Official Disney Cake Chatter - Part V!

Disturbia

Happily Ever After
Joined
Nov 5, 2020
I worked with Julisa at the Grand Floridian to create a gluten and dairy free neopolitan style cake with vegan buttercream and vegan white chocolate filling with strawberries for my daughter's birthday. This is the 3rd or 4th gluten/dairy free cake The Grand has made for us over the years. The cost was around $125. We were very happy with the cake and design. View attachment 695171View attachment 695172
Wow. That cake looks so good and soft. The texture of your cake is similar to our pre COVID eggless dairy free cakes (we’ve had a Cinderella doll cake at CRT and a Mickey ears hat cake made without eggs and milk).
 

woodleygrrl

Lawyer to the Stars
Joined
Aug 12, 2008
I don't know why I am doing this, but after years of ordering birthday cakes for everyone else and being disappointed with the results, I am asking my husband to get me a cake for my 50th (!!!!!) birthday this December to be delivered to the Cal Grill. I want it to be haunted mansion themed and super extravagant. Anyone have some pictures they want to share of theirs? Your boy needs very specific instructions for this cake. I would like to send him a picture that he can send to the Contemporary and say, this. This is what I want you to do.

Anyone have some inspiration pictures?

JOD
 

Disturbia

Happily Ever After
Joined
Nov 5, 2020
I don't know why I am doing this, but after years of ordering birthday cakes for everyone else and being disappointed with the results, I am asking my husband to get me a cake for my 50th (!!!!!) birthday this December to be delivered to the Cal Grill. I want it to be haunted mansion themed and super extravagant. Anyone have some pictures they want to share of theirs? Your boy needs very specific instructions for this cake. I would like to send him a picture that he can send to the Contemporary and say, this. This is what I want you to do.

Anyone have some inspiration pictures?

JOD
Contemporary did this beautiful Equestrian themed 6 inch cake with fondant (no extra charge) for us in March of this year. It also had a photo of her in the front with icing piped around it. It was $100 and was added to our Steakhouse71 dinner (no advance payment required) so tip was extra; the server did not help with serving or packing (was hard to do with kids who were exhausted after an over 2 hr dinner), but did bring plates and box/bag (COVID protocol):
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The inspirational photo (asked for no horse and a photo of our DD on the front with icing pipped around it):
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Jennasis

DIS life goes on
Joined
Jun 11, 2000
It's been a minute wince we ordered our cake (like 5 years)..

Do they still deliver to your room (staying at BLT) or will I need to pick the cake up at one of the restaurants?

Is the ordering number or the Contemporary in post #2 still the correct one?

I'd like to order a small...SMALL...cake inspired by our wedding cake for our anniversary trip in 3 weeks. It was a super simple cake. White with piped daisies on it (chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting).
 

Disturbia

Happily Ever After
Joined
Nov 5, 2020

lurkyloo

The Attic was just perfect!
Joined
Aug 24, 2006
I don't know why I am doing this, but after years of ordering birthday cakes for everyone else and being disappointed with the results, I am asking my husband to get me a cake for my 50th (!!!!!) birthday this December to be delivered to the Cal Grill. I want it to be haunted mansion themed and super extravagant. Anyone have some pictures they want to share of theirs? Your boy needs very specific instructions for this cake. I would like to send him a picture that he can send to the Contemporary and say, this. This is what I want you to do.

Anyone have some inspiration pictures?

JOD

Here you go!

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Disturbia

Happily Ever After
Joined
Nov 5, 2020
Here you go!

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I used these cakes for inspiration for my HM
Cake a few years ago; they’re beautiful btw.

The GF (Pat) was able to print a photo in the frame but charged $50 for just that addition. I skipped the wallpaper (black piped mickeys instead) and they put beautiful dark roses with lighting on top. That cake (6 inch, no fondant) was around $120.
 
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♥ Mandi ♥

Mouseketeer
Joined
Sep 6, 2009
Hi all. Early planning for my baby girl’s first birthday cake. We will be staying at the Poly but would love to have a character meal on her birthday; hoping for characters at CRT or Akershus again by then. If not maybe Chef Mickeys.
Would we be able to have the cake served at any TS location or only certain ones?

We’re looking at doing a princessy themed castle cake; here is my inspiration!
 

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lurkyloo

The Attic was just perfect!
Joined
Aug 24, 2006
Hi all. Early planning for my baby girl’s first birthday cake. We will be staying at the Poly but would love to have a character meal on her birthday; hoping for characters at CRT or Akershus again by then. If not maybe Chef Mickeys.
Would we be able to have the cake served at any TS location or only certain ones?

We’re looking at doing a princessy themed castle cake; here is my inspiration!

Fancy cakes aren't being delivered to Magic Kingdom anymore, and EPCOT can be a crap shoot. You could see if Grand Floridian Private Dining would deliver to Akershus (see post #2). But probably your best bet is Chef Mickey's, because the Contemporary pastry team is working again! (Also Post #2.)
 

kgcricket

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jun 15, 2017
Thanks to all the info here, I was able to order a birthday cake through the Contemporary Resort for delivery to Artist Point!

6" almond cake with amaretto crunch filling and a mini castle chocolate topper. Initially, I was only given the option of chocolate or vanilla cake, but I asked about almond and that was OK'd. I didn't request specific decorations nor was I asked.

I was quoted $50 ($29 for 6" almond, $6 for filling, $15 for castle).

The cake was beautiful. 2 nice layers. It had 3 gum paste roses and the whole thing was covered in glitter, which we loved. Our server added the chocolate rocks and happy birthday chocolate piece.

As for taste... it was probably almond, but the flavor was so very subtle, it likely baked out. In my vast experience with almond cakes, they have all been white cake, but this one was yellow. The mousse had no amaretto flavor whatsoever. It tasted like the gelatinous white chocolate stuff Disney likes to use with soggy slivered almonds on top - would not recommend.

We spent about 15 minutes waiting for our server to figure out how to charge us for the cake. He said the bakery didn't give them the right info for billing. He didn't want us to wait longer, so he let us go and said the charge may show up on the room bill. It did.

Overall, a gorgeous cake with a price that would have been completely worth it had the flavors been more outstanding.
 

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jeneric997

Mouseketeer
Joined
Jul 11, 2006
Thanks to all the info here, I was able to order a birthday cake through the Contemporary Resort for delivery to Artist Point!

6" almond cake with amaretto crunch filling and a mini castle chocolate topper. Initially, I was only given the option of chocolate or vanilla cake, but I asked about almond and that was OK'd. I didn't request specific decorations nor was I asked.

I was quoted $50 ($29 for 6" almond, $6 for filling, $15 for castle).

The cake was beautiful. 2 nice layers. It had 3 gum paste roses and the whole thing was covered in glitter, which we loved. Our server added the chocolate rocks and happy birthday chocolate piece.

As for taste... it was probably almond, but the flavor was so very subtle, it likely baked out. In my vast experience with almond cakes, they have all been white cake, but this one was yellow. The mousse had no amaretto flavor whatsoever. It tasted like the gelatinous white chocolate stuff Disney likes to use with soggy slivered almonds on top - would not recommend.

We spent about 15 minutes waiting for our server to figure out how to charge us for the cake. He said the bakery didn't give them the right info for billing. He didn't want us to wait longer, so he let us go and said the charge may show up on the room bill. It did.

Overall, a gorgeous cake with a price that would have been completely worth it had the flavors been more outstanding.
How did you get in contact with them? I called the number on the first page and I haven't gotten a call back- it's been about 24 hours, but typically I get a quick response!

Thanks
 

kgcricket

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jun 15, 2017
How did you get in contact with them? I called the number on the first page and I haven't gotten a call back- it's been about 24 hours, but typically I get a quick response!

Thanks
That is the number I called. I think I left a message on a Friday afternoon & received a call back the next Tuesday morning. So hopefully you will hear back soon!
 

DrunkJam

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 1, 2016
Hi Cake people.
We are planning to be in WL on Christmas Eve (Need book a WCC res when the window opens)
We are planning to order a cake. We got married at the yacht club gazebo in 2010 (but we just *love* WL, that's where we stayed for the wedding holiday) so, I am planning to order a 6inch replica of our wedding cake. It was a marble cake with dark chocolate mousse filling, with white fondant with gold Mickey heads on (basically the standard wedding cake design at the time) I am hoping to put the white chocolate anniversary Mickey and Minnie topper.
We are in UK.
So, I have had a god look, but I just want to check, I just ring the Contemporary cake line once I have my ADR, with all these details (a 6 inch cake is enough for 4 people, right? - we are bringing the children) and they will ring me back (even in UK?)
Will it cost me squillions?
TIA
 

Disturbia

Happily Ever After
Joined
Nov 5, 2020
Hi Cake people.
We are planning to be in WL on Christmas Eve (Need book a WCC res when the window opens)
We are planning to order a cake. We got married at the yacht club gazebo in 2010 (but we just *love* WL, that's where we stayed for the wedding holiday) so, I am planning to order a 6inch replica of our wedding cake. It was a marble cake with dark chocolate mousse filling, with white fondant with gold Mickey heads on (basically the standard wedding cake design at the time) I am hoping to put the white chocolate anniversary Mickey and Minnie topper.
We are in UK.
So, I have had a god look, but I just want to check, I just ring the Contemporary cake line once I have my ADR, with all these details (a 6 inch cake is enough for 4 people, right? - we are bringing the children) and they will ring me back (even in UK?)
Will it cost me squillions?
TIA
6 inch cake is very big IMHO and it was more than enough for 5 of us (4 could eat; 1 had allergies and had vegan ice cream). However, we were so full from the dinner (appetizers and entree) that we couldn’t even finish a slice so we had to take it with us.

At Steakhouse71 the Contemporary billed it with the dinner so we didn’t have to pay in advance but did have to tip 18-20%. I’m not sure if it was because the bakery is on property that we were allowed to do that. They gave us a bag and the cake in the original box and we were able to carry it back to our resort (no place to store in the parks so make sure your ADR is the last thing you do).

In the past, when the GF bakery delivered to Ohana, we’ve had to make the payment in full when placing the order over the phone. I would expect to pay at time of ordering.
 

DrunkJam

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 1, 2016
6 inch cake is very big IMHO and it was more than enough for 5 of us (4 could eat; 1 had allergies and had vegan ice cream). However, we were so full from the dinner (appetizers and entree) that we couldn’t even finish a slice so we had to take it with us.

At Steakhouse71 the Contemporary billed it with the dinner so we didn’t have to pay in advance but did have to tip 18-20%. I’m not sure if it was because the bakery is on property that we were allowed to do that. They gave us a bag and the cake in the original box and we were able to carry it back to our resort (no place to store in the parks so make sure your ADR is the last thing you do).

In the past, when the GF bakery delivered to Ohana, we’ve had to make the payment in full when placing the order over the phone. I would expect to pay at time of ordering.
Thank you so much for this. This is super helpful. I never thought I wouldn't have to pay when I ordered it, so I am prepared for that. Also, thanks for the heads up re carrying. Also, very reassuring that it is going to be plenty big enough (we enjoyed eating our wedding cake during the rest of our holiday, so...)
Our wedding cake was part of the wedding package, so I just had to tick boxes on a form, all by e mail, this is the first time I will be telephoning to arrange a custom cake, so I am a bit anxious!
 










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