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Is Blue Velvet Cake On The Rise?

Supposedly, an unintentional chemical reaction between cocoa powder and buttermilk contributed to the very first Red Velvet Cake that was served at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Although it had a distinct red color as opposed to modern Red Velvet Cakes that call for added food coloring.

On the other end of the spectrum Blue Velvet Cake has been turning heads all over. All it calls for is adding some blue food coloring to vanilla cake and adding typically white frosting and perhaps berries. At Fate Cakes we are always seeking new and innovative ways to excite. We keep our menu up to date with new and inventive ideas; as well as, those becoming popular.

Blue Velvet cake may not be in the list of new flavors added to our variety of cupcakes, but our community spoke and we listened. You wanted (and needed) more chocolate in your life. With over 60% of our menu already tempting those chocolate lovers, we’ve added two new rich flavors. Our Chocolate Ganache and Ultimate Brownie will do more than tempt your cravings with endless amounts of chcocolatey goodness.

If you have an interest in adding some for options to our menu we’re all ears. Your thoughts and opinions area always welcome. Please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to discuss sweet options with you!

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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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3D Birthday Cakes in Columbus Ohio

Order a 3D Cake in Columbus, Ohio today

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.

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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.

Cakes:
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.

Cupcakes:
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.

Cookies:
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.

Taste:
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.

Texture:
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).

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Fate Cakes and Athleta team up in May, 2015

Athleta Cupcakes

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 Cupcakes and Treats For Your Sweatheart

Order Valentine's Day cupcakes, cakes and cake pops in Columbus, Ohio

Every year Valentine’s day has a tendency to sneak up on us. As if it’s nearly impossible to miss all the clues when walking anywhere in the grocery store, life still seems to keep on strolling along when next thing you know it’s February 13th. With nothing but a last minute prayer from Cupid, your best only alternative to being empty handed is a homemade card you scribbled on moments before handing it to your sweetheart.

Don’t fret! We’re here to make all your last minute plans seem like you’ve spent weeks thinking about the perfect gift. With our new Valentine’s Day Hours (Click Here For More Information), we’ll make sure you make her or his day even more special this year with a treat they’ll fall head over heels for.

Reading this on Valentine’s Day!? We’ve also got that handled. We’ll take your order up until 12PM Noon on February 14th and we’ll deliver either in the afternoon or the evening time as well. Can’t get your order in before that time? We’ll even deliver cupcakes and treats to your loved one on Sunday, February 15th. (Better late than never, are we right?! Plus, what bakery are you going to find in Columbus which is open for business and delivery on Sunday.

To learn more information about our Valentine’s Day themed cupcakes and treats, CLICK HERE. Feel free to give us a call with any questions about our Valentine’s Day treats, services, delivery or pricing. We’re happy to help you any way possible. (614-219-9429) (Info@fate-cakes.com)

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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.

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Custom Themed Cinco De Mayo Cupcakes: Spiky Cacti

Every week we deliver hundreds of cupcakes around the Columbus, Ohio area, but once in a while we get the opportunity to do something a little different. A little fun.

Our menu consists of specialty flavors that we’ve perfected over the years and from the feedback of our customers we’ve compiled what we think are some of the best cupcakes in the Central Ohio area. We love to bake, and there’s nothing ordinary about our decorating and delivery schedule, but we do love a challenge once in a while. Something to keep us on our toes!

Some parties and events call for more traditional cupcake flavors and cake designs, but there are some occasions which allow for a little more creativity. When we get phone calls for orders like “Cacti Cupcakes” two things happens. First, without hesitation we accept the challenge. Second, then we immediately start doing research – gotta get those design juices flowin’.

No theme or design is too much for our team to tackle. To be honest, we think we do a pretty sweet job at what we do and we are even more successful when we can use our creativity. If you’re planning a special occasion and you need a lil flair, give us a ring (614) 219.9429 and we’ll discuss your theme over the phone. We’ll even be able to give you more accurate pricing while on the call once we hear a little more about your event.

Wanna keep things a little more simple? Remember, we’re catering to Columbus’s sweet tooth every day. Give our traditional flavors a whirl. After you can start planning your custom party theme.

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OSU Graduation Cupcakes and Cakes – 2014 Menu

It’s that time of year when we celebrate the success of our Buckeyes!

After four years of hard studying and long nights with no sleep, scarlet and grey pride will be in full swing on Sunday, May 4th. Chris Matthews is scheduled to make the commencement speech when he’ll wish all graduates a happy future where they’ll have a chance to make a difference in this inspiring country.

Every year we deliver hundreds of cupcakes, cakes, cake pops, and cookies to our beloved Ohio State University campus and every day we get to experience the surprised looks, smiles, tears, and pure happiness when we show up to their dorms, apartments, and Greek living houses. Parents and friends of those buckeye students make our jobs that much more enjoyable because we get to share our sweets with those who are most deserving – our young scholars.

In most cases, we help surprise students every year from their first college days as innocent Freshman to their memorable last as intelligent Seniors. We watch these creative minds grow up and we’re more than overjoyed to have the opportunity to experience this beautiful moment as they develop into adults. As they move from students to employers, we know there’s many more opportunities for to surprise these “nuts” for more special occasions, but their graduation day is presently the most important and we’d be more than happy to share this day with them.

To inquiry about our graduation delivery services, Click Here or give us a call (614) 219.9429 to discuss your party and graduation event with a representative from the Fate Cakes team. Let us help you make this day even more memorable.

Mention promotion code GRADUATE2014 to receive $10.00 off orders of $100.00 or more

Go Bucks!