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Holiday 2017 Schedule

Throughout the year, you count on us for your custom cakes and treats. We treasure making these desserts for all special occasions and are so happy to help you celebrate.
Our team takes pride in our treats and are determined to deliver the sweets of your dreams. We have a very dedicated work ethic and there are only a couple of times a year we get to spend with our loved ones. For the next couple of weeks, we’ll have limited hours available here in the office and on our delivery schedule.
Thanksgiving
Closed Monday, November 20th and reopening Monday, November 27th.
Christmas and New Year
Closed Monday, December 25th and reopening Wednesday, January 3rd.
Have a ‘sweet’ holiday season!

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Super Bowl 51 Cupcake and Cookie Delivery

The most anticipated game of the year is upon us. This weekend we’ll be catering to parties around the Columbus and central Ohio area for the big game.
Have a hankering for some sweet treats to share for Super Bowl LI?! Well look no further than Fate Cakes Bakery where we proudly have been specializing in cakes, cookies and cupcakes going on five years. Click here to view our popular cookie items!
A real crowd pleasing treat are hand drawn logo cookies including both rival teams or decadent cupcakes with creative designs. Whether you’re a rooting tooting Falcons or Patriots fan, it makes no difference. We sure have the sweet treats to delight! We have decadent Vanilla, Red Velvet and super moist chocolate to devour for The Super Bowl.
So don’t hesitate and be sure to view our menu and check out our cookie and cupcake options that will satisfy your sweet tooth and put a smile on your face. We would love to deliver an array of cookies and cupcakes for you upcoming Super Bowl Party!

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Bakery and Office Holiday Hours for 2015-2016

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!

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How To Make Your Own Cake Stencil

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.

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Large Wedding Cakes Now Available

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).

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Fate Cakes and Athleta team up in May, 2015

athleta_cupcakes 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.

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Valentine's Day Hours 2015

We’re excited to announce our bakery will be operating all days of the week/weekend starting February 1st, and will return to our normal 6-days a week schedule after the Valentine’s Day rush. This particular holiday is our busiest, and in years past customers have requested delivery dates on every day of the week, including Sundays; therefore, we love making you happy and have opted to work even harder to work around any scheduled during the Valentine’s Weekend.
Below are our new hours effective February 1st – February 22nd. (We’ll be returning back to our normal hours and operation, Monday, February 23rd).
Sunday, February 1st: 12PM-5PM (Delivery 12PM-2PM) *No Same Day Orders
Monday, February 2nd – Friday, February 6th: 9AM-8PM (Delivery: 12PM-2PM; 6Pm-8PM)
Saturday, February 7th: 12PM-5PM (Delivery 10AM-12PM) *No Same Day Orders
Sunday, February 8th: 12PM-5PM (Delivery 12PM-2PM) *No Same Day Orders
Monday, February 9th – Friday, February 13th: 9AM-8PM (Delivery: 12PM-2PM; 6Pm-8PM) *ALL VDAY ORDERS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED BY 12PM FOR NEXT DAY
Saturday, February 14th: 12PM-5PM (Delivery 10AM-12PM; 2PM-4PM) *No Same Day Orders
Sunday, February 15th: 12PM-5PM (Delivery 12PM-2PM) *No Same Day Orders
To view our current Valentine’s Day custom cupcakes and cookies, please CLICK HERE to be redirected to our online shopping cart/product pages.
If you have any questions about our holiday hours or specials please contact us at (614) 219.9429. Please be patient if we are busy during peak days/hours leading up to Valentine’s Day. You may have to contact us via email (info@fate-cakes.com) or leave a voicemail in order for our team to return your call/inquiry.

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Fate Cakes Holiday Hours 2014

Our team of baking experts are happy to serve your sweet tooth all year round, but sometimes we need a little R&R to keep our creative juices flowing. The holidays are for sharing quality time with close friends and even closer family; therefore, we take some extended time off to also enjoy this most anticipated time of the year.
During the following days/weeks, our team will not be available to answer any phone inquiries or any online orders and cart orders. Delivery is not allocated during this time, but we are more than happy to answer any questions via EMAIL (info@fate-cakes.com) and will contact you within 48-72 hours from original inquiry.
If you are anticipating an order scheduled for delivery right after we return to the bakery, please contact us as soon as possible with your request. Many clients are already making requests for pre-Christmas cupcake and custom cake orders; as well as, to ring in the new year. (For all those who at least attempt their resolutions).
Please contact our team with any questions about the following Fate Cakes Holiday Hours for 2014:
Closed Wednesday, November 26th – Re-opens Monday, December 1st
Closed Wednesday, December 24th – Re-opens Monday, January 5th

Happy Holidays and May Your New Year Be Filled With All Things ‘Sweet’!
~ Fate Cakes Team <3

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9 Ways To SAVE On Your Wedding

You’ve met your perfect match. Now, it’s time to start planning that big day!
During the first stages of this unforgettable journey, money may not play a large role on initial decision making, but everything adds up. It will soon show weddings are the some of the most expensive and elaborate events, but they don’t have to hurt the wallet to be perfect.
Season – A blushing bride can walk down the isle during any season. Keep in mind that most venues are more cost effective and will give you discounts if booking for off season ceremonies.
Sunday Through Friday – Saturdays are the most popular wedding day during the week. This is obvious because it’s the best day for traveling and partying… but it’s the most expensive. Keep in mind that this will be the fastest day of the week to get booked.
Dresses On Sale – Well known bridal gown stores, like David’s Bridal, have annual sales that will help the budget tremendously. If you’re lucky to have a standard body, which fits perfectly in a certain size, shop in the clearance rack where no alternations are necessary.
All In One – It’s a popular option to have your ceremony and reception all at the same location. Most churches and ceremony locations do not charge for members, but this idea can also be advantageous to your guests so they don’t have to drive around town getting lost on the way to your party!
Outside Caterers – A lot of venues restrict you to choosing food supplied by their company and staff only. Ask your wedding planner and venue if there are preferred vendors that they work with for cheaper prices.
Buffet Style – Early reception times may help you save the dough depending on the your venues options and discounts. If you’re considering this, some venues offer a buffet style reception which may be cheaper per guest. Plus, there are usually different categories which allow you to choose multiple entré items and sides. Even better. host a cocktail only reception for small finger foods and a limited amount of mixed drinks or alcohol.
Cash Bar – Yes, we said it. Some would disagree and are admit that an open bar is expected with every wedding reception, but if a budget is important this item may be the largest expense. An option to keep in mind would be to offer a champagne toasting as an alternative.
DIY – If you’re looking to be hands on during the entire wedding process, do it yourself projects may be right up your alley, but keep them simple. Some projects may become time consuming and might not be cheaper in the long run. Make sure you also get all your girlfriends together for a night of wine – they’d be happy to help!
Flowers – Keeping in the DIY theme, making your own flower arrangements are going to save a lot of money. Check with some local bulk flower stores which could give you pricing for their flower options.
There are tons of options to help you save on that special day but there’s no better way to save than on the dessert. Many brides are going with cupcake displays to cut costs on the pricing for cake cutting. Plus, you get to choose multiple flavors. To learn more about how Fate Cakes can cater to your next wedding give a call! (614) 219.9429. We’re always here to talk about your beautiful day!
CONTACT US TODAY!

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Fate Cakes Ranked in Top 101 Cupcake Bakeries

The Daily Meal’s annual “Top Cupcake Bakeries in America” was released earlier this week and your favorite Columbus, Ohio cupcake bakery made the cut. Not just the cut, we’re ranked #5 out of 101 of this countries finest cupcake bakeries.
We’re more than exstatic to hear the news and share with our fans and most importantly our sweettoothies. Without our amazing following and the continued support of our Columbus community, we would be less fortunate. This cool and impressive ranking is all the thanks to your love for our product and we’d like to share this achievement with all our customers.
The list of 101 bakeries was ranked within 5 categories with a potential of 4 points available for each section. To read more about how Fate Cakes made it to the 5th most popular bakery in America, and to view the slideshow of all contestants, CLICK HERE.
Do you think Fate Cakes should have made it to #1? We’d love to hear your feedback about our bakery, product, and of course our customer service. To be redirected to our Contact Us page Click Here or take a look at what other customers are saying about our treats and delivery services on our Reviews Page.