REVIEW: Patriotic Top Hat Cake Celebrates July 4th at Disney’s Riviera Resort

Shannen Ace

REVIEW: Patriotic Top Hat Cake Celebrates July 4th at Disney’s Riviera Resort

The new Patriotic Top Hat Cake is available at Le Petit Café in Disney’s Riviera Resort for a limited time to celebrate the 4th of July.

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Le Petit Café offers coffee, pastries, late-night drinks, and small plates.

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It’s open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.

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The Patriotic Top Hat Cake is available now through July 4, 2023.

Patriotic Top Hat Cake – $9.99

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Morello Cherries on a Riviera Brownie

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This dessert is super delicious but super messy.

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The outside of the hat is made of standard white chocolate and fondant.

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Although it’s listed as a vanilla bean cheesecake, it is filled with a liquid vanilla bean custard. There’s no cheesecake texture at all.

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Despite that surprise, the dessert is good. The custard is light and cool in temperature, and you can taste the vanilla bean flavor.

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At the base of the hat sits what is listed as morello cherries, but taste like blueberries. We don’t hate that as the fruit pairs well with the custard.

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Beneath the berries, and what holds the cake in place, is a scrumptious fresh fudge brownie. The brownie is dense in the best way.

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All in all, we think the Patriotic Top Hat Cake would be perfect to eat on a warm night under the fireworks. We can see and taste the love that went into this dessert.

4th of July at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World guests can celebrate the 4th of July 2023 in multiple different ways across the resort. Magic Kingdom will have the annual “Disney’s Celebrate America! — A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.” This fireworks spectacular will be performed at 9:20 p.m. on July 3 and July 4. The celebration returned last year after a hiatus due to COVID-19 with new narration. Watch last year’s “Disney’s Celebrate America! — A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” below.

There will also be DJs throughout Magic Kingdom.

At EPCOT, the “Heartbeat of Freedom” tag will be performed at the end of “EPCOT Forever.” The tag was previously performed after “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” on Independence Day, and then was suspended for a few years due to COVID-19. Last year, it was performed after “Harmonious.” This will be the first (and potentially only) time it plays after “EPCOT Forever.”

A cappella group Voices of Liberty will also perform classic American songs in The American Adventure and Disney characters will appear at the pavilion in “Spirit of ’76” attire.

Fourth of July-inspired food items returning to Walt Disney World Resort this year include the Fourth of July Fruit Tart at Contempo Café in Disney’s Contemporary Resort and the Fourth of July Liege Waffle at Connections Café in EPCOT.

Check out all the Independence Day treats available at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

Will you be snacking on the Patriotic Top Hat Cake? Let us know in the comments!

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