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5-Tiered Wedding Cakes in Columbus, Ohio

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Weddings are our specialty and what we’re passionate about at Fate Cakes. There are only a handful of ocassions which are remembered for a lifetime and this day is one of the most important. Creating that perfect centerpiece on your one-of-a-kind day is imperative and we’d be thrilled at a chance to help you celebrate with close friends and family.

Wedding cakes are still the traditional choice and the overall crowd pleaser. An unforgettable dessert table with a 5-tiered cake will have your guests talking about your event for years to come. The stacked intricate details can create something so unique to your theme and event; as well as, be a lasting memory for you, your fiance and all guests.

At fate cakes, you’ll get to customize each tiered design and get the chance to offer different cake/icing and filling options for each tier. The top tier will also be available as a cutting tier which is the perfect opportunity for some photography and keepsake moments.

We offer tastings for our cake/icing and filling options along with our cupcake flavors. We’d be happy to meet with you in person to try some of our delicious treats; as well as, of some time to discuss your big day in more detail. Contact us today to speak to our creative team and even coordinator to seek our current wedding availability and options for tastings.

Give us a call (614-219-9429) or message us directly on our contact page. Please also checkout our wedding cake and dessert reviews on both The Knot and Wedding Wire websites.

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Cupcakes vs. Wedding Cakes – What's The Pricing Difference

Choosing a bakery for your wedding is at the top of the list, but what desserts should you serve? How much is a slice of cake and what are my options to keep desserts affordable and within my budget?
As your guest list increases, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with different sweet option and which to serve. It’s been a tradition to offer cake, but smaller and individual desserts are becoming even more popular. So, what are your alternatives and how much more cost effective will it be to offer cupcakes at your wedding.
At fate cakes, our cakes are priced by the slice but we offer a bulk discount for our cupcakes. You will also get a choice of four or more cupcake flavors with the discount. This breaks down to a multiple dollar difference in pricing between a cake serving and cupcake, depending on your cake design.
We offer tastings for our cupcakes and cake/icing and filling options and we’d be happy to meet with you to discuss your upcoming wedding. Any and all questions are praised and we can help you find the best dessert fit for your big day.
Call us to schedule your taste testing and to speak with a design expert. (614-219-9429) Or contact us from our wedding cupcake and dessert page HERE. Want to read more about how to choose the best ratio of cupcake/cake per guest? We’ve provided our recommendation HERE.

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Wedding Dos and Don'ts: Cake To Replicate Dress

So, you’ve found that perfect dress. Something you’re been dreaming of from the time you can remember and now it’s coming true. With that beautiful dress comes so many decisions and even more planning than you could probably imagine, but it will absolutely be worth it.
Part of the process is finding a cake fit for a queen and can feed all of your guests. The taste of the desserts are just as important as the how it will look on your big day. It might even cross your mind to design the cake around the dress, but there is a thin line between a beautiful replication and a tacky after thought. To help you though this decision we’ve included some recommendations.
– Ruffle designs are a classic look and can enhance the overall theme
– Lace will be an elegant addition to the cake which incorporates your dress
– Color can add a little distinction to the cake and tie in your theme swatches
– Recreate the actual dress design – in full.
– Split a cake design between a wedding cake and groom’s cake. The groom is deserving of their very own cake.
We’d be happy to discuss your cake designs and provide our knowledge to help make your wedding cake unforgettable. We will discuss our recommendations but in the end agree on the best option for your big day. Give us a call today (614.219.9429) or contact us from our Wedding and dessert page HERE

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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.

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Wedding Dos and Don'ts: Should You Serve A Cutting Cake

Is tradition still a large part of weddings in 2016? Many of our brides come to us requesting a dessert that is unique from any other event but they also want to keep some things the same as their parents and grandparents. Those same couples are asking for a cupcake display instead of cake, so when do you still incorporate a cake cutting in your reception?
First, let’s cover why cutting into a cake cake has become a large focal point of the wedding. It’s not just a great photo op but is pretty tasty too. The guests will also have fun if both bride and groom dodge each other during the ultimate ‘cake in the face’ duel.
The couple will cut into the bottom tier of cake to symbolize the continued relationship and the groom is also said to place his hand on top of the brides to assist her cut the first piece. This is said to have meaning for the new husband in support of his bride as she in return taking care of her groom and their family.
The cutting cake should also be used to serve not just you and your newlywed but also those immediate family members. First provide a piece to your parents and then any bridal party members if you have additional servings to provide.
We know all of this planning can be overwhelming and of course are here to answer any questions about pricing or your thoughts over the phone. To speak with a Fate Cakes cake design specialist or an event coordinator, give us a call (614) 219.9429.

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Should I offer a dessert bar at my wedding?

During the first phase of planning your wedding, the desserts may not be the first item on your list, but it will soon become a large discussion between you and your fiance. Questions like, how much do I need, what type should I get and what design options do I have all might be part of the worry as your big day gets closer.
Within the last few years dessert bars have become a popular trend as it supplies guests with multiple options and there are endless varieties you can arrange around a large display. Even if look is not as important as price when it comes to this item on your list, you can even keep a dessert bar within a specified budget if you plan early.
Will all your guests eat dessert? That will be one of the most frustrating questions to tackle when planning your bar. Read our article about how to choose the Cake to Guest Ratio posted earlier this month. This will give more concrete information on how to plan appropriately for your guest count. Because not every invitee will eat cake, this is a large concern for most brides; therefore, they plan accordingly and offer different desserts as additional options and order less cake.
Some different desserts which are paired nicely with your cake:
Cookies! Not just tasty but also beautiful. They items can be customized to your theme or colors and there are a variety of designs which can be hand drawn and added to the cookie. These little treats are also very popular as favors for your guests and they can be wrapped in a cellophane bag to keep freshness.
Cake Pops are on of our most popular items which are added to every wedding to accommodate for those guests who are not fans of the traditional piece of cake. Each are individually wrapped with a ribbon which can be customized to a particular swatch. There are also stands which we rent for the convenience of displaying your lil’ treats.
The final option to keep in mind when planning a dessert bar is the possibility to forgo your cake all together and offer cupcakes as the main dessert. With a larger variety of flavors, garnishes and designs, they can be a cute addition to your bar and you won’t have to worry about what guests do with all that left over cake. There is also a large price difference between serving size for cucpakes vs. cake. To read more about how much money you can save, check out our article about Cupcakes vs. Cakes – The Price Difference.
Call a wedding cake and cupcake representative today to discuss your big day! We’re available at 614.219.9429 to answer any questions.

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Wedding Tips: What Is The Cake To Guest Ratio

Often when we site down with newlyweds the most popular question asked is “How many servings should I order for my expected guest list?” It’s important for you to provide enough dessert for your guests but do you anticipate for one per invitee or more? Will everyone eat cake? What if your guests eat more than one dessert? All of these questions are valid while making imperative decisions and they can be very stressful.
While planning your big day you’ll soon learn not every guest will make an appearance at your wedding and it can be overwhelming deciding on a final number which will fit within your budget. Typically, when ordering a wedding cake, all bakeries will charge you per slice and Fate Cakes is no different. Our pricing starts at a standard and average cost and then increases on the complexity of design and all additional features. Our Event Coordinator will sit down with you and discuss all the options involved in planning the cake of your dreams and this is also the time where cake to guest ratio will be mentioned. (Click HERE to read additional information on the initial questions to ask a bakery during the first process of planing your wedding).
When planning to serve a cake for a wedding there are several costs to consider one of which is if your venue charges a cutting fee and how much this will total for the amount of servings you’re anticipating. Another item to consider is will your venue provide all plates, napkins and serving utensils. Most venues will accommodate but it’s worth make certain this will not be an added expense.
As all these details can be overwhelming, we are here to answer as many questions about your big day. To speak with our team about setting you to meet with our experts, contact us (614-219-9429) to schedule a date. You can also read details about the ‘Questions To Ask Before Booking A Bakery For Your Wedding’ and we’d be happy to answer any remaining inquiries.

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Wedding Dos and Don'ts: Dessert Bars

Growing in popularity, dessert bars are the perfect opportunity to offer your guests more than one treat. It also allows for a variety of flavors, sweets and even let’s you design specific desserts around your theme or vision. We offer many confections at our bakery and are not limited to; cupcakes, cakes, cake pops, cookies and it’s becoming the norm for our brides to request more than one item at their wedding. Below, we’ve outlined 5 suggestions to why we LOVE dessert bars.
Wow Factor:
So you want that jaw dropping wedding? One which guests will be talking about for weeks? There’s no better way to show your friends and family you had a blast planning the big day and even more importantly the desserts. Make them ask how and where you came up with all the ideas!
We all have that family member that can’t get enough sweets. Allowing for multiple options will give all your guests an opportunity to select a treat they would prefer the most. More flavors are always a good thing, right!? (Stumped on what dessert options you should offer your guests? Check out our post about how to choose which treats to offer at your wedding).
All of our treats are customizable, but some are easier to create that magical look you want for your special day! For example, our custom cut out cookies can be perfect for designing monograms or any personalization. All our cookies are hand drawn and we can create a design of your dreams.
So you’re not cutting a cake? More brides are opting for a cupcake display which allows for an easier flow to your dessert party. Guests are able to walk up and choose their very own cupcake and flavor. We offer a variety of cupcake display and tower options, click here to read more about our stand rentals.
Take Home Bags:
It’s not traditional to offer food as a party favor, but who turns down a treat to take with them when they’re retiring from a great wedding? Sometimes, not everyone eats dessert but others like to eat MORE! (read our article about cake to guest ratio) Your guests might be tempted to take multiple treats but will probably wait until the party has almost ended to followthrough with their impulse. Give them an opportunity to take something to go and ask us to supply boxes for those after hours sweet thooths.
Recently engaged? We’d love to talk with you about your upcoming wedding! Give us a call today (614.219.9429) to share details about your big day or send us a quick message from our Contact Form

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Wedding Tips: How Can I Rent A Cupcake Display

Now that you’ve decided to serve cupcakes at your wedding, the next major decision will be how the treats will be displayed and served to guests. There’s a variety of size and style options but how many stands will you need and what will the arrangement look like?
We’ve created countless setups of any desserts offer at our bakery. No matter if our brides are ordering cupcakes, cookies, cake pops and even more than one cake, there are several options we can offer you for your big day. The first part of this planning process start with how many desserts will be displayed. From there, everything seems to fall into place!
If your expecting 100 or less guests, the location of your wedding and venue might be a little more quaint with one limited dessert table because of limited space. Some venues have a max capacity of 100 (or less) and if your planning on only inviting your close friends and family to the event this would be the perfect opportunity to create a, if you will, main focus to the room. It is our recommendation to keep your setup to one display with any additional cupcakes placed on the table. This offers the most simplistic and elegant look.
For those typical guest lists of 100-200 you have a couple of options and the dessert table offered by the venue might be a traditional banquet size. We cater many weddings where there is still one display showcased and we have stands which will fit all your cupcakes, but sometimes one stand just doesn’t cut it for what you’ve envisioned. Available from our bakery are smaller displays which can be side-by-side and you can request silver plated or crystal serving trays from your venue. These can add different height options perfect for any children who are in attendance. It also allows the entire dessert table to be utilized, giving more appeal to your guests.
Expecting more than 200 attendees at your reception can already make for a large event and you’ll need a fairly spacious venue to accommodate for those invited. Read our article about Dessert Bars for more information about the variety of options you might need to offer these amount of guests, but we absolutely recommend allowing for more than one display which can alleviate any overcrowding at the dessert table. (Our treats may be delicious but we’d hate for all your guests to be reaching in on each other).
All our displays are available for rent and they can be used for cupcakes; as well as, a small cake which is placed on the top tier. (Read more information about why a cutting cake is still an important tradition). Details regarding any rental fees or other costs can be viewed at our Cupcake Stand and Display tabs on our Wedding and Events page.
If you’ve recently become engaged, we’d be happy to discuss your wedding in more detail over the phone (614.219.9429). You can also contact a representative by going to our Contact Us page. We’d be happy to answer any specific questions regarding our wedding pricing and services.