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Stoughton Business Spotlight: CakeBombs

Owner Linda Gay said after having a "CakeBomb" you will never want regular cake again.

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 (cakebombs@yahoo.com). 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!

Jane Doe April 25, 2013 at 01:37 PM
"Cake boms" and "flavor explosion"??? Is now the time for those metaphors? I mean, most times it would be cute and witty, but right now, doesn't it seem a bit ... insensitive?
Scott Aronson April 25, 2013 at 03:40 PM
Please remove this article and be sensitive to the MANY victims of Marathon Monday. Surprised that we need to pint that out! Thank you.
Julie April 25, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Obviously the preparation for this article was prior to the Boston incident. Under no consideration was any undo emotional harm planned out of these sweet treats!
Jane Doe April 25, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Julie, We understand the article was written prior to the Marathon incident. The problem is the editorial decision to run it AFTER the incident with no re-writing of the lead items or title. That decision was insensitive. From a marketing point of view (and someone who markets her prodcuts), I'd be unhappy that an article featuring my product was run with that wording with such ill timing and no sensitivity - or even aknowledgment -- of the recent events. Readers -- potential customers -- are going to have a knee-jerk "ewww" reaction. Not all will understand that the blame lies with the Patch editorial staff, and they'll take it out on the entrepreneur: some knowlingly, some unconsciously.
DJ April 25, 2013 at 06:06 PM
There is a craft cake baker in Stoughton who has been teaching this and more professional level cake building for years. Every once in a while one of her students decides to try to run with something. Good luck with that.
Jeffrey Pickette (Editor) April 25, 2013 at 08:03 PM
Hello everyone, Upon further review, the headline has been modified for this article. While the intention in no way was to appear insensitive, in light of what happened recently, I certainly understand why it may have been looked upon as such. Thanks for your understanding.
Michelle Indeck Silverman April 25, 2013 at 08:51 PM
Seriously?? It's cake! With a cleaver name and a distinct taste. Perhaps it was poor timing (in some people's opinion) to post this article right now, but don't take it out on the small business owner just trying to make a go of it.
Julie April 25, 2013 at 09:48 PM
Metaphors and similes are used constantly. I guess we should not use the word 'marathon" anymore.
Colleen April 26, 2013 at 12:23 AM
Good idea Jeff to change the headline as always you are a professional. Thanks for all the information you share about our town!!
Zachary Smith April 26, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Scott and Jane, grow up! You can fake your indignation all you want but picking on a local business owned by a local business woman is not where your indignation should be. You could be indignant at the "Deval" for giving these pukes welfare, ebt cards, housing & schooling and then telling the people paying the bills that these pukes have the right to privacy and it is not the public's right to know where our tax payer money is spent, How about indignation at the lord and savior Obama's FBI who let puke #1 off the hook even though they knew he was a terrorist. How about indignation that law enforcement had to wait 2 days to post pictures of these pukes so that politicians could have a healing service so they could feel good about themselves. Feel indignation about real things instead of some businesses name.
Linda Gay April 26, 2013 at 01:19 AM
Jeff, thank you for running my interview in the Patch today! I would also like to thank you for changing the headline, Unfortunately, there isn't anybody who has not been touched by this terrible tragedy. I know that there was no intentional insensitivity meant by posting the interview at this time. Truthfully, we will always come across things that will remind us of this difficult time. Thank you CakeBomb fans for your continued support! Amy- Thanks so much! The CakeBomb's website had a record number of hits today! :)

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