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Big City Cakes By Ruwan

1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 312-9627
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Big City Cakes By Ruwan - Venice, CA
Big City Cakes By Ruwan - Venice, CA
Big City Cakes By Ruwan - Venice, CA
Big City Cakes By Ruwan - Venice, CA
Big City Cakes By Ruwan - Venice, CA
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Can't believe it has taken us this long to write a review! We have been working with Chef Ruwan for a few years now & it is always a pleasure! He is a true artist! Not only are...


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Editorial review from Citysearch 12/16/2013

Highly recommended for cakes and confections to make your event special and send your guests into a rapture. \r \r We were lucky enough to find top-notch food and wine for our wedding, but Chef Ruwan's creation really took the cake. After the wedding our friends and family kept complimenting us on how delicious his Lemon Hazelnut cake with buttercream tasted. I have never been to a wedding where people gobbled down so much cake.\r \r Chef Ruwan took excellent care of us from the beginning, when he had us sample about seven different forms of delicious, all the while giving us small hor d'ouvres and telling funny stories. We did not want a typical wedding cake which people pick at politely; instead we wanted to wow our friends and family with something unique, and Ruwan listened to our preferences.\r \r Our choice, the lemon hazelnut, featured a hazelnut meringue whose light nutty flavor blended well with the luscious lemon buttercream filling and white buttercream frosting. As an added bonus, the Lemon Hazelnut cake doesn't have flour -- so our gluten-free friends could join in the fun.\r \r Ruwan is a true artist! The business he runs is just a vehicle through which he can do what he really loves -- create delectable treats to make people happy. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/5/2013

I was determined to find the best carrot cake in town as my girlfriend´s birthday was fast approaching and she just goes crazy about carrot cakes. I couldn´t get her just any carrot cake from the store. She is as picky as anyone can get about a good solid quality cake. A friend of mine urged me to try Big City Cakes. I then got in touch with chef Ruwan, what a personable nice man he is! He carefully listened to what I was looking for in a carrot cake and the best carrot cake we´ve ever tried so far was delivered to us in a timely manner. Ruwan is so talented he surpassed by far our expectations. And I have to admit it, my girlfriend was so thrilled she rewarded me very handsomely that night if you know what I mean ...... Thanks Ruwan for sweeten our lives up! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/23/2013

Amazing desserts! Ruwan is our neighbor and we just found out he's a baker. He gave us samples of peanut butter cookies and two separate lemon pastries. The lemon pastries were fabulous -- the crust on the lemon bar was light and flakey and you could taste the real lemon zest which was a delight to our tastebuds. The lemon pastry puff cake (I forgot the correct name) was amazing! The lemon creme in the middle was light and airy with amazing consistency and the pastry shell was delicious with all the flavors coming together perfectly. My husband and I can't wait to plan on next event and we will definitely hire Ruwan of Big City Cakes! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 3/5/2013

We ordered the chocolate cake with chocolate cherry mousse for my sons 2nd birthday. It was amazing! Ruwan took a lot of time talking it through to be sure we got the decorations right. He was patient and so kind! The cake was a huge hit. I had a friend who text me the next morning telling me she was craving our little mans birthday cake! Thank you so much Ruwan for taking such good care of us! We look forward to ordering from you again soon. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 2/24/2013

I was recommended to Big City Cakes by a friend who told me about his wonderful his pasteries and catering. I used his services for our wedding. Wow, I was so pleased! Our guests all took his business card and many have used his services again,\r \r The wedding cake was beautiful and delicious and the meals were wonderful! Also, his staff was professional and gracious. I would recommend his company to will not be dissappointed. more

Delectable cakes & a joy to work with! 5/23/2012

Can't believe it has taken us this long to write a review! We have been working with Chef Ruwan for a few years now & it is always a pleasure! He is a true artist! Not only are his confections delicious but they are also beautiful! We have used him for multiple events and are always amazed with his ability to turn out large orders that are meticulously designed. Whether you're having a small get together or a large event he is the man to call! Thank you, Ruwan! more

Best Tasting Cake I Have Ever Had! 12/26/2011

I ordered an Almond Rocca Cake from Chef Ruwan for my Mom's birthday. It was scruptious! Very flavorful; moist; wonderful balance of flavors and textures. A full sentual experience. The homemade almond rocca was ""to die for."" Most highly recommended. And well worth the effort to ship out to Palm Springs!\r Aloysius\r The Elder Law Group more


I am a cake nut from New York. Lemon hazelnut Torte was phenomenal. This cake has 3 different effects on the palate. Good, Oh my then OMG!! You'll love it!! more

OMG! Best Cake! 11/7/2011

I ordered this cake for my friends birthday upon a friends recommendation. I ordered the Lemon Hazelnut Crunch Cake. OMG, it was soooo delicious. I will sure order his cake again. Chef Ruwan, you are the best!!! Yummy! more

Best best cake 10/6/2011

I've never had such wonderful cake like this before. just try it once you'll know what i mean. Ruwan, thank you so much for making my birthday very special !! more

Best. Cake. Ever 11/4/2010

I am the receptionist for a company in Santa Monica. Every month we have a 'cake day' to celebrate all the birthdays of the month. This past month was October so we just combined cake day with the halloween party. We ordered our cake from Chef Ruwan and it was beyond amazing. I let him use his judgement on the flavor and design and the whole company loved it! He used cranberries amongst the three layers to give it a ""Halloween look"". It was aesthetically and tastefully pleasing! We will now be ordering from him every month!\r more

Unforgettable Cake!!! 5/4/2010

Chef Ruwan saved the day! I was looking for an impressive Birthday cake for one of our executives and I sought out Chef Ruwan. I had never experienced Ruwan’s cakes, but read great reviews and decided to give it a shot. I was truly amazed at the artistry of the cake (his impeccable attention to detail). The praline, butter cream cake was wrapped in a thin layer of chocolate, with almond roca candy and gold leaf confetti on top. The Birthday message was written beautifully on top of a thin piece of white chocolate, slightly elevated above the cake. Our VP was pleasantly surprised and was raving over the cake’s beauty, precision and most importantly, the amazing and unforgettable flavor. Pros: Amazing Flavor / Beautifully Crafted more

Mouth Watering Chocolate Verona Cake 4/20/2010

If you're like me, you have a chocolate sweet tooth. The problem I find with so many chocolate products, and often with cakes, is that the sugar content is so high that it detracts from savoring the chocolate. Thus, someone introduced me to Ruwan's chocolate cake....without a doubt, he probably used the least amount of sugar, but with the richest dark verona chocolate to create a truly delicious treat that didn't leave me feeling like I needed to head straight for the treadmill to work it off. A not-so-guilty pleasure, perhaps? Maybe I am stretching that a bit, but Ruwan Gunatilake's cakes are not only incredible, but his artistry is stunning, as he decorated the top of my birthday cake with gold leaves and cursive writing in a penmenship that would leave the design of any wedding invitation in the dark ages. This artist, from Srilanka, is worthy of your consideration for great pastries and cakes. Pros: Dark Verona Chocolate Cakes to Die For more

Best catered desserts I have ever had 1/3/2010

Ruwan is one of the best pastry chefs I have ever met. Incredible desserts across the board -- but the standouts are his chocolate bread pudding, molten cake and lemon cakes. Really beautiful delicacies and they all taste so good! Pros: Everything Ruwan makes is incredible Cons: Can't think of any! more

Great Place for Great Cake 10/27/2009

The cakes here are great. There are two categories of cakes; cakes that look great but don't taste great and cakes that look and taste amazing. The cakes here at Big City Cakes fall into the latter slot: they look amazing and taste even better than they look (if that's even possible!!). If you want to have your cake and eat it too, then this is the place to go! Pros: Best Cake in Town Cons: Far from my house more

Cookies and Pastries and Cakes... oh MY! 10/15/2009

Ruwan Guntilake is one of the most artistic, experienced and knowledgeable pastry chef's Los Angeles has to offer. I have truly had the pleasure of tasting and savoring many of his delicacies and each time it's a glorious experience! Because Ruwan makes everything from scratch and personally loves what he does the end result is as visually stunning as it is tasting. If you are seeking something special consider Big City Cakes for your event, Ruwan will listen and create a masterpiece that will satisfy your dreams and desires! I love everything he bakes = Yum!\r more

Best B-day cake ever!!!! 10/14/2009

I went in a B-day party last week and i tought the cake it will be the same as very party: looks great, but don't taste good!! until a tasted Ruwan's Chocolate mousse, rasberries and pecans cake... OMG!!! best cake ever!! so moisted and so good!!! if u have someone special that u wanna give a good present, Ruwans cakes is highly recommended!!! he puts special touch on it... more

The Most Delectable Desserts 10/12/2009

My friends always come to me for recommendations on good eats but when it came to desserts, I never had a definitive answer. That is until I discovered Big City Cakes. What a score! I can’t believe I didn’t find this place sooner. Ruwan’s desserts are the best I’ve ever tasted. My favorite is his chocolate cake with pecans and cream anglasie—a definite must try. Check out his website, bigcitycakes. Or, even better, drop by the Venice bakery on Abbott Kinney—definitely worth the trip. more

Rock On Big City Cakes 10/12/2009

I never do this because I always think its kinda cheesy but I had to make an exception because in this instance, I had to give credit where credit is due...And it is due Big Time at this place called Big City Cakes in Venice on Abbott Kinney. Not only does his stuff look great but it actually tastes great. I'm so sick of paying tons of money for stuff that does nothing but disappoint. Big City Cakes, I'm even going to plug your website because you are the real deal. Thanks....and keep up the good, No I mean Great Work!! Bigcitycakes(dot)com - Finally!! more

Best birthday cake I've ever seen! 10/5/2009

I attended a birthday party this weekend, where I had the pleasure of trying a cake from Big City Cakes. It was chocolate cake with toasted pecans and creme anglaise. Aside from being absolutely beautiful, it was so delicious that the evening conversations revolved around the cake. The birthday girl's boyfriend was definitely a hero in the eyes of all the other ladies. When I need something special, I will definitely be heading there! Pros: Absolutely delicious more
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