Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hayley's Favorite Dessert from Cinderella's Royal Table

The girls meeting Belle at
Cinderella's Royal Table

This article was originally written for my WDW Daily News column Making Magical Memories, which is featured in the WDW Daily News newsletter.  This article was published in newsletter #217 on February 7, 2012.

Sometimes the separate interests of one person collide, and it creates a perfect moment.  This is just what happened to my daughter, Hayley, during our lunch at Cinderella’s Royal Table.  If you have been following my articles for a while, you know that Hayley loves the princesses.  She tends to be more favorable to Jasmine, Aurora and Ariel, but honestly, her favorites change by the day.  I think that is simply due to the fact that she knows them all and loves each of them.  She also loves art.  She is our most creative of our three children and could use construction paper, scissors, glue and any type of writing utensil to create backdrops for stories she tells with her dolls, Valentine’s hearts for all the kids on her bus and even a few family portraits here and there.  Let’s just say she loves princesses, and she loves art!

We knew when we made our reservation for Cinderella’s Royal Table that it would become one of Hayley’s favorite moments of the trip. What we didn’t expect was why it was her favorite.  It all came down to the dessert!  Throughout the meal, Hayley loved meeting the princess and showing off her own Cinderella gown, as well as princess hair that her Grammie styled just for this lunch.  She was very quiet, as she usually is, but we knew she was loving every minute of it.  When dessert was delivered, a decorate your own ice cream, her face lit up!

This is how the dessert was served at Cinderella's Royal Table

The dessert was delivered on a plate that looked like an artist’s palette.  There were three cups of decorations: mini chocolate chips, mini marshmallows and Mickey shaped sprinkles.  Hayley chose each item one by one to create an ice cream masterpiece.  She loved every minute of decorating her dessert.  It was the perfect combination of her love of princesses and her love of creating!  Seeing how much she enjoyed this at Walt Disney World, I have now collect different edible decorations when I see them on sale, and once a month, we have an ice cream decorating party.  It is a great way to bring a little Disney home with us and also a great outlet for Hayley to share her creativity.

What is your favorite Disney dessert?


Capturing Magical Memories said...

Good going Hayley!  I love making things too. 

Ariel Snow said...

That looks cool! I want an artist’s palette dessert! Looks fun and yummy!:)

Beth D. said...

I would LOVE to find where to buy some of these!  It was such a unique way to display the dessert!

Beth D. said...

I should assign Hayley to creating my scrapbooks.  For a five year old, she certainly is very creative!  :-)