Celebrations are a piece of cake at Disneylandby Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
Have you ever celebrated a special occasion in Disneyland, and wished you could have a special cake to go with the occasion? Or maybe you were in the park when you saw a special birthday cake delivered to a nearby table, and wondered how you could order one.
A common question on our MousePad discussion forum is, "How do I order a birthday (anniversary, graduation, etc.) cake at Disneyland?" The good news is that you can, but knowing the ins and outs will make things much easier for you.
I recently talked with Karlos Siqueiros from the Disneyland Resort's food concept department to get the details about this special offering.
If you give the resort 24-hours notice, you can have a custom bakery cake or Mickey Mouse-shaped cake delivered to any table service restaurant throughout the Disneyland Resort. Disneyland has offered personalized cakes for years, but the opening of a new bakery facility earlier this year has allowed the Resort to expand the offerings. Custom cakes can be ordered in a variety of themes, and personalized with a basic inscription.
Perfect for a birthday celebration, the Princess cake is actually two cakes in one. A round cake is decorated in princess colors, and topped with an individual oversized cupcake decorated as a Disney princess. Karlos explained that the Princess piece is designed for "the birthday girl," to enjoy, while the larger cake is perfect for guests to share. The Princess cake is available in Belle, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella themes, and can be personalized with a basic inscription, such as a name or approved message.
The round cake is decorated with Mickey Mouse icons, and can be personalized with a basic inscription. No photo was available, but Karlos says the Disney Celebration cake is perfect for an adult birthday, or any special occasion where a more subtle Disney design is desired.
The Mickey Mouse cake is shaped like the famous mouse's face, and is topped with a giant chocolate disc decorated with Mickey's smiling face. This cake cannot be personalized, but who would want to write on Mickey?
You can customize your Celebration cake with your choice of cake, frosting, and filling flavors, including:
- Cake flavors – Chocolate, vanilla, carrot, or red velvet
- Frosting – Chocolate, vanilla, cream cheese, or butter cream
- Filling – Chocolate mousse, vanilla, or berry
Cakes start at $52 for a 10-inch cake that serves up to 12 people, and larger cakes are available. For even bigger crowds, and with longer notice, more elaborate, customized theme cakes can be ordered through the Disney Events department.
Celebration cakes can be delivered to all full-service restaurants at the Disneyland Resort, including Character dining locations. The cakes can also be delivered to a Disneyland Resort hotel room through room service. Cakes cannot, however, be delivered to Downtown Disney restaurants. Order your cake when you make your Priority Seating reservation, and be sure to allow at least 24 hours notice.
Many special dietary needs can be accommodated, and a gluten-free cake is even available. Make any special requests when you place the order, and a Disney chef will contact you for additional information if needed. If you have a special dietary request, we recommend that you place your order at least 72 hours in advance.
If you forget to order your cake in advance, many Disneyland Resort locations offer a birthday "box" with an individual cake. The Princess version features a decorated, individual cake in a reusable Princess jewelry box and a magic mirror toy. The Pirate version is served in a souvenir pirate chest, and comes with a lenticular compass. Birthday boxes are offered at all full-service restaurants at the Disneyland Resort, the Blue Ribbon Bakery and Baker's Field Bakery, Character Dining locations and through room service at the Disneyland Resort hotels. The birthday box can be ordered when you make your Priority Seating reservation, or can be purchased during the meal at participating locations if available. Birthday boxes are $15 each, plus tax.