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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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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?

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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 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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Order Custom Designed Sheet Cakes

Has it really been two months since our last post? Indeed. But don’t fear! We’re back, Columbus!

We’ve been on a sugar high since Valentine’s Day and are finally calming down and getting back to reality after our busiest day of the year. But we haven’t just be recovering, we’ve been preparing new menu items which we are super excited to announce for the Spring season!

From all your requests, we are happy to introduce our sheet cake menu is now available and can be ordered either from our Order Form, or you can give us a call at your convenience to order over the phone! (614) 219.9429. We’re more than ecstatic to offer this new item and can not wait for all the creative designs to pour in from your very inventive ideas!

If you have a custom idea, such as the tropical theme featured within this post, or you just want to keep things simple with a traditional design, no matter we’ll be able to give you accurate pricing by learning more about your design and party theme! Sheet cakes are easy to cut for large parties and we can provide a more detailed design on a large surface, where we are more restricted for space with a circular cake.

Don’t ever hesitate to give our bakery team a call (614) 219.9429 to discuss any questions about our cake pricing and designs; as well as, our special event services which include but not limited to: Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Graduations, Weddings, and Birthday Parties.

Order custom themed OSU Birthday Sheet Cakes

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New Treat To Try In Columbus

Read Columbus Underground's Treat To Try Article about Fate Cakes

News is starting to spread that our delicious little cupcakes are featured as a bakery item at Lucky’s Market in Clintonville. Starting in February 2014, our treats have been a daily treat for all shoppers in this local and organic lil’ store, and some editors at Columbus Underground just had to try our sweets for themselves.

As you guessed it, they were a huge hit amongst the writers, and we were pleasantly surprised to read an impromptu visit to the Ohio grown marketplace inspired an article written about yours truly. At Fate Cakes, we do everything for the community and when it reaches back out to us with open arms and a friendly response, we can’t help but to be filled with a warmth in our hearts.

We think Miriam Bowers puts the icing on the cake when she describes our Buckeye Cupcakes as “a down-home peanut butter cookie flavor”, and we couldn’t agree more that this particular cupcake is for the peanut butter lover – but really, can you ever have too much peanut butter. And honestly with a description like, “it’s soft and smooth and equal parts sweet and peanut buttery,” you’d have to be crazy to not get some of your own to try.

Thank you Columbus Underground for the amazing review and support on our first marketplace adventure. If you would like to read the full article about the Fate Cakes’ experience, CLICK HERE to be redirected to the Columbus Underground website.

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Our Holiday Hours – December 2013

During the Holiday Season, our bakers and team will be taking a well deserved vacation. We have been working hard to get ready for this season and appreciate all the success during the 2013 year! We can’t believe how far we’ve come and it all started not even one year ago. We have more than enough gratitude to our sweettooths and supporters during the last couple months and can’t wait to spend quality time with our close friend and family during the next couple of days.

We will be returning well rested and ready to prepare for the New Year after the Holiday. Our 2013 Holiday operation hours are listed below. We are available for large party orders on selected days during the holiday, but will not be available for small residential and commercial deliveries during the following days:

Fate Cakes will observe the Holiday from Wednesday, December 25th through Sunday, December 29th and will be returning to the bakery on Monday, December 30th.

Feel free to support orders during this time through our shopping cart, but understand a representative will not be available to discuss said order until Monday, December 30th.

If you have any questions about our Holiday schedule or would like to discuss a large party order during these dates please contact our bakery directly (614) 219.9429.

Have a ‘Sweet’ Holiday!

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Big 10 Championship Cake Giveaway – WTTE Fox 28

Big 10 Championship Cake

Good Day Columbus Weekend show contacted our team AGAIN to give away another cake for a lucky viewer of the morning shower. During the month of November, our bakery had the opportunity to showcase our OSU vs Michigan cake on the GDC show and the phones were ringing off the hook!

This specific cake was a custom design focused on the Big 10 Championship themed show in December. We were contacted for the second week in a row because viewers just could not get enough of our custom cake designs. We were even more excited to create this special fun design and happy to celebrate our Buckeyes traveling to Indiana for the Big 10 Championship.

Unfortunately, our “cake powers” were not strong enough to give the Buckeyes all the luck to come out with a win in the Lucas Oil Stadium, but they put up a fight against the Michigan State Spartans.

If you’re looking for a fun and custom cake for your next party or event, give us a call to talk with a cake designer today (614) 219.9429. You can also check out our cake pricing information; as well as, our cake menu by clicking here.