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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Sadly—but not unexpectedly—there will be no Ohio Stadium Cake for the 2020 football season.  This would have been a milestone, as it would have been the Thirtieth Annual Ohio Stadium Cake.  Let’s hope that things get back to normal soon so that the Ohio Stadium Cake can return for the 2021 season.

Despite no Ohio Stadium Cake for 2020, we have a special 2020 Ohio Stadium Cake sketch that you can add to your collection.  The sketch is now available in exchange for a donation to the Scholarship Fund.  Some past sketches are also still available, so click here to see all the sketches that are available and to get details on ordering.

And finally, we are pleased to announce that The Ohio State University awarded seven Stadium Cake Scholarships for the 2020-21  academic year:

Alexa Ellwood from Powell, Ohio

Madison Langhals from Columbus Grove, Ohio

Samantha Marszalek from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Emilee Robb from Bethesda, Ohio

Kendall Sharp from Tampa, Florida

Kirsten Talley from Bellevue, Ohio

Glenis Tocaj from Strongsville, Ohio

 

Congratulations to all of the Stadium Cake Scholarship recipients!

 

President Gee with Cake Crew


29th Invitation

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 $214,000. Way to go Buckeye fans!

Since 2004, the University has awarded 97 scholarships from the earnings of the Stadium Cake Scholarship Fund, including seven for the 2020-21 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.

The 2020 Ohio Stadium Cake Sketch, commemorating the Year Without an Ohio Stadium Cake, depicts Brutus on the outside of the nearly empty Shoe during a Buckeye football game. 500 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.

You can give to the Stadium Cake Scholarship fund on OSU's secure web site.  Here’s how:

First, click 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 gift.

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.

It’s that easy!

The Ohio State University awarded seven Stadium Cake Scholarships for the 2020-21  academic year:

Alexa Ellwood from Powell, Ohio

Madison Langhals from Columbus Grove, Ohio

Samantha Marszalek from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Emilee Robb from Bethesda, Ohio

Kendall Sharp from Tampa, Florida

Kirsten Talley from Bellevue, Ohio

Glenis Tocaj from Strongsville, Ohio

 

Congratulations to all of the Stadium Cake Scholarship recipients!

2018 Scholarship Winners 
2018-19 scholarship recipients Philip Hurier and Michael Stoneburner-Ball with the 28th Annual Ohio Stadium Cake.

Thanks to the Kroger Company for supplying most of the ingredients for the Ohio Stadium Cake.  Kroger has been a generous sponsor for many years.

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Last updated:  October 30, 2020