“You just paid WHAT?”
-My husband, after I made a quick trip to Ammorette’s at Disney Springs.
Ugh, you know those people who buy a Starbucks at Magic Kingdom just to get the perfect picture for the “gram” in front of the castle? Or those girls who don’t let their boyfriends take a bite of the Mickey pretzel until they get the perfect Boomerang? Yeaaah, I’m going to dart my eyes around and modestly raise my hand, because, guilty.
A few weeks ago I found myself on a quick business trip to Orlando. There wasn’t enough time for the parks, but there was no way I was going to pass up the chance for a little time at Disney Springs.
I had been swooning over Ammorette’s Patisserie and was geeked for my chance to eat it AND get my Instagram-worthy photoshoot in. I had seen pictures of a dome-shaped Mickey dessert and after a little Googling I knew its name: Mickey Mousse.
Ready to roll your eyes?
I was going to order this dessert dome before I knew what it was or what was in it, purely because it was shaped like the main mouse himself. It’s Disney science, Mickey shaped food just tastes better. But, what is it? Chocolate Chiffon Cake, Dark Chocolate Mousse, and White Chocolate Mousse…also known as HEAVEN shaped like Mickey that you get to ingest.
When you cut into the gelatin-like red glacage (Google once again is coming in strong! Glacage or mirror glaze is traditionally used in French bakeries and is made of sweetened condensed milk, chocolate, water, and gelatin) you find a pillow soft chocolate chiffon cake on the bottom, a white chocolate mousse as the arch of the dome, and finally a sinfully rich dark chocolate mousse that seems like an indulgent surprise to find in a dessert that is shaped like a mouse.
Where My Millennials At?
It’s okay, you’re safe here, I too am one. No matter your age demographic, unless you’ve been living under Fraggle Rock, you’ve heard of it. Yes, Millennial Pink (or Pantone 13-1404 Pale Dogwood if you like specifics) is EVERYWHERE! So, when I saw that Ammorette’s Bakery served a Millennial Pink Celebration Toast, your girl was all over it.
Despite my friend suggesting the Seasonal Wine Slushes offered for a reasonable $9 at Ammorette’s, I decided to wade on past the sticker-shock-price of the Millennial Pink Celebration Toast.
“You just paid WHAT?” My husband, who was on camera duty, nearly spat as I chatted with the lovely gal pouring my glass and topping it with the cutest sparkly pink Minnie ears made of white chocolate I ever did see. My curious mind wanted to know exactly what bubbly potion was in my glass, so Google to the rescue once more. The Millennial Pink drink is Fairy Tale Celebration Cuvee that has been dyed pink with food coloring and is topped with white chocolate in the shape of Minnie ears. The wine is refreshingly light, crisp, and bubbly with just a hint of sweetness that pairs well with the chocolate topper.
How Much Money Are We Talking?
The Mickey Mousse at Ammorette’s Bakery is $8 which, while a heckuva lot more than a Mickey Shaped Krispy at Goofy’s Candy Co, I still think is worth the splurge. I will order a Mickey Mousse again, and I can promise you I’ll gram it again, too.
It’s important to point out that Fairy Tale Celebration Cuvee is a wine made in Sonoma County by Iron Horse Vinyards and is made exclusively for Disney. That said, you can get a glass of this bubbly at Epcot for about $14. The Millennial Pink Celebration Toast is $18. Now, for a one time splurge, I think tossing on an adorable chocolate and dying it pink is worth it. I did it for the Instagram pic and I wouldn’t pay that amount again. I’ll take two wine slushies instead, please.
Are you a fan of Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs?