Ponce City Market is now home to Cake Culture, a bakery specializing in mille crêpe cakes operating out of the Central Food Hall. Founded by Patissier Sujith Ratnayake, Cake Culture offer various cake flavors by the slice and whole cake and debuted on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Its length of residency was not disclosed.
Born in Sri Lanka, Sujith got his start making cakes in bakeries when he moved to Japan in 1997, according to a press release this week. He learned the craft of mille crêpe cakes at Paper Moon in Tokyo before moving over to famed Lady M in Singapore and later developing other cake brands in South Korea. After marrying an American, he made his way to the States in 2016, and Cake Culture — a result of his 20-year tenure perfecting cakes across Asia — is his first venture in Atlanta.
Cake Culture’s cakes are made with light and fluffy pastry cream nestled between 20 layers of delicate, handmade crêpes with a caramelized crust topping, resulting in a light and fluffy dessert. While Japanese in origin, Cake Culture’s mille crêpe cakes are a “multi-cultural culinary showcase.”
Flavors include Signature Classic Crêpe Cake, featuring almond & cherry liqueur notes; Matcha Green Tea, topped with a lightly sweetened vibrant green matcha powder; and Strawberry, made with thinly sliced fresh strawberries in between each layer. Each cake is available by the slice or whole. All cakes will come in nine-inch, and the Signature Classic will also be available in six-inch.
The pop-up joins nearly three dozen food and beverage businesses at Ponce City Market, including recently opened VIỆTVANA Phở Noodle House and Nani’s Piri Piri Chicken. Set to open in 2022 are Spicewalla, a storefront from James Beard-nominated Chef Meherwan Irani’s spice company, Atrium, a new concept from Oliva Restaurant Group offering a modern American menu with European influence, and Umbrella Bar, a new restaurant serving Korean night market foods from Poke Burri’s co-founder Seven Chan.