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Treat to Try: Everything Cake Rolls

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Everything Cake RollsPhotos by Miriam Bowers Abbott.
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Everything Cake Rolls has been on the personal radar for a minute already. It’s got an angle that is honestly irresistible (and cake is already pretty irresistible). Behind its obvious baked good offerings, the business offers hope for redemption. And hope is something sweeter than any confection on the market.

Everything Cake Rolls is a baking operation run by a couple of Columbus natives (South High graduates) and is also part-and-parcel of their recovery journey from a history that involves mistakes, drugs and alcohol. This is no secret; the business proclaims as much on the front page of its website.

While Everything has long run a special-order business, Hills Downtown recently started offering its wares in the bakery refrigerator case. That makes the goods prime for impulse buying.

And so, we have a Red Velvet Parfait. It’s something between cheesecake and cake roll in a lush, layered form. And it’s divine. How divine? Well, it’s especially good for those who are filling-fiends. If you’re partial to the soft stuff in cakes (filling, frosting), the house cake cup delivers a super-satisfying fix of smooth, cream-cheese-based happiness. It’s sweet, but not cloyingly so. There’s enough cake shards in the mix to keep everything interesting. The ingredient list is simple. Honestly, it’s hard to understand how something so transcendent comes from seven regular-sounding ingredients, but grace and redemption can do a lot of miracles in this world.

Normally, “addictive” is a term I like to use for really good foods. But in this particular context, using the term seems like questionable judgement. You’ll have to figure it out for yourself. You can score a cake cup at Hills. You can also view a jaw-dropping selection of affordably priced wares that can be delivered to your address at everythingcakerolls.net. A quick look indicates that you can get everything in your cake roll — in every sense of the word.

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