As those last minute shoppers are gearing up for the ‘big day’, our little elves also work hard to bake and deliver you treats before Christmas. We’re more than happy to create custom desserts tailed to special office parties and even the occasional ugly sweater party!
We’ve celebrated more birthdays with you that we can even count and there have been the fair share of 3D cakes thrown into the mix and we couldn’t have forgotten about the custom cookies we started this year. As 2015 comes to a close, we’re more than grateful for all the friends we’ve met and even more blessed for all those loyal customers who keep coming back for more sweets!
We’ll be announcing some exciting new desserts for the start of the New Year and we’re more than anxious to see what fun and creative ideas you’ll request for 2016! Our bakery enjoys every moment we’ve spent with your close friends and family and we’re looking forward to even more fabulous parties.
Our team has been with you almost every Monday-Saturday this year so it’s no surprise we’re in need of a little R&R with our loved ones too. We’ll be back full refreshed and ready to take on those sweetooths at the ring of the New Year, but for now we’ll be turing the oven off and spending quality time with family.
Fate Cakes will be observing the holiday during the following dates:
December 24th, 2015 (Christmas Eve) – Closes early at 4PM
December 25th, 2015 (Christmas)- December 31st, 2015 (New Year’s Eve) – Closed
January 1st (New Year 2016) – Closed
We’ll be back in the office January 2nd, 2016 and are currently taking orders for when we resume delivery on January 4th. To place an order using our online shopping cart CLICK HERE – We are currently booked for January 2nd and will just be taking orders for the upcoming week and year once we return to the office that Saturday.
Have a warm and healthy holiday season. Stay Sweet!
Yes, we folded under pressure. Customers have been requesting our creative team design a Salted Caramel flavor and we think we’ve lived up to the expectation. There are many competitors which have also added this popular item to their menu and we think it’s a perfect option to pair with our other selections.
Let’s break it down:
Our very popular vanilla cupcake is topper with a luscious and creamy vanilla buttercream but it’s the homemade toffee and carmel which give this cupcake it’s extra spunk. The toffee is buttery and crisp with a layer of semi-sweet chocolate coating. The drizzle of our top-secret carmel almost melts over the toffee and cupcake itself. Worried about mess? Don’t be. The flavor itself makes up for the ‘face cleanup’.
We’re continuously updating our menu online and we love our customer feedback. Click Here to view our online cupcake menu and feel free to contact our bakery with any menu suggestions.
As one of the most popular fast food restaurants in the United States, we couldn’t turn down creating a custom Chipotle 3D burrito cake.
Anna C contacted us to produce a personalized treat for her boyfriend as a special birthday cake he would love. As a lover of Mexican food, they celebrated his 25th at a local restaurant where she surprised him this cake, inspired from his favorite fast food place.
To create a 3D cake, it’s important to keep in mind simple is more and the little details go a long way. We’ve created a short tutorial with photos on the process to produce a Chipotle themed cake.
1). Bake and Assemble: This particular cake was made for 10 servings and utilized a 1/4 sheet cake. (Flavor – Buckeye – our most popular!). Once the cake has cooled, cut the sheet in half by length and flip it onto itself.
2). Cut and Shave: A 3D cake wouldn’t be a show stopper if without its extensive details and being lifelike. Cut the cake into a long oval shape and and shave off the top of the cake so it’s more into a cylinder from top to bottom.
3). Ice and Refrigerate: When icing your cake, make sure the consistency of the cake is correct and does not separate. In short, equal parts butter and confectioners sugar. Using a rounded hand spatula, smooth the edges before chilling for 30 minutes or until the entire cake has hardened.
4). Cover and Roll: Before rolling the cake in fondant it is of most importance for the whole cake to be frozen solid. The reasoning is for an easy “roll” as you create the iconic wrapped burrito. We recommend placing the cake on its top in the middle of the fondant and tuck and rolling around the hardened cake – starting and stopping the edges of fondant on the button of the cake.
5). Wrapping and Accenting: Directly after you roll the cake immediately fold a piece of aluminium foil around the cake until it covers the bottom of the burrito. Lastly, using a defining powder brush use a variety of three different luster dusts and have fun making the cake come to life!
While our bakery is most known for our Gourmet cupcakes in Columbus, Ohio (Yep, we have 16 flavors that you’ll droll over), we also deliver cakes daily in the Columbus, Ohio area. These cake requests come from the simplest to the more complex or even multi-tiered wedding cakes, but the more frequent orders are those which are carved in a 3rd dimensional design.
Our team can create a 3D cake for any themed party – no matter how complex the figure. The expert carvers actually enjoy taking on any challenge and we’ll make sure you’re overjoyed with the final project. The most frequent call we take are for a cake to be replicated from a photo or actual object. Take this guitar cake for example. We took this order from a parent who requested a cake in the exact form of her daughter’s favorite guitar. We worked with the mother for weeks to finalize a design with her and discussed additional details, which included, adding her daughter’s favorite musician on the guitar as an extra touch.
When we arrived at the party in Deer Creek, Ohio, the birthday girl was not just surprised from the customized cake, but was overjoyed at how similar to style and size from her actual guitar. We take pride in the work we provide and we make every effort to exceed all expectations.
To learn more about how we can help create that special cake for your next party or birthday event, contact a Fate Cakes representative (614.219.9429) and we’ll be happy to provide you with a general quote over the phone. Or contact us today by filling out the Contact Form found here.
Here at Fate Cakes we service to any party within the Columbus, Ohio area and will pretty much create and customize our desserts to your needs and specific event. Our representatives are available during our normal business hours to answer any questions about our products and will help assist you with any additional information regarding your party.
Starting July 6th, we have implemented new hours of operation and will be available at your convenience during 9AM-6PM Monday-Friday and 12PM Noon-5PM on Saturdays. We still reserve Sundays for special events and our team can be accommodating to your event if it falls on Sunday.
Please feel free to contact one of our team members with any questions regarding the operation change (614.219.9429) or send us your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It should also be noted, our delivery schedule has also be altered. Our team is available to hand delivery all orders during the morning hours 10AM-12PM, and 12PM-2PM, Monday-Friday. Our morning hours during Saturday have stayed the same and will be serviced as usual during 10AM-12PM Noon. Same day deliveries will no longer continue to be taken during all weekdays and are also not available on Saturdays. (Please submit all next day orders before 10:00PM the day before delivery to qualify . Note, if we are overbooked during a specific day, our bakery has the right to turn down any potential next day inquiry).
Here at Fate Cakes we’re always looking for new and improved ways to make our customized cakes stand out at your party. Sometimes, many customers come to our bakery and request one of our delicious cakes and want something stylish without using fondant as an accent/additional topping.
Fondant is the perfect way to make a cake look sleek, elegant and smooth out any imperfections which may be inevitable when using traditional buttercream. But, if you don’t like the taste or sweet taste of fondant, we can still achieve a smooth consistency and our team can use a variety of stencils to create a beautiful cake worthy of any top notch party and event.
We’ve compiled a list of our top five stencil designs, made popular from our client requests.
Damask (As seen in featured photo):
There are different styles of this design, which originated as a pattern sewn or woven on silk or other fabric. Many of our brides request this specific style for a bridal shower or for their rehearsal dinner the night before her wedding.
This style has grown in popularity mainly for young girls’ birthday parties or even for a baby shower for a little girl. It’s such a beautiful but simplistic design.
Most requested for a little boy’s birthday or baby shower, this repetition of diamond shapes is the perfect texture to create a custom cake made to replicate a sweater or shirt and tie.
Such an elegant touch to your cake that will make any guest take a second look. Perfect for an anniversary or special occasion, this stencil is truly a something to swoon over
Ordering a cake for that “wild” friend or family member. Maybe you’re having a safari themed baby shower or 1st birthday party. This stencil is the perfect match to ‘summer’ event and looks great as a multiple tiered with different patterns.
Don’t see a stencil or design you prefer? Looking for a specific customized pattern for your next party, event, shower or wedding? At Fate Cakes, our team can actually hand create a stencil directly from a photo of inspiration and mirror it on your cake. This particular practice is used on fondant cakes and you can see an example of our work from a custom 3D Louis Vuitton cake we created using a stencil drawn and carved/etched by hand. (Click here to also be redirected on instructions to making your own cake stencil)
Contact one of our representatives today to learn more about our buttercream stencil designs and to discuss your event! (614.219.9429).
Stencils can be expensive and may take a while to arrive if you have a specific or expedited deadline. Here at Fate Cakes, we have many clients who request customized designs and cakes which use a stencil pattern and sometimes it’s easier to create one from scratch in comparison to finding a similar one (it it exists) from a third party.
What You Will Need:
– Printed copy of pattern/design
– Large piece of glass (about 1/4″ in thickness)
– Boxing Tape/ Scotch Tape / Duct Tape
– Acetate Paper (Found at any local art/paper supplier)
– Wood burning tool (Found at any local craft store)
Making your own stencil if fairly simple as long as you have the right tools, a steady hand, and some patience (lots of patience). The first thing to keep in mind, even if you’re purchasing a stencil from a vendor, is the ratio of pattern:size in reference to your finalized cake. For example, we are showcasing a 3D Louis Vuitton cake which was replicated from their Summer 2015 collection. The client which requested this design specifically wanted to smaller – almost ¼ the size of the actual purse; therefore, the ratio to the iconic LV pattern had to translate to the resizing.
Once you’ve determined a good size to the pattern, print off the design using a standard printer on an 8 ½”x11” sheet of printer paper – or larger if your cake needs a bigger pattern size; or if one of the sides of your cake will span longer than either 8 ½” or 11” – depending on its horizontal or vertical positioning/alignment.
After making a replicated print of the pattern, place a piece of glass (aproximately ¼” thick) on top of the pattern and tape it to a flat surface/table.
Next, take your acetate paper (thickness will be dependent on the complexity and size of your pattern) and adhere it on top of the glass using tape to secure it in place. Once you’ve compelted these steps, plug in your wood burning tool and wait about a minute until it has heated to the point of burning/melting the paper.
Note: A wood burning tool is a fabulous utensil and is useful for many arts and crafts. The more experience you have it, the better you will become in making accurate and replicated stencils.
The paper does not have to cool and can be used directly after etching after it has been thoroughly washed with water and soap. This will allow for any remaining particles to be removed before being placed on your cake.
Cake stencils come in a variety of patterns, designs and sizes, but sometimes it becomes impossible to find an exact replica to your specific cake needs. If you’re up for the challenge, try your hand at making your own stencil and remember – practice makes perfect!
Love the Louis Vuitton cake featured in this blog posting? Contact one of our Fate Cakes representatives today (614.219.9429) to learn more about how you can also have a custom made 3D cake to surprise that special lady on an anniversary or birthday celebration. For this specific cake, the client ordered the real deal; as well as, this smallest replicated version. What a thoughtful gift, but by no means do you have to surprise her with both – just get her an unforgettable and one of a kind cake. Even we admit that to it’s uniqueness and will be something none of her friends or family would also have.
All the new rage, edible images are becoming even more popular as our bakery allows customers to choose to add this customized detail to both cakes and cupcakes. There are many options to the designs we can create for your party and we’d love to make it extra special with a replicated photo for that special someone.
Edible images have been around for a while are a sure way to make an impression on the guests at your next party. Typically placed on sheet cakes, these extra designs are perfect for any square or circle cake and can be cut to any shape. Typically printed on a 8”x10” piece of edible sugar paper, this topper is a perfect addition to our delicious cakes.
More recently, we’ve printed edible images to be toppers on cupcakes. These “disk” like wafers sit comfortable on top of our fluffy buttercream and garnishes. They are typically presented as photos or logos for anniversaries or corporate events.
We’ve yet to met anyone to turn down one of our buttery sugar cookies, and many of our corporate clients in Columbus, Ohio request these treats to special executive meetings or events. These are also a great favor/treat to pass out at conventions with your company logo – everyone will remember your name after eating a tasty treat.
If you’ve still gone without trying a dessert with an edible image, here’s a little more detail about what to expect in terms of texture and flavor.
Many customers claim there is no taste to an edible image. The image itself is printed using a specialized printer which only is for edible use, and has edible ink cartridges which are etched onto a edible paper – commonly known as sugar sheets. These pages are typically made up of various sugars and were once produced from rice paper.
As the panels are being printed, they are stiffer in consistency but turn soft and almost have no texture after being applied to buttercream. The icing helps moisturize the paper giving it a seamless look, as if it was painted directly on top of the cake.
If your cake is covered in fondant, the edible image will keep most of its original texture, but is very pliable and can be molded around sharp edges and smooth corners.
If you have any questions about the speciality designs we can customize for your next party, give us a ring and we’ll be happy to answer all of your comments or concerns. Please contact one of our representatives at Fate Cakes (614-219-9429).
The time has finally arrived! Our bakery is now offering large, mulch-tiered wedding cakes. Fate Cakes started as a cupcake bakery in January of 2013 and we’ve grown to the needs of our community and the needs of our customers.
We originally had a few gourmet flavors back in 2013, and now we have over 15 unique and traditional cupcakes. Even though we still have a special place in our hearts for the cupcakes which put us on the map, our menu has expanded to a large selection which will work for any budget or theme and party.
First after cupcakes came cake pops, which are ideal for that special person who’s looking for an individual treat, perfect for a two-bite sweet tooth. Next, came our cakes. This menu alone has grown the most in the different and variety of pricing/sizes we offer. You’ll have the option for a small cake, serving 6, up to a full sheet cake which serves up to 96 guests.
Our custom designed cakes are made from any request and we can replicate any design that you may find on Pinterest or if you’ve seen similar cake at another party. We price out our cakes as a flat fee based on the techniques used for your design; as well as, the size of the cake.
In March 2015, our team was excited to introduce large, tiered cakes to our menu and we’ll make them as high as the sky. There are no more limits to our cakes, in terms of height, and we’ll be happy to accommodate to any theme, party, and guest list. Whether it’s an ornate design, something you might have seen on a movie set, or traditional with a simplistic and elegant swirl (Photo), we’d be happy to help make that day even more special!
To learn more about our weddings and event services, CLICK HERE to be redirected to our wedding cake and cupcakes page. You can submit an online inquiry on this page or you can contact our Event Coordinator, Marie O’Stroske for more information on pricing and additional information. (614.219.942).
It may have been almost 3 months since our last post, and boy do we have a ton of updates for you! In April of this year, Athleta ( a sub company to The Gap), contacted our bakery to become an affiliate with their store for some upcoming fundraisers.
We were happy to be a part of 4 different events during the month of May, some of which involved Easters Seals for a Shop For A Cause event, where every shopper who mentions the fundraiser receives 10% off their order and a percentage of then every sale goes to Easter Seals.
There was also a larger planned event which involved The American Lung Association, and in a similar fashion, all transactions made under the Shop For A Cause would be given a discount at the register and The Lung Force would receive a portion of the sales for their organization.
At Fate Cakes, we take pride in our community and love giving back to the Columbus, Ohio and surrounding areas. We make dozens of donations to small and large fundraisers – ranging from a couple cupcakes/desserts, to large events held within the Downtown Columbus area. We are happy to be a part of this community and there is nothing more important than making sure our community knows how much we love and care about them.
If you’re interested in learning more about our fundraisers, and continued affiliation with Athleta, check out our Fate Cakes Facebook Page and Fate Cakes Twitter Account accounts where you can follow our daily and weekly events. If you’re part of an organization looking for some sweet treats at your next event, feel free to contact our Event Coordinator, Marie O’Stroske at 614.219.9429 to set up a time to discuss your organization and the event.