Welcome to WDWMAGIC’s Official CAKE TALK!!!!
The ‘how to’ information is from Carrie/Lurkyloo’s site (http://disneytravelbabble.com/how-to/order-cake/). While the main focus here will be ordering cakes from WDW (from help with the process to design and more), we also invite you to share non-WDW made Disney cakes, as those can be great cake inspirations.
SEE PAGE 38 for Updated Info as of 4/21/2015
When posting WDW-made cake pics, please make sure to list the following:
·Cake info - Flavors, special requests, etc.
·Any other special details
How do I order a cake at ______________ ?Call the Cake-Ordering Hotline at 407-827-2253 (Alternately, please refer to the resort/park specific contact inforamtion in post 2).
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.
Can I pick up a cake somewhere?
Only the BoardWalk Bakery offers the option to pick up a cake, and 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.
Can I get a cake at Downtown Disney?
Captain Jack’s is the only Disney-owned restaurant at Downtown Disney and therefore the only choice available through the Cake Hotline. However, the Yacht & Beach Club bakery has been known to make arrangements to deliver a cake to most locations at Downtown Disney—call 407-934-3105 to see if this service is still available.
When should I order my cake?
No more than 3 weeks ahead and no less than 48 hours ahead. Some locations require 72 hours’ notice.
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 10–12
- 1/4 sheet cake serves 25
- 1/2 sheet cake serves 50
- Sheet cake serves 100
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 Cakes by Location area 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 bakeries 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
- Red Velvet
- 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
- 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
- Mocha 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
- Animal Kingdom Lodge & Villas (no mini cakes)
- Art of Animation Resort (made by Yacht & Beach Club)
- BoardWalk Inn & Villas
- Caribbean Beach (made by BoardWalk Bakery)
- Contemporary Resort & Bay Lake Tower
- Downtown Disney (call Private Dining at the Yacht & Beach Club)
- Epcot (Coral Reef, Garden Grill and Le Cellier only; call Private Dining at the Yacht & Beach Club)
- Fort Wilderness (call Private Dining at the Contemporary)
- Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Magic Kingdom (call Private Dining at the Contemporary)
- 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
Only at the Magic Kingdom’s restaurants (Be Our Guest excluded) and at Coral Reef, Garden Grill or Le Cellier in Epcot. For the Magic Kingdom, place your order through Private Dining at the Contemporary Resort: 407-824-2955. For Epcot, place your order through Private Dining at the Yacht & Beach Club: 407-934-3105
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. The exception: Cakes served at restaurants supplied by Epcot’s bakery are frosted in whipped cream. For a list of Epcot restaurants NOT supplied by Epcot’s bakery, see the Disney Cake Options by location section.
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 and recent copyright concerns may present some limitations.) 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. 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
- Captain Jack Sparrow
- Anniversary Mickey & Minnie
- Dark chocolate 3-inch Mickey or Minnie
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 or the resort cake number, you can work with him or her to e-mail photos/sketches 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. The mini-castle cake, a specific style of mini cake, is available only at restaurants and resorts serviced by the Grand Floridian and Contemporary 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; however, it does have some allergen cross contamination risks. 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; however, you can always ask.