I may have mentioned in this post how Disney have a great commitment to healthy eating, however I am pleased to say they also do sweet very very well. I managed a quick trip into Main Street Confectionery, and oh boy it was like heaven…the smell…I wish I could have boxed it up.
Whilst I was staying in Walt Disney World I was very lucky to meet some of the people behind the food and drink and it was a pleasure to learn how skilled they all are at their jobs whether it be the cupcakes on offer, types of tequila or the chefs brought in from around the world to offer authentic dining from places such as China, Japan, Mexico and the list goes on. The attention to detail at Walt Disney World, the enthusiasm, and willingness to share their skills was inspiring to listen to. It was also fun when it involved having a go at making Chinese soup dumplings, decorating Frozen themed cupcakes, tequila tasting and watching a chef turn a piece of dough into fine noodles by hand was mesmerising. As much as I tried to work out what he was doing and how, he was far too quick.
I thought you might like to see this video of the chefs decorating cupcakes, they certainly do get a lot of practise…300 a day! The video is a little shaky at first, I was in the middle of a major coughing fit but bear with it as it does get better and there are some great decorating tips. especially if you have Frozen fans! The video ends with a little clip of chocolate figures being hand painted, can you believe they are all done by hand. Such patience and skill.
These are I am ashamed to say my pathetic efforts, I blame the cough *cough*.
What you can’t see is the mess that was left behind…get a table of journalists decorating cupcakes, no *ahem* competitiveness at all, but the mess was unbelievable.
And how a Disney Frozen cupcake should look like:
Tequila tasting at 9am was, errr, very interesting, I certainly learned a lot but was ever so grateful to be eating Chinese dumplings by 10.30! Just to counteract what can only be described as a mouth that tasted as though it had breathed in a whole BBQ at once! Who would have thought tequila could taste so…woody and smokey?
These are my dumplings! again a little practise needed.
Being taught the correct way to make the dumplings.
I couldn’t resist not sharing some of the other lovely sweet treats that are in Main Street Confectionery. Lots and lots of Disney sweet treats.
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