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- Aug 24, 2006
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Official Cake Chatter Thread
Official Cake Chatter Thread
When posting photos on the chatter thread please include:
- Date Received
- Cake info - Flavors, special requests, etc
- Anything else special about that particular cake
Standard Cake Options (what you'll get everywhere on property but Epcot and Coronado Springs Resort)
Lots of great photos of custom Disney cakes can be found in the following threads:
OFFICIAL Disney Cake Chatter Thread - Part II (Includes an index of cake photos by design)
OFFICIAL Disney Cake Chatter Thread - Part I
Disney Cake Photo Gallery (circa 2010)
Disney Wedding Cake Thread
Disney's Bridal Showcase: Cakes, Mini Cakes and White Chocolate Figurines - Start at THIS POST
And here's a link to Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings' Wedding Cake Pin Board for even more inspiration photos (and proof that the Grand Floridian can do shaped cakes!).
CLICK HERE for a list of cake options by Disney location.
How do I order a cake at ______________ ?
Call the Cake-Ordering Hotline at 407-827-2253.
Is there a web site for viewing cake choices?
Not at this time. The best resource for photos of standard Disney cakes is THIS POST. For custom cake ideas, see the resources listed under "Photos," above.
Is there an email address for ordering cakes?
Only the Contemporary (WDW.Contemporary.Cake.Order@disney.com) and the Magic Kingdom (firstname.lastname@example.org) have public email addresses for placing cake orders. For all other locations, you will need to call to place your order. It is sometimes possible to request an individual cast member's email address so that you can send in a cake photo, but DISBoards rules prevent us from posting those here.
Can I get a cake delivered to my room?
At resorts that offer Private Dining, yes. For any other resort, follow the prompts on the Cake Hotline to speak with someone at your resort about the availability of delivery. You do not need to be in the room when the cake is delivered, but you must be checked into your reservation.
Can I pick up a cake somewhere?
BoardWalk Bakery offers the option to pick up a cake, but only with at least 48 hours' notice (standard 6-inch cakes like those available at restaurant podiums can be purchased with no notice). If you're staying at a resort that gets its cakes from BoardWalk Bakery, you can pick up a custom cake at the resort food court or restaurant by placing the order with the resort via the Cake Hotline.
You may also be able to order a cake through Private Dining at the Contemporary for pickup at The Wave of Contemporary Flavors restaurant. More information on the Contemporary can be found in Post #2 of this thread.
Can I get a cake at Downtown Disney?
There are no longer any Disney-owned restaurants at Downtown Disney, which means you'll have to phone each restaurant individually to see whether it offers custom cakes.
When should I order my cake?
About 3 weeks ahead and no less than 72 hours ahead. For complicated fondant designs, 3 or 4 weeks may be necessary.
What size cake do I need for my group?
- 6-inch serves 5
- 8-inch serves 8
- 10-inch serves 16
- Mickey Mouse cake serves 12
- 1/4 sheet cake serves 25
- 1/2 sheet cake serves 50
- Full sheet cake serves 100
Do I need to bring my own candles?
No. Disney's table-service restaurants provide candles upon request.
What flavors are available?
Options vary by location, but there is always chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and vanilla cake with vanilla frosting. See the Disney Cake Options By Location post or call the Cake Hotline to speak to someone about the options where you are staying or dining.
What if I want red velvet/carrot cake/something besides chocolate or vanilla?
Most bakeries have limited flavor options, but Deluxe resorts, the Magic Kingdom and Epcot can accommodate certain special requests. Your best bet is to be staying or dining at the Grand Floridian, whose bakery is responsible for most of the wedding cakes on property. This is a list of flavors for wedding cakes from the Grand Floridian—guests have had varying degrees of success getting non-wedding cakes made in these:
Wedding Cake Flavors
Wedding Cake Fillings
White Chocolate Mousse
Dark Chocolate Mousse
Milk Chocolate Mousse
Orange White Chocolate Mousse
Orange Milk Chocolate Mousse
Amaretto Mousse with Almond Crunch
Passion Fruit Mousse
Tropical Mousse (pineapple, passion fruit-mango, and lime mixed)
Caramel Milk Chocolate Mousse
Peanut Butter Cream Cheese
Peanut Butter Cup (dark chocolate and peanut butter cream cheese mousses layered together)
White Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Strawberries
Bavarian Cream with Fresh Strawberries
Passion Fruit Mousse with Fresh Raspberries
Dark Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Raspberries
Strawberry Mousse with Fresh Strawberries
Raspberry Mousse with Fresh Raspberries
Where can I get a fancy, fondant-covered cake or a mini cake?
- Animal Kingdom Lodge & Villas (no mini cakes)
- BoardWalk Inn & Villas
- Caribbean Beach (made by BoardWalk Bakery)
- Contemporary Resort & Bay Lake Tower
- Epcot (excluding restaurants in Mexico, China, Italy, Japan, Morocco, and France)
- Fort Wilderness (call Private Dining at the Contemporary)
- Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Magic Kingdom
- Old Key West (made by BoardWalk Bakery)
- Pop Century (made by BoardWalk Bakery)
- Polynesian Resort (call Private Dining at the Grand Floridian)
- Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa (made by BoardWalk Bakery)
- Wilderness Lodge (call Private Dining at the Contemporary)
- Yacht & Beach Club & Villas
Can I get a fancy, fondant-covered cake or a mini cake in a theme park?
Only at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, excluding restaurants in the Mexico, China, Italy, Japan, Morocco, and France pavilions. For the Magic Kingdom, place your order through the Cake-Ordering Hotline at 407-827-2253. For Epcot, place your order through Epcot's Food and Beverage department: 407-560-6395.
What's in the Cinderella's Royal Table Princess Package?
See THIS POST.
I got married at Walt Disney World. How do I get a re-creation of the top layer of our wedding cake?
Contact Private Dining at the Grand Floridian. If your wedding was in the last five years, they can access your BEO to get an exact description of the cake. Otherwise, you can submit photos to help them replicate your cake. Alternatively, BoardWalk Bakery can replicate any of the standard Escape Collection cake designs.
Is the frosting buttercream or whipped cream?
Standard 6-inch cakes are frosted in buttercream, while custom-ordered cakes may be available in a choice of buttercream or whipped cream.
I don't like the taste of fondant but I want an elaborate cake. What should I do?
Disney's cakes come with a layer of buttercream underneath the fondant and can be served with the fondant removed. You can also specify whether you want vanilla or chocolate buttercream underneath the fondant.
Which characters can I get on my cake?
Any character from the extended Disney family (Muppets, Pixar, Disney Junior, et al.) except Winnie the Pooh & Friends. (Note: Awareness of this rule varies, so if you want Pooh, it never hurts to ask.) Characters cannot be sculpted 3-D, they must be rendered as a flat screen print directly on the cake or on a standing piece of white chocolate. The exceptions are the white chocolate character statues available for an additional charge at certain Deluxe resorts. Alternatively, you may be able to work with the bakery to provide your own plastic figurines to be placed on the cake.
Which white chocolate characters are available?
In general, white chocolate characters are only available at the locations that offer fancy, fondant-covered cakes (see Disney Cake Options By Location post). Prices are $15-$65, depending on size and resort, and figures can be fully painted for an additional charge. The selection varies by location, with the Grand Floridian offering the widest variety. Check with the bakery at the resort where you want to order the character.
- Snow White
- Tinker Bell
- Peter Pan
- Anniversary Mickey & Minnie
- Dark chocolate 3-inch Mickey or Minnie
- Lightning McQueen
- Tow Mater
Can I get a cake shaped like something besides a circle or a square?
The Grand Floridian is your best bet for a specially shaped cake, although the Contemporary and the Yacht & Beach Club may be able to do certain styles.
Can I send in a picture of what I want?
Once you make contact with a Disney cast member through the Cake Hotline, you can work with him or her to e-mail photos to the pastry chef.
Where can I get a mini cake?
The Grand Floridian, the Contemporary, Yacht & Beach Club and BoardWalk Inn or any location serviced by these bakeries.
Where can I get the chocolate Cinderella Slipper Dessert?
The Cinderella Slipper Dessert is available at the Grand Floridian, the Contemporary Resort, and Cinderella's Royal Table at the Magic Kingdom. It is usually white chocolate, but Cinderella's Royal Table occasionally offers it in milk chocolate.
What if someone in my party has dietary restrictions?
In general, Disney will do its best to accommodate dietary restrictions like allergies, but it's best to call to find out your options. All Disney-owned restaurants offer a vegan, allergen-free cake in chocolate or vanilla for $29. For details, a photo and an ingredient list, CLICK HERE. Alternatively, vegan bakery Babycakes NYC at Downtown Disney delivers two-layer 6-inch cakes (serves 8-10) to restaurants on Disney property. Call 855-462-2292 at least one week in advance to order. Babycakes offers gluten-free, wheat-free, soy-free, casein-free, egg-free, vegan and kosher baked goods.
Will the restaurant hold my leftover cake until the end of the night?
Disney's official policy forbids this as a food-safety precaution, but some guests have been able to get Disney restaurants to hold their leftover cake. Just don't count on it.
How do I order a cake at the Swan or Dolphin?
These resorts are not Disney owned, so you must call them directly. Call 407-934-1614 to place an order at least 48 hours in advance.
Intense Chocolate Cake
Vanilla Bean Cake
Raspberry Vanilla Cake
Cake Sizes and Prices:
6” cake (5 to 7 people ): $42 and up
8” cake (10 to 12 people): $65 and up
10” cake (14 to 16 people): $89 and up
1/2 sheet cake (25 to 30 people): $185 and up
Full Sheet cake (54 to 60 people): $380 and up
How do I order a cake at Disneyland?
Disneyland has a much smaller operation, with one central bakery that makes the cakes for all the resorts and full-service restaurants in the parks. They only offer 6-inch cakes ($33) or 10-inch cakes ($52), along with quarter ($67), half ($92) and full ($132) sheet cakes. A 19% service charge is added for cakes delivered to Disney resort rooms. Disney requires 48 hours notice for all custom cakes.
Cake Flavors: vanilla, chocolate, red velvet or carrot
Filling Flavors: vanilla custard, cream cheese (red velvet cake only), whipped cream, white or dark chocolate mousse or chocolate ganache
Frostings: whipped cream, buttercream, chocolate ganache or chocolate mousse
To place an order if you are staying at a Disney resort, call 1-714-300-7526 and select Option #2. To place an order if you are not staying at a Disney resort, call Disney Dining at 1-714-781-3463.