Linda Gay, owner of CakeBombs in Stoughton, perfected this ultimate sweet treat after years of experimentation. After having one, you may not want regular cake again, she said.
Patch sat down with Gay to find out about CakeBombs, which are smaller than a cupcake, but larger than a candy truffle.
The business is run out of her Stoughton home (but baking is done elsewhere).
Patch: What is a CakeBomb?
Gay: A CakeBomb is a delicious concoction of homemade cake mashed together with homemade frosting, then dipped in a chocolate candy coating.
Patch: How did you come up with the idea for CakeBombs?
Gay: Several years ago, while baking cookies for Christmas gifts, I came across a recipe for a chocolate cake ball. This was a box cake mix mixed with a can of frosting. My family thought they were great! I decided to try making different flavors with different mixes. These were also a big hit. People started asking me to make an assortment of flavors for their holiday desserts and parties. This was in 2009.
Patch: What changes have you made to CakeBombs since the beginning?
Gay: In 2012, I recreated all of my flavor choices using homemade cake and frosting. I now create all flavors of CakeBombs from scratch. Each cake is baked with a recipe created through trial and error until its perfect. I use all fresh ingredients in both my cakes and butter cream frostings.
Patch: Where did the name CakeBombs come from?
Gray: As I said, the original name for them was cake balls. That name just didn’t sound appealing, so I brainstormed with my two sons, and we came up with CakeBombs because they are “the bomb!”
Patch: How many flavors do you have?
Gay: There are nine flavors on the menu all of the time. I add in one or two new “flavors of the month” each month. We have carrot cake with white chocolate, raspberry cake with dark chocolate, chocolate cake with peanut butter fudge, coconut cake and dark chocolate, chocolate cake and mint chocolate, white cake with milk or dark chocolate, red velvet, salted caramel and mexican hot chocolate.
Patch: How do people order CakeBombs?
Gay: You can order CakeBombs by phone (781-316-5363) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). CakeBombs has a website (www.cakebombs.com) and a Facebook page (facebook.com/cakebombsyum). All orders are delivered directly to you.
Patch: What is a good reason to order CakeBombs?
Gay: Any reason is a good reason to order CakeBombs! They are great for parties. A platter of assorted CakeBombs is very impressive! Any holiday, birthday or anniversary celebration is appropriate for CakeBombs. CakeBombs have been used as shower favors and even in place of wedding cakes! The possibilities are endless!