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2020 was the Year of the Baker

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly
A variety of cookies from Central Ohio bakeries

Frank X. Resch, the fifth generation of his family to run the bakery, calls the coronavirus pandemic the biggest challenge he’s faced since he took over the business after his father’s death in 2010. 

Columbus is awash in great cookies, with more being dreamed up every day. We gathered together some of our favorites from area retail bakeries, online-only bakeries and one nonprofit kitchen. 

Devon Morgan, the owner of Built Pastry, talks about launching a bakery from her home kitchen. 

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The local baker breaks down the elaborate process behind one of his most popular offerings. 

There’s a world of baking brilliance in Central Ohio if you know where to look. 

Drawing inspiration from trips abroad, family histories and childhood nostalgia, these entrepreneurs inspire us with their baked creations and stories of determination.