Welcome to the Home of the Official Cake Chatter Thread Please do not post to subscribe; use the Thread tools option to subscribe! When posting photos on the chatter thread please include: Price Date Received Location Cake info - Flavors, special requests, etc Anything else special about that particular cake When replying about a cake, we would like to ask you to not quote a multi-picture post. Respond to the poster by name if you need to. Sometimes multiple people will quote the same multiple picture thread and it takes up a whole page. CAKE ORDERING BASICS CUSTOM CAKE Find the Disney resort or theme park where you want the cake delivered on THIS LIST. Call the phone number listed for your location to place an order at least 72 hours ahead. There are no standard design options other than THESE—every cake is a custom cake, so feel free to submit images that show the pastry team what you want. You may be asked for a credit card number, but you won’t be charged until the cake is delivered to the restaurant or resort. MICKEY MOUSE CELEBRATION CAKE Available for delivery to all Disney-owned and -operated table-service restaurants and Deluxe resorts with Private Dining. Limited quantities are available on the spot, but it's best to call a day or two ahead. $35 plus tax and gratuity (if applicable) Feeds 4 to 6 people All-chocolate or all-white-chocolate only No allergy-friendly version is available Only “Happy Birthday” or “Congratulations” can be written on them Call 1-407-WDW-DINE or inquire in person at a Walt Disney World Resort concierge desk or restaurant podium Day-of quantities are limited, so make arrangements prior to dining. 72–48 hours ahead is a good idea. No advance payment required if you have a confirmed dining reservation. Complete details can be found HERE. Here's what the inside of the chocolate cake looks like, courtesy of DISer @Cluelyss: And here's what the inside of the White Chocolate Cake looks like, courtesy of DISer @blue oranda: CAKE PHOTOS Standard Cake Option Photos (what you'll get pretty much everywhere on property except at certain Epcot restaurants and Coronado Springs Resort) Custom Cake Photos: Google "[theme/character]" + "cake" and you'll come up with tons of options you can send to Disney's pastry teams to re-create! Lots of great photos of custom Disney cakes can be found in the following threads: OFFICIAL Disney Cake Chatter Thread - Part IV OFFICIAL Disney Cake Chatter Thread - Part III 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!). FAQ 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 HERE. For custom cake ideas, see the resources listed under "Photos," above. Is there an email address for ordering cakes? Only the Magic Kingdom (WDW.Magic.Kingdom.Specialty.Desserts@Disney.com) has a public email address for placing cake orders, but they no longer offer custom cakes. 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 in. Can I pick up a cake somewhere? BoardWalk Bakery offers the option to pick up a cake with at least 72 hours' notice (standard 6-inch cakes like those available at restaurant podiums can be purchased with no notice). Private Dining at the Contemporary and the Grand Floridian may be allow you to pick up a cake at one of the restaurants in the resort without a reservation. If you're staying at a resort that doesn't offer Private Dining, 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. Can I get a cake at Disney Springs? There are no longer any Disney-owned restaurants at Disney Springs, which means you'll have to phone each restaurant individually to see whether it offers custom cakes. Information on cake delivery and pickup options at some of the Disney Springs restaurants can be found under "Disney Springs" in the next post, Cake Options By Location. Can I order a cake for someone else? This is tricky. When you place the order, you will be required to provide a credit card number, but Disney often charges the room or the restaurant bill, so your friend will have to pay the bill. Also, sometimes the server doesn’t realize there is a cake for the table, so if no one in the party knows about it and reminds him/her, it may never appear. When should I order my cake? No less than 72 hours ahead of time for simple cakes. For complicated fondant designs, at least 1 week's notice is necessary. Disney will take your order up to 90 days ahead, but be sure to reconfirm it a few days out to be sure it hasn't been lost. What size cake do I need for my group, and how much will it cost? Mini-cake serves 2, starts at $40 6-inch serves 5, starts at $35 8-inch serves 8, starts at $50 10-inch serves 16, starts at $70 Mickey Mouse cake serves 12, costs $54 1/4 sheet cake serves 25, starts at $80 1/2 sheet cake serves 50, starts at $120 Full sheet cake serves 100, starts at $180 Prices for fancy cakes start at $32 on top of the price for a basic cake in the size you want. DISer @sdk1231 is a pro cake baker and recommends this pricing calculator to get a rough estimate of how much your custom cake will cost: http://www.galabakery.com/cake-ulator When do I pay for my cake? Usually you pay when it is delivered to you at the restaurant or it is added to your hotel bill upon delivery to your room. However, if the cake is being made by the pastry team at a different resort than the one where you will receive it, you may be required to pay for it when you place your order. Cakes delivered to your room at a Disney resort with Private Dining will incur the standard Private Dining delivery fee (currently $3) and service charge (currently 18%). Cakes delivered to a meal at a restaurant will be added to the total bill for the meal. This allows you to apply Tables In Wonderland, AP, DVC and other discounts to the price of the cake, but it also means the price of the cake will be included when they calculate any automatic gratuity like those associated with large parties and Tables In Wonderland. 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 resort pastry teams and Epcot can accommodate certain special requests. Some pastry teams charge more for specialty flavors. Note that carrot cake and fresh fruit fillings are not available for mini cakes. This is a list of flavors for cakes made by the Grand Floridian's wedding cake team. Because they are separate from the teams that make other celebration cakes at the Grand Floridian, the parks and the other resorts, not all of these flavors may be available for non-wedding cakes. But it never hurts to ask! Wedding Cake Flavors Yellow Chocolate Marble Carrot* Red Velvet Lemon Orange Almond Churro Wedding Cake Fillings White Chocolate Mousse Dark Chocolate Mousse Milk Chocolate Mousse Raspberry Mousse Orange White Chocolate Mousse Orange Milk Chocolate Mousse Amaretto Mousse Amaretto Mousse with Almond Crunch Strawberry Mousse Passion Fruit Mousse Tropical Mousse (pineapple, passion fruit-mango, and lime mixed) German Chocolate Caramel Milk Chocolate Mousse Cannoli Filling Churro Mousse Buttercream Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Cup (dark chocolate and peanut butter cream cheese mousses layered together) Bavarian Cream Bailey's Mousse Blackberry Mousse Lemon Mousse Apricot Mousse Mocha Mousse Tequila Key Lime Mousse Strawberry Basil Mousse Watermelon Mousse Fresh Strawberries* Fresh Raspberries* 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* Cookies & Cream Mint White Chocolate Dark Chocolate Crisp Pearl Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch Raspberry Jam Apricot Jam Strawberry Jam Dole Whip cake is orange cake soaked in pineapple syrup and filled with Tropical Mousse *Carrot cake and fresh fruit fillings are not available in mini cakes What are the best/most popular flavor combinations? Chocolate Cake + Cookies & Cream Mousse (a.k.a., The Grey Stuff) Almond Cake + Amaretto Crunch Mousse Red Velvet Cake + Cream Cheese Mousse (I prefer Disney's cream cheese buttercream frosting — tastes less cheesecake-y) Chocolate Cake + Peanut Butter Cup Mousse (I prefer Disney's peanut butter buttercream frosting for the same reason) Yellow Cake + Tropical Mousse Any cake + fresh fruit fillings (strawberries, raspberries, etc.) 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 Contemporary Resort & Bay Lake Tower Epcot (excluding restaurants in Mexico, China, Italy, Japan, Morocco, and France) Fort Wilderness Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Old Key West Pop Century Polynesian Resort Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa Wilderness Lodge Yacht & Beach Club & Villas Prices for fancy, fondant-covered cakes start at $32 on top of the price for a basic cake in the size you want (see pricing for each park/resort in Post #2, below). Prices start at $35 for two-tier mini cakes, which serve 2. Can I get a fancy, fondant-covered cake or a mini cake in a theme park? Only at Epcot, excluding restaurants in the Mexico, China, Italy, Japan, Morocco, and France pavilions. Place your order through Epcot's Food and Beverage department: 407-560-6395. I got married at Walt Disney World. How do I get a re-creation of the top layer of our wedding cake? Contact your wedding planner. If your wedding was in the last five years, they can access your BEO to get an exact description of the cake and send it to the Grand Floridian's wedding cakes team. Note that there will be a hefty delivery fee if you want the cake sent anyplace besides the Grand Floridian. Alternatively, BoardWalk Bakery can replicate any of the standard Escape Collection cake designs. Otherwise, you can submit photos to any pastry team on property to help them replicate your cake. 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 (Star Wars, 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. Mickey Minnie Donald Goofy Pluto Chip Dale Ariel Belle Cinderella Snow White Tinker Bell Peter Pan Stitch Captain Jack Sparrow Jedi Mickey 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. Can I get something other than a cake, like chocolate-covered strawberries? Your best bet is to be staying at a Deluxe Resort, since their private dining menus usually have a section for "celebrations" or edible "amenities" you can have delivered to your room. Click here for a sample of the cake-alternatives at the Contemporary Resort and Animal Kingdom Lodge. You'll need to contact private dining at your resort to see what they offer, since every resort does something different. 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 (see Post #2 for each location's contact info). It is usually white chocolate, but Cinderella's Royal Table also offers it in milk chocolate. Additionally, CRT offers a white chocolate crown dessert. For more information and photos, see THIS PAGE. 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. Usually they will refer you to vegan bakery Erin McKenna’s Bakery (née Babycakes NYC) at Downtown Disney, which delivers two-layer 6-inch cakes (serves 8–10) to restaurants on Disney property for $52. The price of the cake is $59 if you pick it up at Erin McKenna's. Call 407-938-9044 to order (Monday – Friday, 9am–5pm). Erin McKenna’s offers gluten-free, wheat-free, soy-free, casein-free, egg-free, vegan and kosher baked goods. Certain other Erin McKenna’s Bakery items—like mini cupcakes, cookies and doughnuts—can be found in the gift shops at the Beach Club and Kidani Village; at Jambo House’s quick-service spot, the Mara; in the food courts at Pop Century and Art of Animation; and at Animal Kingdom’s Gardens Kiosk, a food-allergy info booth near Flame Tree Barbecue and It’s Tough to Be a Bug. 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. Cake Flavors: Intense Chocolate Cake Vanilla Bean Cake Raspberry Vanilla Cake Strawberry Shortcake Cake Sizes and Prices: 6-inch cake (5 to 7 people ): $42 and up 8-inch cake (10 to 12 people): $65 and up 10-inch; 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 the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World? You must call Private Dining at the Four Seasons directly at (407) 313-7777. They offer the standard cakes below, or you can work with the pastry chef on a custom cake by filling out the order form they will send you. Cake Flavors: Carrot-Pineapple Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse Vanilla Diplomat (vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting) Cake Sizes and Prices: 6” cake (5 to 7 people ): $45 8” cake (10 to 12 people): $60 10” cake (14 to 16 people): $75 1/4 sheet cake (25 to 30 people): $95 1/2 sheet cake (25 to 30 people): $145 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.