I love Valentine's Day. A day for love and let's face it the world could always use more love. We don't exchange gifts for Valentine's but we do try to have a special date. This year Chris took me on what I would consider the perfect date. We went on a Rose Gold Cupcake and drinks Monorail Crawl! I have quite the love for cupcakes so I couldn't think of a better date! Now if you are not into the whole rose gold craze going on no worries each hotel has plenty of other cupcake/dessert options to choose from!
Our first stop was at the Polynesian Village Resort for their tropical rose gold vanilla cupcake with guava pastry cream found at Captain Cook's. This was a very tasty cupcake with a unique flavor. While I enjoyed it very much it was probably my least favorite cupcake we tried. We paired it with the Polynesian's signature drink the Lapu Lapu from the Tambu Lounge. This delightful concoction is a blend of Myers's original dark rum with tropical fruit juices and topped off with Bacardi 151 rum served in a hollowed out pineapple! The pairing of a tropical drink with the guava cupcake was a wonderful pairing. (We did hear down at the Barefoot pool bar they are offering a Rose Gold Margarita and that was our first choice of drinks however much to my disappointment the pool and it's bar were closed for the day!)
Next stop was the one I was looking forward to the most, the Grand Floridian's Rose Gold Unicorn Cupcake!
This cupcake was everything I wanted it to be. The pictures do not do justice on how beautiful this cupcake is! The camera couldn't pick up all the glitter. Not only was this cupcake a masterpiece, the sponge cake and hazelnut cream cheese filling had my taste buds singing! After purchasing our cupcake at Gasparilla Island Grill we took it up to Mizner's Lounge found on the 2nd floor of the Grand Floridian Lobby. We decided on the Grand 30 specialty cocktail. It is a combination of Florida Palm Ridge Whisky, St. Germain, and Grand Marnier, Veuve Cliqout Champagne. I found this to be a refreshing cocktail to sip while enjoying the serenity of this beautiful lounge.
After Grand Floridian you could make a stop at Magic Kingdom to try their Rose Gold Red Velvet Marbled cupcake found at the Main Street bakery. We have not tried this gem yet but heard it was delicious. We choose not to face the Magic Kingdom crowds and continued to our final stop on our crawl, The Contemporary Resort.
Contemporary offered a Rose Gold Vanilla Cupcake with strawberry filling and vanilla buttercream. The rose gold Minnie ears were made out of chocolate. This cupcake was a wonderful treat. We grabbed our last delicious cupcake at Contemp Cafe and headed next door to the Outer Rim bar. After much debate we decided the Watermelon Margarita would pair well with the strawberry filling of our cupcake and it's color would match well with our rose gold theme. This margarita packed a punch! I wish it tasted a little more like watermelon and maybe a little more smooth going down. This wasn't bad but probably not something I would order again.
Over all this was such a wonderful, fun date! Forget the flowers, chocolates and jewelry cupcakes are the way to my heart (I mean, I wouldn't turn down jewelry!) After trying all of these fun Rose Gold themed cupcakes I have to say my favorite is still the Nutella/Vanilla Rose Gold Cupcakes from Epcot. In fact it rates as one of my all time favorite cupcakes I have had a Disney World!
I suppose we should be fair and try the Magic Kingdom's Red Velvet Swirl, Yatch & Beach Club's offering of a strawberry-chocolate mousse cupcake with strawberry buttercream frosting and Boardwalk Bakery's Rose Gold yellow cupcake including rose mousse and whipped cream frosting. If any of these sound like something you'd love then you better try to get in and try them on your own cupcake crawl before the rose gold fad disappears!