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Old 08-27-2013, 03:59 PM   #2716
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I really want to order a cake for DD's birthday this year. Our first three days are prior to our Dream cruise, so I don't want to get it then because we'd have to throw away the leftovers. After the cruise we'll be at Epcot, MK and then DHS on our last day. Epcot seems very hit or miss and we don't even have a TS scheduled because we wanted to eat at the Patisserie. DHS is out. MK seems like the only option...but... we have an 8:05 Crystal Palace ADR -- and can't get it there because we can't carry it around all day. Lunch is at Be Our Guest, which won't work because it's counter service.

What if we schedule the Plaza for right before we leave for the day, order sandwiches and then just take them to go, and get our cake? Would that be awful? Would our server hate us? We like the Plaza, and I sure wouldn't mind having a club sandwich to take back to our room and save for dinner. Of course, it would be obvious we only made the ADR to get a cake. If we share our BoG lunch, we might have room to eat a little bit at the Plaza.

If we go that route, it would give us Crystal Palace at 8:00, BoG (sharing a sandwich and a cupcake) for lunch, and the Plaza at 3:00ish. Is that crazy?

ETA: Actually, I wouldn't mind ordering some ice cream to go with our cake lol.
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:06 PM   #2717
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I have no idea what I want except for the clubhouse & characters, but I don't want the cake to look plain.
I think if you said that exact thing to the pastry chef, they'd come up with something nice, including the types of accents you mentioned.

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Trying to decide if I should get a custom cake for DD's 6th birthday at Akershus, or just a podium cake. There will be 7 of us, and we can bring a cooler bag to carry leftovers.
You'll be getting pretty small pieces if you do a podium cake for 7—they are not as tall as the custom 6-inch cakes, more like a 2-layer supermarket cake. I do think a 6-inch custom cake would be enough for 7 people though. Whether or not Epcot will let you customize one that small is another matter. Someone here was recently told it had to be at least 10 inches for customization... which means that had better be a pretty large cooler bag!
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:11 PM   #2718
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You'll be getting pretty small pieces if you do a podium cake for 7—they are not as tall as the custom 6-inch cakes, more like a 2-layer supermarket cake. I do think a 6-inch custom cake would be enough for 7 people though. Whether or not Epcot will let you customize one that small is another matter. Someone here was recently told it had to be at least 10 inches for customization... which means that had better be a pretty large cooler bag!
4 adults, 3 kids (8, 6, and 3). I just remember the kids not being so impressed with the dessert the last time we were there 2 yrs ago. How much are the podium cakes now, and about how much would a 6" be? Customization is not terribly important.
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:11 PM   #2719
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MK seems like the only option...but... we have an 8:05 Crystal Palace ADR -- and can't get it there because we can't carry it around all day. Lunch is at Be Our Guest, which won't work because it's counter service.
I take it you won't be staying at a Disney resort? Cuz getting the cake delivered to your room would be the easiest way to do this.

I wouldn't write off Be Our Guest just because it's counter service at lunch. They still have the facilities to keep the custom cakes people order for dinner there, so I don't see why you couldn't pick one up at lunch. I'd definitely call the MK cake line and try to get a real person to talk to about this. (Or email - all this info is in Post #2).
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4 adults, 3 kids (8, 6, and 3). I just remember the kids not being so impressed with the dessert the last time we were there 2 yrs ago. How much are the podium cakes now, and about how much would a 6" be? Customization is not terribly important.
Podium cakes are still $21 + tax. If Epcot will customize a 6-inch for you, I'd estimate it would cost $60+ for fondant and $35+ for buttercream. If you don't really care about customization, and if the adults are OK with small pieces, a podium cake would definitely be easiest!
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:41 PM   #2721
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So excited - just finalized my cake plans with YC/BC Private Dining.

For my 30th birthday cake I am getting an 8" chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream filling and vanilla buttercream on the outside. It will then be covered with blue fondant. The cake will be themed around The Gran Fiesta boat ride at Epcot with hand piped fireworks and balloons (like in the grand finale of the ride). It will be topped with a white chocolate fully hand-painted Donald. Quoted price is $230 (we are having it delivered to our room). Almost half of the price is from the painting of Donald, but I couldn't resist for a birthday milestone!

For our 6th wedding anniversary cake we are getting an 8" white cake with vanilla buttercream filling and vanilla buttercream on the outside. It will be covered in red fondant. On the sides, white hearts of various sizes will be piped on. On the top we will have a Mickey and Minnie white chocolate topper with gold accents surrounded by red and white roses (our wedding flowers). This cake was quoted at $95 and we are also having it delivered to the room.

I plan to share photos when we get back!
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I take it you won't be staying at a Disney resort? Cuz getting the cake delivered to your room would be the easiest way to do this.

I wouldn't write off Be Our Guest just because it's counter service at lunch. They still have the facilities to keep the custom cakes people order for dinner there, so I don't see why you couldn't pick one up at lunch. I'd definitely call the MK cake line and try to get a real person to talk to about this. (Or email - all this info is in Post #2).
We are staying at POR for that portion of the trip. The GF and CR bakeries seem to make the style of cake I want, more so than the Boardwalk Bakery. That's why I didn't opt for room delivery. I emailed the MK cake line and was told they can only deliver to BoG for dinner. I was told no problem for the Plaza, of course. I'll just have to figure out the timing of everything. I know we are trying to fit too much into one day, but our only other MK time is MNSSHP. I have an ADR for Kona and one for Afternoon Tea, but DD wants me to cancel them. We sort of decided to stay away from resort dinners this trip because of the transportation time involved. We normally run ourselves ragged, but this time we were trying for a more relaxing trip LOL. It's just the cake that's throwing me for a loop.
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How far in advance should I plan on ordering one of these cakes? I'd love to get one for my daughter's birthday. There are only 3 of us going though so I'm in debate because of wasting so much cake.... She would absolutely love something snow white themed. She's also not a big icing fan, but loves chocolate and loves fruit so I'm wondering if several restaurants would do something like this (but in Snow White)

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We'll be eating at Coral Reef for dinner the day of her birthday, so I would prefer that, but would I get better options if I had the special surprise on our first day when we have dinner at O'hana's?
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I am debating ordering a 2 tier mini cake for DS and I on our upcoming trip but I'm not sure where to have it. At this point our ADRs are lunch at Sci Fi, lunch at Le Cellier, dinner at Rainforest Cafe and a late (10:55) breakfast at Ohanas.

I think from that list my only options would be Le Cellier and Ohanas, correct? Where do the cakes come from for those restaurants? I almost want to sneak in another ADR but at this point it's limited anyhow.

There is no celebration, but because of DS's multiple food allergies most of the time we go to the TS restaurants there are no desserts he can have. So I thought it would be nice to have a cake ordered so we know there would be at least one day he can eat dessert.
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I am debating ordering a 2 tier mini cake for DS and I on our upcoming trip but I'm not sure where to have it. At this point our ADRs are lunch at Sci Fi, lunch at Le Cellier, dinner at Rainforest Cafe and a late (10:55) breakfast at Ohanas.

I think from that list my only options would be Le Cellier and Ohanas, correct? Where do the cakes come from for those restaurants? I almost want to sneak in another ADR but at this point it's limited anyhow.

There is no celebration, but because of DS's multiple food allergies most of the time we go to the TS restaurants there are no desserts he can have. So I thought it would be nice to have a cake ordered so we know there would be at least one day he can eat dessert.
Ohanas would come from the GF. With allergies though depending on what they are you might do better ordering from baby cakes in DTD
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:14 PM   #2726
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Brian no longer doing cakes at the Contemporary?

I called the Contemporary number this morning and was given an email address and told that Donald Joyner (sounds like may not be exact spelling) would probably be answering. I mentioned I had heard of pastry chef Brian and was told that "he's moved to a different building" and is no longer doing their cakes.

I'm a bit bummed.

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I've been in contact with Donald Joyner for about a week now. He's creating my DS's bday cake for TOMORROW

It's a chocolate cake, with milk chocolate mousse fondant cake in the them of PLANES. We're having dinner at Chef Mickey's tomorrow and that's where we'll have our cake. I'll let you know
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Just got off the phone with Pat from the GF. They were incredibly limited in what they could do for cakes. My DS wanted a Monsters U cake. He wanted lemon cake with lemon mousse. They would only do a chocolate or vanilla cake. I wanted lemon filling and she put me on hold and came back to say that they can put lemon curd in between the layers.

We are getting an 8 inch vanilla cake with lemon curd, buttercream icing in the Monsters U theme. We are eating at 'Ohana's on Sept 1, that's where it's getting delivered. Cost was $77 and I had to pay when I ordered.
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I've been in contact with Donald Joyner for about a week now. He's creating my DS's bday cake for TOMORROW

It's a chocolate cake, with milk chocolate mousse fondant cake in the them of PLANES. We're having dinner at Chef Mickey's tomorrow and that's where we'll have our cake. I'll let you know
thanks! Has he been easy to work with? would love a picture! Happy Birthday to your DS!
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How far in advance should I plan on ordering one of these cakes? I'd love to get one for my daughter's birthday. There are only 3 of us going though so I'm in debate because of wasting so much cake.... She would absolutely love something snow white themed. She's also not a big icing fan, but loves chocolate and loves fruit so I'm wondering if several restaurants would do something like this (but in Snow White)


We'll be eating at Coral Reef for dinner the day of her birthday, so I would prefer that, but would I get better options if I had the special surprise on our first day when we have dinner at O'hana's?
It does seem like the Deluxe resorts have more access to non-cake things like truffles and chocolate-covered strawberries, but you could contact the cake number for Epcot and just see if they had something similar they could deliver to Coral Reef.
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