Surprisingly, said cupcake does NOT come from Walt Disney World.
Because you can actually find amazing cupcakes outside of Disney. I know. Shocking.
One of my favorite non-Disney cupcake spots is Fresh Market, and I recently discovered a beauty in their bakery case:
This, my friends, is a cannoli cupcake. It tastes like a cannoli AND it has a mini cannoli on top of it. So it's like TWO desserts all in one.
Sometimes, at Fresh Market, you'll find the cannoli cupcakes without cannolis on top. When I asked, they were happy to cut up a mini cannoli and add it on top, at no extra charge
Cupcakes at Fresh Market are $2.99 a piece, but they are HUGE, and they are delicious, so I'd say it's money well spent. And it's a dollar cheaper than a Disney cupcake.
Of course I had to instagram it.
It was SO pretty I almost didn't want to bite into it...but of course I did! The cake was vanilla but with a really tasty, subtle tang - maybe lemon? It's the same batter they use in their full-sized cannoli cake, which is also delish. The icing was light and creamy - definitely reminiscent of cannoli cream.
AND there was icing on the inside, so there was PLENTY of icing to go along with each bite. An entirely delicious dessert in this cupcake snob's opinion!
I showed Mama Snob these pics the next day, and since I work right down the street from Fresh Market (which, by the way, is kinda dangerous) she asked if I might like to pick up some cupcakes for the whole family...
So of course I did - Fresh Market even had a box just for multiple cupcakes. Awesome.
Have you ever sampled a Fresh Market cupcake?? Share your thoughts in the comments!