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Old 05-09-2012, 03:52 PM   #136
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Hi all! I have a question and I hope this is the right place to ask it. My DH and I are going to WDW in October and after looking at all these beautiful cakes I would absolutely love to get one for him. The thing is... I really don't have a reason to, I just want a cake Our anniversary is in July and his birthday isn't until November. I don't really wanna do a Halloween cake cause we're not that big into it. I just want to do something special for him to let him know how much he means to me and how much I love him. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I could do? He's a HUGE Penn State fan and he's sacrificing two games to go see Mickey with me, so I had been thinking about maybe a cake with Mickey in football gear with PSU's colors. Any other ideas would be really appreciated. thanks so much!!!
I love your idea! I'm also ordering a cake for no real occasion! My boyfriend has been dying to do the Star Wars Weekends for YEARS and we're finally going next week! I ordered a star wars cake saying "enjoy your Star Wars weekend!!!"
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Awww, I like your mickey w/ his colors idea!! I say go with that!
Thanks! I think he would absolutely love it. When I say he's a PSU fan it's the understatement of the century. He lives, sleeps, and breathes PSU. We're having dinner our first night at Artist Point and another night at Yachtsman Steakhouse, so those are the two I'm looking at possibly ordering a cake from. It's only the two of us so I'm unsure as to what size to get and how to go about this. I would love any suggestions you and everyone else can give me!
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:20 PM   #138
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I love your idea! I'm also ordering a cake for no real occasion! My boyfriend has been dying to do the Star Wars Weekends for YEARS and we're finally going next week! I ordered a star wars cake saying "enjoy your Star Wars weekend!!!"
That sounds fabulous!! I'm so glad I'm not the only one wanting to get a cake for no real occasion, I was worried that I sounded silly I'm sure your cake will look awesome, have a great time!!
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Since I am a terrible judge at sizing in pictures, I'm going to have to ask a question before I make my call to try to order a cake for DH's birthday dinner.

Would the mini wedding cake satisfy 2 adults and 2 kids or should I go with a larger cake?

I really like the 2-tier look, but I'm worried that we'll have a ton of cake left over. I wouldn't mind a little leftover for the rest of the trip.

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Since I am a terrible judge at sizing in pictures, I'm going to have to ask a question before I make my call to try to order a cake for DH's birthday dinner.

Would the mini wedding cake satisfy 2 adults and 2 kids or should I go with a larger cake?

I really like the 2-tier look, but I'm worried that we'll have a ton of cake left over. I wouldn't mind a little leftover for the rest of the trip.

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I believe the mini wedding cake serves 2
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Yeah, I'd recommend the mini cake for 2 adults or 2 kids, but not 2 adults AND 2 kids. Still might be cheaper to get 2 mini cakes than one 6-inch cake, depending on how fancy you were planning to have that 6-inch cake.
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Thanks for the quick responses!

I think I'll probably end up going with the 6-inch. My girls would be disappointed if Daddy couldn't share his cake with them.

I also think it would be a lot easier to get the design I want on a larger cake.
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Thanks! I think he would absolutely love it. When I say he's a PSU fan it's the understatement of the century. He lives, sleeps, and breathes PSU. We're having dinner our first night at Artist Point and another night at Yachtsman Steakhouse, so those are the two I'm looking at possibly ordering a cake from. It's only the two of us so I'm unsure as to what size to get and how to go about this. I would love any suggestions you and everyone else can give me!
Does anyone have any recommendations on which place would be better to get a cake from? And because it's only two of us, what kind/size of cake would be best? I don't mind having some leftovers TIA!
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All of Disney's cakes taste the same no matter where you get them, so that's no issue, and both the Contemporary (which makes fancy cakes for Artist Point) and Yacht & Beach Club turn out great-looking cakes. It does seem that the Contemporary's prices are lower though, so that might be something to consider.

As for size, I'd go with a 6-inch if you want leftovers or a mini-cake if you don't!
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All of Disney's cakes taste the same no matter where you get them, so that's no issue, and both the Contemporary (which makes fancy cakes for Artist Point) and Yacht & Beach Club turn out great-looking cakes. It does seem that the Contemporary's prices are lower though, so that might be something to consider.

As for size, I'd go with a 6-inch if you want leftovers or a mini-cake if you don't!
Thanks lurkyloo!! Is there a person in particular that I should contact? Is calling or emailing better? I'm probably gonna go with Artist Point since that's our first night there and we can have the rest of the week to pick at it.

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Thanks lurkyloo!! Is there a person in particular that I should contact? Is calling or emailing better? I'm probably gonna go with Artist Point since that's our first night there and we can have the rest of the week to pick at it.

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I see you decided to go with AP. As lurkyloo said, the bakeries don't seem to be that different. I do feel Yacht & Beach club bakery is more consistent. I can't ever remember seeing a cake from there that wasn't great. I've seen a few from Contemporary that I would have been really disappointed in. (It makes me wonder if Chef Brian is the only really talented cake decorator there. Some of the cakes don't look like a cake he'd make. Plain grocery store cakes are as nice.) Y&BC is usually more expensive though. If going with AP, I'd be very specific about what I wanted. Hopefully, you'll hit it on a day when Chef Brian is working. Most cakes from Contemporary bakery are very nice, so the odds are in your favor.
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I see you decided to go with AP. As lurkyloo said, the bakeries don't seem to be that different. I do feel Yacht & Beach club bakery is more consistent. I can't ever remember seeing a cake from there that wasn't great. I've seen a few from Contemporary that I would have been really disappointed in. (It makes me wonder if Chef Brian is the only really talented cake decorator there. Some of the cakes don't look like a cake he'd make. Plain grocery store cakes are as nice.) Y&BC is usually more expensive though. If going with AP, I'd be very specific about what I wanted. Hopefully, you'll hit it on a day when Chef Brian is working. Most cakes from Contemporary bakery are very nice, so the odds are in your favor.
Im so hoping my two cakes I ordered turn out half way decent. I ended up changing my one cake design in fear they couldn't do it and went with a more Disney theme. I hope it looks ok, especially after the amount I'm paying for it!

Also, my daughter who is an extremely talented cake designer will be critiquing!
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Im so hoping my two cakes I ordered turn out half way decent. I ended up changing my one cake design in fear they couldn't do it and went with a more Disney theme. I hope it looks ok, especially after the amount I'm paying for it!

Also, my daughter who is an extremely talented cake designer will be critiquing!
I'm sure they will, if you gave them specifics. The cakes where people tell them to use their creativity, w/o making requests, are the ones that sometimes turn out less than fabulous. Chef Brian is very talented. If he makes your cakes, I'm sure they'll be great.
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I'm sure they will, if you gave them specifics. The cakes where people tell them to use their creativity, w/o making requests, are the ones that sometimes turn out less than fabulous. Chef Brian is very talented. If he makes your cakes, I'm sure they'll be great.
Unfortunately, I ordered my cakes from two different places and neither is from the Contemporary.
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Thanks lurkyloo!! Is there a person in particular that I should contact? Is calling or emailing better? I'm probably gonna go with Artist Point since that's our first night there and we can have the rest of the week to pick at it
What you do is call the number and speak to someone in Private Dining to order the cake. You can ask for the chef's email and then send him the specific description, photos, etc. Once he gets back to you with a quote, you place the order by calling that Private Dining number again.

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Unfortunately, I ordered my cakes from two different places and neither is from the Contemporary.
Sending in photos (or even sketches) always helps!
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