For many years Disneyland baked their own pastries and desserts, keeping to strict recipes developed by in-house chefs. As the park grew, this changed, and the baking was contracted out to specific commercial bakeries near Anaheim. This maintained fresh products, delivered quickly per the park's needs.
With the building of California Adventure and the Grand Californian, more room was available and Disney executives requested that kitchen space be increased to assist with in-house production for all of Disneyland's restaurants and eateries.
One of these kitchens was dedicated towards desserts and a pastry chef was hired to supervise and create.
As a result, the desserts served at Club 33 are now baked fresh daily within the Grand Californian kitchen complex. Quality and portion control are carefully supervised and continuity is maintained without the normal worries associated with outside contractors.
I can't help but think Walt would be proud of this. He was meticulous and sometimes very hard to please, as he pushed his employees to not only meet his high expectations, but surpass their own, unpolished/non-perfected abilities! If you were a good animator or artist, you could rest assured that after working at the Disney Studio, you would soon be a great artist and able to write your own ticket if searching for a new venue.
My personal recommendation for dessert at Club 33 is the Boston Cream Pie!
This wonderfully inventive creation is about the size of a common custard filled doughnut, but don't let that fool you, it's not a doughnut. In fact, should someone call it anything but a pastry, it would probably walk off your plate, cursing at you as it strolled out the Club 33 door, never to return again!
This thing is rich, like, Rolls Royce Phantom rich.
On the side is a delicious sweet rhubarb compote, reduced to it's most flavorful essence. Add a cup of Club 33's dark French roast coffee, and you'll be a happy camper, ready to take on the Haunted Mansion or Pirates of the Caribbean.
Enjoy your visit to the club, say howdy to my good friend Curt, and tell the new bartender that your drink was good, but Dr. Lee's were better! HAHA! Don't really say that, I'm joking:)