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Cupcake Blog: 10 Simple Memorial Day Dessert Treats

Checkout Out These 10 Simple Memorial Day Treats

It’s that time of year again. Start up the grill and get your party cookout shoes on. Like most of us, from Memorial Day until Labor Day we are on the road most of our weekends. Taking part in National celebrations for veterans and freedom, and other for graduates, weddings and new babies! Either way, most likely you’re in charge of bringing a side dish or dessert to these events.

We’re here to make your Memorial Day and party desserts easier so you can spend more time enjoying the party(s)! Check out our short list of 10 sweet and easy treats you can bring this four-day weekend!

1). Strawberry and Blueberry Shortcakes – All you need is 5 minutes at the grocery store and you’re set. Make sure to purchase a couple extra cakes and of course double the amount of whipped cream you place your cart – you’re going to need it!

2). S’mores over the Grill – This fun idea is perfect for any party. No bonfire needed, just a hot and toasty grill. Just make sure to keep the kiddos at a far enough distance if they’re handling the mallow duty.

3). Fruit Kabob – Fresh and cold. Use a variety of fruits this season and spend a buck or two on some fun mini cookie cutters to cut out fruits like pineapple, honeydew  and watermelon.

4). Popsicles – You don’t HAVE to go homemade here, store bought will always due…. but they are so easy to make yourself. Plus, you can mix water with any flavor of drink mix for a variety of tasty flavors you won’t be able to find on the shelf.

5). Chocolate Covered Strawberries or Pretzels – Cover or drizzle anything in chocolate and you’re treat will surely be a hit. Make sure to pick up dark and white chocolate for a variety of color options, but most importantly stock up on those Stars & Stripes sprinkles.

6). Patriotic Rice Treats – How easy is this recipe you ask? Count to three and you’re done. Keep rice cereal, butter and mallows on hand for any party for a last minute dessert!

7). Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Bar – Wanna be the talk of the party? Bring some soft cookies (Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, any flavor you name it) and a couple of pint varieties of ice cream. Set everything out with a couple spoons and let everyone create their own ooey gooey creation. Don’t forget the chocolate syrup or mallow topping for extra tasty fun.

8). Banana Pudding – More than like this dessert is a traditional treat present at every picnic and outdoor party. There’s a reason it’s so popular… it’s sooo darn good!

9). (Kid Fun) Virgin Jello Shots – Yep, keep it the most simply by letting these cool in the fridge the night before in small disposable shot containers, or use those handy mini cookie cutters for patriotic shapes. Don’t forget to switch up the colors and of course make a couple spiced ones for the grownups – just make sure to color coat them correctly!

10). (Adult Fun) Margarita / Smoothie – Ahhhh… sit back, poolside, and sip on some grown up drinks – you have the day of… you deserve it! 🙂

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day!

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7 Easy Steps On How To Create Tasty Cake Pops

Cake pops are all the rage especially for small parties like baby showers and bridal showers. They are the perfect size for any sweet lover that may be looking for a light treat. Plus, you can have a variety of flavors at your party so all your guests can multiple choices!

At Fate Cakes we cater our variety of cake pop flavors to baby showers, bridal showers, weddings and many more parties all across Columbus, Ohio; therefore, we know what we’re doing when it comes to cake pops. With all this pop frenzy, we have created a simple checklist to follow in order to make and create tasty and decorative cake pops.

Our 7 Tips

  1. Cool and Shave Down – After baking your cake, let cool completely, before taking it out of the pan and “shredding” it into small pieces.

  2. Roll and Shape – Once the cake is fully cooled and you have shaved it down, add a “binding” ingredient like sour cream or cream cheese. This will allow the cake to be easier to mold into your shape or a traditional ball

  3. Stick It – After you have rolled and shaped your pop, apply melted chocolate melts on the tip of your lollipop stick before placing it into your ball or shape. This will allow the cake to adhere better to the stick as the chocolate melts

  4. Cool ‘Em –  Allow the pops to cool in the refrigerator or freezer for a short period. Make sure your pop has not completely cooled or froze. The reasoning is if the pop is too cool, your icing will crack as it cools after you have rolled the pop in a variety of candy melt flavors and colors.

  5. Heat Chocolate – While your pops are cooling, heat the chocolate melts in a microwave 15-30 seconds at a time. As the chocolate starts to melt, check it more often as it tends to burn and crystallize which will ruin the chocolate. If  if your sugar starts to crystallize but does not burn, add some oil to allow the chocolate to become more liquid.

  6. Roll and Coat – After taking the pops out of the refrigerator or freezer, roll the pops in your melted chocolate. You can either tap or twirl the pops to get access chocolate off the the pops.

  7. Double Dip – This is the only time you’re allowed to double dip! Make sure to apply this step to allow for a smoother surface on each pop

Now that you’ve coated your pops you can either decorate with your favorite sprinkles or let them cool and then drizzle them in a different colored melted chocolate. For a little extra flair don’t forget to wrap each pop in their individual bags and add a themed ribbon or ti to incorporate your baby shower, wedding or bridal shower theme and colors.

Love our tips and want to see learn more about how Fate cakes can cater to your next party in Columbus, Ohio? Click here to read more about the cake pops we’ve decorated for special events. You can also give us a call at (614) 219.9429 to order over the phone.

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National Chocolate Chip Day : 5 Simple and Traditional Treats

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In celebration of Chocolate Chip Day, we’re excited to share some fun and easy recipes you can tempt yourself to during this fabulous holiday. There are some traditional desserts and others you may have never heard or thought about, but all a must to be shared today, May 15th.

Let the drooling commence

1. Chocolate Chip Cookies – Perfect timing, we’ve started selling our cookies online today in honor of Chocolate Chip Day and this special treat is predicted to be our top seller. It’s a no brainer this is our first choice on how to celebrate the day. Nothing beats Ooey Gooyey Goodness

2. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – If a chocolate chip cookie isn’t good just by itself, these delightful peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are a perfect mingle of rich and crispness. We’re also selling these online starting today, so don’t just sit there… order today!

3. Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake – It’s getting close to the time of year we treat ourselves to cool and creamy ice cream and creamy treats. Get that blender out and throw some vanilla ice cream, mini chocolate chips, mint extract (or the real stuff) and some milk and turn that baby on high!

4. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes – This lil’ delight is not on our Spring cupcake menu, but it is a treat that everyone needs to try. Once you’ve had one you’re more than likely already taking the wrapper off the next!

5. White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Cookies – Who said we had to keep it with standard chocolate? Let’s switch it up and add a little white chocolate to our dessert menu. Live a little!

Enjoy and don’t forget to have fun!

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas: 5 Tips To Making Her Day!

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Everyone should celebrate and thank their mother every day of the year, but for those of you who put a little more effort on the that one special day in May, we’ve compiled a short list of 5 ideas which will make Mother’s day a little more special.

  1. Mark Your Calendar – Mother’s day lands on the second Sunday, every May. That would mean we celebrate our Momma’s this year on May 12th. It’s important to remember, that most gifts for Mother’s are purchased only a few days, if not the same day, in advance in order to keep items fresh; therefore, it’s a must to not procrastinate and think you can just walk into an establishment demanding gifts that might already be sold out of picked through

  2. Call In Advance – To carry over with #1, if you are thinking about ordering an item (like cupcakes or desserts from Fate Cakes ;)) online or over the phone, understand that Mother’s Day is one if not the most busiest days of the year for almost every business. This means possible longer lines and other many items may be out of stock or need to be ordered in advance to guarantee delivery or even order confirmation

  3. Switch It up – Take this time to think about what you’ve sent or given your mother for the last 5 years… is there some repetition? This year, surprise Mom and send her something she won’t be expecting. Nothing’s better than a little surprise 🙂

  4. Keep It Simple – Our mums didn’t spend 9 months and 18 years raising their crazy kids just to reap the gifts on Mother’s Day. It’s the little things that will make Mom smile on this day, so you don’t have to go overboard. It might go without saying, but evening taking the time to send a card in the mail will let her know all her hard work has paid off and you appreciate her in your life

  5. Get Cupcakes Delivered – Fate Cakes is open every day of the week, and especially during Mother’s Day! Surprise Mom this year by getting her a dozen cupcakes delivered right at her doorstep. We’ve made it simple by giving you the ability to choose from our standard or aMother’s Day Cupcake Bouquet within an online form or you can give us a call (614) 219.9429 and we’ll discuss all the details with you over the phone.

Whether you’re planning on spending the day with you Mother this Sunday (Yea, it’s in 4 days!) or just going to give her a quick call over the phone to let her know how much she means to you, every mother deserves to be pampered. Just don’t forget there are 364 other days during the year which you should also be thankful and let your mother know she’s special.

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Cinco De Mayo Party Prep: 7 Traditional Drinks

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This weekend we celebrate what most American’s might classify as the national drinking day of the year. It’s that time to break out your margarita glasses, lime and salt, invite your closest friends over and dip into that chips and salsa. Even though the majority of us are not of Mexican, we do however can’t deny any opportunity to celebrate.

For your enjoyment, our team compiled a short list of our favorite drinks we either enjoy making or bringing but most importantly drinking at the party. Take a look at our list and you can always find recipes online for all below:

  1. Mojitos – A heavenly mixture of 5 ingredients : White Rum, Sugar Cane Juice, Lime Juice, Sparkling Water and Fresh Mint.

  2. Any Margarita – Tequila…. lots o’ tequila added to any pre-made juice or drink mix

  3. Sangria – Just add wine and fruit, or you can can have your fruit ala mode… or just wine 🙂

  4. Agua Fresca – Keep it simple by adding Sugar Cane, Water with hibiscus iced tea

  5. Sangrita – A pairing of Orange Juice, Lime Juice, Pomegranate Grenadine, Chile Powder and of course Jalapeno slices for garnish

  6. Piña Colada – Yep, can’t get any better and simpler than this coconut drink

  7. Corona – May be the only time of the year we’d be caught drinking or holding this beverage.

Remember to always drink responsibility and don’t forget we have a variety of cupcakes for any party which you can enjoy during this year’s Cinco De Mayo celebrations. Click here to read more about the specialty and gourmet cupcakes or give us a call (614) 219.9429.