Welcome to The Cake Factory!
The Cake Factory had its beginnings somewhere in 2007, when a family friend asked my sister Fara and me to do a “cookery demonstration” in their newly opened store. That little ad-hoc demonstration was followed by a sale of cakes – mainly Love Cake – a family favourite. The response we received was unexpected and heartwarming. The follow up orders from the demonstration gradually led us to the idea of starting our own little business.
We grew up in a large house where my grandmothers cooking skills were legendary. We had a constant flow of guests from near and far and having several guests over for lunch, tea or dinner was part and parcel of the day. Our lives revolved around the large kitchen where something was always cooking or baking. Needless to say, my mother and her four sisters were all exceptional cooks while my mothers’ special forte was baking. As kids hardly a week would go by without a cake being baked, we would hang around the bowl of cake batter, eagerly waiting for the cake to go in the oven so that we could have the bowl and whatever batter was left in it once the spatula had done its job all too efficiently!
Right from the start, our ethos was to focus on what we did best – baking cakes from scratch with wholesome ingredients using family heir –loom recipes and where the quality of the ingredients and the care at baking was key. Our approach was to bake a cake using traditional methods, following the old artisan tradition of wholesome baking. We followed the principle that a cake had to first taste good, the “look” was secondary.
Our belief of taking traditional home-style recipes and doing it right has worked well for us. Our team at The Cake Factory has expanded over the years. We are proud that more than half of our staff have been with us since our inception, each one of them firm believers in our core values that each and every cake has to be baked not only with the finest ingredients but with heaps of love.
On the eve of opening our first store in the city of Colombo, the values that we followed at our inception is still very much part of our core values today – where each and every cake or dessert is hand crafted using the freshest, finest ingredients available to us; where local produce is preferred whenever it is available; where a simple 1kg Ribbon Cake or a bespoke wedding cake for 150 guests is given the same care and attention to detail, where we pride ourselves in not using preservatives; where each and every cake is made to order ensuring freshness that is never compromised.
We hope you enjoy The Cake Factory experience!