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The 24th Annual Ohio Stadium Cake was
displayed prior to the Ohio State v. Indiana football game on
2014. Despite the morning ice storm that delayed the set-up of the
cake, this year was another sweet success. Although fundraising won't be officially cut off until August for the
24th Annual Ohio Stadium Cake (when fundraising for the 25th Annual Cake
begins), fans have contributed more than $9,700 for the 2014 effort, bring
the total raised to more than $156,000. Thank you for your continued support!
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History and Purpose
The Stadium Cake was devised in 1991 as a light-hearted means of
celebrating the great tradition of Ohio State football. In the fall of 1991,
a group of five dedicated Buckeye alumni constructed the first cake replica
of the Horseshoe during the week of the Ohio State v. Iowa football game for
display at their pre-game tailgate party in the north lot of St. John Arena.
Why? Because one of those tailgaters proclaimed that it couldn't be done.
Wrong thing to say to people who worship poisonous nuts!
Although they considered their creation a confectionery masterpiece, like
all great artists, the bakers immediately began contemplating improvements.
Their ideas and the drive for perfection gave rise to the new and improved
Second Annual Ohio Stadium Cake, this time for display prior to the 1992 Ohio
State v. Michigan game. Since then, the 200-plus pound cake has been
constructed for display at the creators' tailgate party before and during one
home football game each year.
By its third year, the annual cake had become such a big hit with Ohio
State fans that the cake crew decided to take advantage of the cake's
popularity to raise funds for Ohio State's general need-based academic
scholarship, the Scarlet and Gray Scholarship Fund. From the third through
the eighth year, the confectionery masterpiece was served following the game
for donations to that fund.
In 1999, the Stadium Cake Crew established the Stadium Cake Scholarship
Fund within OSU's general need-based academic scholarship fund, and the money
donated by loyal Buckeye fans since that year has been deposited into the new
fund. With the Thirteenth Annual Ohio Stadium Cake, the Crew raised enough
funds to fully endow the Stadium Cake Scholarship Fund as a permanent means
of financially assisting worthy Buckeye students. Donations since have helped
grow the fund to over $156,000. Way to go Buckeye fans!
Since 2004, the University has awarded 50 scholarships from the earnings
of the Stadium Cake Scholarship Fund, including six for 2014-15 academic year.
Please take some time to learn more about the Ohio Stadium Cake and the
Scholarship Fund it supports. Use the Menu above to navigate around our web
site to see photos, peruse press reports, view video clips, and read about
the Stadium Cake Scholarship.
2014 Ohio Stadium Cake Sketch, commemorating the 24th Annual Ohio Stadium
Cake, is a view of the north towers from the field during pre-game.
650 limited-edition, numbered prints, each signed by the artist, are
available for a $10 donation to the Stadium Cake Scholarship Fund. Click here
to see all the Stadium Cake Sketches and for ordering information for those
that are still available.
give to the Stadium Cake Scholarship fund on OSU's secure web site. Here’s how:
here to be redirected to The Ohio State University site for giving to
the Stadium Cake Scholarship Fund.
Follow the instructions on that site to complete your
Second, click here to send the
Stadium Cake Crew an e-mail to let us know if you want a commemorative
sketch or sketches.
Be sure to include your mailing address.
Ohio State University awarded six Stadium Cake Scholarships for the
2014-15 academic year. This year's recipients
Samantha Biarsky, Plano, Texas
Esah Bouziane, Delaware, Ohio
Lila Brown, New Albany, Ohio
Marwa Osman, Columbus, Ohio
Aaron Stacy, Englewood, Ohio
Ian Trusedell, Indianapolis, Indiana
Congratulations to all of the Stadium Cake
Scholarship recipient Samantha Biarsky (3rd from left)
greets members of the Stadium Cake Crew at the 2014 Annual OSU Scholarship Reception.
has an easy way to help raise funds for the Ohio Stadium Cake Scholarship
Fund. Just click here
and sign up for GFS’s Fun Funds program.
Then, use your Fun Funds card whenever you shop at GFS, and the
Scholarship Fund will receive a rebate based upon the amount of your
purchases. Thanks, GFS, for your
Thanks to the Kroger Company for once again
supplying most of the ingredients for the Ohio Stadium Cake. Kroger has been a generous sponsor for
Last updated: March 21, 2015.