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It’s Cotton-Top Tamarin Month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and We’re Celebrating With Sweets

August is Cotton-Top Tamarin Month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the cute wisp of a monkey weighing in at around one pound. And we may just gain a pound (or two) enjoying these adorable cupcakes created by Pastry Chef Andreas Born.

Cotton-Top Tamarin Cupcakes Created by Pastry Chef Andreas Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Chef Andreas crafted a chocolate mold to cast both white and dark chocolate to create the cotton-top tamarin face. Dark chocolate shavings replicate the miniature monkey’s mane atop a generous dollop of butter cream. The cupcake is rich, dark chocolate.

The delicious sweets are $3.99 at the Coffee Kiosk at the entrance to Discovery Island, just across from the Cotton-top display. They’re also at Kusafiri Bakery and during August, at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, where all the cotton-top tamarin activities are centered.

In case you’re wondering just why there’s a cotton-top tamarin month at Disney’s Animal Kindgom, Aug. 15 is a national holiday in Colombia, South America – the “Day of the Cotton-Top Tamarin” – and Disney is doing its part to help save the endangered species.

Check out the posts below for more on the Cotton-Top Tamarins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom:


  • Can’t wait to have one of these! Countdown to Disney- 2 weeks and 2 days!!!!! <3

  • Any possibility of the recipe being published 🙂 PLEASE!!!!!

  • I remember a cupcake like this back in 09(Animal Kingdom). It was kind of shaped like a lion paw. WAY to much cupcake for me to handle; but boy, was it good! I love seeing new foods come to the parks. For me, 50% of the fun is eating. ;D

  • Looks so yummy!! Will these be a permanent treat or only temporary?

  • Edible art for just $4 and I am sure it tastes great as well! Nice job.

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