Custom Disney Wedding Cake Design

Custom Wedding Cake Design by Disneymooner Vanessa

One of the advantages of having a Disney wedding is that they offer every service needed for your big day including providing your wedding cake.  Disney chefs are known for their unique designs and couples are offered a variety of choices for their cake through Disney Fairy Tale Weddings.  Classic designs topped with the chocolate castle to more unique offerings with the Mad Hatter cakes give most brides a choice that will meet their needs.  However, if you are looking for something a little different do not worry because Disney will work with you to make your cake dreams come true.

During my planning session I chose one of the standard cake designs offered by Disney.  However, a few weeks later I started to have second thoughts about my choice.  My planner had me send over pictures and descriptions of what I wanted to have in a cake and then set up a conference call with one of the pastry chefs at the Grand Floridian.

In advance of our call my planner forwarded the pictures and requests I had made to give the chef to give him an idea of what I was looking for in a design.  We then had a call that included the pastry chef and my planner.  During the call, I described my vision and was given input on a possible design by the pastry chef.   After our call I was sent over a sketch that showed the proposed design for the cake.  Then I had time to review the sketch to provide input for any additional changes.

I purchased a Jim Shore castle to sit at the top tier because I wanted something that was easier to keep compared to the chocolate castles that are often used.  I had pastry chefs duplicate the design of the castles’ walls on the sides of each layer.  I also had the banner of “And They Lived Happily Ever After” copied off of some of Disney’s other cake designs.   They even created custom flowers that matched those in my bridesmaids’ bouquets.

Other unique touches that I requested came into the shape and placement of the tiers for the cake.  I did not want a standard round or square cake, so I requested hexagon shaped layers.  These shapes added to the size of the cake, but provided a unique design that is not typical of most wedding cakes.  In addition, I asked for the layers of the cake to be staggered giving more height to the design and allowing other items such as floral and a small glass Mickey and Minnie bride and groom to be placed on the table.

I was able to incorporate the bouquets from my bridesmaids in the layout of the cake table.  Many brides will choose to have the bouquets adorn the table, but they often end up placed in a circle around the edge of the cake.  Brides do not often know that you can rent clear vases to have the bouquets stand upright adding height and depth to the arrangement on your cake table.  At my reception we used 9” clear cylinder vases to hold the bridesmaids’ bouquets.

Many custom designs that are created might have a minimum size for the cake based on an estimated number of servings.  For many couples this might mean paying for a larger cake than your actual guest count.  At my wedding we had 50 guests, but our cake design was based on pricing for 65 guests.  Therefore we had to pay the additional per person serving costs for 15 people.

Besides the design of the cake another tip is that there are more flavor options for the wedding cakes than what is offered at the standard tasting.  When arranging your tasting make sure to let your planner know any flavors that you would like to sample that might not be typically offered for you to taste.  Having these options added to your platter will let you broaden your selection for your final cake.  The cake flavors include yellow, chocolate, marble, carrot, red velvet, lemon, orange and almond.  The biggest selection for Disney cakes comes with the filling options.  For my wedding we had chocolate cake with peanut butter cup filling, orange cake with orange mousse and carrot cake with cream cheese filling.

The current fillings listed on the Disney Fairy Tale Wedding site include the following options:

  • White Chocolate Mousse
  • Dark Chocolate Mousse
  • Milk Chocolate Mousse
  • Raspberry Mousse
  • Orange Mousse
  • Amaretto Mousse
  • Strawberry Mousse
  • Passion Fruit Mousse
  • German Chocolate
  • Cream Cheese
  • Bavarian Cream
  • Peanut Butter Cup
  • Bailey’s Mousse
  • Blackberry Mousse
  • Mocha Mousse
  • White Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Strawberries or Raspberries
  • 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

No matter what your dream is for a wedding cake, Disney can help make it a reality.  I am happy that I worked with my planner to create a custom designed cake that followed our theme and that was unique to our wedding.

Thank you to Vanessa for a mouth-watering blog post and if you would like to see more Disney Wedding cake designs please go to the Disneymooner Forums


DIY: Make your own Mickey Wand

The following Do-It-Yourself post was written by Disneymooner Lianne.  Lianne made her own Mickey wands for her wedding and shared this easy to follow how to guide. On the Disneymooner Private forums you can find many other ways to save for your wedding.

I got the styrofoam balls from Michaels. The big one was about $3, but I had a 40% off coupon (YAY)…

the smaller ones (ears) were in a pack of six, and were about $3 for the pack.

The flowers were silk pink hydrangeas from Michaels the “Summer Blends” collection (or something like that). They were $5.99 for a bunch, and you need about two bunches to make them.

(I bought four different color ribbons (hot pink, light pink, iridescent and ivory),
pearl corsage push pins ($5.99 for 150) – in the bridal section at Michaels and two longer push pins (can’t remember what they are called, but they may be hair accessories, there were four in the pack and they’re about 4-5″ long) to secure the ears onto the “face”.

The “wand” is a pink plastic knitting needle… it’s one of the longer ones…

I stuck the knitting needle into the center of largest styrofoam ball to make the “wand” part.

I took the silk flowers off the greenery (pulls right off)

and secured each flower with the pearl push pins onto the styrofoam balls, and kept going until all sections were covered.

I then secure the ears onto the face with the longer push pins.

I then tried ribbons around the knitting needles.

It was really quite simple (I’m not the most creative person). So if I can do it, ANYONE can!!!

It took me about two hours to make… Hope this helps!

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Trends We Love: Feathers

Feathers have been seen at weddings a lot over the past year and they seem to be gaining momentum as we head into summer. From ostrich to peacock the feathers are making a statement down the aisle this year.

We’ve seen them in bride’s hair, used an accent piece or in lieu of a traditional headpiece of veil.

We’ve seen them infused into bouquets to add texture and a sense of fantasy.

The groomsmen have even been seen getting in on the feather accents as bouts.

Centerpieces are also a great place to add feathers to.  This centerpiece is just feathers!

And my favorite are these incredible edible peacock feather toppers for wedding cupcakes. Couples could even buy these to place on their wedding cake.

Where else have you seen feathers used in a wedding?

Have any of our followers used or planning on using feathers on their wedding day?  We’d love to hear about it on our forums!

Trends We Love: Ombre

From the french word meaning “shading” or “gradient”. And it is a hot trend right now. We can’t say we blame them. It’s a fabulous way to bring lots of color to a wedding.

Starting with the most important part of a wedding… the dress! As usual, singer Gwen Stefani was years ahead of this trend when she wore this gorgeous gown at her wedding.

Gwen Stefani

Now there are many different ombre gown options for brides going the flashy route.

Finish off the look, or maybe you’d like to simply dress up a classic wedding gown, with a bright ombre bouquet.

Imagine your reception filled with these colorful centerpieces. The combination of colors are sure to bring life to any venue you choose.

Not to mention, the sweet guest of honor.

And of course, you must start the theme rolling with an amazing custom wedding invitation.

Invitation from Cricket Printing on Etsy

Hungry for more ombre inspiration? Check this out on Pinterest!