REVIEW: Kylo Ren and BB-9E Cupcake Take Over Backlot Express

We made it out to Disney’s Hollywood Studios again last night to enjoy an evening walk in the park. We hadn’t been to Backlot Express in a while, so we decided to drop in just as the final Jedi Training was kicking off nearby.

Keeping with the Star Wars theme, we noticed some new cupcakes on the menu. Kylo Ren and BB-9E have recently replaced Darth Vader and BB-8 respectively.

Kylo Ren Chocolate Cupcake – $5.99

with Peanut Butter Buttercream

First up was the Kylo Ren Chocolate Cupcake. Both of these cupcakes were a solid portion, with the buttercream nearly doubling the height of the cupcake. I’m always a bit hesitant to try desserts with peanut butter because I think there’s a fine line between getting the flavor right and creating something too overpowering. I’m happy to say that the peanut butter buttercream on this cupcake gets the flavor absolutely correct. It’s nowhere near overpowering, but infused with enough flavor to produce a spot-on peanut butter taste. While the buttercream is the real winner, a basic chocolate base paired nicely.

BB-9E Vanilla Cupcake – $5.99

with Caramel Cheesecake Buttercream

BB-9E replaces his The Last Jedi foe, BB-8. The vanilla base is infused with a wonderfully flavored and dense cheesecake filling. While the menu lists a Caramel Cheesecake Buttercream, we noticed a hint of caramel in the buttercream. The flavor was definitely less present than the peanut butter was in the Kylo Ren cupcake. The cheesecake portion of the buttercream was non-existent for us. The biggest decider on whether you should get the cupcake will hinge on your opinion of gumballs. The decorative balls tasted just like a gumball and were unavoidable when eating the cupcake. The gumballs seemed a little out of place to us. We were expecting the balls to be like the ones found on “the grey stuff” at Be Our Guest. Of the two, the Kylo Ren cupcake is the safer, and tastier, option.

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