Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Disney Cake Hotline

Looks like this will be our last "Where in the World Wednesday" post till 2014. Of course next Wednesday is Christmas and the following Wednesday is New Years, so I don't think we will be posting about traveling!

We are back at Disney for our "Where in the World Wednesday Post"

If you are celebrating an event at the Disney World Resorts, you can have a cake personally made just for you.

I was introduced to the wonderful world of Disney cakes a few years ago when Disney created my wedding cake. I gave free reign to Disney when it came to the design, but we picked out the flavors. We chose a pound cake with buttercream frosting. The bottom layer had a white chocolate mousse filling and the top layer had a strawberry mousse filling. My husband and I agreed that this was the best cake we had ever had!  Because we had a destination wedding, we couldn't save the top layer of our wedding cake like most people do.  This just prompted us to go back to Disney the following year to celebrate our anniversary and order another cake ( the top layer only).

This plate was brought out by the chefs of Citricos and was placed at our table.

Our original wedding cake was created by the bakers at the Grand Floridian, so that is where we chose to get our anniversary cake from too. Again, I handed the reigns over to Disney as far as the design and only suggested the type of cake and flavors be the same as our wedding cake.   We had an evening meal at Citricos restaurant at the Grand Floridian and that is where our cake was served.

When we visited Disney together again, we thought we would order another cake.  I had a hard time getting the cake from the Grand Floridian this time because their bakers were so busy making the Gingerbread houses. However, the boardwalk bakery was able to make what we wanted.

 We asked for a 6 inch pound cake with buttercream frosting and strawberry mousse filling.  Again, we left the design up to the bakers. 

Although I wouldn't have ever chose the red flowers, I did think it looked pretty. It had a Christmassy kind of look to it. The cake also had these silver and purple crunchy little ball decorations on it. I'm not quite sure what they where but they tasted like little rice crispies. Again, it was nice, but I would have matched the color of the decorations with the flower color. Maybe purple flowers if you are going to do purple and silver accents.  But I can't complain since I didn't give any design suggestions. It tasted fabulous and that's all that counts right!  

Of course I like the Mickey designs on the side.  Like I mentioned earlier, we ordered a 6 inch cake and it was WAY too much for just the 2 of us. I'm pretty sure I ate 90% of the cake myself.

 Even though these cakes are lovely and they are the most delicious cakes you will ever taste, I think we are done trying to recreate our wedding cake. I have discovered other yummy Disney creations that I would like to try instead.

Here are some tips for ordering cakes:
If you are staying at the Grand Floridian, Contemporary, Polynesian, or Wilderness Lodge: Your custom cake will come from the Grand Floridian Bakery.

The Boardwalk Bakery is the only location that you can pick up your cake. Other locations will serve it to you at one of the resort restaurants. There are also certain theme park restaurants that will make custom cakes. 

Custom cakes ( depending on how fancy you wanted them) will require at least a 48 hour notice.  Basic cakes that are just chocolate, vanilla, or marble can usually be done in 48 hours. If you want another type of cake ( like pound cake) you will need more notice. We called a week ahead of time for our cake. I meant to call much earlier and I should have because I almost didn't get the cake I wanted because of the busy holiday season. So if you want a cake during a holiday season or a special event, keep that in mind.

You can order a basic 6 inch cake ( vanilla or chocolate only) at most of the sit down restaurants. They keep these cakes on hand in the coolers, so no advance notice is necessary. Just tell the host or hostess at the podium when you check in. ( I think these are called "Celebrate Today Cakes".)

For more information you can call the The Disney Cake Hotline. Their official phone number is 407-827-2253

What is your favorite kind of cake?


  1. I love the Happy Anniversary plate they placed on your table, but those decorations on your cake did not match at all. It is kinda strange that they used red flowers and silver and purple accents. Maybe they already had the red frosting for another cake and just went with it! In any case, at least it tasted great!

    1. I thought the same thing about the decorations but since I wasn't specific I guess I couldn't say anything about it (it was just the 2 of us seeing it anyway)! The taste made up for it!

  2. Oh, my gosh. There's a "Cake Hotline"? I just wanna use that in a conversation once. "Excuse me, but I think we better call the cake hotline!" LOL

  3. Yes, you should! Don't forget to save the number in your phone too, I did, haha!

  4. Love this idea! The cake you and your husband ordered for your anniversary is stunning, and looks like it was delicious!! The hidden Mickey's are a great addition too :) Disney sure knows how to do things right!

  5. What a beautiful cake! It does have a festive feel to it and the red flowers were great additions. Wonderful tips! One of these days I'll spend an anniversary at a Disney park.