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.