inspired treats to offer between the Hearthstone Lounge and White Water Snacks. Guests don’t need a park ticket to try these offerings.

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

It should be noted that the official food guide handed out in the parks says that White Water Snacks will offer the pizza (which they have) and a Mickey crispy rice treat. White Water Snacks did not have the rice treat, nor did the cast member seem to think they were getting it. They did, however, have a special birthday cupcake.

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

Let’s begin at White Water Snacks with the cupcake. Newly reopened, this quick service lounge looks very nice.

White Water Snacks

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

They do have the Mickey Mouse-shaped Artisanal Pizza, which we sampled at Hearthstone Lounge, but this looks to be the exact same pizza.

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

We spent a few minutes looking for the Mickey-shaped rice treat before finally asking. Then we discovered these beauties in the glass case.

Mickey Birthday Cupcake – $7.00

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort
Mickey Birthday Cupcake – $7.00

I’m not sure what the official name of this is as it isn’t listed anywhere. The receipt says Easter Cupcake, so who knows? But regardless, this was a delicious cupcake.

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

This was fun and festive. The white chocolate ears are adorable, as was the candle and Mickey-shaped sprinkles. Souvenir Mickey sipper was beyond excited for his cupcake.

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

The ears are white chocolate, but a really good white chocolate. I’m assuming that lettering was edible because we ate it.

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

Sadly, the interior of the ears was hollow.

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

Be warned on this sugar candle: It is hard packed granulated sugar. So unless you want a solid hit of sugar, just skip it.

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

The frosting was light and delicious. A simple vanilla buttercream was perfect to accompany the rich, moist birthday cake flavored interior.

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

We all liked this cupcake a lot. Seven dollars is a bit steep for a cupcake, but it was good and very photogenic.

Hearthstone Lounge

Across the way, you’ll find the Hearthstone Lounge which also has the pizza along with a Mickey-themed baked Alaska.

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

There was no signage advertising the special treats. After flipping though the entire menu, we spotted the dessert on the last page. We asked our server about the pizza and he immediately knew what we wanted, but we found it odd there was no mention anywhere.

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

Mickey’s Baked Alaska – $10.00

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

This dessert was amazing. We all loved it. Even at $10, I would get this again.

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

Mickey’s ears are a bit small. He looks more like a dog than a mouse, but it was cute nonetheless. The ears are basic milk chocolate chips, but they were good. Mickey’s face was made of white chocolate.

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

The meringue was well-toasted, but still light and fluffy. The ice cream was still cold and very rich and chocolatey. The sprinkles gave it some texture and the frosting drizzled on the plate added some color.

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

Our only complaint would be the brownie which was good, but not outstanding. This dessert easily could have been a sugar bomb, but it wasn’t. It was well-balanced and fun to eat. Do yourself a favor and head over to the Grand Californian and try this.

Mickey Mouse-Shaped Artisanal Pizza – $25.00

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

This official Mickey Mouse-shaped Artisanal Pizza is not on the menu, but there is a pepperoni pizza for $23. If you want your pepperoni arranged like Mickey ears, then you apparently pay an additional $2. But since you’re already at Disneyland Resort, shouldn’t this be Mickey-shaped by default? Just a thought.

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

Turns out this is an entire pizza. This could easily feed 3-5 people, so at $25, it’s not the most outrageous item at the resort. The Mickey-shaped pepperoni was fun, and as someone who does not like bell peppers, I appreciate this much more than then Spectacular Mickey Pizza offered at Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta in California Adventure.

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

Sadly, the pizza was average. The flavor was good. The pepperoni was good. And I appreciate the more high-end cheese used, but the amount of grease was a bit disturbing. I know pepperoni pizza is usually on the greasier side, but this got ridiculous.

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

Grease aside, we still finished this. Again, it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t outstanding. It is super thin crust and actually tasted better the more it sat when it was less floppy. The edge crust was good, but filling.

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

Mickey Themed Pizza Cupcake Baked Alaska Get Your Ears On Celebration Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort

If you are looking for some fun Mickey treats to try that may not require a park ticket, then head to Downtown Disney and check out these items at the Grand Californian. We will continue to be in the parks checking out all the food, decor, and merchandise for all the celebrations.

About the author

Ali

Ali is a SoCal transplant by way of Milwaukee. When not on a pool deck coaching swimming or training for Spartan/runDisney races she is usually found at Disneyland (or WDW whenever possible).

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