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Crazy for Cupcakes from Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Pam Brandon

by , Food Writer, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort

Pastry Chef Jeff Barnes at Disney’s Contemporary Resort makes a mean red velvet cupcake, cream cheese frosting piled high. But the real secret to the perfect cupcake is the tunnel of icing he creates inside the cake.

Take a look as Chef Barnes shows us his secrets to a perfect red velvet cupcake – sorry, no recipe with this one, but you can re-create his techniques for a fancy cupcake at home. We shot this demo at one of the beautiful new homes at Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort, with custom, whole-ownership homes priced from $1.5 million. Discover the “magical oasis of fine living and memory making” by visiting www.DisneyGoldenOak.com.

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  • This video was great! It was super easy to follow and showed great technique. I can’t wait to try this next time I bake cupcakes.

  • These look so good!! However, I picked up on a word that he said that I thought was only native to my small state of Rhode Island. He said “jimmies” instead of “sprinkles”. That kind of blew my mind a little… Anyone else notice that?

  • That is a whole lot of yum for first thing on Tuesday morning!

  • I can’t wait to try one on trip in December! Plus I will definitely be using this technique on my next cupcakes.

  • How do they get flat top cupcakes? When we cook them they come out at such weird sizes and shapes at the top making one of these would be impossible!

  • I love this, thank you for sharing!! Such a great decorating technique that I will defintely be attempting!!

  • Great technique video. Chef Barnes gave us a very lucid, easy to follow presentation. Oh, and the cupcakes look yummy too!

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