Disney World Cakes FAQ
Please note that as Disney World continues its reopening, some offerings may be in flux.
Things are changing weekly, if not daily. We’re listing all potential offerings here, but be sure to contact Disney World and/or your resort in advance to confirm whether these offerings will be available during your trip.
Also note that while pricing from previous years for certain items that are temporarily unavailable may be included below for reference, pricing is subject to change.
How do I order a cake at ______________ ?
Call the Cake-Ordering Hotline at 407-827-2253.
To order custom cakes and creations from Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs, call 407-934-3500. Orders require 72 business hours advance notice. Specialty cake options from Amorette’s typically include: Petit Cakes, Character Cakes (including Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Dome Cake, as well as a Mickey Mouse Cake, Minnie Mouse Cake, Goofy Cake, and others), and Layer cake with “hat box” packaging (including an 8-inch cake with 11 layers).
Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC at Disney Springs provides gluten-free and vegan cakes at Walt Disney World. They can deliver to most Table Service restaurants. Generally, this spot requires that custom cakes be ordered with 3 business days’ notice, but lead times could be as long as 1 week depending on the bakery’s availability, so contact Erin McKenna’s at least two weeks in advance to determine what things are looking like for your visit. Order your cake by calling 855-462-2292 or by calling Erin McKenna’s custom cake ordering line directly at (407) 938-9044 (the custom cake ordering line is available from Monday through Friday, 9AM – 5PM).
Note: Specialty cake sizes and options from Disney World or the Disney Springs spots are subject to change.
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 Cake Photo 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, (generally) yes. Starting in February 2015, all Disney World guests could have a cake delivered to their room from Disney Floral & Gifts. Guests could select a six-inch two-tiered round cake that serve 4-6 people in either chocolate or vanilla. Cakes could generally be delivered to your room after you checked-in. Cost was $55.95. Forks, plates, napkins, and a cake server are all typically included.
Mickey’s Celebration Cake could be enhanced with two different add-ons: Magical Celebration with balloons and birthday tray for $82.95 or Grand Birthday Party with Walt Disney World® popcorn tin, a pair of Mickey birthday ears (personalization available), Mickey Mouse crispy rice treats, and five helium balloons for $121.95.
As of December of 2021, the Disney Floral & Gifts website does not list full cake offerings, but does show some cupcake options. Be sure to check and see what’s available during your trip.
To order online, click here or call 407-939-4438.
You may also be able to get some unique items delivered to your room (including cakes, chocolate, charcuterie boards, full meals, and more) from non-Disney vendors (including some businesses owned by furloughed or former Cast Members). Check out our list of some of the coolest things you can get delivered to your room.
Can I pick up a cake somewhere?
The BoardWalk Bakery typically offers the option to pick up a cake with at least 48 hours’ notice (standard 6-inch cakes like those available at restaurant podiums can typically be purchased with no notice). If you’re staying at a resort that gets its cakes from BoardWalk Bakery, you can generally pick up a custom cake at the resort food court or restaurant by placing the order with the resort via the Cake Hotline.
Several Disney World Counter Service locations also now offer Celebration Cakes, perfect for those last-minute celebrations. Small, chocolate or vanilla Mickey-shaped cakes with chocolate or white chocolate ganache and chocolate or white chocolate mousse (serves 4-6) are available for purchase for $39 (up from their previous price of $35) on the day of your celebration. Little/no advance planning is necessary!
These cakes are available from several locations even through Mobile Order, but participating restaurants have a limited quantity for day-of orders, so consider ordering it early in the day and scheduling your pick-up for whenever you want it.
Can I get a cake at Disney Springs?
The Yacht & Beach Club bakery has been known to make arrangements to deliver a cake to most locations at Disney Springs—call 407-934-3105 to see if this service is still available.
In addition, you can order custom cakes and creations from Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs by calling 407-934-3500. Orders require 72 business hours advance notice.
When should I order my cake?
Generally, cakes should be ordered no more than 4 weeks ahead (call ahead of your trip to see if this has changed) and no less than 72 hours ahead. We advise you call as soon as you can, to ensure your order can be processed in time for your trip.
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?
Generally, no. Disney’s table-service restaurants can typically provide candles upon request.
What flavors are available?
Options vary by location, but typically you will find 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 can typically 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?
In the past, these have been some of the locations where guests have been able to get a fondant-covered cake or mini cake. Be sure to call and see what is/will be available during your upcoming trip.
- 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 Cake Hotline at 407-827-2253 and choose option #4; or email [email protected]).
- 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?
Typically these have been available in EPCOT, excluding restaurants in the Mexico, China, Italy, Japan, Morocco, and France pavilions. Note that as of December 15, 2016, custom cakes are no longer available in Magic Kingdom restaurants. Call to see if anything has changed ahead of your visit. For EPCOT, you can generally place your order through EPCOT’s Food and Beverage department, or call the Cake Hotline for more information.
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 typically 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 generally 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 typically 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
- Anniversary Mickey & Minnie
- Lightning McQueen
- Tow Mater
- Dark chocolate 3-inch Mickey or Minnie
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 them 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 is your best bet for a mini cake, but availability can fluctuate. Check to see what’s available during your trip.
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.
The advance notice required to order a chocolate slipper could be anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks. Be sure to contact Disney at least a month in advance to check on the availability of this special treat so you can plan ahead and see if you need to come up with a different plan. In late 2021, we were able to speak with a Cast Member at the Grand Floridian by calling 407-824-2474 (in-room/private dining) who said the team there is currently making the chocolate glass slipper dessert and that they require 2 days’ notice.
The price is typically $20 per slipper for restaurant delivery. It may also be delivered to your Grand Floridian or Contemporary room for $20 plus tax, a delivery charge (previously $3, subject to change), and gratuity (typically an automatic 18%).
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 generally 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 NYC provides gluten-free and vegan cakes at Walt Disney World. They can deliver to most Table Service restaurants. Generally, this spot requires that custom cakes be ordered with 3 business days’ notice, but lead times could be as long as 1 week depending on the bakery’s availability, so contact Erin McKenna’s at least two weeks in advance to determine what things are looking like for your visit. Order your cake by calling 855-462-2292 or by calling Erin McKenna’s custom cake ordering line directly at (407) 938-9044 (the custom cake ordering line is available from Monday through Friday, 9AM – 5PM).
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 or 407-934-4000 to place an order at least 48 hours in advance.
Cake Flavors generally include:
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
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Disneyland Cakes FAQ
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. Generally, 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 typically added for cakes delivered to Disney resort rooms. Disney typically requires 48 hours’ notice for all custom cakes, but be sure to call far in advance of your trip to see what things are like.
- 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.
For more information on Specialty Cakes in Disney World, see our Disney World Cakes post by Carrie Hayward.
Thanks to Carrie Hayward for putting this page together. Carrie is the author of PassPorter’s Disney Weddings & Honeymoons, a guidebook and bridal organizer for weddings and honeymoons at Walt Disney World and on the Disney Cruise Line. Follow her adventures in Disney dining at http://disneytravelbabble.com and @lurkyloo on Twitter.