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REVIEW: New Lemon Poppy Seed Cookie and Cake Slice Offer Last Delicious Taste of Summer at Gideon’s Bakehouse in Disney Springs

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Summer is slowly coming to an end, but Gideon’s Bakehouse at Disney Springs is sending the season out in style with a pair of brand new items featuring their flavor of the month for September, lemon poppy seed, featured in both a cookie and a cake slice.

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The artwork on the menu features Bonnie Brae, the mascot for the lemon poppy seed items.

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Both items can be found in the respective display cases for cookies and cakes, showing off just how many chips Gideon’s puts on their stuff.

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Bonnie Brae can also be found on select merchandise items, for those who enjoy the fanciful designs.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cookie – $6.00

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The soft-baked cookie tasted like a sugar cookie with added lemon zest. Large white chocolate chips and mini lemon chips are on top to add another layer of sweetness and richness.

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As you can see from these photos, they pack the surface of the cookie with lots of chips.

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There’s another slightly crispy layer on top, thanks to a small sprinkle of sea salt.

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We found it to be much sweeter than expected, but otherwise, this is a nice, zesty lemon cookie!

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Slice – $9.00

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The cake slice comes in a box noting its limited edition status.

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This was fantastic. The lemon poppy seed cake itself has a different consistency than the normal cakes. It’s slightly dryer, almost like a sponge cake, but it still works really well.

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The lemon in the cake is subtle, but it can be distinctly tasted alongside the poppy seeds. The icing is a lemon buttercream with a wonderfully rich consistency and a nice zing of citrus. It’s not too sweet or tart, but you taste the zest in each bite.

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The white chocolate chips add a nice texture and richness to the slightly sweet slice.

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Overall, while it’s somewhat different from the other Gideon’s Bakehouse cake slices we’ve tried, it’s still a winner, and one we would definitely get again.

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