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The Original Red Velvet Cake: A Sweet History

Red Velvet Cupcakes

For those of you who love Red Velvet cake, brace yourselves for some startling facts. It did not get its name from the food coloring that you pour into the batter. Your mind is about to be blown…here is what actually happened.

During the Great Depression, families were particularly more frugal and relying less on food colorings and extracts which could easily be eliminated. While the savings were good for those looking to pinch pennies, it was undoubtedly unfavorable news for the Adams Extract Company. To counter decreasing sales, employees at the company created the Adams Red Velvet Cake which was a concoction that incorporated red food coloring and butter extract instead of traditional ingredients.

The idea was a huge hit across households throughout America. Ever since then Red Velvet cake has been a common staple or addiction for dessert addicts. Here is a little bit of history as well regarding Red Velvet, early bakers of the recipe colored the cake with beet juice which possessed a deep dark red color. Its acquired name Red Velvet does not come from the color of the cake, but the smooth soft texture of the cake crumbs.

Always a crowd pleaser, the great news is that Fate Cakes has been producing delicious Red Velvet cake since our beginning. It’s been love at first bite and we even offer this delicious treat as one of our cupcake and cake pop flavors.

Why wait to enjoy a Red Velvet cupcake? We’re sure you’re already drooling so go ahead and order a dozen of these lil’ treats and we’ll bring them directly to your door. Hand delivered with love. CLICK HERE to visit our shopping cart of give us a call (614.219.9429) to order over the phone.

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Involving Your Groom And Family For Wedding Cake Tastings

The time has come for you to try some delicious treats. As your wedding approaches this could be a final decision and one you’ve been looking forward to. But how many people should you involve in this decision?

When considering flavor options it’s just as important to include those people close to you during this planning but how many is too many? It’s easy to become immersed with the opinions of others during this time but don’t become overwhelmed. A tasting should involve only your betrothed and direct parents. Any more during this meeting might become too overwhelming.

During this tasting it’s time to ask some crucial questions of your bakery and we’ve outlined some of the key points to mention.

1). What is the guest to cake ratio recommended? (To read more about our recent article HERE)
2). What is the deadline to finalize an order?
3). Are there any additional fees included? (Setup, Delivery, Display Rental)
4). Is there a minimum payment for deposit or a discount if one is made? Also, what is the deadline for the final payment?
5). What is the arrival time when the team will deliver at the venue or location?
6). Will your team return to the venue to pickup any display?

Here at Fate Cakes it’s our number one priority to make sure you have the perfect wedding cake and a memorable event. We’re here to answer any questions you might have regarding our wedding services and we’d be happy to meet in person for a taste testing. To contact our Event Coordinator or a Fate Cakes’ representative, give us a ring (614-219-9429) or message us on our Contact form.

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How Many Dessert Options Should I Serve At My Wedding?

Are you up to your eyes in wedding planning? This day will be most overwhelming and we’re here to help every step of the way. You’re not alone during this journey and we can answer all questions or concerns for this grand event.

Many Fate Cakes’ couples who choose to serve only cake are asking how to gauge the exact number of servings needed based on expected guests. To read more about an estimated recommendation, CLICK HERE to view our post about choosing cake to guest ratio. But what if you’re envisioning more than one dessert or treas which will be completely customized to your theme?

A previous topic on dessert bars showcases their convenience for guests; as well as, can benefit your pocket. It’s probably old news how expensive wedding cakes are – priced per slice. Our cake pops, cupcakes and cookies are not just delicious but can also be the perfect desserts for any wedding or even large event. There are countless options for design ideas and if you’re envisioning a dessert bar, these will make a lasting impression.

We’d be happy to discuss any pricing questions regarding our dessert catering but you can also preview some questions we suggest asking asking your bakery before booking for your event. This will provide some additional information needed before finalizing on your dessert or cake. To contact a Fate Cakes’ representative, give us a call (614-219-9429) or use our Contact Form.