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5 delicious treats to send on Sweetest Day

Fall has arrived! During the start to our favorite season, everyone is focused toward October 31st for tricks, treats and special eats. But, what if you missed an opportunity to share some extra sweets with your boo?

October 20th is Sweetest Day and the weekend is quickly approaching. Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered like creamy buttercream on velvety cupcakes. Nothing says, “I love you” like surprising your sweetie from one of the most popular gourmet bakeries in Columbus! Our cupcakes are the #1 seller at our location, but some delightful cake pops are the perfect little goody for this special Occassion. An “I Love You” balloon and gift wrapping is also the ideal pairing which can be added to your order.

What’s even sweeter? Having it delivered to your love at work, home, or school. You’ll be labeled the thoughtful romantic, and the hero or heroine they deserve. With some delicious options, we’re taking orders for Sweetest Day up until this Friday and will hand deliver all packages Saturday during our standard hours. Order online through our one page checkout or give us a ring to place an order directly over the phone. (614.219.9429) Love is sweet, so remember to share the sweetness by ordering your cupcakes, cookie cakes, buckeye or M&M fudge brownies & gourmet cake pops today!

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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.

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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Diamond Cellar Spring Engagement Event

Marie Johns, Event Coordinator with Fate Cakes, standing at our Diamond Cellar engagement tasting booth

In the mood for some delicious and decorative treats for your upcoming festivity or event?! Then look no further to our array of dessert options. Recently we had the honored distinction to participate in a taste testing event at The Diamond Cellar jewelry store where we were able to market our sweet treats to potential clientele.

We were over thrilled meeting our 2017 and 2018 brides and grooms. It was a pleasure to hear your love stories and meet in person. We also can’t wait to sit down and enjoy another tasting for a one-on-one with our Event Coordinator, Marie Johns. It’s exciting to welcome you as a Fate Cakes’ Couple!

If you’re looking to find out more about events were you might have the opportunity to try some of our tasty treats, check out our Facebook or Instagram and keep updated on all our social media for more updates.

Our cakes, cupcakes and cookies are made fresh to order and are becoming a smash hit! Click here to view our order selection and celebrate the “sweetness’ with someone special. We would love to whip up a batch of our famous treats and we will deliver directly to your recipient. We are in the business of creating smiles 🙂

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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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NEW Salted Caramel Cupcake

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.

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Chipotle Burrito Cake: 5 Simple Steps

Create a custom 3D Burrito Cake

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!

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New Bakery / Office Hours and Delivery Times

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

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).

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The Top 5 Buttercream Cake Stencil Designs

Order Bridal Shower Cupcakes Online

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).

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How To Make Your Own Cake Stencil

Custom 3D Purse Cakes

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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What Are Edible Cake Images?

Order an edible image cake online today

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).