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3/5

Ambrosia

27 1/1 Gregory's Road, Colombo 7


Ambrosia does baked goodies, but they're not a home baker. They're a company, but the stuff we had was made by a very skilled hand and given the special attention that only home bakers are known to give.



It's not often that we make 'yay' inducing finds in Colombo so it's with much glee that we found Ambrosia. They do baked goodies, but they're not a home baker. They're a company, but the stuff we had was made by a very skilled hand and given the special attention that only home bakers are known to give.

They do plenty of cakes, roulades and cupcakes, and their prices are pretty good considering the quantity and quality you get. 'Ambrosia' is the word used for the food of the Greek gods, if you were wondering.

Editor's Note: While Ambrosia still remains one of the best bakers in town, we've come across more than a few complaints regarding their service, delays and price changes of cakes once the order has been made. So those looking to order, make sure to so with a day in advance and double check the price.

The Cupcakes

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To be honest with you, I've never truly been blown away by anybody's cupcakes since sampling Sits. So Ambrosia was the first one since to truly impress. We tried the chocolate, red velvet, passion fruit and strawberry cupcakes.

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They all had incredibly soft cake and extra creamy topping, which is basically what makes a cupcake so great - a lot of bakers find it hard to keep the cupcake fresh for long. These ones were so soft they melted in our mouths, and we found out why when we bit into it - the chocolate cupcake had a warm ganache filling, and the strawberry one had thick strawberry jam in its center. Foodgasms all around.

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The passion fruit and red velvet didn't have gooey centers but had good topping - if you're a fan of the cream cheese frosting of red velvet, these guys are legit. The good thing about this place is that you're not forced to order 12 cupcakes, just because it's the minimum. You can order as little as four. A typical 6-cupcake pack will cost you Rs. 600. I can think of very few better ways of spending my money than on those chocolate-centered cupcakes.

The Roulade

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Behold the magnificent roulade. A sweet roulade is apparently quite hard to perfect, because it requires you to slowly roll the delicate layers into a roulade without the whole thing coming apart.

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So kudos. We don't want to gush this much but it's only because this roulade made us quite happy. On the outside were almond flakes, the next layer was meringue (basically egg whites and sugar), the next was thick cream, and finally fruit. It's a half-and-half roulade so one half was strawberry and the other mango. The strawberry slices were fresh and juicy, the almond flakes very sugary and melting into the cream, and all of it was skillfully combined without the fruit or the almond flavour overpowering the other.

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This roulade cost Rs. 1900, and could have been cut into about 12 pieces. Their cakes are for around Rs. 1500 upwards, but the sizes are big, going up to even 20 pieces.

Conclusion

It's not fair to compare Ambrosia to home bakers at all, since they're bigger and more organized than that, but there's none of the mass produced meh-ness of big bakers here. They've obviously got a pro working at these cakes, and thankfully for decent prices considering quality and size.

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Since they're a company, there's the perk of flexibility where quantity and customization are concerned. Also they do delivery, for a price according to the distance, so you can now sit at home and get these cakes brought to you. Never before has the prospect of getting fat been more attractive.


TIP

Their savoury pastries are pretty good. Take cash with you.

Address

27 1/1 Gregory's Road, Colombo 7

Directions

This road is just past the Borella junction and Punchi Theatre.

Contacts

Facebook E-Mail

Report Inaccuracy

Open until 06:00 PM

Price Range

Between Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1500

Dish Types

Cupcakes

Cuisine

Home Baker

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
3
Quality Rating
5
Service Rating
3
Ambience Rating
2
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User Reviews
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1/5

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kiti.3610

It’s very saddening to say that Ambrosia has pathetic customer service and the only thing worse than that is the quality of their cakes.

I had previously given rave reviews a year back because I was so pleased with them but now, I have to take back my words. (Screenshot provided)

I placed my order on March 1st for March 9th. Prior to picking up the cake, I called them only to find out that the cake was not made. They claim that my order was not confirmed. We had agreed on the flavour, size, colours, pickup date, time and price. (Screenshot provided)

Of course I was beyond angry. I had already invited the guests, photographer and what not for the party. Ambrosia called me and I asked if they could do it tomorrow for a slightly lesser price because I had to be compensated. Fair enough? So they “confirmed” the order with “fondant” icing, chocolate ganache flavour, 1KG, for the modified price on March 10th.

Today came and so did the cake. It was a bloody joke. I got a visibly damaged “butter” icing, chocolate ganache, 1 KG cake not for the agreed price on the phone. Don’t even get me started on the design! (Screenshot provided)

Let my photos do the rest of the talking!

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5/5

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DATH

The cup cakes are yummy and soft with creamy icing as the topping unlike the sugary cup cakes available in most of the places.

K
1

1/5

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kiti.3610

It’s very saddening to say that Ambrosia has pathetic customer service and the only thing worse than that is the quality of their cakes.

I had previously given rave reviews a year back because I was so pleased with them but now, I have to take back my words. (Screenshot provided)

I placed my order on March 1st for March 9th. Prior to picking up the cake, I called them only to find out that the cake was not made. They claim that my order was not confirmed. We had agreed on the flavour, size, colours, pickup date, time and price. (Screenshot provided)

Of course I was beyond angry. I had already invited the guests, photographer and what not for the party. Ambrosia called me and I asked if they could do it tomorrow for a slightly lesser price because I had to be compensated. Fair enough? So they “confirmed” the order with “fondant” icing, chocolate ganache flavour, 1KG, for the modified price on March 10th.

Today came and so did the cake. It was a bloody joke. I got a visibly damaged “butter” icing, chocolate ganache, 1 KG cake not for the agreed price on the phone. Don’t even get me started on the design! (Screenshot provided)

Let my photos do the rest of the talking!

D
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5/5

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DATH

The cup cakes are yummy and soft with creamy icing as the topping unlike the sugary cup cakes available in most of the places.

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