Birthday Cake

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  1. Paigeanne

    Paigeanne Earning My Ears

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    Ok... True or False. You are provided a small birthday cake at dinner on your birthday (on the Magic), at no cost.

    BUT you can purchase a larger cake, if you're so inclined? My son will turn 6 on the cruise, and I just want to make sure. tIA.
     
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  3. peachygreen

    peachygreen DIS Veteran

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    False. You are provided a little mouse dish on your birthday for free. If you want a birthday cake you can order one for a fee.
     
  4. Paigeanne

    Paigeanne Earning My Ears

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    Thanks!! I just want it to be special
     
  5. peachygreen

    peachygreen DIS Veteran

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    Be sure to let you head waiter know you want to celebrate a birthday even if it is on your reservation. They don't always get the message
     
  6. PrincessShmoo

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    This is what it used to be, it was large enough to serve 4-6 people
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    Now is just an individual chocolate mousse dessert.

    :cutie:
     
  7. fredgirls

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    And the individual dessert, although tasty and nicely presented, is not very exciting looking for a child :-)
     
  8. carmie3377

    carmie3377 Hi, I'm Carmen and I'm a Disneyholic.

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    And we have 3 children (2 of them my kiddos) in our group with bdays during the cruise, 1 the week before and 1 the week after. I considered ordering a cake for all 5 bdays but I've heard/ read that they are not very tasty. Since both of my kids bdays fall on port days, hope we can find a little cake somewhere in port :-)

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  9. firsttimemom

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    We had our kids bday on our reservation and both our server and assistant server had no idea. When we mentioned it the day before they had blank looks on their faces. Then the night of their birthday, service was sooooo slow and I wasn't sure if they were going to do anything so after 2 hours (we had 2nd seating so it was getting late by this time), I let them leave for the edge and vibe. Sure enough as soon as they left, our server came with the little mousse desserts for them. One had a 'happy birthday' chocolate and one had a 'happy anniversary' chocolate. One kid really couldn't care less that she missed it, but I think my son was disappointed after watching lots of birthday singing, etc. during the other nights of our cruise.

    Tasty or no, I wish I had something back in our cabin for them and had not relied in the dining room.
     
  10. kcashner

    kcashner DIS Veteran

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    Until a few years ago, they had a "standard" birthday cake. This was replaced by the mousse dessert. Now, to get a full cake, you must purchase it. However, there are individual servings of cake all over the ship (cake of the day fro room service, etc.)
     
  11. carmie3377

    carmie3377 Hi, I'm Carmen and I'm a Disneyholic.

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    Cake of the day! Great idea :-). I will try to find a cute topper for each of the kids to make it "theirs". My kids have no idea about the cruise and DS keeps telling me he wants a Titantic cake, lol. He's fascinated with the Titantic and thinks I can make it. This is his 7 th bday and I've made all his cakes. Don't think I would be able to pull off a Titantic cake!

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  12. MouseMomx2

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    Mousse...not mouse. Mickey would never let them serve mouse. ;)

    Just teasing...couldn't resist.
     
  13. peachygreen

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    That's what happens when I reply on my phone
     
  14. tlkgt76

    tlkgt76 "If you can dream it, you can do it." Walt Disney

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    Cute!! That had me cracking up!

    I'm glad to find this thread, our daughter's birthday is one week after the cruise, so we're just considering the whole trip her birthday. We've been digging up information on cakes as well. :cake:
     
  15. kdeans1010

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    I might bring a fun topper for my mom (no candles, right?) on her birthday. Find a random lemon bar instead of cake. I had never thought of that. Thanks!
     
  16. shburks

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    I'm just glad you cleared it up! I read that and only took away "mouse"--didn't catch the typo--and though what a weird reply!!
     
  17. MinnesotaMouseketeers

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    We were on the Wonder over DW's birthday, when they gave you a cake. Her birthday was at the end of the cruise. We got it at the end of dinner including after eating dessert. We were too full to eat it so brought it back to our stateroom. Eventually tossing most of it away before getting off the ship :sad: Just never had room for it. So if you're like us (and ask for and get a cake) and don't eat it just because it's there; you may want to get it earlier in the cruise so you can finish it over time.
     
  18. peachygreen

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    I'm on the computer now and not my phone so I'll describe my birthday experiences.
    I've done both cake and mousse. Our first cruise was over my 35th birthday. My birthday was embarkation day and apparently since I am the family planner, no one thought about telling the servers it was my birthday. It was a little disappointing to not get any acknowledgement for my birthday. 3 days later my dad asked them to do something and they brought out the mousse for my birthday. Later in the week I had planned to celebrate my oldest birthday on the last night of the cruise. They actually did a little thing with Tinkerbelle and she too got the mousse. Thinker Belle was cute but the mousse was just not that impressive.

    On our 2nd cruise we were celebrating my dad's 70th birthday on board. His birthday was the week before the cruise. I ordered a cake for the table. We had the cake instead of dessert that night. It was actually pretty good. Fortunately I spoke with the waiter the first night because they had the information mixed up and thought it was my birthday not my dad's (because I ordered the cake) and had the day we wanted it wrong but it was fixed without anyone knowing it and arrived on schedule the 2nd night for semi-formal night.

    My daughter turns 7 one week after the cruise this March. I asked her if she wanted the Mousse or if she wanted a cake. She specifically requested a cake so I am going to order another one for her birthday.
     
  19. DesertGal

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    We ordered the cake and decoration package for my D'S 6th birthday, which fell the third day of our cruise. When we got to our room the first day, the cake was in our room (had to be refrigerated). Once it leaves their possession, they can't put it in their refrigerators so we took all the shelves out of ours and put it in there.

    On his birthday we brought it with us and asked them to serve it. They were a bit reluctant because they were worried about spoilage but ended up serving it. They served it after dessert and our kids were getting antsy to leave.

    The cake was not very good at all (white with strawberry filling) and whipped cream frosting.
     
  20. tinkmom2

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    My daughter had her 6th Birthday on the Dream. Her dessert on her Birthday was perfect size for her. Honestly, you can order any dessert you want for free.(except for the huge cake) We were so stuffed from eating so much most of the cruise. I think it was the pirate night buffet too that night and they have huge cakes there too lol I couldn't see wasting money on a cake we wouldn't eat. She was perfectly happy.

    And, when we went to our stateroom that day, we had a surprise waiting for her! We brought streamers and decorations from home and we had an awesome stateroom host. Our server friend was on vacation that week and we had someone different as a server. I let him know right away on the first night when her Birthday was so there was no confusion. The wait staff came to sing Happy Birthday to her at the table. She was thrilled. I also go a pin from guest services for her to wear throughout the cruise. Every person that worked for DCL she came across would say "Happy Birthday Princess." Even the Princesses gave her special attention. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. http://youtu.be/kAIfch8dopU

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