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‘Taste of Disney’ Debuts on Disney.com

posted on January 10th, 2011 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


My daughter Katie and I had great fun creating a new series of short videos for Disney.com“Taste of Disney” that takes viewers behind the scenes in kitchens across Walt Disney World Resort to learn the secrets of the Disney chefs.

Take a look at the Wonderland Tea Party at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, then follow us to the bakery for tips on creating your own fancy cupcakes at home – it’s easier than you think!

To see our videos, go to http://disney.go.com/disneyfans/taste-of-disney.

What Disney culinary secrets would you like to learn?

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Matthieu from Nord on January 10th, 2011 at 11:54 am

This was a great video ! I enjoyed watching it ! I don’t have kids, but I’m sure I can imagine an adult tea-party-for-dessert that will work…

Now, I just have to find a recipe for the fondant.

Thank you !

 

Pam Brandon on January 10th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

You also can buy fondant at craft stores with baking supplies.

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Jennifer on January 10th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Rolled Fondant:
1 Tbsp + 2 tsp. unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup glucose (can purchase at craft stores)
2 Tbsp solid vegetable shortening
1 Tbsp glycerine
8 cups sifted powdered sugar

Combine gelatin and cold water; let stand until thick, about 3 minutes. Place gelatin mixture in top of double boiler and heat and stir until dissolved. Add glucose, mix well. Stir in shortening; just before mixture is completely melted remove from heat. Add glycerin, flavoring and color. Cool until lukewarm.

In large bowl, make a well in 4 cups confectioners’ sugar. Pour the lukewarm gelatin mixture into the well and stir with a wooden spoon, mixing in sugar and adding more, a little at a time, until stickiness disappears. Knead in remaining sugar. Knead until the fondant is smooth, pliable and does not stick to your hands. If fondant is too soft, add more sugar; if too stiff, add water (a drop at a time). Add frosting color and knead to change the color of the fondant. Roll out on a surface covered with a small amount of powdered sugar. Store in airtight container in a cool, dry place.

It’s quite a bit of work to make, as Pam posted it’s much easier to buy the fondant already made at a store.

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Karyn on January 10th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Keep the food videos coming ~ I love behind the scenes cooking/baking/candy making. We’ve traveled to Disney so many times I’ve lost count but every time we come back I try to recreate the favorite treat from that vacation! Whether it’s giant cupcakes or dipped rice krispy treats…Disney treat are great! Thanks

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Monica on January 10th, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Wonderful!!!I love it!!!! :)

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Elizabeth from OH on January 10th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Thank you for sharing! I love the behind the scenes/foodie technique posts. I have scoured the internet for the Main Street Bakery’s rice crispy treat recipe and can’t find anything. There is something so incredibly simple and delicious about them that I can’t seem to replicate at home. I leave Thursday for WDW and hope that I can ask for the recipe while I am there. Any chance you can share that with us?
Please keep the food posts coming.

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Allison from GA on January 10th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Love it! Keep the videos coming :-)

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Angela from BC on January 11th, 2011 at 3:01 am

Really looking forward to more vids. I love making Disney food at home and am waiting for Pam’s latest cookbook to be back in stock so my order can be filled.

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Anissa from PA on January 11th, 2011 at 9:58 am

I was wondering if you knew, if the coffee they serve at the resorts is available for sale? I love that coffee, would love to be able to buy some to get me through visits!

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Lisa on January 11th, 2011 at 11:40 am

Thank you for the video! I love to see how they make those beautiful deserts. It is so interesting to watch. I can’t wait for the next one!

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Shauna on January 11th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Those were some beautiful cupcakes. I’d hate to eat them!

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Anonymous on January 18th, 2011 at 7:58 am

They do look too pretty to eat!

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