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These new Columbus-made cake bombs are worth going ballistic over

These new Columbus-made cake bombs are worth going ballistic over

Jack McLaughlin

Step aside, cake pops: Cake bombs are here.

This new spin on an old favorite is cooked up by Sarah Biggard of The Blonde Bomb Bakery, a pop-up and custom-order spot for decadent baked goods of all shapes and sizes. Her signature item, the cake bomb, is made by crafting a luscious layer-cake within a sturdy glass jar.

And like a lot of great Columbus ideas and food inventions that have come about recently, Biggard’s cake bombs were born out of the pandemic.

“During the pandemic I started baking for the community. For every loaf of bread I sold, I would donate another, and we ended up doing about 600 loaves,” Biggard said. “This made me realize portability and having things neat and sealed was huge for people. Sometimes you want an entire piece of chocolate cake, but other times you just want a bite. These let you seal your cake up afterwards; they give you that freedom.”


While chocolate is the flavor many default to when talking about cake, you had best believe Biggard offers her cake bombs in a wide variety of other flavors as well. While many are rotating (like carrot cake around Easter), The Blonde Bomb Bakery makes sure several tried and true favorites—along with other one-offs and seasonal varieties—are available at each pop-up sale.

These include Buckeye (chocolate and peanut butter), Tres Leches, Cookie Monsters, Funfetti, Fluffernutter, Strawberry Shortcake, and more.

With cake bombs available in 4-ounce, 8-ounce containers (some more popular flavors also come in a 16-ounce size), there’s something for everyone. 

While they don’t have a brick and mortar storefront just yet, The Blonde Bomb holds regular pop-ups throughout Columbus that are posted on the bakery’s Facebook account. Biggard also accepts custom orders, which can be placed by direct messaging the bakery’s Facebook page.

Biggard hopes to launch a mobile dessert truck sometime this year, and—if all goes according to plan—a storefront the following year.

Because whether she’s in a streamlined professional kitchen or simply anywhere there’s a working oven, Biggard’s first concern will always be simple: Baking for others.

“I’ve been a really passionate person when it comes to pastry,” she said. “To me, food is love unspoken. You don’t have to believe in the same things or vote for the same president, but you can still share food with people. I want to bake my love out there.”

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