For anyone unfamiliar with Amorette's Patisserie at Disney Springs, do yourself a favor and get familiar ASAP. This artsy pastry shop is located right next to World of Disney in Disney Springs and offers a variety of signature cakes, macarons, eclairs, and more. The cakes and pastries here are so elegant you almost don't want to eat any of it! But, that's ridiculous because not only are the desserts gorgeous, they're DELICIOUS.
In a relatively new addition, Disney has started offering Cake Decorating Experiences at Amorette's. Being a naturally creative and artistic person, I jumped all over it as soon as I saw it. It did take us a few months to be able to get into a class (they're now offered Sun-Thurs, but at first it was only once or twice a week). This 90-minute class takes you through the cake-decorating process of a signature Mickey Character cake. You and a partner are given all of the materials, ingredients, and guidance you need to create this show-stopping cake!
We'll take you through the basics of the class and our experience with it so you can decide if this is something for you! If you find enjoyment in cake decorating, baking, or art in general we recommend giving it a try. It's a bit pricey ($150 per couple), but can be a lot of fun and you may just learn a thing or two!
We started off by meeting in front of Amorette's at 8:30 AM. Class starts at 9:00, but get there early so you can get settled in and order your free drinks. Yes, FREE. (Considering the price of the class, it's the least they could do.)
The class offers unlimited drinks from the menu above. We tried the mimosa, bellini, and caramel and vanilla lattes and cappuccinos.
The class caps out at 14 guests, so seating is not an issue at all. We happened to be the first ones in so we picked the work station right in the center, but as you can see in the photo, there are no bad views.
We got a short intro from our instructors about Amorette's, their backgrounds, and what the class would look like.
We also got to sample some cake and buttercream (of course there are not-so-hidden Mickey's)
They started by giving each of us the main "dome" of cake. This class is 100% about decorating, NOT baking. So, all of the baking and prepping part was done for us.
The inside of the cake is Chocolate Chiffon Cake, Milk Chocolate Mousse and
Orange Pate De Fruit Jelly. And it's AMAZING!
Pouring the first layer of glaçage..aka gelatin-like icing.
*Does this remind anyone else of a poison apple??*
Next, we did our first layer of painting the ears, buttons, and tail (all made of white-chocolate) with edible paint.
While waiting for those to dry a little we applied a second layer of glaçage which ended up looking like this.
And a second layer of paint to the ears, buttons, and tail.
Then the third and final layer of glaçage to the cake. This was the important one to make sure it looked it's best and didn't have any missing areas.
While the cakes sat in the refrigerator for a while to let the glaçage set, we got to walk around, order more drinks, explore Amorette's and talk with the instructors.
One of the coolest things about Amorette's is the fact that you can see the decorators working on their cakes and pastries while you're in the shop.
Then came the most nerve-racking part of the class: transferring the cake. Notice how some of the buttercream came out but I just attempt to sweep it under the cake lol
Luckily the "belt" fondant covers the bottom of the cake so you can't see any of your mistakes.
Adding all the final pieces together!
And the final product!!!
Posing like proud parents with our creation haha.
Everyone got to write their names on their cake in frosting.
You know we HAD to put Ride or Dine!
The other great thing about the class is that after you've finished, your cake is displayed in one of the glass cases in the bakery for everyone to see.
If you want to leave it there and pick it up later, they'll hold it for you for the rest of the day.
When you are ready to take your cake with you, it's placed in a nice box and bag and you're given a signed card by the instructors!
And there you have it! A basic rundown of Amorette's Cake Decorating Experience at Disney Springs. We had an absolute blast (probably more Brittany than Parker) with this class! The cake was delicious, AND HUGE, and it was just an all-around fun morning. It was also something pretty different than we're used to on Disney vacations, so that was exciting.
Amorette's Cake Decorating Experience runs Sunday-Thursday every week and offers this classic Mickey design cake on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and the seasonal Mickey cake on Mondays and Wednesdays. (UM, YES PLEASE, PUMPKIN MICKEY!!) If this is something you're interested in, make sure to book way in advance! Classes are only offered to 14 students per day and fill up several months in advance!! Until next time, happy decorating!!
Parker and Brittany Ruhmel- Lovers of all things food and theme park related!