How to Special-Order a Cake at Walt Disney World
How to order a cake depends on what kind of cake you want and where you want to have it. Click the links below to skip to…
- Disney Restaurant “Podium Cakes”
- Basic Custom Cakes
- Fancy Fondant-Covered Cakes & Mini Cakes
- Cake Options By Location
- Cake Ordering Hotline
- Cake FAQ
- How to Order Cakes at Disneyland
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 $21 plus tax.
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 $32–$35 (serves 8). Ordering a 10-inch cake ($45, 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!
Most restaurants also offer a Mickey Mouse cake in the shape of his head bearing a screen print of his face for $48. 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.
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 or fancy fondant cakes smaller than 10 inches.
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.
How do I order a cake at ______________ ?
Call the Cake-Ordering Hotline at 407-827-2253.
Is there a web site/email address for viewing and ordering cakes?
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.
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.
When should I order my cake?
No more than 4 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
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. 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
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
- 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
Where can I get a fancy, fondant-covered cake or a mini cake?
- 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 (excluding restaurants in Mexico, China, Italy, Japan, Morocco, and France)
- 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
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 Private Dining at the Contemporary Resort: 407-824-2955. 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. 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 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.
- Snow White
- Tinker Bell
- Peter Pan
- Captain Jack Sparrow
- 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 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 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 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.
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