We’ve made news … again.
We’re never too shy to discuss sweet things. We also love talking about Columbus and how lucky we are to have established a bakery in such a loving and diverse city.
Recently a columnist from The Daily Reporter – lawyer/business paper in downtown Columbus, Ohio – contacted our Owner to discuss the success of Fate Cakes and how it all started. It has taken hard work and passion to help build not only a business but bakery which is the talk of our town. We are more than grateful for all the support and recognition from all types of press during the last month and look forward to sharing so many more flavors, events, and continued success with our sweettooths in the beautiful city of Columbus!
To read the full online article from The Daily Reporter, is available for users by clicking the link HERE.
For ease of use and to offer you the article free of charge, excepts from the story have been included below:
Local women hit sweet spot riding the cupcake craze
TIFFANY L. PARKS | Daily Reporter Published: 12/20/2013
Marie O’Stroske was working as a full time senior project manager in the Short North and doing freelance web design and web development when she decided to go full throttle with her bakery, Fate Cakes, in March.
Cupcakes are the star at Fate Cakes, a direct delivery company based out of Columbus, which also specializes in cake pops, cakes and will soon unveil a cookie line.
“Our cupcake menu has definitely put us on the map,” O’Stroske said, highlighting her red velvet, chocolate lovers and buckeye-inspired flavors as fan favorites. “We offer a variety of items including specialty cakes but people can’t get enough of the simplicity of cupcakes.”
O’Stroske, who offers delivery services six days a week to the greater Columbus area, said cupcakes make up the lion’s share — 75 percent — of products coming from her bakery.
“I think popular shows like TLC’s Cupcake Wars and other cupcake shows have really helped our industry grow into a fun and creative art which people are excited to embrace,” she said. “You can customize cupcakes and have the option of many flavors per dozen. You don’t have that much flexibility with cakes. Plus, cupcakes are cute.”
O’Stroske also expressed optimism about consumer demand for cupcakes.
“I can’t tell the future, that’d be an amazing superpower though, therefore, I can’t speak about if we’re living in a cupcake fad. What I can predict is Columbus will always need a specialty dessert shop and cupcakes will always be tasty,” she said.
“No matter the outcome of the supposed cupcake craze, I am willing to bet on those superpowers that Fate Cakes will continue to deliver our gourmet desserts all around Columbus. We’re not going anywhere.”
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During the Holiday Season, our bakers and team will be taking a well deserved vacation. We have been working hard to get ready for this season and appreciate all the success during the 2013 year! We can’t believe how far we’ve come and it all started not even one year ago. We have more than enough gratitude to our sweettooths and supporters during the last couple months and can’t wait to spend quality time with our close friend and family during the next couple of days.
We will be returning well rested and ready to prepare for the New Year after the Holiday. Our 2013 Holiday operation hours are listed below. We are available for large party orders on selected days during the holiday, but will not be available for small residential and commercial deliveries during the following days:
Fate Cakes will observe the Holiday from Wednesday, December 25th through Sunday, December 29th and will be returning to the bakery on Monday, December 30th.
Feel free to support orders during this time through our shopping cart, but understand a representative will not be available to discuss said order until Monday, December 30th.
If you have any questions about our Holiday schedule or would like to discuss a large party order during these dates please contact our bakery directly (614) 219.9429.
Have a ‘Sweet’ Holiday!
Good Day Columbus Weekend show contacted our team AGAIN to give away another cake for a lucky viewer of the morning shower. During the month of November, our bakery had the opportunity to showcase our OSU vs Michigan cake on the GDC show and the phones were ringing off the hook!
This specific cake was a custom design focused on the Big 10 Championship themed show in December. We were contacted for the second week in a row because viewers just could not get enough of our custom cake designs. We were even more excited to create this special fun design and happy to celebrate our Buckeyes traveling to Indiana for the Big 10 Championship.
Unfortunately, our “cake powers” were not strong enough to give the Buckeyes all the luck to come out with a win in the Lucas Oil Stadium, but they put up a fight against the Michigan State Spartans.
If you’re looking for a fun and custom cake for your next party or event, give us a call to talk with a cake designer today (614) 219.9429. You can also check out our cake pricing information; as well as, our cake menu by clicking here.
Our bakery specializes in custom cake designs and other personalized desserts. When we were contacted for helping ABC 6 / FOX 28 WTTE to surprise a lucky viewer we were happy to come up with a fun OSU vs Michigan cake. Their representative found out Buckeye Block O cake online and on Facebook and thought it would be a fun dessert to feature on their Good Day Columbus Weekend show.
We had so much fun on the set of GDC with Maria Durant and Adam Slinger. It can be a little crazy behind the scenes and we were lucky enough to see the entire Beat Michigan show. Their team works so hard and it’s amazing how much on the spot changes we couldn’t imagine how crazy the their every day schedules are during the week.
The phones were ringing off the hook for our cake and Maria even brought one of our miniature cakes to a tailgate she attended before the Noon game. The two anchors enjoyed the taste of our Buckeye cupcakes while on air and teased the audience with our cake throughout the entire show from 8AM until 9:45AM when the cake was the final giveaway of the day.
We’re making custom cakes every day in the bakery and would love to surprise your guests at your next party or special event. Give us a call (614) 219.9429 to talk to one of our cake designers today. To view our cake menu Click Here or Check Out Our Cake Pricing Here.
The shell border is the most popular piped decoration for any occasion cake. It’s also possibly one of the easiest ways to add a little needed flair to any cake edge. Have an uneven edge, or need to cover up where your multiple tiered cakes meets in the middle? Try the simple Shell Border.
To complete this technique you can use any size tip; as well as, any style of tip (Star variation or Round variations). With these three simple steps you’ll be on your way to stylish cakes!
Step 1: Using a medium-stiff consistency buttercream, squeeze using firm pressure till you make a ball on your cake.
Step 2: Stop applying pressure and slightly drag your piping tip and bag until you almost have a teardrop shape
Step 3: Place your tip and bag at the base of the teardrop and squeeze by repeating steps 1 and 2. (Note: do not place your tip too close to the first shell. As you apply pressure and release buttercream, you will need space).
This border is best used on any cake or design. It is the best and easiest technique to make your cake look detailed.
We bleed scarlet and grey every day, but especially during Beat Michigan Week! There’s no better time to be rutting for our Buckeyes than the most anticipated week of the football season.
The stats are in and our Buckeyes are projected to blow those wimpy wolverines out of the water. Our team will be on the road this Saturday, but no doubt our fans will crowd Ann Arbor, MI and show those up North what it’s like to be winners!
While our buckeyes are playing the game of the year, celebrate during your OSU vs. Michigan party with one of our custom Ohio State University Cakes. Choose from a variety of cake flavors, iced with our silky grey buttercream and scarlet shell border with a fondant decorative Block O, Buckeye and Buckeye Leaf – which is of course the iconic OSU logo.
Give us a call to order your custom cake over the phone (614) 219.9429. Check out our cake menu and our custom cake pricing HERE. Have questions or need some clarification on our Cake Services? Don’t hesitate to call one of our cake designers.
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Our buckeyes are hitting the books HARD, gettin’ prepared for their Fall finals. Our students have been studying all quarter long to take that one final test before heading out to enjoy their Holiday vacations. We know the bucks are obviously more excited about heading home for a month long winter break, but they do have to stick around just a little while longer before hitting the road to enjoy quality time with friends and family.
During the week of December 5th-11th, those students will be last-minute cramming, pulling all nighters and more than likely on high drive to just get through the next couple of days. It’s during this very stressful time that we receive the most requests to surprise our college students. Those “Good Luck” messages and our little treats are really all our scholars need to keep on trucking before the week is over!
We’re here to make sure your student remembers to take a couple moments to relax – and enjoy a little sweet treat. We know this time can be just as stressful for parents because you are listening every step of the way – when classes are hard, and when tests results aren’t always up to expectations. We’re here to calm your nerves too… we’ll make sure to take care of your kids by keeping their minds alert and their hearts happy!
Give us a call today (614) 219.9429 to order over the phone or submit an order for delivery on our ONLINE ORDER FORM.
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Honestly, nothing beats a good deal. We know it and even we search for the best coupons or discounts around Columbus and even online. At Fate Cakes we understand budgets are tight as the Holidays are practically around the corner. But, we also know you still want to spend that special birthday, anniversary, and congratulatory dessert to you child, parent or bestie.
We’re thinking of you when we offer special promotions all year round and our November discount is one of the best. Once you order one dozen cupcakes at regular price (any flavor) you’ll get your next dozen for only $15.00 – that’s a 40% off value of your second dozen! To redeem this promotion code simply either mention or add “FALLSAVE” to your next order form or shopping cart.
We wanna make sure our Fate Cake fans get the best deals ever; therefore, this offer is only available for the select sweet tooths who follow us; as well as, those who really love our product. Don’t miss out on this offer – it’s seriously the best you’ll see until 2014!
To view our Cupcake Menu CLICK HERE and fill out our simple ORDER FORM or check out any product that can be added to our user friendly shopping cart!
Halloween is a time for ghouls and goblins and while the lil’ kids walk the streets of our neighborhoods trick or treating there are some “youngsters” we can’t forget about this spooky season. No matter what age, our kids always appreciate some extra sweets once the seasons start changing and October ends. The Ohio State University is a beautiful campus any time of the year and we deliver to our buckeyes every day of the week – no tricks. 🙂 So surprise that special student for Halloween, Thursday, October 31st.
If your “little pumpkin” is either home sick or you just want to send a fun and tasty treat to the special student we’ll deliver directly to their dorm or resident house. If you’d like to include a special theme like chocolate spider webs or a spooktacular message to your buckeye we will absolutely make sure your student and order is accommodated specifically to the holiday theme.
Remember, Halloween is Thursday, October 31st. In order to guarantee all orders are delivered during the holiday, please make sure to place orders either online by CLICKING HERE or give us a call and order over the phone (614) 219-9429.
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It’s officially Fall.
Break out your hoodies and napkins… we’re having a bonfire and sharing our oooey gooey S’more cupcakes. This month marks the start to a new season and of course a new promotion at Fate Cakes.
During the month of October, we’ve got a Spoooktacular saving just in time for your Halloween themed parties and events. If you order a dozen cupcakes (any flavor) during October 1st – October 31st, you’ll receive a dozen (12) S’more cupcakes for $15.00. That’s a $10.00 saving! Yep, we’re practically giving our sweets away!
Simply enter the code SPOOKY while filling out your Online Order Form or Shopping Cart. Or you can give us a call (614.219.9429) and we’ll go over all the details with you over the phone – just don’t forget to mention the promotion and we’ll simply add the discount to your order.
To view our wickedly good cupcake menu click HERE. We also offer some pretty deadly cake pops if you’re in the mood for something divinely dangerous!