REVIEW: Mamma Mia! New Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcake is a Sweet Twist on the Italian Favorite at Walt Disney World

A very interesting cupcake has arrived in Discovery Island — and it’s available with Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler. The Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcake is a sugary sidekick to Italy’s most popular dish. It may not be the most authentic Italian dessert at Walt Disney World, but we certainly have to give Disney points for creativity!

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This cupcake has a lot going on, detail wise. With noodle frosting, red sauce and a meatball on top, it’s nice to see Disney focus on the details to bring guests something very unique.

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Usually cupcakes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are disappointing and often stale. But this dessert was the opposite: it was excellent! The flavor was exactly as advertised and very fresh.

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Fondant “red sauce” contrasted nicely against the buttercream “spaghetti.” The vanilla cake “meatball” combined with the orange cake made the cupcake very orange dreamsicle — but in an even more sugary way.

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Let’s slice this monster meatball to see what’s inside the cupcake.

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The inside is filled with cannolli cream to round out the Italian theme.

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The Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcake is $5.99 and can be purchased at Terra Treats.

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The cupcake is also part of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler, which we reviewed when it originally launched in April.

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When purchasing the sampler, you get a guide.

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Details and the map help you navigate to the participating locations.

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In addition to the cupcake, Terra Treats offers pizza as part of the package.

Will you take the plunge and try a spaghetti-themed cupcake? Let us know in the comments.