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Old 01-08-2014, 07:32 PM   #3451
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I have a similar question and situation. I contacted MK with my cake request and they are unable to make the mini cake I want. Another poster requested the same cake but ordered it from the AOA cake line which transferred her to the Yacht and Beach Club to order for room delivery. I'm wondering if the Yacht and Beach Club will deliver the cake to our dinner at Crystal Palace.
No. AOA always gets its cakes from Yacht & Beach Club, they just don't usually let you speak to Y&BC directly to order them. Only the Contemporary delivers cakes to the Magic Kingdom, but they have stopped taking orders directly from guests and make you go through the MK. See my answer to the next question...

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I am new to this site but have found a ton of great information so far. I am taking my husband and son to Disney world as a surprise for their birthdays in May. I would like to order a mini cake for my husband's 30th birthday that we will be celebrating at the Crystal Palace. When I contacted the Magic Kingdom cakes they wouldn't customize the mini cake at all for me. Is there somewhere else that will do a custom mini cake and still deliver to the Crystal Palace?
The Contemporary does, but the way it works now is you have to go through the MK cakes line first and let them know that you need to work with the Contemporary on a custom cake. Then you're "allowed" to contact the Contemporary about the cake, whereas before you could just call the Contemporary first. It's a whole extra layer of complication...


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So, I have a few questions for the experts. First, does anyone know in what restaurants you can't use the TiW card on the cake? CRT did not allow me to use it and told me its because they are a special dining experience. Which makes zero sense to me since they accept the card for the meal portion of what they charge to dine there. But whatever. So is it just CRT or would this be the case for all character meals? Any others? Or is it maybe because its Signature Dining? Since I'm going for a pricier cake this time I don't want to miss out on the discount.
That sounds very suspect to me... as you said, you can use TIW to prepay for your meal at CRT, so why can't you use it to pay on the spot for the cake? At any rate, if this really is the policy, then I'd say it only applies at places where you pre-pay for your meal. Just remember that when you use TIW on that cake, they automatically add a 20% tip to the price of the cake, which can really add up if it's a fancy one. Technically you can ask the manager to reduce the tip amount, but I'm not sure if anyone ever has the guts to do this...


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So my thoughts were to possibly go bigger, definitely more layers at least, add a filling, and maybe do a fancy painted chocolate figure. (The cake I didn't like was only a 2 layer 6 inch marble with vanilla frosting and it appeared they took a premade cake and slapped some flowers and a lighted castle on top). Any other tips on how to make sure I really get a fresh, Contemporary bakery cake?
I think you have the right idea there. Request something that they can't fulfill with a standard 2-layer chocolate or vanilla cake. Ask for red velvet or peanut butter cup mousse or something else out of the ordinary.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:12 PM   #3452
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No. AOA always gets its cakes from Yacht & Beach Club, they just don't usually let you speak to Y&BC directly to order them. Only the Contemporary delivers cakes to the Magic Kingdom, but they have stopped taking orders directly from guests and make you go through the MK. See my answer to the next question... The Contemporary does, but the way it works now is you have to go through the MK cakes line first and let them know that you need to work with the Contemporary on a custom cake. Then you're "allowed" to contact the Contemporary about the cake, whereas before you could just call the Contemporary first. It's a whole extra layer of complication... That sounds very suspect to me... as you said, you can use TIW to prepay for your meal at CRT, so why can't you use it to pay on the spot for the cake? At any rate, if this really is the policy, then I'd say it only applies at places where you pre-pay for your meal. Just remember that when you use TIW on that cake, they automatically add a 20% tip to the price of the cake, which can really add up if it's a fancy one. Technically you can ask the manager to reduce the tip amount, but I'm not sure if anyone ever has the guts to do this... I think you have the right idea there. Request something that they can't fulfill with a standard 2-layer chocolate or vanilla cake. Ask for red velvet or peanut butter cup mousse or something else out of the ordinary.
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:51 AM   #3453
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Hi Folks! Just booked our next disney vacation for the end of June/early July. We don't really have any birthdays or anniversaries to celebrate this time around, but I've ordered custom cakes the last three visits, so I feel like it's tradition!

Anyway, we just recently found out my sister is expecting her first child, so I'm thinking a "welcome future disney guest" cake? Anybody have any inspiration for a pregnancy/baby cake?
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Hi Folks! Just booked our next disney vacation for the end of June/early July. We don't really have any birthdays or anniversaries to celebrate this time around, but I've ordered custom cakes the last three visits, so I feel like it's tradition!

Anyway, we just recently found out my sister is expecting her first child, so I'm thinking a "welcome future disney guest" cake? Anybody have any inspiration for a pregnancy/baby cake?
No photos, but I was just thinking of custom cakes you could make based on not-so-typical Disney movies. (For my Halloween/birthday cake for my next trip, I'm debating between a Madam Mim/Sword in the Stone cake, or an Izma cake based on Emperor's New Groove.)

I literally JUST thought today how cool it would be to do a baby cake based on the "baby shower" scenes from Hercules - complete with a cradle made from clouds. You can leave Hades out of it, of course (though I do like the way he called the baby 'the little sunspot').
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:04 PM   #3455
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Cake cake cake

We r leaving next Saturday. I ordered a Stitch theme for my ds. It's suppose to be marble with chocolate butter cream. But I'm wondering if I should do vanilla butter cream it is going to be covered in fondant. Any ideas
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:37 PM   #3456
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Cake Tip

Thanks for all the cake ordering advise. I emailed the Contemporary with a picture. I revived a Quote within 24 hours. I called the cake hotline and received a follow-up within 12 hours. My DH will be dining at California Grill on Feb 1st. Last question: the cake will be added to our dinner bill. If we add a tip does it go to the Baker? Does everyone normally tip?
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Hi all. I really would like to get a nice cake for my upcoming birthday trip. Dinner on my actual birthday will be at Le Cellier. But I wanted to order a cake from the Boardwalk and pick it up before dinner. The options I really want though only seem to be avaliable on a 10 inch cake, which will be just too much for 2 people, lol. I basically just want a white or yellow cake with either the strawberry mousse or strawberry and Bavarian cream filling with whipped cream as the frosting. Would I be able to do that in a mini-cake? Or even an 8-inch? Or would I just have to call and cross my fingers? lol Thanks in advance for any answers/advice.
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Hi all. I really would like to get a nice cake for my upcoming birthday trip. Dinner on my actual birthday will be at Le Cellier. But I wanted to order a cake from the Boardwalk and pick it up before dinner. The options I really want though only seem to be avaliable on a 10 inch cake, which will be just too much for 2 people, lol. I basically just want a white or yellow cake with either the strawberry mousse or strawberry and Bavarian cream filling with whipped cream as the frosting. Would I be able to do that in a mini-cake? Or even an 8-inch? Or would I just have to call and cross my fingers? lol Thanks in advance for any answers/advice.
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Mini Cake Flavors

I'm still confused over mini cake flavors. If I used either the Magic Kingdom (for BOG) or the Grand Floridian (for V&A), could I pay for more exotic flavors than the chocolate/chocolate, white/white flavors I've seen mentioned?

I'm thinking of things like red velvet and peanut butter cup, of course, but also almond/amaretto mousse and yellow/raspberry or blackberry mousse. Are those even in the realm of possibility for mini cakes?
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I don't know exactly what flavors are available for mini cakes, but I know dh ordered me a chocolate cake with white buttercream icing and the Bailey's Irish cream mousse filling. It was delivered to bog, so made by the contemporary.
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I am mulling over a custom cake for our trip in June. We are staying at GF and having dinner the first night at Narcoosee's. I am thinking maybe a 2 tier mini cake with the white chocolate Peter Pan on top? Is Peter going to be too big to look OK on a cake that small?
Also, does anyone have any thoughts on whether I should have Peter painted or just leave him plain?
This is for DS's high school graduation so I want the cake to look nice. We did a HUGE custom cake from Chef Brian when DS first got accepted to the Arts Magnet, but it was WAAAYYY too much cake for the 3 of us, even after we shared with the guests at the next table at The Wave.
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I don't know exactly what flavors are available for mini cakes, but I know dh ordered me a chocolate cake with white buttercream icing and the Bailey's Irish cream mousse filling. It was delivered to bog, so made by the contemporary.
Ooh...that's a combo I'm considering. Was it good? Also, was that recent?
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. I Donald Duck Darth maul on a dessert at Cali grill before not issues, strange.


Of course this was under Chef Brian.
Did you order that dessert or did they bring it out to you as a surprise? DH and I are having our 14th anniversary dinner at Cali Grill and I would like to do something, but he doesn't really like cake!
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Ooh...that's a combo I'm considering. Was it good? Also, was that recent?
It was in Oct 2013, and it was *very* good! I would definitely order it again!
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I wonder if someone might know the answer my question, I have read over 100 pages but I still can't quite figure it out!

I intend to order a cake for my parents and MIL for our trip later this year as they all turn 60 and that is part of why we are all coming together. I was going to one of the 'standard' 8 inch cake but I wanted to know, will they put different fillings other than the normal chocolate or vanilla? Obviously I expect to pay more for that, but does that make it turn into the $75 upwards cake speciality?

I'm going to go crazy with the cake ordering this trip, planning a mini cake to be delivered at Ohana as we are renewing our wedding vows that day, also thinking of the chocolate slipper one day and maybe something else.... I will speak to Pat about all of these ideas nearer the time (I have dealt with her before over an intimate dining experience at the gf and found her ok, fingers crossed for me!)
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