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How to Special-Order a Cake at Walt Disney World

  1. Find the Disney resort or theme park where you want the cake delivered on THIS LIST.
  2. Call the phone number listed for your location to place an order at least 48 hours ahead.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

For more detailed info and an FAQ, click the links below to skip to…


How do I order a cake at ______________ ?
For Disney-owned and -operated locations at Walt Disney World, call the Cake-Ordering Hotline at 407-827-2253. For the Swan & Dolphin, the Four Seasons Orlando and Disneyland, see the bottom of this FAQ.

Is there a web site for viewing cake choices?
Not at this time. You can see photos of the standard custom cakes on this page. The best resource for photos of unique fancy Disney cakes is the DIS Boards’ Cake Chatter Thread.

Is there an email address for ordering cakes?
Only the Contemporary (WDW.Contemporary.Cake.Order@disney.com) and the Magic Kingdom (magickingdomcakes@disney.com) 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.

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 to your reservation.

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 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. Information on cake options at some of the most popular Downtown Disney restaurants can be found on the Cake Options By Location page.

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 usually 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 48 hours ahead of time; for complicated fondant designs, 3 or 4 weeks’ notice may be necessary. Disney will take your order as early as you wish to place it, but be sure to reconfirm it about a week out to be sure it hasn’t been lost.

What size cake do I need for my group?

  • Mini-cake serves 2
  • 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

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 our Disney Cake Options By Location page 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, Epcot and the Magic Kingdom 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. Note that carrot cake and fresh fruit fillings are not available for mini cakes.

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

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Marble
  • Carrot*
  • Red Velvet
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Almond

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
  • 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

*Carrot cake and fresh fruit fillings not available in mini cakes

Where can I get a fancy, fondant-covered cake or a mini cake?

Coral & Shells minicake at the Grand Floridian

  • Animal Kingdom Lodge & Villas (no mini cakes)
  • Art of Animation Resort
  • BoardWalk Inn & Villas
  • Caribbean Beach
  • Contemporary Resort & Bay Lake Tower
  • Disney Hollywood Studios
  • Epcot (excluding restaurants in Mexico, China, Italy, Japan, Morocco, and France)
  • Fort Wilderness
  • Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Magic Kingdom
  • Old Key West
  • Pop Century
  • Polynesian Resort
  • Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Wilderness Lodge
  • 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.

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. 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 (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 page). 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.

Fully painted and gold-tipped white chocolate characters

  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Donald
  • Goofy
  • Pluto
  • Chip
  • Dale
  • Ariel
  • Belle
  • Cinderella
  • Snow White
  • Tinker Bell
  • Peter Pan
  • Remy
  • 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.

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 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 a mini-castle cake?
The Grand Floridian or the Contemporary and 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’s in the Cinderella’s Royal Table Princess Package?

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 Erin McKenna’s Bakery (née 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. 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 Walt Disney World Swan or Dolphin?
These resorts are not owned by Disney, so you must call them directly at 407-934-1614 to place an order at least 48 hours in advance.

Cake Flavors:
Intense Chocolate
Vanilla Bean
Raspberry Vanilla
Strawberry Shortcake

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 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:
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.

My recommendation is to order from local bakery SusieCakes in Costa Mesa. They don’t do fondant-covered cakes, but they do make the best, moistest old-fashioned buttercream cakes—and they taste WAY better than any cake I’ve ever had at Disneyland. If you order directly from SusieCakes, the delivery fee will set you back $35. But if you use the app/website Postmates, the delivery fee is closer to $15.

Podium cake with custom inscription at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney Restaurant Podium Cakes

If you’re OK with a simple supermarket-style cake in vanilla or chocolate, you can get one just by asking at the podium when you check in for your reservation at any Disney restaurant except Victoria & Albert’s. These 6-inch cakes serve 5 and cost $23 plus tax.

Basic Custom Cakes

With 48 hours’ notice, most restaurants also offer basic custom cakes in larger sizes and a limited range of flavors with basic decorations. If an 8-inch cake is offered, it will be available in chocolate or vanilla and cost $35 (serves 8). Ordering a 10-inch cake ($49, serves 16) will get you more flavor choices—usually vanilla, chocolate or marble cake filled with vanilla buttercream, chocolate buttercream, white chocolate mousse, dark chocolate mousse, strawberry mousse, or raspberry mousse and covered in vanilla or chocolate buttercream or whipped cream. Sheet cakes are available in 1/4 ($55, serves 25), 1/2 ($80, serves 50) and full ($120, serves 100) sizes. The price of adding a screen-printed image to a cake varies by location and ranges from as little as $2 to as much as $35—and at some places it’s free!

Mickey Mouse cake at BoardWalk Bakery

Most restaurants also offer a Mickey Mouse cake in the shape of his head bearing a screen print of his face for $52. It serves 10–12 people, is available in white or chocolate cake with chocolate filling, and is covered in chocolate ganache. Although the cake cannot be customized, you can have a message written on the serving plate. At restaurants serviced by the Contemporary Resort Bakery, the Mickey Mouse cake may be covered in piped buttercream frosting rather than a coating of chocolate ganache, on request.
CLICK HERE for photos of basic custom cake styles.

Fancy Fondant-Covered Cakes & Mini Cakes

If you’re looking for an elaborate fondant-covered cake, a mini cake, or cakes in nonstandard flavors, only the bakeries at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the Contemporary Resort, BoardWalk Inn, Animal Kingdom Lodge, the Yacht & Beach Club and Epcot offer these, and only BoardWalk Bakery will let you pick up a cake. Note: The bakery at Animal Kingdom Lodge will not make mini cakes.

Custom cake at the Contemporary Resort

However, if you’re staying or dining at the Polynesian Resort, you can get a fancy cake by calling Private Dining at the Grand Floridian. For fancy cakes at the Magic Kingdom, Wilderness Lodge, and Fort Wilderness, call Private Dining at the Contemporary. At Epcot, only restaurants serviced by the Epcot food and beverage team offer fancy cakes; restaurants in Mexico, China, Italy, Japan, Morocco, and France are serviced by outside vendors. Fancy cakes are also available at Caribbean Beach, Old Key West, Pop Century, and Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, which are serviced by BoardWalk Bakery, and at Art of Animation, which is serviced bythe Yacht & Beach Club. For these resorts, call the Cake Hotline and follow the prompts for your resort to place your order. You can pick up your cake at the restaurant or food court; many resorts will even deliver it to your room. Complete details on the cake choices and prices at each park and resort can be found on the Disney Cake Options By Location page.

To order, call Walt Disney World’s Cake-Ordering Hotline at 407-827-2253.

At this time, Disney has no email address you can write to with a cake inquiry, and there is no Disney-run web site showing cake options and prices. When ordering a fancy custom cake, you may run into difficulty with Private Dining cast members who are not aware of the bakery’s capabilities. Politely ask to speak to the pastry chef directly so that you can get the official word on cake options.

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  • Anne July 18, 2013, 8:47 AM

    Hi! I was wondering if you have any information about getting one of the specialty cakes onboard a Disney Cruise?

    • Carrie July 22, 2013, 9:46 AM

      Yes! They don’t do custom work, but you can use this order form to select from a handful of options.

  • Shellie August 2, 2013, 4:04 PM

    How do you order the flat screen character cake? Do you provide the image you want transfered to the cake, or do you ask what character you want and they pick the image? Thanks!

    • Carrie August 2, 2013, 4:34 PM

      You can do it either way. They should have a library of approved art to choose from, but if you have a specific image you want, ask for an email address to send it to.

  • sophia August 2, 2013, 11:10 PM

    please i call them up but they still don’t get what I want i don’t some cheesey cake with a edable pic i want a fonda cake two lays pink &white shripe and dots with gold lettering i say it i send and still they send me the corny cake i did the corny cake four time already please help me out this is very very importion birthday for my sister in law its her daughter & son her broke his fimer bone and had 4 pins in his leg and just took it off he did it on chistmas eve nite waiting for santa and it baby girl first birthday

    • Carrie August 3, 2013, 11:27 AM

      Hi Sophia! Which hotel or restaurant are you ordering the cake for? Let me know, and I can make usre you’re calling the correct number. If the person you spoke to can give you an email address, you can send in a photo of your idea for the cake to show them exactly what you want.

  • sophia August 4, 2013, 10:57 PM

    please call me my & home I am going to the crystle palace on August 10th 7:oo pm its my bother kids birthday the baby girl is turning 1 and yhe little boy turning 6 on chirstmas eve he broke his fimer bone witch is the thigh bone the most hardest bone in the body we just pulled out the four pins out of his leg two week ago so this is his president for him going to disney world please call me I am sorry i did email soon I had to look in my junk mail so please call me

    • Carrie August 5, 2013, 9:57 AM

      Hi Sophia! I do not work for Disney so I cannot place a cake order for you. For the Crystal Palace you need to call the Cake Hotline at 407-827-2253 and follow the prompts for the Magic Kingdom to leave a message, and someone will call you back. You can also email them at magickingdomcakes@disney.com. Hope this helps!

  • Stephanie August 5, 2013, 10:14 AM

    Hi Carrie! Heading to The Polynesian this weekend and wonder if I can pick up a ready made cake that’s not the “podium type”. Will GF or Contemporary have something done in their bakery/quick service area by chance? THANK YOU!!!

    • Carrie August 5, 2013, 10:48 AM

      Unfortunately, none of the counter-service places at the Deluxe resorts stock cakes (and if they did, they’d be podium cakes like the ones at the Value Resort food courts). Your closest option would be the bakery at the Magic Kingdom, but, come to think of it, those are podium cakes too. BoardWalk Bakery seems to be the only one that keeps different kinds of cakes on hand. You have time to order a custom one though, and the Contemporary and/or the GF might let you pick it up at The Wave/Gasparilla Grill. (At least, they have in the past.)

      • Stephanie August 5, 2013, 10:58 AM

        Thank you so much for your quick reply! I will call and order then & hope to pick up at one of their spots. THANK YOU!!!

        • Carrie August 5, 2013, 11:07 AM

          If you think of it, let me know how it turns out! I’ve always been curious about how accommodating they’d be of pick-up orders…

  • Michelle August 13, 2013, 3:56 PM

    I would like to request a cake for my daughters 21st birthday in September.
    We will be dining at the Yachtsman steakhouse, will it be possible to have it delivered there?
    Also what kind of things can you request on the standard cake? Is it just a name?
    I would be interested in a white chocolate character, how much would this be for either 6/8 inch cake?
    There will be 6 of us but don’t want a big cake as past experience of too much cake can be overwhelming, so thinking of just going for 6inch. What are your thoughts?
    Many thanks, Michelle

    • Carrie August 14, 2013, 11:04 AM

      This page has the number to call to order a cake for the Yacht & Beach Club. They will probably tell you they can’t put a white chocolate figure on a 6-inch cake, but they could put it on the plate next to the cake. White chocolate character prices vary by resort, but Y&BC is on the high side—I’d figure on about $50. A 6-inch cake is plenty for 6 people. Designwise, you’d really need to talk to the pastry chef or at least the Private Dining contact to find out what’s possible. It helps if you can send in a photo of what you want.

  • Randi August 19, 2013, 11:28 AM

    Can I order a cake even if I am not getting married in disney?

    • Carrie August 19, 2013, 11:31 AM

      Yes! Anyone who is staying or dining at a Disney location can order a cake following the steps on this page. :)

  • Noreen August 29, 2013, 11:57 AM

    Can you order a cake for a guest’s room? I have friends staying at the GF in October for their anniversary. Can I order something to be delivered to their room?

    • Carrie August 29, 2013, 2:14 PM

      Yes, as long as they are checked in when you want to have it delivered. Also, usually it is charged to the guest’s room account, so you’d need to be sure that Private Dining understood they needed to charge your credit card for the cake (and then have your friends doublecheck their room bill just in case).

  • Susan September 10, 2013, 8:02 PM

    Hi! Am looking into a Memories wedding at the Polynesian. A cake is not included in the package but was wondering if we can get 6 mini wedding cakes in the Mickey design to go along with a meal at one of the restaurants later. If so, do you get choices in flavors? Thanks for any info!

    • Carrie September 11, 2013, 6:29 PM

      Yes, it just depends on where your meal is. For the Polynesian, those minicakes would be made by the Grand Floridian and cost $35+ (also, they feed two people each, if you’re looking to save a bit of money). The private dining contact at the GF with whom you would place your order is notoriously stingy about flavors, so you’d probably only be offered chocolate cake with chocolate filling or vanilla cake with vanilla filling. But sometimes you can get them to agree to more interesting flavors as long as you understand that they’re only available if the bakery happens to be making them for someone’s wedding cake that day. I’ve had good luck getting mini cakes in other flavors from the BoardWalk Bakery and the Contemporary. But you’d have to pick up at the former or be dining/staying at the latter.

  • Christina September 13, 2013, 7:46 PM

    Hi! Would it be possible to get a white chocolate figure delivered to Tusker House? Or even a mini cake? We are staying at the Beach Club Villas and having breakfast at Tusker House and dinner at Chef Mickeys. I’d prefer to have my son’s cake at Tusker House since it would be something different. (We’ve been fortunate enough to celebrate my son’s past 3 bdays at Chef Mickeys, and we get his cake delivered there) Thanks for the help! :)

    • Carrie September 14, 2013, 4:14 PM

      Animal Kingdom’s cakes are made by Hollywood Studios’ pastry team, which is very limited in what it can do. Last time I checked, things like, chocolate figures, mini cakes and fondant were not available. But it doesn’t hurt to call Tusker House and see (407-938-3243). Epcot recently got a real-live pastry chef, so maybe DHS has one now too.

  • Keri September 15, 2013, 11:02 AM

    Hi Carrie,

    I was wondering if you know how flexible the Disneyland Resort is in their cake requests? I’m hoping to see if they can do a 10th anniversary cake for us that’s a replica of our wedding cakes top tier. We’ve ordered cakes from WDW bakeries before and have found them to be more creative in their designs, so we’re not sure who to speak to or what to expect from requesting a cake at Disneyland. Thanks!

    • Carrie September 15, 2013, 12:03 PM

      The number to call is at the bottom of this page, but the options are generally pretty limited. (Also, if you really love the taste of WDW’s buttercream, I should warn you that Disneyland uses a smoother, less-sweet Chantilly buttercream that is not my favorite.) That said, Disneyland does turn out some gorgeous wedding cakes, so the capability is there, but whenever I call, I can’t seem to get them to do more than a standard buttercream cake with frosted message. However, if you can get the CM on board with your idea and they’ll let you send in photos, maybe they’ll help you get something more elaborate. Definitely let me know how it goes!

      • Keri September 15, 2013, 2:43 PM

        I called Disney Dining which is where you are to order cakes from and was rather disappointed by the information that I received. They do not do wedding cake recreations, even for only the top tier. Nor will they do anything creative that strays from their standard boxed cake of limited characters. Additionally when asked if they could email me a few pictures of what their cakes look like so that I would know what my options are, the person that I spoke to informed me that they don’t do that. I find this to be very frustrating as I am use to the creativity of WDW. I couldn’t help but get upset thinking about how frustrated that a simple cake request couldn’t even be accommodated.

        Having gotten married through DFTW @ DLR I know that they can make cakes, but the lack of access to having a nice cake made is beyond frustrating.

        • Carrie September 15, 2013, 3:14 PM

          Yeah, that’s about what I expected. However, you have an advantage—contact your DFTW planner and let her know what you’re trying to do. I’ll bet she can make it happen!

        • Carrie September 15, 2013, 3:17 PM

          Another thought… not being a fan of Disneyland’s cakes, I usually order mine elsewhere. For example, my all-time favorite bakery is Susiecakes, and their Newport Beach or Manhattan Beach locations could deliver to your hotel as long as you can be there to meet them.

  • Joanne September 16, 2013, 10:18 AM

    I want to order a cake that I can take to t-Rex for a family dinner, is this possible? We are staying at port orleans riverside from 9th October.
    Thanks Jo

    • Carrie September 16, 2013, 10:26 AM

      Let’s see… I guess you could just order through Riverside to have it delivered to your room and then carry it there? I’d get on the phone to them ASAP—it can be hard to get a hold of someone at Port Orleans.

  • Andrew September 27, 2013, 9:36 AM

    How would one go about getting a Jack Jack (The incredibles) cake deliver to me for my sons first birthday.

    • Carrie September 27, 2013, 9:52 AM

      Disney doesn’t ship its cakes anywhere, but if you will be staying or dining at a Walt Disney World resort or theme park, you can call the corresponding phone number listed on the Cake Options By Location page.

  • Tricia December 9, 2013, 7:31 PM

    Hi Carrie, We are celebrating my son’s birthday at Disney in January but he doesn’t like cake. Do you know if ice cream cakes are available anywhere on property? Thanks!

    • Carrie December 10, 2013, 4:33 PM

      You know, anytime someone on the DIS has asked Disney about this, they’ve been told it’s not possible to get an ice cream cake. It never hurts to call Private Dining at the place where you’ll be staying or dining and see if the policy has changed, but I would bet it’s something to do with keeping it frozen and transporting it and blah blah blah they don’t want you to be disappointed…. Sorry I don’t have better news!

  • Gladys December 30, 2013, 1:20 PM

    Hi Carrie! I’m planning my Quince for 2014 and its Disney themed, do you happen to know any good bakeries in Massachusetts that could make a Cinderella’s Castle type cake really well? I want it to look authentic, and I can’t get an official Disney Cake.

    • Carrie December 30, 2013, 8:56 PM

      Hi! OK, I don’t know a whole lot about them, but several years ago I saved a magazine article with photos of amazing cakes from each state, and the bakery they featured in Massachusetts was Cakes to Remember in Brookline. Hope this helps!

  • Gladys January 4, 2014, 4:32 PM

    Hello Carrie, thank you so much for the info. It definitely helps!

  • mistie walton February 25, 2014, 2:03 PM

    I wanted to see how to order the Mickey mouse cake have it deliver to chef Mickey in magic kingdom for my daughters 2nd birthday

  • Ann Romagnolo March 16, 2014, 1:15 PM

    Hi Carrie! Thank you so much for all of this info. We are going to be at DW this summer during my daughter’s 5th bday. I’d love to have a Frozen themed cake. Maybe even a Barbie doll shaped cake (Elsa). Do you think they’d do that? We have breakfast reservations at Cinderella’s Royal Table & dinner at the Garden Grille in Epcot.

    • Carrie March 17, 2014, 12:36 PM

      Hi Ann! Cinderella’s Royal Table does offer a standard “Barbie Doll” style cake with several princess options, but so far I haven’t seen any Frozen options. I’d contact them using the info on this page and see if they’re planning to start offering one. Otherwise, they should be able to customize a more traditionally shaped cake with snowflakes and screen prints at either restaurant.

  • Merf March 24, 2014, 12:16 AM

    Hi ! this is a great site! we would like to order a cake for our son’s third birthday celebration with Pooh at the Crystal Palace Restaurant. He has a peanut and tree nut allergy. It looks like most cakes are made in facilities that also process nuts. Any ideas of how to obtain a small cake that might be nut free? thanks so much!


    • Carrie March 24, 2014, 10:08 AM

      I think your best bet is to contact the Magic Kingdom Cake line and ask what your options are: 407-827-2253 or magickingdomcakes@disney.com. In the past they haven’t been able to guarantee that their allergen-free cakes were actually nut-free, but things change all the time.

  • Samantha Camp March 26, 2014, 11:33 AM

    Do you know if there are any options to order a cake or have one delivered to the Sparkling Dessert party in Epcot? Or can I buy one at one of the restaurants or Boardwalk Bakery and bring it into the party myself?> looking to surprise my boyfriend for his 30th next month, just booked the dessert party.

    • Carrie March 26, 2014, 11:43 AM

      I love that you want to bring a cake to a party that’s already full of desserts—a girl after my own heart! The easiest thing to do would be to order it for pickup at the BoardWalk Bakery and bring it with you. But be sure to also bring something to fend off all the other partygoers when they discover that you’re the only ones who got cake!

  • Samantha camp March 26, 2014, 11:55 AM

    Thank you so much for the info Carrie!! Great idea, I’ll order a special one at Boardwalk Bakery and pick it up!

  • Jennifer March 29, 2014, 9:07 AM

    Sorry if this question has been asked a lot, can a 2-tiered cake be ordered for a sweet 16 birthday, or do they only do multiple tier cakes for weddings? I want to order a cake, nothing too big, but not mini sized, for a dinner at the California Grill in May

    • Carrie March 29, 2014, 10:50 AM

      Yes, but they are very expensive—about $200 and up—and they feed about 40 people. Last year we had the Contemporary make us a sort of “maxi-mini cake” because the design we wanted was too big for a standard mini cake and we didn’t want a full 2-tier cake. It was a 3-inch atop a 5-inch and cost… $75 I think? With tax and private dining surcharge it was about $90. You can see it at the very bottom of this post. The Contemporary has been a bit stingy with the options since Chef Brian left the pastry team, but maybe if you tell them you saw this one and you loved it they’ll be willing to do something a bit more custom. Contact info is here.

      • Jennifer March 29, 2014, 1:40 PM

        Thank you for the response. That’s a beautiful cake. I’m going to get in touch with them and see if they will do a similar size with my design ideas.

        • Jennifer March 29, 2014, 4:38 PM

          Is it better to call or e-mail the Contemporary? Last year I had a cake made from them and I called but things seem to be different this year.

          • Carrie March 29, 2014, 5:22 PM

            Hmmm… Maybe try emailing, and then if you don’t hear back in about a week, call to follow up. Sometimes when you call you don’t get someone who is knowledgeable about the process.

  • Joanne April 1, 2014, 5:35 PM

    This is a great article. I do want to mention that the bakeries will make rice crispy cakes as well. Most of my kids hate cake, but love rice crispies. For my son’s birthday we had a rice crispy cake (covered in frosting with a screen printing of WALLE on it) delivered to Chef Mickey’s, and this past November, for another child, I had a rice crispy cake with chocolate frosting, and chocolate aristocats on it. That was at Cape May Cafe.

    • Carrie April 1, 2014, 9:10 PM

      That’s a great tip—thanks!

  • Kait April 1, 2014, 8:54 PM

    Is the Swan and Dolphin area serviced at all or would I have to go in-park for a custom cake order? I’m looking for a Toy Story theme

    • Carrie April 1, 2014, 9:13 PM

      They are not serviced by Disney but do have their own pastry team. The phone number and options are listed toward the end of the Cake FAQ.

  • Sobeida April 21, 2014, 6:44 PM

    Do you think they would make a Star Wars cake or is it also something they can’t make like Winnie the Pooh?

    • Carrie April 21, 2014, 7:15 PM

      They have made some Star Wars things in the past, but lately they have gotten stingier about which licensed properties they’ll let you have. On the other hand, it seems like not all cast members know these new rules, so depending on where you want the cake, you may have no problem getting one with Star Wars stuff on it!

  • Sobeida May 12, 2014, 4:02 PM

    The answer from the cake hotline about a Star Wars cake or Star Wars weekend type cake was a “no”. I find it weird that they can’t when they can make it in the park for the cupcakes and cakes at the Star Wars buffet. Maybe rules will change later. For today I chose a hitchiking ghosts theme.

    • Carrie May 12, 2014, 4:07 PM

      Oooh! That’s a great theme for a cake!

  • Karen Kasten June 2, 2014, 7:19 AM

    We’re going to be at Disney for my daughters birthday and having dinner at Belles Castle. How do I go about ordering her a cake to have there after dinner? Thanks!

  • Huong June 12, 2014, 4:28 PM


    So I am planning to have a wedding in December of this year and was wondering if I would be able to order a cake from Disney? I saw one on their website and absolutely fell in love with it and wanted to know the quote for it. I won’t be having it at Disney World or on their property but it will be in Orlando. I do plan to stay at one of their resorts, though, during the weekend of my wedding. Who would I contact for further information. Thank you!

    • Carrie June 13, 2014, 9:09 AM

      Hi! It depends on which Disney resort you’re staying at. Check out my Cake Options By Location page to get the right phone number and see what your options are for the resort where you’re staying.

  • Leigh July 4, 2014, 8:52 AM

    My husband is a cast member and we would like to get a cake for a friend . would he be allowed to order and have it delivered to the resort where he works?

    • Carrie July 4, 2014, 12:30 PM

      I don’t see why not, as long as the friend was checked in at the time the cake was to be delivered. Also, if he wants to pay for it, he’d need to make sure they charged his card instead of the room.

  • ccleeves July 23, 2014, 7:02 PM

    Do they provide candles and sing at the Be Our Guest restaurant?

    • Carrie July 28, 2014, 10:16 AM

      All the Disney restaurants do, if you ask.

  • Nicki July 28, 2014, 9:37 PM

    Hi Carrie!
    Which Resort has better tasting cakes in your opinion- Contemporary or Grand Floridian? I’ve worked with Chef Brian at Contemporary in the past, but he’s no longer there and I remember hearing both good & bad things about Contemp., if not using him… so I’m a little worried. We’re staying at Shades of Green, so we’d have to pick up the cake and ride the monorail with it to Poly, so it makes more sense for us to use Contemp vs GF, but GF gets better reviews. Your thoughts?

    • Carrie July 28, 2014, 10:15 PM

      Good news: Chef Brian is back at the Contemporary! All the resorts use the same recipes, so the cakes taste the same no matter where you get them. And the Contemporary charges at least 30% less for its cakes than the GF, plus it’s about 200% easier to work with them than the contact in Private Dining at the GF. So the Contemporary gets my vote! You might even see if they’d be willing to deliver to SOG for you, even though it’s not a Disney resort.

  • Nicki July 30, 2014, 8:30 AM

    Thanks Carrie,
    That’s the best news I’ve heard all week! I was heartbroken when I heard that he was no longer there (maybe I’m a little dramatic?) Anyway, I’m excited and I’m definitely going to go through Contemporary! Good idea about asking about SoG delivery- THANKS!! :)

    • Carrie July 30, 2014, 9:03 AM

      No problem! I too was overjoyed to learn he’d returned. It’s hard to get a good-looking cake at WDW!

  • Melanie September 5, 2014, 7:36 AM

    Can you order specialty cupcakes?
    What about having cake delivered to pontoon cruise location? We are considering Wishes pontoon cruise for our anniversary and it will leave from the contemporary dock. If we can’t do cupcakes, can we do cake and will they provide necessary plates/service wear? (Paper plates/plastic utensils would be fine)


    • Carrie September 5, 2014, 8:54 AM

      Hi Melanie! In the past cupcakes have not been an option, but definitely call the number for the Contemporary listed on the Cake Options By Location page to check, because stuff changes all the time. Private Dining can deliver whatever you end up ordering to your cruise, and they will include all the necessary serveware.

  • Phaedra September 21, 2014, 5:12 PM

    Hi Carrie,
    For my son’s 4th birthday, we plan on doing Disney cruise and then will frequent Hollywood Studios on his actual birthday. Is it feasible to have a really customized cake made at Boardwalk or other bakery and have delivered to the park/restaurant? I was trying to figure out how to get the cake we want but also visit Hollywood Studios in same day.

    • Carrie September 21, 2014, 5:20 PM

      Hi Phaedra! If you can pick it up from BoardWalk Bakery, they are able to do fancy customized cakes. Unfortunately, all the restaurants in DHS are served by the DHS bakery, which does not offer much in the way of customization. If you’re staying at a Disney resort, the best option would be to have the cake delivered to your room.

      • Phaedra September 21, 2014, 5:43 PM

        Thanks for the info!! We aren’t staying at Disney Resort. I’m sure we could pick it up but wondering will they let us carry into DHS? Or maybe we should look at alternative like going to Mk that day…

        • Carrie September 21, 2014, 5:56 PM

          Oh, you can definitely take it into the park! People do it at Epcot a lot. You could also try to get DHS to do a fancy cake for you. They did a decent fondant-covered one for our third anniversary but they never really understood what I wanted for the topper, so I’m not sure if I can recommend them. Also, we had an event manager placing our order—you might get a CM who doesn’t even know fondant is possible…

  • Patrick B October 19, 2014, 5:37 PM

    We tried to order a cake when we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. It was nothing but a disaster. We had dinner at California Grill overlooking the MK fireworks. I called the cake hotline and the chef at CG never returned my call. I spoke to the front end of the restaurant and they suggested we just tell the hostess that we want a cake and they would thaw one out. Just what I wanted was a frozen cake to celebrate 25 years of being together! LOL. I guess I should have checked the frozen section at Publix to see if Pepperidge Farms made a 25 th anniversary cake.

    We are DVC members and I asked if they could help or make any suggestion. WDW was advertising away about the cake program and all they could provide was a frozen one at a restaurant that costs $125 per person. A DVC Castmember made it a point to call the chef directly and explain my frustration. He called back and the Chef,assured him they would make a “special dessert” for our celebration. DVC sent a Mickey gift basket with champagne and glasses to our room with A nice note was attached.

    We had a nice view of the MK from our table, as we ordered dinner I explained that DVC had spoken to the chef and they were going to make a special dessert for our celebration, we watched the fireworks. It was time for dessert and we had a lovely half frozen cake! I sent the cake back, paid our bill and left. It was nothing but sign of how bad things have gotten at WDW.

    The poor DVC Cast Member called the next day to make sure every went well. I explained what had happened and heard nothing but silence on the other end. He didn’t know what to say. I thanked him for the nice basket and card and I told him I know how much effort he put into trying to make it happen. Never heard anything from California Grill……………

    I hope no one goes through our experience. It did not ruin our anniversary because a cake or dessert would never do that. What it did ruin was ruin my respect for Disney Management by allowing this type of experience to have occurred. BTW, I only began trying to accomplish this almost a month before our trip.

    It made us realize that Disney has stopped being a hospitality company and they are nothing but a marketing company. They make everything sound great and wonderful but they no longer produce the product they advertise. A lot of people criticized Eisner,however, his regime turned out quality products. I was disappointed to hear Iger staying longer. He has destroyed the whole vacation experience at WDW by running it like customer service at a cable company.

    • Carrie October 21, 2014, 10:25 AM

      I’m so sorry to hear you had such a terrible experience! It can definitely be difficult to get ahold of the pastry team at the Contemporary sometimes—I think they need to hire someone just to reply to requests. I have also observed the “cable company customer service” experience you describe. :(

    • Melissa October 22, 2014, 10:33 AM

      I agree, I am trying to plan my son’s first birthday and have hit nothing but roadblocks with Disney, extremely annoying and upsetting to me. I called the boardwalk to see if they would make a toodles cake and was told NO and then hung up on. What about the ability for a custom cake? This cake would use the same mickey cake and just apply different frosting. We have 2 weeks to go until his birthday in Nov. Any suggestions?

      • Carrie October 22, 2014, 10:43 AM

        The easiest pastry team to work with is the Contemporary. Email the pasty chef there with your idea and ask if you can pick up the cake at The Wave (if you won’t be dining or staying at the resort). If you don’t hear back from him within a few days (he doesn’t work on Tuesdays and Wednesdays) call Private Dining to follow up. All the contact info is here: http://disneytravelbabble.com/how-to/order-cake/by-location/#cr

  • Michelle November 15, 2014, 11:24 PM

    Hi Carrie,

    I’ve been drooling over the thought of cake all day. I was wondering if you had any suggestions or tips about getting a small cake in the next week-ish. I am looking to celebrate a birthday, we would be at or picking up from the Contemporary, don’t need fancy decorations, about 3-4 people will eat it ideally (up to 5), and I am hoping to incorporate caramel or caramel chocolate mousse. Oh, and all for around $30-40. It’s rather hard to judge the scale of the mini-cake and mini-wedding cakes (are they even different). I think a 6 inch might work or even be too big. If I can’t figure something neat out then plan B is a chocolate glass slipper.

    • Carrie November 16, 2014, 11:28 AM

      That’s tricky… if you had 3 people, I’d say a mini-cake (one tier or two-tier) would be just enough. But with 5 people, you’re definitely going to want a 6-inch cake. A mini cake will probably set you back $35-$45, whereas a very VERY basic 6-inch cake is $25-$35. That would be with just standard buttercream, no fondant or decorations, but it sounds like that’s OK for you. There isn’t really a standard mini cake or mini wedding cake. People sometimes use the latter term to describe a 2-tier mini cake, but Disney doesn’t have a set design anywhere that they call “The Mini Wedding Cake.” Either way, the minis are about 4 or 5 inches across, and a 2-tier has a teeny second tier on top. Hope this helps!

      • Michelle November 17, 2014, 8:38 AM

        Thanks so much . Do you know if anyone has luck getting Disney to customize the filling flavor of the 6 inch to one of the wedding options (the recipient prefers buttercream to any fondant)? Or do you think we are just limited to the podium cake pre-set flavors? For the same price of a standard podium cake I can get an 8 inch back home from our favorite custom bakery, so I want to make sure it’s delicious. Would you suggest asking to pick it up from the Wave?

        • Carrie November 17, 2014, 1:32 PM

          I think if anyplace will let you do it, it’s the Contemporary. I’ve heard of them doing Wave pickups before, so it should be easy!

  • Jason & Crystal Wyrosdic December 1, 2014, 11:41 AM

    Hi, I just wanted to share our quick B-day story with everyone.
    A few years ago when my son was 6 years old we surprised him with his Birthday party at Disney World and first thing early before the park even opened we had breakfast in Cinderellas Castle with all the characters and surprised him with his own Mickey Mouse cake that was delivered to our table, he was so happy while eating his Disney bday cake and opening his present with Cinderella, Snow White and Belle.
    What loving, special memories that will last a lifetime…

    • Carrie December 2, 2014, 9:46 AM

      Thanks for sharing!

  • Kristina December 31, 2014, 5:55 AM

    I got married at Disney this past May and will be going back for our anniversary this coming up May. I wanted to get a top tier replica made and delivered to my room at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Who would I need to call to see if this is possible and how far out do you think I should call? Thanks so much.

  • Tom January 3, 2015, 9:04 AM

    Coming to WDW in May & staying at the Port Orleans Riverside. Need to order a cake to celebrate 3 generations of birthday in May. Can I get a 1/4 sheet cake there or should I stick with the 10″. There will be 16 of us.

    • Carrie January 3, 2015, 10:32 PM

      You should be able to get a 1/4 or 1/2 sheet cake there.

  • Mrs Book January 8, 2015, 4:21 PM

    We are coming to Disney for our grand daughter’s 5th birthday. We are staying st the animated hotel and we would like to order her a Frozen cake. Is there anywhere we can order this cake?

  • Tierra Curtis January 9, 2015, 12:21 PM

    Hi, I’m trying to order a special cake for my son birthday we will be in June to celebrate his special day. If someone would contact me I’m regards to this matter.
    Thanks in advance!

  • Emilio Belaval January 24, 2015, 10:42 AM

    Can I order an egg free birthday cake in my cruise (Disney wonder)

    • Carrie January 26, 2015, 11:12 AM

      You’ll need to contact Disney Cruise Line at (800) 601-8455 to see if they can accommodate you.

  • Theresa January 25, 2015, 6:37 AM

    Hi i am looking to get a mini cake as it’s just myself and my son coming to disneyworld orlando he will be turning 14 on halloween and i am looking to see if there’s anyway i can get a halloween themed cake for his birthday. We are staying at the all star music resort and if it’s possible would i be able to get the cake delivered to our hotel room or to the food court

    Thank You

  • Luz Ivania Hernandez April 6, 2015, 4:33 AM

    Hello I would like to know Where can I go to order a Cinderella castle cake what Disney location can I go to.

    • Carrie April 6, 2015, 8:48 AM

      Hi Luz! For the mini white chocolate castle on a cake, the only places you can definitely get them are the Grand Floridian and the Contemporary, but I feel like someone got one at either BoardWalk or Yacht & Beach Club recently, so if one of those works better, it doesn’t hurt to ask them.

  • Luz Ivania Hernandez April 6, 2015, 4:44 AM

    What is the best Resort to order a fancy cake from?

    • Carrie April 6, 2015, 8:48 AM

      I prefer the Contemporary and the places it serves (Magic Kingdom, Wilderness Lodge, Fort Wilderness) because they are easier to work with and their prices are lower.

  • Lisa November 23, 2015, 2:12 PM

    Carrie, if you have a Disney Wedding Cake, can you save the top layer for your honeymoon suite?

    • Carrie November 23, 2015, 2:24 PM

      Yes! It’s actually common practice with Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings not to cut into the top layer. When they quote you the number of people the cake will feed, they don’t even count it.

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