|12-09-2009, 10:11 PM||#151|
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Vermilion, OH
Here are the pics of the cake. I forgot to mention that I had also ordered the white choc. banner but this banner was not choc. It did not even taste edible (seemed like playdoh). The flowers were not edible either or atleast they didn't taste like it. I also asked for a marble fondant and you can see from the photo that it really isn't marbled. Not a very good experience
|12-12-2009, 05:52 PM||#152|
It makes me want to Kiss on the lips!
I have caught myself laughing more than a few times
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: NW Florida
After seeing the incredible Jack Skellington and Jungle themed cakes done at AK I ordered myself a Lion King themed cake from AKL to be delivered to AKV Kidani on the night of our arrival. I didn't give them much direction other than "Lion King themed" and I was told that they could do some three dimensional lions and that it would be around $80, plus tax & gratuity. What I got looked like someone learning to decorate cakes at some discount grocery store. Actually I've had better looking cakes from grocery stores and to say that I was slightly bummed about it would be an understatement.
The cake itself had such tiny amounts of mousse inside that the cake had practically no flavor. What I thought would be tasty icing had no flavor and even with four adults and three children eating on a 6" cake I ended up throwing at least a third of the cake away. The three dimensional lions ended up being very poorly cut-outs of Simba and Nala standing up and the jungle part was poorly piped green icing on the sides of the cake. Huge letdown. Even after talking with the manager and them taking off the $30 for the decorations (if you can call the lions that) I was still ticked and will never be ordering any sort of cake from anywhere on Disney property again. Maybe if they would have taken an extra five minutes to at least make the cutouts look decent and not like my 8 yr. old had done them I would have possibly been pleased. But I guess after seeing the two aforementioned cakes from AKL I had my hopes set way too high.
It is sad when the towel cake that they delivered the next day looked more professional than the cake that I paid good money for. Such a disappointment.
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|12-17-2009, 11:32 AM||#153|
Join Date: Jul 2002
I'm just now getting around to posting these pictures of our cake from 11/29 at CM. I felt very confident when ordering the cake that it was going to be amazing! I had asked for a winter/Christmas themed vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream frosting. It was going to be $65 and then when the woman I spoke with said that Brian could do a white chocolate Cinderella and Prince Charming on top for another $35. I was expecting a hollow white chocolate figurine similar to the one we've seen of the castle or slipper on here, not so
I had it delivered to CM because it was our first official night and had read great things about Brians designs. When we checked in I mentioned the cake and they said it was ready and gorgeous! I mentioned again that it was a surprise for my husband. Said something to the hostess that sat us and again mentioned my husband had no idea. When the waitress came over, as she was picking up our ticket she said directly to my husband, "Who gets the cake?" Luckily it's so loud in there and when he looked at me I said to him, she said cards not cake. OMG I was so upset I had planned this for so long and was so excited about it and in one second it had been dashed. We got through the meal without him mentioning anything else and we got to the end of the meal and I was waiting and waiting and finally said something to her and she said she was waiting until Celebration time! I told her that was ok if she could just bring it out because we were done. 10 minutes later while my husband was up at the dessert bar she brings it out So when he came back there it was! He of course acted as surprised as he could but I was really bummed that the surprise surprise was ruined.
Ok onto the cake! It really wasn't very good tasting And it was vanilla buttercream filling instead of chocolate. And it wasn't the topper I was expecting. I'm also pretty sure that it had been frozen as well. We didn't finish it. I don't know that I'd do it again, especially for $100. Here's the pics!
|12-17-2009, 04:07 PM||#154|
Disney Homeschool Mom
Join Date: Jul 2008
I am finally getting around to posting my picture from CR room delivery on 12/3. I had tried to order a cake from GF for 1900 Park Fare, but when questioning Pat about the problems that were being reported, she told me not to order. (Just a catch up for those who hadn't read my previous posts.) Anyway, I ordered a cake to be delivered to my room at the CR and was assured that it would be done by the cakemanbri. I was quoted $66 for the cake. I haven't seen the bill yet because my DH signed for the delivery. The flavor was good, not spectacular, but good. I was told that the Cinderella was edible chocolate, but after licking my finger after getting the coloring on it, I decided that the "taste" was not edible.
I got what I requested, but would I do it again, probably not.
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|12-19-2009, 04:01 PM||#155|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Clermont, FL
Here are pictures from our cake on Dec 10th. I had called YC private dining to have it sent to our room after 6:30pm and it was there after 6:30pm.
I wanted a 6inch cake with xmas colors (thinking xmas frosting colors) and got this for $30 plus tax and delivery charges. It was not charged to my room and I havent gotten my credit card statement to see if it was charged to my card that was on file for the cake.
It ended up being a nice little cake and was gone in a day with about 6 pieces total. Next time I will get the 8 inch cake esp, if we are not on a DDP.
It was fresh tasting and I'm glad I went with Van/Van
for $30+ it seemed pretty expensive but you are paying for the experience!!!
|12-20-2009, 03:32 PM||#156|
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Kansas City
Here's my Birthday Cake from Grand Floridian Cafe. I ordered the cake from Pat, and told her I wanted a Cinderalla Slipper and Poinsettias, with lots of buttercream! All the sugar figurines were a complete surprise!! They were so cute! It was so hard for us to cut into it, every time you looked at it you saw something new! There was so much detail - even the slipper had a Hidden Mickey!!
Everyone made such a fuss over it, I even had another diner ask to take a picture, which of course I agreed to!
The total cost was $77, and even my DH agreed it was worth every penny!
|12-21-2009, 12:40 AM||#157|
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Columbia, SC
Cake from Chef Mickey's
I was at WDW 3 weeks ago and on our last day we got one of the ready-available cakes at Chef Mickey's. It was $22.00 I believe (either 21 or 22).
We were there Dec 3 for a late breakfast. I purchased a small Tinkerbell snowglobe and a Stitch pin for my daughter and asked the server to add it to the cake in order to personalize it. They brought out the cake after we were done eating and my sweet girl was SO surprised (she's 8). They put a Minnie Mouse picture on the cake and placed it on one of the Mickey head plates and put the snowglobe and the pin I purchased on the ears of the plate and sprinkled colorful sprinkles on it. About 30 seconds after they brought it out, Mickey Mouse was due at our table and played a conductor & had us and the tables near us sing Happy Birthday.
The cake actually tasted good compared to the other 100.00 cakes I've gotten in previous visits from the Grand Floridian bakery. The buttercream was sweet. The cake wasn't that fresh homemade taste but none of the cakes at WDW are.
I thought it was cute, it served its purpose, it wasn't huge, just enough for 2 kids and 2 adults with plenty left over but not a ridiculous amount, and it was a good price!! And my 8 year old loved it. And she is a cake snob! LOL
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|01-01-2010, 03:06 PM||#158|
Join Date: Aug 2006
I just wanted to share a picture of the cake we recently had at Disney to celebrate our honeymoon. I ordered it through Pat at the GF and had it delivered to our room at the GF.
The cost was $51. It was a 6 inch chocolate cake with buttercream icing. DH thought the icing was too buttery, but I thought it tasted fine. And, while the stick with the heart tasted chalky, the white chocolate with the screen print was good! Hopefully, these photos will work...
Sorry if they're too big! I'm not sure how to resize them.
|01-06-2010, 01:07 PM||#159|
Mommy to Paul - 1lb 7oz wonder baby!
Loves dining at the Boardwalk
I hate the way she's always petting the dead people.
Join Date: Sep 1999
Finally getting around to posting pictures of two cakes from our big May graduation trip. I took three of my high school theatre students for a huge celebration the day after they graduated from high school. We had a blast! There are pictures of two cakes here....
The first is a cake that was waiting for us (along with tuxedo strawberries and a white chocolate Mickey) upon our arrival in our room at the Boardwalk. This was a TOTAL surprise. The card said, "Happy Graduation from the staff of Disney's Boardwalk Inn." We were staying on the concierge floor and the staff knew we were celebrating three high school graduations, but I didn't set up the cake or other treats. I have no idea about the cost because I didn't order or pay for it. It was a chocolate cake with chocolate filling and icing. It was delicious! Very rich and moist and yummy! The kids were THRILLED and this was the perfect way to start our trip!
The second was a cake I had arranged for us to have on our Wishes cruise...but the cruise was rained out so they ended up giving us the cake to take back with us. (You can see the writing is a little smudged from a few stray rain drops.) It was sooooo gorgeous and cute. The pictures don't do it justice. I had arranged it with Grand Floridian private dining (Pat) and it turned out just like I requested. It was a white cake with vanilla custard and strawberries in the filling. Like the other, it was REALLY good. I know some people have said their cakes looked good but didn't taste good, but both of ours were YUMMY! The kids were really thrilled with this cake, especially with their names on the diplomas! Cost for this one was $120.
|01-07-2010, 11:55 AM||#160|
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Narcoossee's @ Grand Floridian
Sept. 19, 2009
6" Chocolate Cake
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|01-18-2010, 03:51 PM||#161|
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: 12 hrs. from the Mouse!
DD's 7th birthday cake from June 30, 2009...A Little Late!
June 30, 2009
Dark Chocolate Mousse Filling
Chocolate Butter Cream Icing
Pink Marble Fondant
Hand Painted White Chocolate Minnie
Fondant Bows (DD loves Minnie's accessories)
Fondant Twist Piping
It was fantastic, except for the fact that her name was spelled wrong. We loved it so much that that fact didn't even matter.
I called and told them what I would like. The pastry sous chef called me back and I emailed pictures of what I liked. She called me again and we talked. The two weeks before our arrival, the head pastry chef of the YC/BC called me back and we talked for a half of an hour to get it planned out just right!
It turned out even better than I expected! DD was so overwhelmed as you can see in the background! Her favorite character is Minnie and she loves pink...it was a HUGE success! The YC/BC pastry team is AWESOME and I plan to order an anniversary cake this summer to surprise DH!
Now, let's see if my photos will post! Wish me luck!
It starts out with them distracting DD with a cupcake and she was floored by this! See the cake in the back?
Please see her face at the arrival of her surprise!
Now she's checking out Minnie's bloomers!
She dug in the cake on the other side...I think she likes it!
Here is a nice frontal view of the cake. I was expecting flat bows...my DD's favorite part of Minnie, but I was surprised and very pleased with the 3-D bows that were perfect! My DD always wears a bow!
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|01-20-2010, 05:38 PM||#162|
The Attic was just perfect
OK, apparently I've been living under a rock
Join Date: Aug 2006
Christmas-themed Cake at California Grill
Date Received: 12/13/09
Location: California Grill
Cake info: Chocolate cake with chocolate chips and chocolate mousse filling
How I Got Inspiration for the Cake: The cake was a surprise for friends whose anniversary is Christmas Eve, so I went on www.flickr.com and searched for "Christmas cake" and then, after being completely overwhelmed by the number of images, narrowed it down to "penguin Christmas cake." I created a file of photos of cakes I liked and then had my husband create a photo composite using the elements I wanted from each cake.
I highly recommend using Flickr if you're stuck on ideas for a cake, since Disney doesn't offer any standard selection of cakes or website of photos to use as inspiration.
How I Ordered It: I called the Contemporary and asked to speak with Private Dining. I told the CM that I wanted a customized fondant cake, and she gave me the email address of Pastry Chef Brian. I emailed him the size, flavors, and a description of the cake I wanted, plus the photo composite of the way I wanted the cake to look.
The results were amazing - he got everything exactly as I wanted it and exactly as it appeared in the picture. I was worried that the penguins would be hard to match because the ones in the picture I sent were so stylized, but he did a fabulous job.
The trade-off with these elaborate Disney cakes is taste. It wasn't a bad cake, and it certainly wasn't dry - with all that mousse and the chocolate chips, it was very moist. It just wasn't very flavorful, in my opinion. However, the guests of honor liked it, and that's what counts!
Just to compare, here's the photo composite we sent them using images from Flickr.com:
I almost couldn't bear to let them cut it...
Afterward, they boxed up the leftovers:
|01-24-2010, 03:31 PM||#163|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Mar 2008
Sorry to have taken so long to give you all this information.
Here's the stats:
Cake order for 12/27/09 My daughter's big mother/daughter birthday tea celebration at the Garden View tea room at the GF
Yellow cake with white buttercream, purple fondant, peanut butter mouse filling
Price I think was $90 plus tax and tip
I originally spoke with Pat for this order and asked for peanut butter cup mouse filling which she then told me was not available for the non-wedding cakes and so we said we would do vanilla buttercream filling. Then when the cake arrived it had peanut butter mouse filling which was fine with us. She absolutely loved it! It was the highlight of the trip for her and pretty much for me too. I asked Pat to make a cake with Duchess and Marie (for the mother/daughter theme) and incorporate piano in some way cause my daughter plays the piano so she put the piano keys around the bottom which was very cute. The cake tasted pretty good but I have to say that Wegmans makes an overall better tasting cake. My big mistake was getting it too big. It was huge. We only managed to eat maybe half and gave the rest to housekeeping in the WLV but they seemed really happy to get it. We brought the entire cake back to our room after our tea so that we could share it with the rest of the family (Robyn has 3 brothers, hence the need for many mother/daughter outings). All in all it was a great experience and I think Robyn will remember her 11th birthday for a very long time to come. Thanks so much to Pat and her staff.
|01-24-2010, 06:36 PM||#164|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Northern Indiana
Thank You Brian!!
We had an AWESOME cake at the California Grill on January 12th to celebrate my daughter's second birthday.
Isn't it gorgeous?
We had them cut it for us. I just didn't have the heart.
I have read that Brian is responsible for all of the cakes at the Contemporary- and if you did ours, Brian, I want to thank you so much! It was the perfect ending to an absolutely perfect dinner! The "icing on the cake" if you will.
Okay, okay... I'll post a picture of the happy birthday girl with her cake. Only 'cause you're twisting my arm.
|01-25-2010, 12:45 AM||#165|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Here are pictures of the Christmas cake that I had delivered to our room at the Wilderness Lodge. It was gorgeous..THANKS BRIAN!!!!!!
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