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Amphora Bakery

Herndon , VA

LOCATION

294 Sunset Park Drive, Vienna, VA 20170
Herndon, VA US 20170 (map)
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ABOUT US

At Amphora Bakery, details are our passion. The unity of preparation and presentation can be found at the hands of our creative decorating team. A leader in specialty cakes and desserts,... Read more
At Amphora Bakery, details are our passion. The unity of preparation and presentation can be found at the hands of our creative decorating team. A leader in specialty cakes and desserts, we have been providing Northern Virginia and the surrounding DC metropolitan area custom couture sugar creations for over 35 years. Achieving national recognition, we are passionately dedicated to every detail, from edible works of art to awe-inspiring designs.

Winning many prestigious awards, we are honored to have been commissioned to create custom designs for many VIP clients. Exclusively custom and exquisitely tailored, each cake or dessert is carefully crafted and designed to meet our clients ultimate vision.

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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Pickup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Organic, Vegan
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
Yes
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Nicholas
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazingly beautiful and delicious cake. They were flexible and worked with us when our numbers changed.

The cake was flavorful and tasted like it was made of fresh ingredients. The grand Marnier filling was amazing and different from typical wedding cakes.
Amazingly beautiful and delicious cake. They were flexible and worked with us when our numbers changed.

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Amazingly beautiful and delicious cake. They were flexible and worked with us when our numbers changed.

The cake was flavorful and tasted like it was made of fresh ingredients. The grand Marnier filling was amazing and different from typical wedding cakes. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Erika was a delight to work with. She was very helpful, the tasting was wonderful. Our cake was simply perfect! I went to three places before Amphora Bakery and every place wanted to change the look that I wanted for my cake... Not at Amphora. I will purchase all my cakes from this cute bakery!!!
Erika was a delight to work with. She was very helpful, the tasting was wonderful. Our cake was simply perfect! I went to Read more...
Erika was a delight to work with. She was very helpful, the tasting was wonderful. Our cake was simply perfect! I went to three places before Amphora Bakery and every place wanted to change the look that I wanted for my cake... Not at Amphora. I will purchase all my cakes from this cute bakery!!! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
8/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Amphora Bakery was the first and only bakery we had a tasting at. We had met with Brittany, who unfortunately is no longer with the company, but she was great! I had found a picture of a cake I liked online and nothing else I had seen really compared. Once we picked all of our options, she asked for me to bring in the picture and color sample since I was pretty specific about what I wanted. Day of our wedding and our cake was beautiful! I received so many compliments not only how it looked but how it tasted. The red velvet is to die for! The whole experience with Amphora Bakery was great, we are very pleased!
Amphora Bakery was the first and only bakery we had a tasting at. We had met with Brittany, who unfortunately is no longer Read more...
Amphora Bakery was the first and only bakery we had a tasting at. We had met with Brittany, who unfortunately is no longer with the company, but she was great! I had found a picture of a cake I liked online and nothing else I had seen really compared. Once we picked all of our options, she asked for me to bring in the picture and color sample since I was pretty specific about what I wanted. Day of our wedding and our cake was beautiful! I received so many compliments not only how it looked but how it tasted. The red velvet is to die for! The whole experience with Amphora Bakery was great, we are very pleased! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Amphora Bakery made the cake for our wedding and it was absolutely delicious! The wedding cake coordinator Erika was extremely personable and professional. We had to order the cake sort of last minute because our original cake vendor fell through; but we're lucky to have stumbled upon Amphora Bakery and should have chosen them to make our cake from the start!! We met with Erika for our cake tasting and it was so tough, because every flavor was so delicious!! Even the flavors that I don't usually prefer were amazing. They also had so many options of styles of cakes, but Erika made it so that every decision we had to make seem effortless. She worked with our budget and helped us to choose the perfect wedding cake! We are so grateful that Amphora Bakery saved the day and made us a fabulous cake; not to mention the prices are affordable and their cakes are beautiful AND delicious :)
Amphora Bakery made the cake for our wedding and it was absolutely delicious! The wedding cake coordinator Erika was Read more...
Amphora Bakery made the cake for our wedding and it was absolutely delicious! The wedding cake coordinator Erika was extremely personable and professional. We had to order the cake sort of last minute because our original cake vendor fell through; but we're lucky to have stumbled upon Amphora Bakery and should have chosen them to make our cake from the start!! We met with Erika for our cake tasting and it was so tough, because every flavor was so delicious!! Even the flavors that I don't usually prefer were amazing. They also had so many options of styles of cakes, but Erika made it so that every decision we had to make seem effortless. She worked with our budget and helped us to choose the perfect wedding cake! We are so grateful that Amphora Bakery saved the day and made us a fabulous cake; not to mention the prices are affordable and their cakes are beautiful AND delicious :) Read less
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Shima
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Amphora Bakery is one of the best bakeries in DC area in my opinion. We worked with Brittany and she helped us to design our cake. Our cake was delivered on time. It was stunning and different and came out better than we could have dreamed. It tasted way better than the cake we tried at the tasting and It was delicious and everyone enjoyed the cake!

Prior to the wedding, all the communications were answered promptly. Amphora is super easy to work with and very professional. We highly recommend them!
Amphora Bakery is one of the best bakeries in DC area in my opinion. We worked with Brittany and she helped us to design Read more...
Amphora Bakery is one of the best bakeries in DC area in my opinion. We worked with Brittany and she helped us to design our cake. Our cake was delivered on time. It was stunning and different and came out better than we could have dreamed. It tasted way better than the cake we tried at the tasting and It was delicious and everyone enjoyed the cake!

Prior to the wedding, all the communications were answered promptly. Amphora is super easy to work with and very professional. We highly recommend them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great bakery! Our wedding cake was made exactly how we wanted it and tasted delicious!
Great bakery! Our wedding cake was made exactly how we wanted it and tasted delicious!
Great bakery! Our wedding cake was made exactly how we wanted it and tasted delicious! Read less
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Lesley
Wedding:
11/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Amphora provided great service and was wonderful to work with. I worked directly with Brittany and she was very professional and easy to work with. The cake was delicious and the decoration was just how I envisioned. Also using Amphora Catering as our caterer, we were provided with a discount on our cake. I recommend Amphora to anyone!
Amphora provided great service and was wonderful to work with. I worked directly with Brittany and she was very Read more...
Amphora provided great service and was wonderful to work with. I worked directly with Brittany and she was very professional and easy to work with. The cake was delicious and the decoration was just how I envisioned. Also using Amphora Catering as our caterer, we were provided with a discount on our cake. I recommend Amphora to anyone! Read less
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Jacob
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
The cake was as beautiful as it was delicious. It met my expectations. Amphora had no problem delivering it even though we were married 2 hours away from the bakery. They were also flexible in that a couple of weeks before the wedding we asked to reduce the size of the cake; they were professional and refunded us the difference in cost. I would absolutely recommend Amphora!
The cake was as beautiful as it was delicious. It met my expectations. Amphora had no problem delivering it even though we Read more...
The cake was as beautiful as it was delicious. It met my expectations. Amphora had no problem delivering it even though we were married 2 hours away from the bakery. They were also flexible in that a couple of weeks before the wedding we asked to reduce the size of the cake; they were professional and refunded us the difference in cost. I would absolutely recommend Amphora! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Brittany worked with us and when we realized that we were going to have less guests than we originally paid for, Brittany helped us adjust the guest number and refunded to us without any problem. The cake arrived on time, looked more beautiful than we expected (since we chose a basic style with the minimum decoration to save money) and was tasty.
Brittany worked with us and when we realized that we were going to have less guests than we originally paid for, Brittany Read more...
Brittany worked with us and when we realized that we were going to have less guests than we originally paid for, Brittany helped us adjust the guest number and refunded to us without any problem. The cake arrived on time, looked more beautiful than we expected (since we chose a basic style with the minimum decoration to save money) and was tasty. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
My cake was custom with 4 different flavors. It was stunning and different and came out better than I could have dreamed. Best wedding cake I have ever tasted. Tasted way better than the cake I tried at the tasting and I thought that was delicious! Amphora is super easy to work with, responsive and very reasonably priced.
My cake was custom with 4 different flavors. It was stunning and different and came out better than I could have dreamed. Read more...
My cake was custom with 4 different flavors. It was stunning and different and came out better than I could have dreamed. Best wedding cake I have ever tasted. Tasted way better than the cake I tried at the tasting and I thought that was delicious! Amphora is super easy to work with, responsive and very reasonably priced. Read less
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Frank
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Amphora bakery was outstanding....everything from the taste testing to the delivery and the final product were spectacular. Followed my requests, very helpful with suggestions. Taste was scrumptious. So pleased we used them....
Amphora bakery was outstanding....everything from the taste testing to the delivery and the final product were Read more...
Amphora bakery was outstanding....everything from the taste testing to the delivery and the final product were spectacular. Followed my requests, very helpful with suggestions. Taste was scrumptious. So pleased we used them.... Read less
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Debora
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a FABULOUS wedding cake, Amphora Bakery should be your one and only choice. Absolutely beautiful design and delicious cake. Our guests cannot stop talking about it.

Thank you Brittany for being so thorough!
Debbie & Chris
If you are looking for a FABULOUS wedding cake, Amphora Bakery should be your one and only choice. Absolutely beautiful Read more...
If you are looking for a FABULOUS wedding cake, Amphora Bakery should be your one and only choice. Absolutely beautiful design and delicious cake. Our guests cannot stop talking about it.

Thank you Brittany for being so thorough!
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Angela & Dan
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
My cake was absolutely gorgeous. It was the best tasting cake I have ever eaten. I know traditionally you are to freeze the top layer for your anniversary, but we devoured our top layer when we got home.
My cake was absolutely gorgeous. It was the best tasting cake I have ever eaten. I know traditionally you are to freeze Read more...
My cake was absolutely gorgeous. It was the best tasting cake I have ever eaten. I know traditionally you are to freeze the top layer for your anniversary, but we devoured our top layer when we got home. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved Amphora Bakery. The wedding cake was beautiful - they let us draw out exactly what we wanted and that's how it was delivered to us. We also had a last minute request for a gluten free cake for our rehearsal dinner and it tasted and looked amazing.
We absolutely loved Amphora Bakery. The wedding cake was beautiful - they let us draw out exactly what we wanted and Read more...
We absolutely loved Amphora Bakery. The wedding cake was beautiful - they let us draw out exactly what we wanted and that's how it was delivered to us. We also had a last minute request for a gluten free cake for our rehearsal dinner and it tasted and looked amazing. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Their cake was AMAZING! They were very professional and responsive.
Their cake was AMAZING! They were very professional and responsive.
Their cake was AMAZING! They were very professional and responsive. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This bakery is amazing!! They made my wedding cake, as well as the grooms cake for my rehearsal dinner! Both cakes came out looking amazing!!!!!! I was beyond thrilled with the results. The cake staff is so knowledgeable and was able to design my wedding cake to perfection only off of a couple pictures and ideas I had. I continue to use Amphora for other events where cakes and baked items are needed! I always recommend them to friends! To top off how amazing the cakes look, they also taste fabulous!!
This bakery is amazing!! They made my wedding cake, as well as the grooms cake for my rehearsal dinner! Both cakes came Read more...
This bakery is amazing!! They made my wedding cake, as well as the grooms cake for my rehearsal dinner! Both cakes came out looking amazing!!!!!! I was beyond thrilled with the results. The cake staff is so knowledgeable and was able to design my wedding cake to perfection only off of a couple pictures and ideas I had. I continue to use Amphora for other events where cakes and baked items are needed! I always recommend them to friends! To top off how amazing the cakes look, they also taste fabulous!! Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was beautiful! I've been to enough weddings to know that wedding cakes are very pretty to look at but usually do not taste very good. In contrast, people came up to us at the reception just to tell us how delicious our cake was. It was such a success! Even the leftover cake I brought home was delicious days after the wedding. I would highly recommend this bakery for wedding cakes.
Our wedding cake was beautiful! I've been to enough weddings to know that wedding cakes are very pretty to look at but Read more...
Our wedding cake was beautiful! I've been to enough weddings to know that wedding cakes are very pretty to look at but usually do not taste very good. In contrast, people came up to us at the reception just to tell us how delicious our cake was. It was such a success! Even the leftover cake I brought home was delicious days after the wedding. I would highly recommend this bakery for wedding cakes. Read less
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Carroll
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Amphora for our wedding cake and it was delicious and exactly what we ordered. The flavors of cake were delicious and delivery went smoothly.
We used Amphora for our wedding cake and it was delicious and exactly what we ordered. The flavors of cake were delicious Read more...
We used Amphora for our wedding cake and it was delicious and exactly what we ordered. The flavors of cake were delicious and delivery went smoothly. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
We visited Amphora Bakery for our wedding cake tasting and it was a wonderful experience. The Herndon bakery is so neat and you can actually see the chefs baking and decorating since the kitchen is exposed with a glass wall. It was so interesting to see that. We set down and looked at some pictures of past wedding cakes and also tasted a large variety of cake flavors and icings. We chose a yellow cake with raspberry filling and butter cream frosting. There was a very intricate piping design that went down all three tiers in dark gray (one of our wedding colors). The cake was beautiful and tasted even better than the initial tasting. Amphora delivered our cake to the Hyatt Fair Lakes hotel in Fairfax and everything was ready for us - the hotel and bakery coordinated everything and didn't even need us (which was great). Amphora is very creative in their cake designs. My coworkers always order specialty cakes for birthdays and holidays, and now my husband and I go to the bakery for coffee and snacks. It's a great place to order something large or small! I promise you will not be disappointed if you order from them.
We visited Amphora Bakery for our wedding cake tasting and it was a wonderful experience. The Herndon bakery is so neat Read more...
We visited Amphora Bakery for our wedding cake tasting and it was a wonderful experience. The Herndon bakery is so neat and you can actually see the chefs baking and decorating since the kitchen is exposed with a glass wall. It was so interesting to see that. We set down and looked at some pictures of past wedding cakes and also tasted a large variety of cake flavors and icings. We chose a yellow cake with raspberry filling and butter cream frosting. There was a very intricate piping design that went down all three tiers in dark gray (one of our wedding colors). The cake was beautiful and tasted even better than the initial tasting. Amphora delivered our cake to the Hyatt Fair Lakes hotel in Fairfax and everything was ready for us - the hotel and bakery coordinated everything and didn't even need us (which was great). Amphora is very creative in their cake designs. My coworkers always order specialty cakes for birthdays and holidays, and now my husband and I go to the bakery for coffee and snacks. It's a great place to order something large or small! I promise you will not be disappointed if you order from them. Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Delicious multi-flavored cake. Gorgeous cake too - worked with us to achieve colors and look we wanted.
Delicious multi-flavored cake. Gorgeous cake too - worked with us to achieve colors and look we wanted.
Delicious multi-flavored cake. Gorgeous cake too - worked with us to achieve colors and look we wanted. Read less
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Aisha
Wedding:
2/2/2013
5.0/5.0
HOLY COW! I knew they had some good desserts at their Diners. I knew their catering was wonderful because my clients would tell me regularly... BUT WHEN I TELL YOU THE CAKE... OH MY GOODNESS!

First of all the bakery in Herndon, VA is wonderful and you feel like you are part of a show! It was just amazing! They even have it set up so that you can see the Chef's making the cakes... soooo fun! I can't wait to have a party there (they have a space upstairs to watch them baking) Then there is Maria Cholakis.... she was so sweet and took care of us like family!

I literally had no idea what I needed to look for or what kind of cake I wanted! Not only was the cake amazingly wonderful and good... but it was GORGEOUS! I literally had my guests taking several pieces to their room because it was soooo good they wanted more :)

I just have one last thing to say... YOU WON'T REGRET IT! (I even ordered cakes for the office now... they are our bakers for life :) )
HOLY COW! I knew they had some good desserts at their Diners. I knew their catering was wonderful because my clients would Read more...
HOLY COW! I knew they had some good desserts at their Diners. I knew their catering was wonderful because my clients would tell me regularly... BUT WHEN I TELL YOU THE CAKE... OH MY GOODNESS!

First of all the bakery in Herndon, VA is wonderful and you feel like you are part of a show! It was just amazing! They even have it set up so that you can see the Chef's making the cakes... soooo fun! I can't wait to have a party there (they have a space upstairs to watch them baking) Then there is Maria Cholakis.... she was so sweet and took care of us like family!

I literally had no idea what I needed to look for or what kind of cake I wanted! Not only was the cake amazingly wonderful and good... but it was GORGEOUS! I literally had my guests taking several pieces to their room because it was soooo good they wanted more :)

I just have one last thing to say... YOU WON'T REGRET IT! (I even ordered cakes for the office now... they are our bakers for life :) ) Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
I worked with Amphora Bakery for my Rehearsal Dinner Grooms Cake. They made a beautiful cake that had my Groom's favorite things, Redskins helmet and our chocolate lab, Charlie. It was a surprise to him and he was really blown away. They were very professional and helped me take my vision into a cake that we will remember always. I would have used them for my wedding as well, but my venue included the cake in their package. I would definitely recommend Amphora for a wedding cake or any other special events!
I worked with Amphora Bakery for my Rehearsal Dinner Grooms Cake. They made a beautiful cake that had my Groom's favorite Read more...
I worked with Amphora Bakery for my Rehearsal Dinner Grooms Cake. They made a beautiful cake that had my Groom's favorite things, Redskins helmet and our chocolate lab, Charlie. It was a surprise to him and he was really blown away. They were very professional and helped me take my vision into a cake that we will remember always. I would have used them for my wedding as well, but my venue included the cake in their package. I would definitely recommend Amphora for a wedding cake or any other special events! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Everyone raved about how beautiful and delicious my cake was. I was very happy with the outcome and it was exactly as I pictured it and true to the sketch they provided for me.
Everyone raved about how beautiful and delicious my cake was. I was very happy with the outcome and it was exactly as I Read more...
Everyone raved about how beautiful and delicious my cake was. I was very happy with the outcome and it was exactly as I pictured it and true to the sketch they provided for me. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Excellent quality of service and very professional. Very pleased with the overall design and taste of our wedding cake. All of our guests were raving about how they've never seen such a beautiful cake for a wedding. Well done Amphora's! My husband and I tell all of our friends and family about you and especially to those people ready to get married!
Excellent quality of service and very professional. Very pleased with the overall design and taste of our wedding cake. Read more...
Excellent quality of service and very professional. Very pleased with the overall design and taste of our wedding cake. All of our guests were raving about how they've never seen such a beautiful cake for a wedding. Well done Amphora's! My husband and I tell all of our friends and family about you and especially to those people ready to get married! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
It was such a pleasure working with Carrie. She was very professional and timely in her correspondence. Everything went exactly as planned and she gave great guidance as to the flavors, frosting colors, and timing of delivery. Our wedding cakes were luxurious, perfectly constructed and mouth-wateringly good. We were very pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend Amphora Baker to anyone looking for a special occasion cake. LaToya* Cheryl
It was such a pleasure working with Carrie. She was very professional and timely in her correspondence. Everything went Read more...
It was such a pleasure working with Carrie. She was very professional and timely in her correspondence. Everything went exactly as planned and she gave great guidance as to the flavors, frosting colors, and timing of delivery. Our wedding cakes were luxurious, perfectly constructed and mouth-wateringly good. We were very pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend Amphora Baker to anyone looking for a special occasion cake. LaToya* Cheryl Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The taste was better than any other bakery I went to. As for looks, I gave a loose idea of what I wanted, and they showed amazing artistry to make it happen. It was a very worry free transaction. I didn't have to micromanage at all.
The taste was better than any other bakery I went to. As for looks, I gave a loose idea of what I wanted, and they showed Read more...
The taste was better than any other bakery I went to. As for looks, I gave a loose idea of what I wanted, and they showed amazing artistry to make it happen. It was a very worry free transaction. I didn't have to micromanage at all. Read less
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Jacquie
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
The red velvet cake Amphora created for our daughter's wedding reception was fabulous! They were even able to provide me with a gluten free cake, which was delicious!!
The red velvet cake Amphora created for our daughter's wedding reception was fabulous! They were even able to provide me Read more...
The red velvet cake Amphora created for our daughter's wedding reception was fabulous! They were even able to provide me with a gluten free cake, which was delicious!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Awesome job. We cant wait to buy your products in the future
Awesome job. We cant wait to buy your products in the future
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I opted for an untraditional wedding dessert. We chose several of their cakes (8 or so) and had them as part of our dessert buffet. We also chose 3 mini pies to use. What a hit! We have gotten so many compliments on the cakes and pies. The mini pies are so cute and bite size for kids or people who want a small dessert. When I came to Amphora with this idea, they had no problem executing it and made sure that everything was just the way I wanted. They responded very timely to email and were on time for delivery on the wedding day.
My husband and I opted for an untraditional wedding dessert. We chose several of their cakes (8 or so) and had them as Read more...
My husband and I opted for an untraditional wedding dessert. We chose several of their cakes (8 or so) and had them as part of our dessert buffet. We also chose 3 mini pies to use. What a hit! We have gotten so many compliments on the cakes and pies. The mini pies are so cute and bite size for kids or people who want a small dessert. When I came to Amphora with this idea, they had no problem executing it and made sure that everything was just the way I wanted. They responded very timely to email and were on time for delivery on the wedding day. Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very familar with The Amphora Group and their bakery. We knew from the beginning that we were going to order our cake from Amphora Bakery. We designed our cake down to the last little detail. We were so pleased at our wedding reception when we saw the cake. Not only did it meet but it exceeded our expectations. We had a 3 tier, with all 3 tiers were diffent flavors and tasted exactly how we imagined. I highly recommend Amphora Bakery for all of your baked good needs.
My husband and I were very familar with The Amphora Group and their bakery. We knew from the beginning that we were going Read more...
My husband and I were very familar with The Amphora Group and their bakery. We knew from the beginning that we were going to order our cake from Amphora Bakery. We designed our cake down to the last little detail. We were so pleased at our wedding reception when we saw the cake. Not only did it meet but it exceeded our expectations. We had a 3 tier, with all 3 tiers were diffent flavors and tasted exactly how we imagined. I highly recommend Amphora Bakery for all of your baked good needs. Read less
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Devon
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
The cake was my husband's favorite part of the planning process. After our tasting we were both looking forward to enjoying the cake at our wedding reception. When we walked into the room it looked exactly as we had talked about when planning it and tasted better than I even remembered. We will definatly be using them again for future cakes.
The cake was my husband's favorite part of the planning process. After our tasting we were both looking forward to Read more...
The cake was my husband's favorite part of the planning process. After our tasting we were both looking forward to enjoying the cake at our wedding reception. When we walked into the room it looked exactly as we had talked about when planning it and tasted better than I even remembered. We will definatly be using them again for future cakes. Read less
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Marjorie
Wedding:
4/29/2006
5.0/5.0
I tasted a number of cakes at a bridal show and the taste of the cakes at Amphora really stayed with me. The cake we finally chose was gorgeous and delicious! Amphora really did a good job!
I tasted a number of cakes at a bridal show and the taste of the cakes at Amphora really stayed with me. The cake we Read more...
I tasted a number of cakes at a bridal show and the taste of the cakes at Amphora really stayed with me. The cake we finally chose was gorgeous and delicious! Amphora really did a good job! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I normally purchase cakes form Amphora for birthdays and special occassions. So when it came time for my husband and I to re-new our vows, returning to Amphora for our wedding cake was a no brainer. Their cakes are always full of flavor and stay moist for up to a week. Not to mention that the design of our cake was absolutely fabulous. If you live in the DMV, and want a great cake at a great price, call Amphora. Better yet drive over to the bakery and try and sample. It is worth the drive and you won't be disappointed.
I normally purchase cakes form Amphora for birthdays and special occassions. So when it came time for my husband and I to Read more...
I normally purchase cakes form Amphora for birthdays and special occassions. So when it came time for my husband and I to re-new our vows, returning to Amphora for our wedding cake was a no brainer. Their cakes are always full of flavor and stay moist for up to a week. Not to mention that the design of our cake was absolutely fabulous. If you live in the DMV, and want a great cake at a great price, call Amphora. Better yet drive over to the bakery and try and sample. It is worth the drive and you won't be disappointed. Read less
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Siobhan
Wedding:
7/22/2012
5.0/5.0
The wedding cake was included as part of our package with the Hyatt Fair Lakes, the staff was greeat to work with in making our vision come to life.
The wedding cake was included as part of our package with the Hyatt Fair Lakes, the staff was greeat to work with in Read more...
The wedding cake was included as part of our package with the Hyatt Fair Lakes, the staff was greeat to work with in making our vision come to life. Read less
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Jason
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Simply amazing. The cake was very delicious and the decorations were exactly what we had asked for. They exceeded our expectations in the cake decorations. We planned our entire wedding all the way in Texas (wedding in Virginia) and Carrie was very responsive in replying to our emails and inquiries.

Everyone loved our cake and was amazed at the totally different style we chose. We had two smaller cakes side by side and an arched bridge going between them with the cake toppers sitting on the bridge. Amphora did not supply or create the cake toppers but the cakes they designed worked perfectly with what we had imagined and communicated to them. The only disappointment was that we couldn't bring any of the cake back with us to Texas because everyone ate it.
Simply amazing. The cake was very delicious and the decorations were exactly what we had asked for. They exceeded our Read more...
Simply amazing. The cake was very delicious and the decorations were exactly what we had asked for. They exceeded our expectations in the cake decorations. We planned our entire wedding all the way in Texas (wedding in Virginia) and Carrie was very responsive in replying to our emails and inquiries.

Everyone loved our cake and was amazed at the totally different style we chose. We had two smaller cakes side by side and an arched bridge going between them with the cake toppers sitting on the bridge. Amphora did not supply or create the cake toppers but the cakes they designed worked perfectly with what we had imagined and communicated to them. The only disappointment was that we couldn't bring any of the cake back with us to Texas because everyone ate it. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
6/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Amphora Bakery was so wonderful. Everyone was very helpful and nice even giving us ideas on how to cut cost. The tasting was wonderful with many different delicious options. We ended up picking raspberry white chocolate which I highly recommend.
Working with Amphora Bakery was so wonderful. Everyone was very helpful and nice even giving us ideas on how to cut cost. Read more...
Working with Amphora Bakery was so wonderful. Everyone was very helpful and nice even giving us ideas on how to cut cost. The tasting was wonderful with many different delicious options. We ended up picking raspberry white chocolate which I highly recommend. Read less
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RENBW
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Amphora Bakery will always be mine and my husband's choice for baked goods. I went to a local bridal expo as most brides to be do. And every cake vendor I passed had the most beautiful cakes (and the most outrageous prices), but they were simply gorgeous to look at. After seeing the artwork and inquiring about prices, I tried samples and was less than thrilled. As I experienced my fourth or fifth "bad tasting" cake, I began to question if there would even be a cake at our wedding. I turned to my friend and said, "I just want a cake that represents us, but most of all a cake that tastes like cake." We finally headed down to the lower level of the venue to finish visiting vendors, when I came across two or three more cake vendors. I groaned, one of my favorite desserts and one of the pieces I was looking most forward to for the wedding had been ruined. But, a sucker for Red Velvet cake, I saw a vendor, Amphora Bakery, carrying it on display for samples. The samples looked simple and as cake should look, in which you will actually enjoy eating it; so against my stomach's better judgement, I tried a piece of Amphora Bakery's Red Velvet cake and I was in heaven. This cake just melted in my mouth. It was just the appropriate amount of richness. Surely, I had to try another sample to be sure I wasn't being fooled. I tried the Vanilla/Vanilla and it was just as good. Again, not too rich and the cake was incredibly moist. I spoke with a representative from Amphora and she discussed the more elaborate the design on the cake, the more fondant had to be used which could cause the cake not tasting like cake. She told me it would be completely possible to work in a design to my liking and limit the amount of fondant. I took pieces home to my soon to be husband. He wasn't able to sample what I'd taken home until the next day and he knew Amphora was the one for our cake. He said even a day later, the cake was still moist and delicious. Still slightly skeptical, I scheduled a cake tasting at Amphora. First of all the shop is easy to get to you and quaint. Everyone at the shop was completely professional and polite. Our cake coordinator was so helpful and took her time with us even though other couples were lingering around with their questions. I think we must have gotten about 12 pieces each to sample and they were huge for samples. From these samples we knew what flavors we were going to have for our cake. Amphora was able to create a tiered cake for us to accomodate the different flavors and they were able to keep the entire cake butter cream. We ordered a cake for 150 people and the money per slice was well below what I was expecting despite it was just butter cream frosting. My friend had gotten married 10 years ago and I remember her telling me what she paid per slice of her cake and I think our pricing was 25-50 cents more...maybe. Surely not what I was expecting for a service 10 years from a last known price. Amphora was so helpful. They had not delivered to our venue before, but they assured me it wouldn't be an issue and the trip was fairly long with a very modest delivery fee. All of my emails were answered immediately and usually followed up with a phone call to ensure correct informational translation. Mid week before the wedding, Amphora called me and asked about delivery time for our wedding day and I stammered...I had no clue. They dealt directly with our wedding venue and handled everything from there and I didn't have to think of details of details so close to the wedding. They delivered the cake right on time (a little early) actually and it was so incredibly gorgeous and protrayed us. I'm not sure what I was expecting, because we had picked the design out of a book (and that design had been a little loud). Even though we changed colors, etc, I still didn't have a clue until I saw it. It wasn't over decorated, too busy at all and the coloring was PERFECT. I almost didn't want to cut into the cake, but considering for the three days prior to the wedding, the cake was all my husband could talk about so there was no sparing the cutting of the cake. We ordered enough to serve 150 people and ended up only having 75 people at the wedding and, (our top tier was saved immediately), there was very little left to bring home. Not only did our guests love it as much as we did, but they're still talking about it as much as we are. Everyone at Amphora is a pleasure to deal with and they have certainly earned at least two loyal customers for life. I will continue to recommend them for wedding cakes and simple, "let's go get a delicious bakery treat". Thanks Amphora for being a such a successful piece to our wedding picture!
Amphora Bakery will always be mine and my husband's choice for baked goods. I went to a local bridal expo as most brides Read more...
Amphora Bakery will always be mine and my husband's choice for baked goods. I went to a local bridal expo as most brides to be do. And every cake vendor I passed had the most beautiful cakes (and the most outrageous prices), but they were simply gorgeous to look at. After seeing the artwork and inquiring about prices, I tried samples and was less than thrilled. As I experienced my fourth or fifth "bad tasting" cake, I began to question if there would even be a cake at our wedding. I turned to my friend and said, "I just want a cake that represents us, but most of all a cake that tastes like cake." We finally headed down to the lower level of the venue to finish visiting vendors, when I came across two or three more cake vendors. I groaned, one of my favorite desserts and one of the pieces I was looking most forward to for the wedding had been ruined. But, a sucker for Red Velvet cake, I saw a vendor, Amphora Bakery, carrying it on display for samples. The samples looked simple and as cake should look, in which you will actually enjoy eating it; so against my stomach's better judgement, I tried a piece of Amphora Bakery's Red Velvet cake and I was in heaven. This cake just melted in my mouth. It was just the appropriate amount of richness. Surely, I had to try another sample to be sure I wasn't being fooled. I tried the Vanilla/Vanilla and it was just as good. Again, not too rich and the cake was incredibly moist. I spoke with a representative from Amphora and she discussed the more elaborate the design on the cake, the more fondant had to be used which could cause the cake not tasting like cake. She told me it would be completely possible to work in a design to my liking and limit the amount of fondant. I took pieces home to my soon to be husband. He wasn't able to sample what I'd taken home until the next day and he knew Amphora was the one for our cake. He said even a day later, the cake was still moist and delicious. Still slightly skeptical, I scheduled a cake tasting at Amphora. First of all the shop is easy to get to you and quaint. Everyone at the shop was completely professional and polite. Our cake coordinator was so helpful and took her time with us even though other couples were lingering around with their questions. I think we must have gotten about 12 pieces each to sample and they were huge for samples. From these samples we knew what flavors we were going to have for our cake. Amphora was able to create a tiered cake for us to accomodate the different flavors and they were able to keep the entire cake butter cream. We ordered a cake for 150 people and the money per slice was well below what I was expecting despite it was just butter cream frosting. My friend had gotten married 10 years ago and I remember her telling me what she paid per slice of her cake and I think our pricing was 25-50 cents more...maybe. Surely not what I was expecting for a service 10 years from a last known price. Amphora was so helpful. They had not delivered to our venue before, but they assured me it wouldn't be an issue and the trip was fairly long with a very modest delivery fee. All of my emails were answered immediately and usually followed up with a phone call to ensure correct informational translation. Mid week before the wedding, Amphora called me and asked about delivery time for our wedding day and I stammered...I had no clue. They dealt directly with our wedding venue and handled everything from there and I didn't have to think of details of details so close to the wedding. They delivered the cake right on time (a little early) actually and it was so incredibly gorgeous and protrayed us. I'm not sure what I was expecting, because we had picked the design out of a book (and that design had been a little loud). Even though we changed colors, etc, I still didn't have a clue until I saw it. It wasn't over decorated, too busy at all and the coloring was PERFECT. I almost didn't want to cut into the cake, but considering for the three days prior to the wedding, the cake was all my husband could talk about so there was no sparing the cutting of the cake. We ordered enough to serve 150 people and ended up only having 75 people at the wedding and, (our top tier was saved immediately), there was very little left to bring home. Not only did our guests love it as much as we did, but they're still talking about it as much as we are. Everyone at Amphora is a pleasure to deal with and they have certainly earned at least two loyal customers for life. I will continue to recommend them for wedding cakes and simple, "let's go get a delicious bakery treat". Thanks Amphora for being a such a successful piece to our wedding picture! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Amphora Bakery did a wonderful job providing our wedding cake.

From the moment I walked into Amphora Bakery I was pleased with their professionalism and helpfulness with the whole service. They sat with me during the cake testing and went over all my questions and the process with such patience and thoroughness. All the cakes I tasted were delicious, and their choice of various designs were absolutely beautiful.
Amphora delivered my cake without any problems, and it looked perfect! Not to mention, many of my wedding guests mentioned afterwards how delicious it was!
Amphora Bakery did a wonderful job providing our wedding cake.

From the moment I walked into Amphora Bakery I Read more...
Amphora Bakery did a wonderful job providing our wedding cake.

From the moment I walked into Amphora Bakery I was pleased with their professionalism and helpfulness with the whole service. They sat with me during the cake testing and went over all my questions and the process with such patience and thoroughness. All the cakes I tasted were delicious, and their choice of various designs were absolutely beautiful.
Amphora delivered my cake without any problems, and it looked perfect! Not to mention, many of my wedding guests mentioned afterwards how delicious it was! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Again, we were not disappointed in our cake vendor either! We not only ordered our wedding cake from them, we also ordered my parents 50th wedding anniversary cake too! We enjoyed going to the tasting and had a great time choosing our cake flavors and designing it with our contact there as well. Both cakes turned our beautifully!
Again, we were not disappointed in our cake vendor either! We not only ordered our wedding cake from them, we also ordered Read more...
Again, we were not disappointed in our cake vendor either! We not only ordered our wedding cake from them, we also ordered my parents 50th wedding anniversary cake too! We enjoyed going to the tasting and had a great time choosing our cake flavors and designing it with our contact there as well. Both cakes turned our beautifully! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
The cake was amazing - exactly what we hoped for. The tasting was fun and staff was very helpful to explain the different choices available. Cake was delicious. It was fun to have different flavors for the different tiers. I would highly recommend Amphora!
The cake was amazing - exactly what we hoped for. The tasting was fun and staff was very helpful to explain the different Read more...
The cake was amazing - exactly what we hoped for. The tasting was fun and staff was very helpful to explain the different choices available. Cake was delicious. It was fun to have different flavors for the different tiers. I would highly recommend Amphora! Read less
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Sun
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
We worked with Nadia Patnode at Amphora Bakery for our wedding cake and everything was wonderful. From our initial consultation meeting where she walked us through the process as well as her patience during our decision making process, things went very smoothly. Even when I decided to change the design of the cake a week before, Amphora Bakery handled it with grace.

Additionally, what I appreciated most was the consultative approach from Nadia. She listened to my requests and would provide suggestions to improve upon the final product. I loved the fact that we even got a call about the color of the fondant for the base of the cake a couple of days before because the staff felt a different color would make the cake look prettier.

Finally, the cake tasted wonderful! Even better than in our tastings. Many people have told me that I wouldn't remember much from our wedding even suggesting that I wouldn't remember the cake, but thanks to the service we received from Amphora Bakery, we will remember the cake.
We worked with Nadia Patnode at Amphora Bakery for our wedding cake and everything was wonderful. From our initial Read more...
We worked with Nadia Patnode at Amphora Bakery for our wedding cake and everything was wonderful. From our initial consultation meeting where she walked us through the process as well as her patience during our decision making process, things went very smoothly. Even when I decided to change the design of the cake a week before, Amphora Bakery handled it with grace.

Additionally, what I appreciated most was the consultative approach from Nadia. She listened to my requests and would provide suggestions to improve upon the final product. I loved the fact that we even got a call about the color of the fondant for the base of the cake a couple of days before because the staff felt a different color would make the cake look prettier.

Finally, the cake tasted wonderful! Even better than in our tastings. Many people have told me that I wouldn't remember much from our wedding even suggesting that I wouldn't remember the cake, but thanks to the service we received from Amphora Bakery, we will remember the cake. Read less
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Roxana
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Amphora bakery has done a magnifcent job on our wedding cake. The design was beyond what we wanted, and was absolutely goregous. The cake also tasted wonderfully. We would recommend Amphora to any newly engaged couple.
Amphora bakery has done a magnifcent job on our wedding cake. The design was beyond what we wanted, and was absolutely Read more...
Amphora bakery has done a magnifcent job on our wedding cake. The design was beyond what we wanted, and was absolutely goregous. The cake also tasted wonderfully. We would recommend Amphora to any newly engaged couple. Read less
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Missy and Ben
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
We scheduled a tasting with Loretta at Amphora's Herndon location and received great service. Loretta was very kind and patient and answered all of our questions. We showed her a picture of a cake we found online and Amphora replicated it EXACTLY. The cake was so beautiful and they were even able to get the exact sage green color I requested. The cake was also deliciously moist and flavorful. We choose the mocha rum and grand mariner. I have been ordering cakes from Amphora for years and knew they would do a fabulous job. Their prices are also extremely reasonable and are much less than other bakeries of the same quality. Thank you Amphora!
We scheduled a tasting with Loretta at Amphora's Herndon location and received great service. Loretta was very kind and Read more...
We scheduled a tasting with Loretta at Amphora's Herndon location and received great service. Loretta was very kind and patient and answered all of our questions. We showed her a picture of a cake we found online and Amphora replicated it EXACTLY. The cake was so beautiful and they were even able to get the exact sage green color I requested. The cake was also deliciously moist and flavorful. We choose the mocha rum and grand mariner. I have been ordering cakes from Amphora for years and knew they would do a fabulous job. Their prices are also extremely reasonable and are much less than other bakeries of the same quality. Thank you Amphora! Read less
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sophia00ms
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Awesome cake and LOVED the detail on the cake the cake was absolutely delicious and my guests wanted the name of the bakery. So 2 thumbs up def. will order again.
Awesome cake and LOVED the detail on the cake the cake was absolutely delicious and my guests wanted the name of the Read more...
Awesome cake and LOVED the detail on the cake the cake was absolutely delicious and my guests wanted the name of the bakery. So 2 thumbs up def. will order again. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/20/2010
5.0/5.0
We met with Amphora with a design in mind for the cake. After selecting the cake and giving them our design, we were blown away by what they created for the wedding. Our initial cake design was simple fondant "ribbons" around the cake. The delivered the cake w/the ribbons but also with gorgeous sugar orchid flowers. We were really impressed and the cake was absoultely gorgeous and tasted great. The only slight complaint is that the fondant ribbon cracked in some places, but overall the cake was really pretty. Everyone loved the look and taste of the cake, we would highly recommend Amphora.
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We met with Amphora with a design in mind for the cake. After selecting the cake and giving them our design, we were blown away by what they created for the wedding. Our initial cake design was simple fondant "ribbons" around the cake. The delivered the cake w/the ribbons but also with gorgeous sugar orchid flowers. We were really impressed and the cake was absoultely gorgeous and tasted great. The only slight complaint is that the fondant ribbon cracked in some places, but overall the cake was really pretty. Everyone loved the look and taste of the cake, we would highly recommend Amphora. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
12/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Amphora Bakery made two beautiful and delicious cakes for my wedding on New Years Eve. Although the tasting at their Herndon Bakery was a little hectic (we were there on a busy Saturday morning), Loreta helped us choose a design and flavors that we really liked. The wedding cake turned out more beautiful than I could have imagined. Every detail was done well, and not only did the cake look and photograph beautifully, it tasted delicious too! Amphora also made a groom's cake in the shape of the Ohio State "Block O" based only on a picture I emailed to Loreta. I asked for them to add a few roses in honor of the Rose Bowl the day after the wedding, and they placed them perfectly! Our guests were very impressed with the look and the taste of both cakes. I absolutely recommend Amphora for wedding and groom's cakes - they were great!
Amphora Bakery made two beautiful and delicious cakes for my wedding on New Years Eve. Although the tasting at their Read more...
Amphora Bakery made two beautiful and delicious cakes for my wedding on New Years Eve. Although the tasting at their Herndon Bakery was a little hectic (we were there on a busy Saturday morning), Loreta helped us choose a design and flavors that we really liked. The wedding cake turned out more beautiful than I could have imagined. Every detail was done well, and not only did the cake look and photograph beautifully, it tasted delicious too! Amphora also made a groom's cake in the shape of the Ohio State "Block O" based only on a picture I emailed to Loreta. I asked for them to add a few roses in honor of the Rose Bowl the day after the wedding, and they placed them perfectly! Our guests were very impressed with the look and the taste of both cakes. I absolutely recommend Amphora for wedding and groom's cakes - they were great! Read less
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jazzy1
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Awesome !

Although we, the bride and groom, were too busy dancing on the dance floor when the cake was being served (and therefore actually missed eating it that day, but have since prematurely enjoyed the top layer), our guests are still raving about it! The 2 different flavors (lemon and amaretto) were just as awesome as our tasting - which was unforgettable and we truly enjoyed.

Thank you Amphora for adding another special touch to our wedding day!
Awesome !

Although we, the bride and groom, were too busy dancing on the dance floor when the cake was being Read more...
Awesome !

Although we, the bride and groom, were too busy dancing on the dance floor when the cake was being served (and therefore actually missed eating it that day, but have since prematurely enjoyed the top layer), our guests are still raving about it! The 2 different flavors (lemon and amaretto) were just as awesome as our tasting - which was unforgettable and we truly enjoyed.

Thank you Amphora for adding another special touch to our wedding day! Read less
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Akhil and Meredith
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with Amphora bakery. We had an excellent meeting with them before we decided on what cake to get. Needless to say, she was extremely informative and we made the decision the same day of our first meeting with them. First off, she brought out 8 different cakes for us to eat. She wasn't pushy at all, listened to what we wanted and then offered suggestions. They were wonderful to deal with and on the day of the wedding the cake looked OUTSTANDING. Everyone commented on how pretty it was and then they ate it. Everyone, including folks who don't eat cake, absolutely LOVED the cake. It was delicious and our families took the left over. Thanks Amphora for a wonderful job and helping make our special day memorable. I can't wait to dig in the topper at our one year anniversary.
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We had a wonderful experience with Amphora bakery. We had an excellent meeting with them before we decided on what cake to get. Needless to say, she was extremely informative and we made the decision the same day of our first meeting with them. First off, she brought out 8 different cakes for us to eat. She wasn't pushy at all, listened to what we wanted and then offered suggestions. They were wonderful to deal with and on the day of the wedding the cake looked OUTSTANDING. Everyone commented on how pretty it was and then they ate it. Everyone, including folks who don't eat cake, absolutely LOVED the cake. It was delicious and our families took the left over. Thanks Amphora for a wonderful job and helping make our special day memorable. I can't wait to dig in the topper at our one year anniversary. Read less
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jave
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Great service and a wonderful cake. Loretta walked us through the design process. Flawless cake that looked better than we imagined. Really good too! We chose 3 tiers (about 20 more servings than we needed) and it all went super-fast with almost nothing left over. Everyone we talked to thought it was exceptional. A perfect 5 out of 5 -- highly recommended.
Great service and a wonderful cake. Loretta walked us through the design process. Flawless cake that looked better than we Read more...
Great service and a wonderful cake. Loretta walked us through the design process. Flawless cake that looked better than we imagined. Really good too! We chose 3 tiers (about 20 more servings than we needed) and it all went super-fast with almost nothing left over. Everyone we talked to thought it was exceptional. A perfect 5 out of 5 -- highly recommended. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our cake tasted great.Was nice working with the friendly people at Amphora Bakery.They made our three tiered cake very affordable.
Our cake tasted great.Was nice working with the friendly people at Amphora Bakery.They made our three tiered cake very Read more...
Our cake tasted great.Was nice working with the friendly people at Amphora Bakery.They made our three tiered cake very affordable. Read less
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adriennecole
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Not only were our cakes gorgeous they were delicious! Everyone has been asking me about the cakes and how yummy they were. It's exactly what you hope to hear as a bride!!!
Not only were our cakes gorgeous they were delicious! Everyone has been asking me about the cakes and how yummy they were. Read more...
Not only were our cakes gorgeous they were delicious! Everyone has been asking me about the cakes and how yummy they were. It's exactly what you hope to hear as a bride!!! Read less
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streett17
Wedding:
4/24/2009
5.0/5.0
The best cake I have ever had. The cake was moist and delicious.
The best cake I have ever had. The cake was moist and delicious.
The best cake I have ever had. The cake was moist and delicious. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
If you live in the Herndon area,Amphora Bakery is really the place to go for all sorts of cakes and delicious pastries.The design on our cake was unique and creative.They managed to work in different flavors into our cake.It was truly delicious.
If you live in the Herndon area,Amphora Bakery is really the place to go for all sorts of cakes and delicious pastries.The Read more...
If you live in the Herndon area,Amphora Bakery is really the place to go for all sorts of cakes and delicious pastries.The design on our cake was unique and creative.They managed to work in different flavors into our cake.It was truly delicious. Read less
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ds
Wedding:
9/14/2008
5.0/5.0
The cake was beautiful and delicious! I sampled cakes from many other vendors and none were as moist as this one! I worked with Loretta and she was just lovely and very responsive and helpful! I chose a cake from their brochure but made some customizations at no additional charge. I was so pleased when the cake turned out exactly the way I wanted it. I would definitely recommend Amphora Bakery.
The cake was beautiful and delicious! I sampled cakes from many other vendors and none were as moist as this one! I worked Read more...
The cake was beautiful and delicious! I sampled cakes from many other vendors and none were as moist as this one! I worked with Loretta and she was just lovely and very responsive and helpful! I chose a cake from their brochure but made some customizations at no additional charge. I was so pleased when the cake turned out exactly the way I wanted it. I would definitely recommend Amphora Bakery. Read less
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MK
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
Our cake was delicious and absolutely gorgeous!!!
Our cake was delicious and absolutely gorgeous!!!
Our cake was delicious and absolutely gorgeous!!! Read less
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chrissy
Wedding:
8/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Amphora makes the most beautiful cakes I've ever seen and they taste amazing. That was the reason we went with them and also the cost. Most cakes with fondant icing are so expensive especially if they look good. we got a cake that feed 170 people for $800 or so with two different flavors and is tasted so good. they also where great no hick ups everything went really smoothly. the only thing i would say is that they should try and make it easier to find all of there places we meet them for a tasting in herndon and then at some place it took me forever to find in Vienna. But they where great and a pretty good value because we priced it out.
Amphora makes the most beautiful cakes I've ever seen and they taste amazing. That was the reason we went with them and Read more...
Amphora makes the most beautiful cakes I've ever seen and they taste amazing. That was the reason we went with them and also the cost. Most cakes with fondant icing are so expensive especially if they look good. we got a cake that feed 170 people for $800 or so with two different flavors and is tasted so good. they also where great no hick ups everything went really smoothly. the only thing i would say is that they should try and make it easier to find all of there places we meet them for a tasting in herndon and then at some place it took me forever to find in Vienna. But they where great and a pretty good value because we priced it out. Read less
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tonya274
Wedding:
7/19/2008
5.0/5.0
I was very pleased with my wedding cake from Amphora. I had a meeting with the baker at the Herndon location one time and never needed to go back for a second meeting. I got a 3 tiered cake, and because I could not afford a larger cake for all my guests, Amphora made an extra sheet cake which made it affordable for me. The cake was gorgeous, simple, elegant, and better than I expected. It was absolutely flawless and they arrived in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend Amphora Bakery.
I was very pleased with my wedding cake from Amphora. I had a meeting with the baker at the Herndon location one time and Read more...
I was very pleased with my wedding cake from Amphora. I had a meeting with the baker at the Herndon location one time and never needed to go back for a second meeting. I got a 3 tiered cake, and because I could not afford a larger cake for all my guests, Amphora made an extra sheet cake which made it affordable for me. The cake was gorgeous, simple, elegant, and better than I expected. It was absolutely flawless and they arrived in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend Amphora Bakery. Read less
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Angelo
Wedding:
7/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Amazing cake! My wife and I were insistent on getting a cake that tasted good as well as looking good. Amphora exceeded our expectations on both fronts. The cake was beautiful and delicious for a very reasonable price. The process of tasting the cake was very convenient and they accommodated our large cadre of friends (5 in all) that wanted to try the cake with us. Worth every penny, this cake was great looking, wonderful tasting, and held up in 95 degree Virginia summer heat.
Amazing cake! My wife and I were insistent on getting a cake that tasted good as well as looking good. Amphora exceeded Read more...
Amazing cake! My wife and I were insistent on getting a cake that tasted good as well as looking good. Amphora exceeded our expectations on both fronts. The cake was beautiful and delicious for a very reasonable price. The process of tasting the cake was very convenient and they accommodated our large cadre of friends (5 in all) that wanted to try the cake with us. Worth every penny, this cake was great looking, wonderful tasting, and held up in 95 degree Virginia summer heat. Read less
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Zoe
Wedding:
6/10/2008
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved my wedding cake, it was prefect. I've already recommended Amphora to 5 of my friends.
I absolutely loved my wedding cake, it was prefect. I've already recommended Amphora to 5 of my friends.
I absolutely loved my wedding cake, it was prefect. I've already recommended Amphora to 5 of my friends. Read less
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erin
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
We had Amphora design our wedding cake as well as a grooms cake that was in the shape of a cheeseburger. The wedding cake was gorgeous and exactly like we wanted. The cheeseburger grooms cake was AMAZING!!! It looked just like a great big burger! people thought it was fake and one guest almost tried to pick it up thinking it was plastic. OK so the cake looked good...now the taste..even more amazing!! Their cakes are light, moist and just fabulous. We booked them at our tasting because after that there was no need to look any further. Their frosting is a true butter cream with just butter.. no shortening here (another baker I tasted with called her frosting butter cream but it was definitely made with a good amount of shortening). The wedding cake was yellow with white chocolate mousse and raspberry. the grooms cake was chocolate with chocolate mousse and raspberry (this was my favorite!) I would definitely recommend them and can't wait to use them again for other special occasions cakes.
We had Amphora design our wedding cake as well as a grooms cake that was in the shape of a cheeseburger. The wedding cake Read more...
We had Amphora design our wedding cake as well as a grooms cake that was in the shape of a cheeseburger. The wedding cake was gorgeous and exactly like we wanted. The cheeseburger grooms cake was AMAZING!!! It looked just like a great big burger! people thought it was fake and one guest almost tried to pick it up thinking it was plastic. OK so the cake looked good...now the taste..even more amazing!! Their cakes are light, moist and just fabulous. We booked them at our tasting because after that there was no need to look any further. Their frosting is a true butter cream with just butter.. no shortening here (another baker I tasted with called her frosting butter cream but it was definitely made with a good amount of shortening). The wedding cake was yellow with white chocolate mousse and raspberry. the grooms cake was chocolate with chocolate mousse and raspberry (this was my favorite!) I would definitely recommend them and can't wait to use them again for other special occasions cakes. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/8/2007
5.0/5.0
Amphora was terrific and the guests simply were in awe of their creation. I brought in a picture that I took of a cake on TV. I told them the colors to use and we choose the flavors and it was said and done and not thought about again until the day of the wedding.
Amphora was terrific and the guests simply were in awe of their creation. I brought in a picture that I took of a cake on Read more...
Amphora was terrific and the guests simply were in awe of their creation. I brought in a picture that I took of a cake on TV. I told them the colors to use and we choose the flavors and it was said and done and not thought about again until the day of the wedding. Read less
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Clare
Wedding:
7/7/2007
5.0/5.0
Delicious cake - would highly recomment them
Delicious cake - would highly recomment them
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power10on2
Wedding:
5/27/2007
5.0/5.0
The wedding cake was beautiful, and it tasted delicious! It was exactly what I wanted for the big day!
The wedding cake was beautiful, and it tasted delicious! It was exactly what I wanted for the big day!
The wedding cake was beautiful, and it tasted delicious! It was exactly what I wanted for the big day! Read less
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Aarti
Wedding:
9/30/2006
5.0/5.0
Our cake was amazing! I gave them a picture of what I wanted and they created the same exact thing but it looked better. Our guests were raving the entire night about how tasty our cake was.
Our cake was amazing! I gave them a picture of what I wanted and they created the same exact thing but it looked better. Read more...
Our cake was amazing! I gave them a picture of what I wanted and they created the same exact thing but it looked better. Our guests were raving the entire night about how tasty our cake was. Read less
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Joy
Wedding:
9/23/2006
5.0/5.0
my family has been using Amphora for all of our special occasion cakes for years. we used Amphora for both our shower and wedding cake. delicious cakes and creative designs.
my family has been using Amphora for all of our special occasion cakes for years. we used Amphora for both our shower and Read more...
my family has been using Amphora for all of our special occasion cakes for years. we used Amphora for both our shower and wedding cake. delicious cakes and creative designs. Read less
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Lyn
Wedding:
5/12/2006
5.0/5.0
Perfect Cake. I had a custom design that i wanted and took her the picture. She was absolutely wonderful and we had a great time at the tasting. My cake was beautiful and just what i wanted. They delivered and the charge to deliver was minimal and well worth it. GREAT PRICE for the cake. Even used them for my wedding shower cake.
Perfect Cake. I had a custom design that i wanted and took her the picture. She was absolutely wonderful and we had a Read more...
Perfect Cake. I had a custom design that i wanted and took her the picture. She was absolutely wonderful and we had a great time at the tasting. My cake was beautiful and just what i wanted. They delivered and the charge to deliver was minimal and well worth it. GREAT PRICE for the cake. Even used them for my wedding shower cake. Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I called the week of my wedding and ordered a cake. They had it ready on the day I wanted and it was exactly what I wanted! The people there are so talented. The cake was absolutely delicious (as always) and we were not disappointed! We ate the entire cake within 3 days. I would highly recommend ordering your wedding cake from Amphora--I wish they were in SC so when I have our reception they could make the cake!
I called the week of my wedding and ordered a cake. They had it ready on the day I wanted and it was exactly what I Read more...
I called the week of my wedding and ordered a cake. They had it ready on the day I wanted and it was exactly what I wanted! The people there are so talented. The cake was absolutely delicious (as always) and we were not disappointed! We ate the entire cake within 3 days. I would highly recommend ordering your wedding cake from Amphora--I wish they were in SC so when I have our reception they could make the cake! Read less
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Alyson
Wedding:
8/4/2012
4.9/5.0
We ordered our groom's cake from Amphora and it turned out PERFECTLY! My husband is in the Marine Corps so we asked for a cake in the design of the Marine Corps emblem. It looked amazing and was full of detail. It also tasted amazing!
We ordered our groom's cake from Amphora and it turned out PERFECTLY! My husband is in the Marine Corps so we asked for a Read more...
We ordered our groom's cake from Amphora and it turned out PERFECTLY! My husband is in the Marine Corps so we asked for a cake in the design of the Marine Corps emblem. It looked amazing and was full of detail. It also tasted amazing! Read less
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SBeringer11
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.9/5.0
Our wedding cake was the best tasting cake I've ever had. Nadia helped us to customize one of their normal wedding cakes with a little extra fruitiness that made it just perfect. She helped us design the cake by giving ideas without being pushy and she really listened to what we wanted. Amphora is a little pricey, but Nadia gave us suggestions on keeping the cost down without taking away the beauty of the cake. Our guest list ended up a little smaller than anticipated, so our family was lucky enough to have extra cake to eat after the wedding was over! Our cake was beautiful and delicious and we couldn't have been happier!
Our wedding cake was the best tasting cake I've ever had. Nadia helped us to customize one of their normal wedding cakes Read more...
Our wedding cake was the best tasting cake I've ever had. Nadia helped us to customize one of their normal wedding cakes with a little extra fruitiness that made it just perfect. She helped us design the cake by giving ideas without being pushy and she really listened to what we wanted. Amphora is a little pricey, but Nadia gave us suggestions on keeping the cost down without taking away the beauty of the cake. Our guest list ended up a little smaller than anticipated, so our family was lucky enough to have extra cake to eat after the wedding was over! Our cake was beautiful and delicious and we couldn't have been happier! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Our wedding cake was amazing! It was perfect and tasted fabulous. We appreciate the available option given by Amphora to have sheet cakes in addition to the small wedding cake. This allowed for us to still have an amazing cake but not spend $6/slice of cake for our guests. I would definitely recommend using Amphora for any and ALL desserts :)
Our wedding cake was amazing! It was perfect and tasted fabulous. We appreciate the available option given by Amphora to Read more...
Our wedding cake was amazing! It was perfect and tasted fabulous. We appreciate the available option given by Amphora to have sheet cakes in addition to the small wedding cake. This allowed for us to still have an amazing cake but not spend $6/slice of cake for our guests. I would definitely recommend using Amphora for any and ALL desserts :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Amphora made us a delicious and beautiful wedding cake. It looked exactly like we envisioned and tasted delicious. Carrie was very professional and easy to work with. My only complaint--not a complaint really--would be that the cake was supposed to serve 75 people. Since we had about a 100 guests at the wedding, we ordered an extra sheet cake, but we had a lot of cake leftover. The venue may have served little slices of cake though, rather than the estimate of serving size being too small.
Amphora made us a delicious and beautiful wedding cake. It looked exactly like we envisioned and tasted delicious. Carrie Read more...
Amphora made us a delicious and beautiful wedding cake. It looked exactly like we envisioned and tasted delicious. Carrie was very professional and easy to work with. My only complaint--not a complaint really--would be that the cake was supposed to serve 75 people. Since we had about a 100 guests at the wedding, we ordered an extra sheet cake, but we had a lot of cake leftover. The venue may have served little slices of cake though, rather than the estimate of serving size being too small. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.8/5.0
Amphora Bakery did an amazing job on my wedding cake! They took the picture that I provided and replicated it, while making a few unique changes to call it their own. I'm so glad that I chose to have the shimmer on the cake -- it was probably my favorite part! We had plenty of leftover cake and froze it until we were ready to eat it. We've recently pulled it out of the freezer, let it defrost, and are currently enjoying pieces for dessert. Thank you for a pretty cake! We'll definitely be visiting Amphora for future events!
Amphora Bakery did an amazing job on my wedding cake! They took the picture that I provided and replicated it, while Read more...
Amphora Bakery did an amazing job on my wedding cake! They took the picture that I provided and replicated it, while making a few unique changes to call it their own. I'm so glad that I chose to have the shimmer on the cake -- it was probably my favorite part! We had plenty of leftover cake and froze it until we were ready to eat it. We've recently pulled it out of the freezer, let it defrost, and are currently enjoying pieces for dessert. Thank you for a pretty cake! We'll definitely be visiting Amphora for future events! Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
6/9/2012
4.8/5.0
We can't speak highly enough of Amphora Bakery! Working with them was a pleasure and the results were delicious! They even were able to quickly fill my order of a groom's cake on a short notice! We were thrilled with the wedding cake and have become committed Amphora fans!
We can't speak highly enough of Amphora Bakery! Working with them was a pleasure and the results were delicious! They even Read more...
We can't speak highly enough of Amphora Bakery! Working with them was a pleasure and the results were delicious! They even were able to quickly fill my order of a groom's cake on a short notice! We were thrilled with the wedding cake and have become committed Amphora fans! Read less
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Sherry-Lynn
Wedding:
5/19/2012
4.8/5.0
My husband and I had 3 appointments, the second time we had a cake tasting, they had lost our paper work including part of our swatch. They apologized and still provided amazing service. We chose all of our flavors(we had 3) and they were a huge success at our wedding. We order a 4 tier cake and the rest were sheet cakes. The flavors were delicious and memorable, according to some of the guests I spoke with. The cake itself was moist and flavorful!

Great price, beautiful product, and delicious!
My husband and I had 3 appointments, the second time we had a cake tasting, they had lost our paper work including part of Read more...
My husband and I had 3 appointments, the second time we had a cake tasting, they had lost our paper work including part of our swatch. They apologized and still provided amazing service. We chose all of our flavors(we had 3) and they were a huge success at our wedding. We order a 4 tier cake and the rest were sheet cakes. The flavors were delicious and memorable, according to some of the guests I spoke with. The cake itself was moist and flavorful!

Great price, beautiful product, and delicious! Read less
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connauja
Wedding:
12/3/2011
4.8/5.0
The cakle was absolutely delicious and looked exactly as I wanted. The only issue we had was the bakery not sending a box for the leftovers, and my mom had specifically called them and asked them to include that in the delivery. Other than that, it was very reasonably priced and tasted awesome.
The cakle was absolutely delicious and looked exactly as I wanted. The only issue we had was the bakery not sending a box Read more...
The cakle was absolutely delicious and looked exactly as I wanted. The only issue we had was the bakery not sending a box for the leftovers, and my mom had specifically called them and asked them to include that in the delivery. Other than that, it was very reasonably priced and tasted awesome. Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.8/5.0
Our wedding cake turned out exactly the way we wanted it. We provided them a picture of what we liked and made a few changes to the colors and what not, and everything turned out perfect.

We knew some people that weren't to fond of cakes with fondant, but even they loved it as it wasn't that really thick fondant, but rather a nice thin layer of it that didn't take away from the taste of the actual cake. The cake tasted just as great as it looked! It was a little pricey, but you definitely get what you pay for!

Nadia took care of any questions we had and was always easy to get a hold of, especially when we needed to add an additional sheet cake to the original order when our guest count went up.
Our wedding cake turned out exactly the way we wanted it. We provided them a picture of what we liked and made a few Read more...
Our wedding cake turned out exactly the way we wanted it. We provided them a picture of what we liked and made a few changes to the colors and what not, and everything turned out perfect.

We knew some people that weren't to fond of cakes with fondant, but even they loved it as it wasn't that really thick fondant, but rather a nice thin layer of it that didn't take away from the taste of the actual cake. The cake tasted just as great as it looked! It was a little pricey, but you definitely get what you pay for!

Nadia took care of any questions we had and was always easy to get a hold of, especially when we needed to add an additional sheet cake to the original order when our guest count went up. Read less
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Alexandria
Wedding:
4/23/2010
4.8/5.0
Our wedding cake came out exactly as we had requested. It tasted great and looked fantastic. They did a great job with helping us figure out what we wanted and letting us know different options of things they could do.
Our wedding cake came out exactly as we had requested. It tasted great and looked fantastic. They did a great job with Read more...
Our wedding cake came out exactly as we had requested. It tasted great and looked fantastic. They did a great job with helping us figure out what we wanted and letting us know different options of things they could do. Read less
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jello530
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.8/5.0
I loved Amphora and couldn't have been more pleased with the cake!
I loved Amphora and couldn't have been more pleased with the cake!
I loved Amphora and couldn't have been more pleased with the cake! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
12/21/2008
4.8/5.0
5 star deliciousness -- we were referred to Amphora Bakery by friends who said it was the best wedding cake they had ever tasted and we were not disappointed. We had two flavors in our cake - lemon & gingerbread with chocolate cream cheese filling -- both were absolutely delicious and left us craving more. We are so excited that the bakery is near us so we can revisit the wedding on date nights. :) The presentation was beautiful, and Loretta was very sweet to work with. Definitely recommend these guys for a cake that looks as good as it tastes and vice versa!
5 star deliciousness -- we were referred to Amphora Bakery by friends who said it was the best wedding cake they had ever Read more...
5 star deliciousness -- we were referred to Amphora Bakery by friends who said it was the best wedding cake they had ever tasted and we were not disappointed. We had two flavors in our cake - lemon & gingerbread with chocolate cream cheese filling -- both were absolutely delicious and left us craving more. We are so excited that the bakery is near us so we can revisit the wedding on date nights. :) The presentation was beautiful, and Loretta was very sweet to work with. Definitely recommend these guys for a cake that looks as good as it tastes and vice versa! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
3/30/2008
4.8/5.0
We got the White Chocolate mousse and Rasperry cake. We paid a little more for it and it was delicious! Everybody wants to make a lasting impression on the wedding and the cake is very important and months later people keep telling me they like the cake and how light and flavorful it was. What a great feeling that is!

The presentation of the cake and arrangment made me cry when i first saw it. I wanted it to look like this cherry blossom cake i had seen in a Martha Stewart magazine and it looked IDENTICAL if not better. The colors matched perfectly with the wedding. I was very impressed.
We got the White Chocolate mousse and Rasperry cake. We paid a little more for it and it was delicious! Everybody wants to Read more...
We got the White Chocolate mousse and Rasperry cake. We paid a little more for it and it was delicious! Everybody wants to make a lasting impression on the wedding and the cake is very important and months later people keep telling me they like the cake and how light and flavorful it was. What a great feeling that is!

The presentation of the cake and arrangment made me cry when i first saw it. I wanted it to look like this cherry blossom cake i had seen in a Martha Stewart magazine and it looked IDENTICAL if not better. The colors matched perfectly with the wedding. I was very impressed. Read less
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Jasmin
Wedding:
9/2/2012
4.7/5.0
We did cupcakes with a small two-tier cake for the cake cutting. They were amazing, tasted great, and were beautifully designed. They accommodated several colors and cake flavors. It came together perfectly.
We did cupcakes with a small two-tier cake for the cake cutting. They were amazing, tasted great, and were beautifully Read more...
We did cupcakes with a small two-tier cake for the cake cutting. They were amazing, tasted great, and were beautifully designed. They accommodated several colors and cake flavors. It came together perfectly. Read less
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Lizabeth
Wedding:
8/20/2011
4.7/5.0
Would totally recommend them again!

The cakes (wedding cake, sheet cake and grooms cake) were absolutely delicious. I couldn't asked for more. Initially I ordered only my wedding cake because I hadn't even thought of a grooms cake. I attended the tasting and the cake was ordered very quickly/efficiently and with three different flavors. My son attended with me and the bakery didn't present it as an inconvenience what-so-ever. Nadia was very knowledgable regarding her product. She actually recommended for my budget that we order a smaller cake and a sheet cake, which I did. The smaller cake size was still perfect. I called back later when I decided on the grooms cake. That process wasn't so smooth (with long delays) but it all worked out in the end and the kings crown I ordered for my hubby was beautiful! Nadia remained professional throughout the whole long groomscake process and was a great spokesperson for a great bakery! Also, the other bakery products looked so tempting that I couldn't help but to order some on the way out. They were presented beautifully and delicious!
Would totally recommend them again!

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Would totally recommend them again!

The cakes (wedding cake, sheet cake and grooms cake) were absolutely delicious. I couldn't asked for more. Initially I ordered only my wedding cake because I hadn't even thought of a grooms cake. I attended the tasting and the cake was ordered very quickly/efficiently and with three different flavors. My son attended with me and the bakery didn't present it as an inconvenience what-so-ever. Nadia was very knowledgable regarding her product. She actually recommended for my budget that we order a smaller cake and a sheet cake, which I did. The smaller cake size was still perfect. I called back later when I decided on the grooms cake. That process wasn't so smooth (with long delays) but it all worked out in the end and the kings crown I ordered for my hubby was beautiful! Nadia remained professional throughout the whole long groomscake process and was a great spokesperson for a great bakery! Also, the other bakery products looked so tempting that I couldn't help but to order some on the way out. They were presented beautifully and delicious! Read less
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Kahllua
Wedding:
5/26/2007
4.7/5.0
Delicious! We had two flavors and both were amazing, we got so many compliments on the cake. It looked beautifull too!
Delicious! We had two flavors and both were amazing, we got so many compliments on the cake. It looked beautifull too!
Delicious! We had two flavors and both were amazing, we got so many compliments on the cake. It looked beautifull too! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/13/2013
4.6/5.0
I love Amphora bakery and have been getting cakes there since I moved here 2 years ago. There was no question in my mind that I was going to use them for my wedding cake. I did try others, but none of them could compete. Brittany was easy to work with, the cake tasting was a breeze. I felt they were a bit expensive, but for me, they were worth it.
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I love Amphora bakery and have been getting cakes there since I moved here 2 years ago. There was no question in my mind that I was going to use them for my wedding cake. I did try others, but none of them could compete. Brittany was easy to work with, the cake tasting was a breeze. I felt they were a bit expensive, but for me, they were worth it. Read less
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Juliette
Wedding:
5/18/2013
4.6/5.0
Amphora Bakery made me a beautiful wedding cake, it was exactly how I thought it would look. When I first walked in to Amphora Bakery, I had a piece of paper on which I had designed the wedding cake that I wanted to have. They photocopied the paper I brought in with my design, and designed my cake exactly as I had drawn it. The only thing that I would want to change about my experience with them is that they don't have a selection of cake toppers, they don't provide any bling ribbon, or anything extra that someone might want on a cake. It wasn't that big of a deal that I had to go out and buy these things myself, but it would have been a lot easier, and considering that they must make so many wedding cakes, it would make sense to me if they provided that stuff too. They dropped off my cake on time, and they made it look beautiful. They made it exactly as I had told them to, and it tasted SO GOOD, I can't wait until my first anniversary with my husband so that I can eat the top tier we are freezing. I have never tasted better wedding cake!
Amphora Bakery made me a beautiful wedding cake, it was exactly how I thought it would look. When I first walked in to Read more...
Amphora Bakery made me a beautiful wedding cake, it was exactly how I thought it would look. When I first walked in to Amphora Bakery, I had a piece of paper on which I had designed the wedding cake that I wanted to have. They photocopied the paper I brought in with my design, and designed my cake exactly as I had drawn it. The only thing that I would want to change about my experience with them is that they don't have a selection of cake toppers, they don't provide any bling ribbon, or anything extra that someone might want on a cake. It wasn't that big of a deal that I had to go out and buy these things myself, but it would have been a lot easier, and considering that they must make so many wedding cakes, it would make sense to me if they provided that stuff too. They dropped off my cake on time, and they made it look beautiful. They made it exactly as I had told them to, and it tasted SO GOOD, I can't wait until my first anniversary with my husband so that I can eat the top tier we are freezing. I have never tasted better wedding cake! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.6/5.0
While our cake arrived about an hour later than the delivery window (and during our reception), the Amphora delivery men were quick to follow directions to where to set it up at the venue. The ordering process was very easy and smooth, and the cake itself was, by far, the BEST wedding cake I have EVER tasted. I eat at Amphora frequently and pick up the same cake (chunky chocolate mousse) quite often, and I highly recommend it!
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While our cake arrived about an hour later than the delivery window (and during our reception), the Amphora delivery men were quick to follow directions to where to set it up at the venue. The ordering process was very easy and smooth, and the cake itself was, by far, the BEST wedding cake I have EVER tasted. I eat at Amphora frequently and pick up the same cake (chunky chocolate mousse) quite often, and I highly recommend it! Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.6/5.0
There were many cake options and it was decorated exactly as we had asked. The cake was vanilla with chocolate filling, covered in buttercream and tasted delicious.
There were many cake options and it was decorated exactly as we had asked. The cake was vanilla with chocolate filling, Read more...
There were many cake options and it was decorated exactly as we had asked. The cake was vanilla with chocolate filling, covered in buttercream and tasted delicious. Read less
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Randi
Wedding:
6/12/2010
4.6/5.0
We had a four tier cake with lemon and amaretto layers. The guests loved it! Amphora was very easy to work with and the cake was beautiful.
We had a four tier cake with lemon and amaretto layers. The guests loved it! Amphora was very easy to work with and the Read more...
We had a four tier cake with lemon and amaretto layers. The guests loved it! Amphora was very easy to work with and the cake was beautiful. Read less
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megger
Wedding:
4/21/2007
4.6/5.0
Easy to set up an appointment for tasting. The cake was beautiful, just as I had ordered. Tasted great - even on our 1 year anniversary.
Easy to set up an appointment for tasting. The cake was beautiful, just as I had ordered. Tasted great - even on our 1 Read more...
Easy to set up an appointment for tasting. The cake was beautiful, just as I had ordered. Tasted great - even on our 1 year anniversary. Read less
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Lora
Wedding:
10/8/2005
4.6/5.0
I loved Amphora and the cake was amazing but my cake was the wrong color. I had picked out a picture of a design I liked and it was on a green cake and I said I wanted white icing but when it got there it was green. No one else noticed and it was a really light shade of green but i noticed and it was supposed to be white. Other than that I loved them and we got our anniversary cake form them and it was great.
I loved Amphora and the cake was amazing but my cake was the wrong color. I had picked out a picture of a design I liked Read more...
I loved Amphora and the cake was amazing but my cake was the wrong color. I had picked out a picture of a design I liked and it was on a green cake and I said I wanted white icing but when it got there it was green. No one else noticed and it was a really light shade of green but i noticed and it was supposed to be white. Other than that I loved them and we got our anniversary cake form them and it was great. Read less
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katbrown
Wedding:
5/30/2010
4.5/5.0
Amphora made our wedding cake and it was great. It was a three tier cake with two flavors (chocolate and vanilla). I'm guessing by the fact there was none left over, that everyone enjoyed it! Simple and elegant, just like I wanted and for a good price.
Amphora made our wedding cake and it was great. It was a three tier cake with two flavors (chocolate and vanilla). I'm Read more...
Amphora made our wedding cake and it was great. It was a three tier cake with two flavors (chocolate and vanilla). I'm guessing by the fact there was none left over, that everyone enjoyed it! Simple and elegant, just like I wanted and for a good price. Read less
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e-star
Wedding:
12/15/2007
4.5/5.0
I was absolutely thrilled with the cake that they made for me. By far the best value I found in the DC area. They can make anything you want, with any colors that you want. I got tons of compliments from our guests.
I was absolutely thrilled with the cake that they made for me. By far the best value I found in the DC area. They can make Read more...
I was absolutely thrilled with the cake that they made for me. By far the best value I found in the DC area. They can make anything you want, with any colors that you want. I got tons of compliments from our guests. Read less
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Kristi
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.4/5.0
We hired Amphora bakery to do our wedding cake and groom's cake. Based off of previous reviews I was worried. Especially when the girl who took our wedding cake order left the store. We were called on 3 or 4 different occassions to confirm our cake order. Which I guess they were being thorough but it just made me more nervous that they lost the order somehow. Both cakes arrived to the reception right on time and looked amazing though. The groom's cake was a custom design that looked exactly as we wanted it to. The wedding cake was beautiful and was just what I asked for. All of the cake tasted amazing too and we got tons of compliments. So the only bad thing about the store is they are a little unorganized but they got better towards the end so i'm guessing they hired new staff that are on top of things.
We hired Amphora bakery to do our wedding cake and groom's cake. Based off of previous reviews I was worried. Especially Read more...
We hired Amphora bakery to do our wedding cake and groom's cake. Based off of previous reviews I was worried. Especially when the girl who took our wedding cake order left the store. We were called on 3 or 4 different occassions to confirm our cake order. Which I guess they were being thorough but it just made me more nervous that they lost the order somehow. Both cakes arrived to the reception right on time and looked amazing though. The groom's cake was a custom design that looked exactly as we wanted it to. The wedding cake was beautiful and was just what I asked for. All of the cake tasted amazing too and we got tons of compliments. So the only bad thing about the store is they are a little unorganized but they got better towards the end so i'm guessing they hired new staff that are on top of things. Read less
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djp9a
Wedding:
6/13/2009
4.4/5.0
Amphora Bakery made a beautiful cake for our wedding. Not only was it beautiful, but it tasted delicious as well!

All of our guests really enjoyed our cake - it was a lemon cake with strawberry filling.

They were responsive and professional, and easy to work with. It was a great experience.
Amphora Bakery made a beautiful cake for our wedding. Not only was it beautiful, but it tasted delicious as well!
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Amphora Bakery made a beautiful cake for our wedding. Not only was it beautiful, but it tasted delicious as well!

All of our guests really enjoyed our cake - it was a lemon cake with strawberry filling.

They were responsive and professional, and easy to work with. It was a great experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
The cake was delicious, especially the lemon cake with raspberry filling! One of our family members teaches baking classes and she even commented that it was an incredible cake.
The cake was delicious, especially the lemon cake with raspberry filling! One of our family members teaches baking classes Read more...
The cake was delicious, especially the lemon cake with raspberry filling! One of our family members teaches baking classes and she even commented that it was an incredible cake. Read less
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Deanna
Wedding:
2/24/2013
4.3/5.0
Amphora made the selection process very easy, they had by far the best tasting cake and creative staff to make it the only stop that I had to make. Everyone raved at the taste of the cake and the one of a kind hamburger cake that they made for my groom. Please make sure that whe n you call that you are speaking to the rep for the cakes for wedding and catering, the staff at the bakery did not communicate well with catering department.
Amphora made the selection process very easy, they had by far the best tasting cake and creative staff to make it the only Read more...
Amphora made the selection process very easy, they had by far the best tasting cake and creative staff to make it the only stop that I had to make. Everyone raved at the taste of the cake and the one of a kind hamburger cake that they made for my groom. Please make sure that whe n you call that you are speaking to the rep for the cakes for wedding and catering, the staff at the bakery did not communicate well with catering department. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/27/2012
4.3/5.0
Amphora was a recommended vendor through our Venue. We didn't have to do much, we had to go pick what we wanted and my coordinator took care of the rest. So, everything was great. Very nice staff. Everything looked good, and the cakes were DELICIOUS!! Thank you!
Amphora was a recommended vendor through our Venue. We didn't have to do much, we had to go pick what we wanted and my Read more...
Amphora was a recommended vendor through our Venue. We didn't have to do much, we had to go pick what we wanted and my coordinator took care of the rest. So, everything was great. Very nice staff. Everything looked good, and the cakes were DELICIOUS!! Thank you! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/12/2012
4.3/5.0
Amphora's cake was both delicious and gorgeous! They were great during the consultation to explain that we had to use a butter cream on the bottom layers because a mousse filling wouldn't be strong enough.

Two small downsides that kept the rating from a 5.0. First, the bottom layer was supposed to be the buttercream (as mentioned) but with a layer of raspberry, and they didn't use the raspberry so it was kind of boring. That could have been a miscommunication, so just make sure you're very specific and double check everything on the contract.

Additionally, I had indicated on my contract with them that they had to deliver no later than 4:00 PM (per the venue's requirements). However, when my wedding coordinator called them to confirm the week before, they had slated to deliver the cake between 4:00 and 5:00. She tried to work with them, but they were unwilling to change the time. She asked that it be delivered on the earlier part of the hour, and yet it showed up just a couple minutes before 5:00 pm, and the guests arrived starting at 5:15pm! It was definitely too close, considering it needed to get flowers and the cake topper put on top.

That all said, the cake was still delicious and absolutely gorgeous! I would recommend them in a heartbeat.
Amphora's cake was both delicious and gorgeous! They were great during the consultation to explain that we had to use a Read more...
Amphora's cake was both delicious and gorgeous! They were great during the consultation to explain that we had to use a butter cream on the bottom layers because a mousse filling wouldn't be strong enough.

Two small downsides that kept the rating from a 5.0. First, the bottom layer was supposed to be the buttercream (as mentioned) but with a layer of raspberry, and they didn't use the raspberry so it was kind of boring. That could have been a miscommunication, so just make sure you're very specific and double check everything on the contract.

Additionally, I had indicated on my contract with them that they had to deliver no later than 4:00 PM (per the venue's requirements). However, when my wedding coordinator called them to confirm the week before, they had slated to deliver the cake between 4:00 and 5:00. She tried to work with them, but they were unwilling to change the time. She asked that it be delivered on the earlier part of the hour, and yet it showed up just a couple minutes before 5:00 pm, and the guests arrived starting at 5:15pm! It was definitely too close, considering it needed to get flowers and the cake topper put on top.

That all said, the cake was still delicious and absolutely gorgeous! I would recommend them in a heartbeat. Read less
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LykensWedding123
Wedding:
7/10/2010
4.3/5.0
Our wedding cake from Amphora was DELICIOUS and BEAUTIFUL! We opted for a simple cake (white & milk chocolate w/ mousse filling, which was less expensive) and everyone LOVED it. Amphora books really far in advance, and it is CRUCIAL to call and make an appointment with them for tastings, etc. The only disappointment we had with Amphora was that the consultant we first met with left the company, and we were never notified, so a lot of the correspondence we sent her (including our final design choice, delivery time to the reception, etc) never got to the bakery. We were lucky that a representative from the bakery called about 2 weeks before the wedding to check-up on our order, or might not have been delivered. So be sure to check on your order often, especially if you order months in advance, to make sure your order is EXACTLY how you want it.
Our wedding cake from Amphora was DELICIOUS and BEAUTIFUL! We opted for a simple cake (white & milk chocolate w/ mousse Read more...
Our wedding cake from Amphora was DELICIOUS and BEAUTIFUL! We opted for a simple cake (white & milk chocolate w/ mousse filling, which was less expensive) and everyone LOVED it. Amphora books really far in advance, and it is CRUCIAL to call and make an appointment with them for tastings, etc. The only disappointment we had with Amphora was that the consultant we first met with left the company, and we were never notified, so a lot of the correspondence we sent her (including our final design choice, delivery time to the reception, etc) never got to the bakery. We were lucky that a representative from the bakery called about 2 weeks before the wedding to check-up on our order, or might not have been delivered. So be sure to check on your order often, especially if you order months in advance, to make sure your order is EXACTLY how you want it. Read less
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janice
Wedding:
7/30/2005
4.3/5.0
I dreamed of a french L'Opera cake for my wedding cake and Amphora is the only one that could do it and offered it. Amazing. The quality was superb. the meeting, tastings and demos of their bakery in Herndon is a must see. They can do so much - they're creative, delicious and the best by far! I highly recommend them. I haven't had great experiences with the Vienna store (the clerks are rude and obnoxious), however the owner and the Herndon location are amazing!
I dreamed of a french L'Opera cake for my wedding cake and Amphora is the only one that could do it and offered it. Read more...
I dreamed of a french L'Opera cake for my wedding cake and Amphora is the only one that could do it and offered it. Amazing. The quality was superb. the meeting, tastings and demos of their bakery in Herndon is a must see. They can do so much - they're creative, delicious and the best by far! I highly recommend them. I haven't had great experiences with the Vienna store (the clerks are rude and obnoxious), however the owner and the Herndon location are amazing! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
My wedding cake from amphoras was absolutely gorgeous! It was beautiful and also very tasty! Definitely the centerpiece of the reception hall! It was certainly on the pricey side, but worth it! My only bad experience was when I tried to call to verify they had they had the color swatches, cake topper, etc. a few weeks before the wedding. I kept being told that I needed to speak with a specific person, who never seemed to be in the building. I called and e-mailed on multiple occasions and finally was able to get ahold of someone a week before the wedding. The lack of responsiveness just put a damper on my mood and added to the stress leading up to the wedding. Luckily all went well, cake looked great, and arrived on time!
My wedding cake from amphoras was absolutely gorgeous! It was beautiful and also very tasty! Definitely the centerpiece of Read more...
My wedding cake from amphoras was absolutely gorgeous! It was beautiful and also very tasty! Definitely the centerpiece of the reception hall! It was certainly on the pricey side, but worth it! My only bad experience was when I tried to call to verify they had they had the color swatches, cake topper, etc. a few weeks before the wedding. I kept being told that I needed to speak with a specific person, who never seemed to be in the building. I called and e-mailed on multiple occasions and finally was able to get ahold of someone a week before the wedding. The lack of responsiveness just put a damper on my mood and added to the stress leading up to the wedding. Luckily all went well, cake looked great, and arrived on time! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.2/5.0
Amphora bakery is one of those places that everyone says you HAVE to go to... well they are right :). they were able to take my vision and make something lovely for our special day. We didn't feel extremely special at our appointment (I think watching a lot of wedding shows on TLC made us think they would do cart wheels for us) but it was ok. the tasting was nice and informal and we were happy with the outcome.
Amphora bakery is one of those places that everyone says you HAVE to go to... well they are right :). they were able to Read more...
Amphora bakery is one of those places that everyone says you HAVE to go to... well they are right :). they were able to take my vision and make something lovely for our special day. We didn't feel extremely special at our appointment (I think watching a lot of wedding shows on TLC made us think they would do cart wheels for us) but it was ok. the tasting was nice and informal and we were happy with the outcome. Read less
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redsoxfan
Wedding:
10/4/2008
4.2/5.0
Our wedding cake from Amphora was absolutely delicious! We had two flavors of cake in our different layers which was great...people were able to chose which flavor (or both) that they wanted. The cake was moist and held up being outside for a bit. The ordering process was easy and they were very flexiable with me chaning my mind a couple of times. They provided various options and worked within my budget.
Our wedding cake from Amphora was absolutely delicious! We had two flavors of cake in our different layers which was Read more...
Our wedding cake from Amphora was absolutely delicious! We had two flavors of cake in our different layers which was great...people were able to chose which flavor (or both) that they wanted. The cake was moist and held up being outside for a bit. The ordering process was easy and they were very flexiable with me chaning my mind a couple of times. They provided various options and worked within my budget. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/18/2008
4.1/5.0
Amphora Bakery is able to make awesome cakes. If you have an idea in your head for a unique cake they can make it happen! They make awesome traditional cakes to unique grooms cakes! I highly recommend them
Amphora Bakery is able to make awesome cakes. If you have an idea in your head for a unique cake they can make it happen! Read more...
Amphora Bakery is able to make awesome cakes. If you have an idea in your head for a unique cake they can make it happen! They make awesome traditional cakes to unique grooms cakes! I highly recommend them Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.0/5.0
The cake was nice and Amphora was easy to work with.
The cake was nice and Amphora was easy to work with.
The cake was nice and Amphora was easy to work with. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was fantastic - both in taste and design. We had three different flavors - all of which were wonderful! The design was exactly what I had requested and I loved it!

The biggest reason I'm only rating it 4 stars is due to the price of decorating. The actual cake price I thought was reasonable, especially with the variety you can choose from, however when it came to design, prices seemed a bit unreasonable. It seemed like almost every embellishment had to be cut from fondant (as an applique) and therefore was 3 times the price. I must have gone through a dozen different photos of cake suggesions - all of which almost doubled the price of the cake bc of the use of appliques (hint: a lot of the cake photos on pinterest would fall into this category!).

I ended up finding a very simple swirl design (which could be done by hand) which was less expensive and then adding more design by varying the fondant color shade (dark grey to medium to light grey) which was no extra cost. In the end, I ended up loving my cake, but I'm still quite shocked at how much a variety of embellishments were that I was quoted.
Our wedding cake was fantastic - both in taste and design. We had three different flavors - all of which were wonderful! Read more...
Our wedding cake was fantastic - both in taste and design. We had three different flavors - all of which were wonderful! The design was exactly what I had requested and I loved it!

The biggest reason I'm only rating it 4 stars is due to the price of decorating. The actual cake price I thought was reasonable, especially with the variety you can choose from, however when it came to design, prices seemed a bit unreasonable. It seemed like almost every embellishment had to be cut from fondant (as an applique) and therefore was 3 times the price. I must have gone through a dozen different photos of cake suggesions - all of which almost doubled the price of the cake bc of the use of appliques (hint: a lot of the cake photos on pinterest would fall into this category!).

I ended up finding a very simple swirl design (which could be done by hand) which was less expensive and then adding more design by varying the fondant color shade (dark grey to medium to light grey) which was no extra cost. In the end, I ended up loving my cake, but I'm still quite shocked at how much a variety of embellishments were that I was quoted. Read less
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Corrie Davidson
Wedding:
7/23/2011
4.0/5.0
Two or three days before my wedding, I stopped by Amphora and ordered two rounds and a full sheet cake in a white, whipped "Betty Crocker" finish. The sheet cake was lemon, one round was chocolate raspberry, and one was strawberry buttercream. They delivered the cakes the day of my wedding, I stacked the two rounds with tier stuff I bought at a craft store and topped it with my own decor, and the caterer served the sheet cake to guests. Everyone raved about how delicious it was and it cost me 1/3 of what a traditional wedding cake would cost. I love Amphora!
Two or three days before my wedding, I stopped by Amphora and ordered two rounds and a full sheet cake in a white, whipped Read more...
Two or three days before my wedding, I stopped by Amphora and ordered two rounds and a full sheet cake in a white, whipped "Betty Crocker" finish. The sheet cake was lemon, one round was chocolate raspberry, and one was strawberry buttercream. They delivered the cakes the day of my wedding, I stacked the two rounds with tier stuff I bought at a craft store and topped it with my own decor, and the caterer served the sheet cake to guests. Everyone raved about how delicious it was and it cost me 1/3 of what a traditional wedding cake would cost. I love Amphora! Read less
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Abideinjesus
Wedding:
6/21/2008
4.0/5.0
Although the original consultant left before my wedding and the replacement and I got off at a wrong start my cake still turned out just the way I wanted it. I was worried about the outcome of my cake because the new consultant was quite impatient with me. However, in the end her attitude changed, and she provided great customer service. I would definitely use them again. The cake was delicious and beautifully designed too.
Although the original consultant left before my wedding and the replacement and I got off at a wrong start my cake still Read more...
Although the original consultant left before my wedding and the replacement and I got off at a wrong start my cake still turned out just the way I wanted it. I was worried about the outcome of my cake because the new consultant was quite impatient with me. However, in the end her attitude changed, and she provided great customer service. I would definitely use them again. The cake was delicious and beautifully designed too. Read less
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The Bride
Wedding:
8/16/2008
3.6/5.0
This was such a disappointment. They forgot to make our cake. My husband showed up the morning of the wedding and there was no cake. They did try to accomodate us by offering to make it and deliver it to our reception location. The cake that arrived was beautiful on the outside, but it was really not very good at all. Not at all like other items from Amphora. It was embarrassing.
This was such a disappointment. They forgot to make our cake. My husband showed up the morning of the wedding and there Read more...
This was such a disappointment. They forgot to make our cake. My husband showed up the morning of the wedding and there was no cake. They did try to accomodate us by offering to make it and deliver it to our reception location. The cake that arrived was beautiful on the outside, but it was really not very good at all. Not at all like other items from Amphora. It was embarrassing. Read less
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kflann202
Wedding:
4/12/2008
3.6/5.0
I had a very specific idea of what I wanted my cake to look like. When I saw my cake for the first time at the reception, I was disappointed that the color of the icing wasn't what I had had in mind. The swatches at the bakery did not directly correspond to the actual icing. I opted for a buttercream icing instead of the fondant, which was not flawless looking as the fondant would've been. However, the cake designs were above and beyond. There were so many options and each was gorgeous. They're a bit pricey but their anything-is-possible attitude is exactly what a bride wants.
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I had a very specific idea of what I wanted my cake to look like. When I saw my cake for the first time at the reception, I was disappointed that the color of the icing wasn't what I had had in mind. The swatches at the bakery did not directly correspond to the actual icing. I opted for a buttercream icing instead of the fondant, which was not flawless looking as the fondant would've been. However, the cake designs were above and beyond. There were so many options and each was gorgeous. They're a bit pricey but their anything-is-possible attitude is exactly what a bride wants. Read less
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Corey
Wedding:
5/12/2012
3.4/5.0
Well, the cake was very pretty and tasty but it was a hassle. We had three or four different contact persons in the time from when we ordered the cake to when we received it (about 8 months.) So we had a hard time getting touch when it was close to the date. And we wanted to change a flavor a few weeks out and they wouldn't let us. Oh well. Like I said, it was still fine. Very yummy and just beautiful.
Well, the cake was very pretty and tasty but it was a hassle. We had three or four different contact persons in the time Read more...
Well, the cake was very pretty and tasty but it was a hassle. We had three or four different contact persons in the time from when we ordered the cake to when we received it (about 8 months.) So we had a hard time getting touch when it was close to the date. And we wanted to change a flavor a few weeks out and they wouldn't let us. Oh well. Like I said, it was still fine. Very yummy and just beautiful. Read less
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mefoley2
Wedding:
5/22/2010
3.4/5.0
They were asked to make a 2 tier cake and when my husband picked up the cake it was only one. It wasn't the end of the world but wasn't what we had asked. Be very specific in what you request.
They were asked to make a 2 tier cake and when my husband picked up the cake it was only one. It wasn't the end of the Read more...
They were asked to make a 2 tier cake and when my husband picked up the cake it was only one. It wasn't the end of the world but wasn't what we had asked. Be very specific in what you request. Read less
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mes1016
Wedding:
4/30/2011
3.2/5.0
The cake was delicious although they are lacking in their professionalism. Our contact did not provide many ideas/suggestions etc. We had a good first meeting and then after that, was not impressed. I used them because their cakes are great, price was right etc. Our cake arrived with the bottom layer having a horiztonal crack in the middile. Our wedding planners covered it up with flowers, although was disappointing.
The cake was delicious although they are lacking in their professionalism. Our contact did not provide many Read more...
The cake was delicious although they are lacking in their professionalism. Our contact did not provide many ideas/suggestions etc. We had a good first meeting and then after that, was not impressed. I used them because their cakes are great, price was right etc. Our cake arrived with the bottom layer having a horiztonal crack in the middile. Our wedding planners covered it up with flowers, although was disappointing. Read less
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shreekc
Wedding:
4/17/2010
3.0/5.0
My husband and I were both disappointed with our wedding cake. Six months before the wedding date, we set up an appointment with Loretta for a tasting. My husband actually got up to leave when we found out that we were tripled booked that day and only stayed because I begged him to. The tasting was awesome, we chose our two flavors and chose on of their signature designs from their book. We were told we had to pay a full amount on the spot. One thing that really disappointed us was the failure on Loretta's part to let us know the actual size we would get on the day of. She knew from the start that we really loved the design and wanted the replica of the cake. We paid over $1100 for the cake but it turned out to be half the size of the one on the picture. I just wished that we were at least warned about the size. We would probably have chosen a different design (bigger) if we had known how small this one would look.
My husband and I were both disappointed with our wedding cake. Six months before the wedding date, we set up an Read more...
My husband and I were both disappointed with our wedding cake. Six months before the wedding date, we set up an appointment with Loretta for a tasting. My husband actually got up to leave when we found out that we were tripled booked that day and only stayed because I begged him to. The tasting was awesome, we chose our two flavors and chose on of their signature designs from their book. We were told we had to pay a full amount on the spot. One thing that really disappointed us was the failure on Loretta's part to let us know the actual size we would get on the day of. She knew from the start that we really loved the design and wanted the replica of the cake. We paid over $1100 for the cake but it turned out to be half the size of the one on the picture. I just wished that we were at least warned about the size. We would probably have chosen a different design (bigger) if we had known how small this one would look. Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
10/20/2012
2.9/5.0
We got our wedding cake from Amphora Bakery. We chose a round 3 tier cake from their catalog and saw a lot of cake samples with a ribbon around that was provided by the clients. We told the bakery that we were interested in purchasing our own ribbon for our cake. We emailed Carrie several times and asked what type of ribbon we should buy...fabric type, size, etc. It took a couple of days for her to respond and instead of giving us tips on what type of ribbon to buy she kept on insisting that we purchase a fondant ribbon that was an extra $1.00 per serving. We told her we were not interested in paying another $100.00 and we wanted to purchase our own ribbon instead. She continued to insist that we purchase the fondant ribbon because the ribbon might bleed on the cake. We were frustrated because we weren't informed of this when we were at the cake tasting and we told them we were interested in providing our own ribbon. All the pictures said "ribbon provided by client" so we did not anticipate the ribbon being an issue. Finally, we just decided to go with the fondant ribbon just to avoid any headache. We also had an issue with the color of the cake. We chose an ivory cake and chose a color from the "ivory color chart" and the cake had a greenish tint on our wedding day. We complained to the bakery a couple of days after our wedding about how our cake turned out green instead of ivory and we were told that when we were looking at the color chart the colors appear different on different computer screens. We were frustrated again because we were not informed of this! Now we have to be reminded of our GREEN cake when we look at our wedding picures. Only positive thing was...we heard from our guests that the cake was delicious, but overall I did not have a positive experience with Amphora Bakery
We got our wedding cake from Amphora Bakery. We chose a round 3 tier cake from their catalog and saw a lot of cake samples Read more...
We got our wedding cake from Amphora Bakery. We chose a round 3 tier cake from their catalog and saw a lot of cake samples with a ribbon around that was provided by the clients. We told the bakery that we were interested in purchasing our own ribbon for our cake. We emailed Carrie several times and asked what type of ribbon we should buy...fabric type, size, etc. It took a couple of days for her to respond and instead of giving us tips on what type of ribbon to buy she kept on insisting that we purchase a fondant ribbon that was an extra $1.00 per serving. We told her we were not interested in paying another $100.00 and we wanted to purchase our own ribbon instead. She continued to insist that we purchase the fondant ribbon because the ribbon might bleed on the cake. We were frustrated because we weren't informed of this when we were at the cake tasting and we told them we were interested in providing our own ribbon. All the pictures said "ribbon provided by client" so we did not anticipate the ribbon being an issue. Finally, we just decided to go with the fondant ribbon just to avoid any headache. We also had an issue with the color of the cake. We chose an ivory cake and chose a color from the "ivory color chart" and the cake had a greenish tint on our wedding day. We complained to the bakery a couple of days after our wedding about how our cake turned out green instead of ivory and we were told that when we were looking at the color chart the colors appear different on different computer screens. We were frustrated again because we were not informed of this! Now we have to be reminded of our GREEN cake when we look at our wedding picures. Only positive thing was...we heard from our guests that the cake was delicious, but overall I did not have a positive experience with Amphora Bakery Read less
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LATOYA
Wedding:
7/21/2012
2.5/5.0
I came across Amphora at a Bridal Show and was extremely excited that their cake tasted so great and was priced lower than the majority of the other vendors. We went in for an appointment and set up a plan for what should have been a fabulous centerpiece to our wedding reception.
Unfortunately, the cake was SUPPOSED to arrive between 11 a.m.-12 p.m. but didn't arrive until after 3 p.m. (Despite the fact that our reception started at 1 p.m.)
I wasn't completely surprised as after we'd already placed the order I read several reviews that spoke to the negative factors with Amphora. My mother called while I was on my honeymoon and was offered a refund of the delivery fees (less than 10% of the total cost). I plan to call and speak with the inital sales rep and hope that this situation is rectified in a better manner.
I came across Amphora at a Bridal Show and was extremely excited that their cake tasted so great and was priced lower than Read more...
I came across Amphora at a Bridal Show and was extremely excited that their cake tasted so great and was priced lower than the majority of the other vendors. We went in for an appointment and set up a plan for what should have been a fabulous centerpiece to our wedding reception.
Unfortunately, the cake was SUPPOSED to arrive between 11 a.m.-12 p.m. but didn't arrive until after 3 p.m. (Despite the fact that our reception started at 1 p.m.)
I wasn't completely surprised as after we'd already placed the order I read several reviews that spoke to the negative factors with Amphora. My mother called while I was on my honeymoon and was offered a refund of the delivery fees (less than 10% of the total cost). I plan to call and speak with the inital sales rep and hope that this situation is rectified in a better manner. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.4/5.0
I chose ameretto for the lower tier and then white chocolate rasberry for the rest. My cake came with the ameretto tier but there wasn't any white chocolate rasberry to be found! Instead they gave me buttercream! It was good cake but THE WRONG CAKE! What is wrong with these people?!
Also, the cake came lacking decoration. I chose a cake that would stand out on it's own without any flower petals but the cake that came was lacking. It had the sugar flowers I ordered but the background decoration was missing. I was obviously dissapointed.
I chose ameretto for the lower tier and then white chocolate rasberry for the rest. My cake came with the ameretto tier Read more...
I chose ameretto for the lower tier and then white chocolate rasberry for the rest. My cake came with the ameretto tier but there wasn't any white chocolate rasberry to be found! Instead they gave me buttercream! It was good cake but THE WRONG CAKE! What is wrong with these people?!
Also, the cake came lacking decoration. I chose a cake that would stand out on it's own without any flower petals but the cake that came was lacking. It had the sugar flowers I ordered but the background decoration was missing. I was obviously dissapointed. Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
7/20/2013
1.9/5.0
Amphora made the cake for our summer wedding. We had some trouble with responsiveness since our cake consultant changed without us knowing and we kept contacting her with no reply. When we were set up with a new consultant, things went more smoothly. Our cake was 4 tiers and I asked the dimensions of each layer over the phone. Our consultant said the top layer would be 6 inches in diameter. When it showed up at the reception the top layer was closer to four or five inches. This wouldn't have been a problem if my mother and sister had not made a detailed cake topper with painted bride and groom figurines, with a base 6-inch in diameter. When it was placed on the smaller top layer, it looked like it might fall at any moment and I felt bad that my mom and sister had put in so much hard work.

After the wedding, I tried to follow up with the consultant but she never returned my message. Unfortunately I would not recommend this vendor due to the lack of responsiveness and lack of professionalism.
Amphora made the cake for our summer wedding. We had some trouble with responsiveness since our cake consultant changed Read more...
Amphora made the cake for our summer wedding. We had some trouble with responsiveness since our cake consultant changed without us knowing and we kept contacting her with no reply. When we were set up with a new consultant, things went more smoothly. Our cake was 4 tiers and I asked the dimensions of each layer over the phone. Our consultant said the top layer would be 6 inches in diameter. When it showed up at the reception the top layer was closer to four or five inches. This wouldn't have been a problem if my mother and sister had not made a detailed cake topper with painted bride and groom figurines, with a base 6-inch in diameter. When it was placed on the smaller top layer, it looked like it might fall at any moment and I felt bad that my mom and sister had put in so much hard work.

After the wedding, I tried to follow up with the consultant but she never returned my message. Unfortunately I would not recommend this vendor due to the lack of responsiveness and lack of professionalism. Read less
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my
Wedding:
1/1/2010
1.6/5.0
We were not impressed with their cakes. We were told to come for a tasting on Sunday only to find out no one was there to assist. We were just handed some cakes to try that were cold and tasted not as fresh as they could.

The designs looked beautiful but it is a shame they lacked in customer service.
We were not impressed with their cakes. We were told to come for a tasting on Sunday only to find out no one was there to Read more...
We were not impressed with their cakes. We were told to come for a tasting on Sunday only to find out no one was there to assist. We were just handed some cakes to try that were cold and tasted not as fresh as they could.

The designs looked beautiful but it is a shame they lacked in customer service. Read less
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Tim
Wedding:
8/11/2007
1.3/5.0
Everything was fantastic until the person we met with months before the wedding either left or was fired. There was no communication between that person and the rest of the staff, so come 2 weeks before, had we not called, they would not have searched their records and found a little scribble drawing of the cake my wife designed for our wedding. Then, come the day of, they screwed up again, and didn't deliver it or get anything straight until our caterers talked to the owner of the place, and got the cake to our reception. Thankfully it looked as beautiful as it was supposed to and tasted fantastic, as it had when we tasted cakes, but the whole ordeal was very poor.
Everything was fantastic until the person we met with months before the wedding either left or was fired. There was no Read more...
Everything was fantastic until the person we met with months before the wedding either left or was fired. There was no communication between that person and the rest of the staff, so come 2 weeks before, had we not called, they would not have searched their records and found a little scribble drawing of the cake my wife designed for our wedding. Then, come the day of, they screwed up again, and didn't deliver it or get anything straight until our caterers talked to the owner of the place, and got the cake to our reception. Thankfully it looked as beautiful as it was supposed to and tasted fantastic, as it had when we tasted cakes, but the whole ordeal was very poor. Read less
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katemvirginia
Wedding:
10/31/2010
1.1/5.0
I was very disappointed in the service with Amphora's. My wedding cake was delivered & it was a very good cake. (Red velvet) My husband's groom's cake never showed. We tried calling the shoppe but it was a sunday so they closed early I guess. My mom left a voice mail & it was 10am the next day & they didn't return her call so tried calling back... She talked to a manager to tell her the cake never showed & the manager laughed about it & said these things happen. No apology or anything. My mom asked for a refund and the cake.THe mgr. laughed & said she couldn't refund her & give the merchandise... My mom started yelling & the mgr offered her a gift card for the amount she paid & the cake. The cake was delivered later that day & my mom said it wasn't even the design she talked about with baker. I loved my wedding cake but was very disappointed in the service with what happened to groom's cake but thought I should share for others before they choose their baker...
I was very disappointed in the service with Amphora's. My wedding cake was delivered & it was a very good cake. (Red Read more...
I was very disappointed in the service with Amphora's. My wedding cake was delivered & it was a very good cake. (Red velvet) My husband's groom's cake never showed. We tried calling the shoppe but it was a sunday so they closed early I guess. My mom left a voice mail & it was 10am the next day & they didn't return her call so tried calling back... She talked to a manager to tell her the cake never showed & the manager laughed about it & said these things happen. No apology or anything. My mom asked for a refund and the cake.THe mgr. laughed & said she couldn't refund her & give the merchandise... My mom started yelling & the mgr offered her a gift card for the amount she paid & the cake. The cake was delivered later that day & my mom said it wasn't even the design she talked about with baker. I loved my wedding cake but was very disappointed in the service with what happened to groom's cake but thought I should share for others before they choose their baker... Read less
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Johnny
Wedding:
5/30/2010
1.0/5.0
What ever you do, DO NOT CHOOSE AMPHORA BAKERY. What was supposed to be one of their "Signature Cakes" (one that is in their catalog), it sure did not arrive that way. Listen, this is the GROOM speaking, and it's been almost 30 days now and my wife is STILL angry about this. It was so bad that she didn't even want picture taken of it. Bear in mind that we spent next to 50K on our wedding, including performances, venue and first rate meals, and this complete disaster from Amphora bakery resulted in the cake ceremony feeling sad as my wife was nearly brought to tears (and not happy ones). Our wedding colors were of course (black) with Chocolate and Cream/Pomegranate highlights and the theme was the Harlem Renaissance So our cake arrived, (the signature cake that they have made hundreds of times and that we made no changes to) with a pinkish ribbon around it. Our wedding coordinator frantically approached the situation and demanded it be fixed. Amphora sent someone to fix the cake, however, the end result ended in a bent ribbon on the lower tier with pink bleeding from the top and lower tiers. My wife and I are still completely dissatisfied and would not recommend Amphora to do a kids birthday party at this point. I, as the groom, now deal with my wife as she is "zoned out" about it because it was her day and Amphora screwed it up. She now feels as though we need to throw another event in order to vindicate or "make it right" with family and friends. I have discouraged her from it doing what I need to do as a husband but this debacle from Amphora has now angered me. They sent us a $100 gift card towards a next purchase and my wife nearly threw it away as she stormed off upstairs.

I warn you. And this goes for all grooms getting ready to jump the broom. Help where you can and do what you must to make your wife happy forever. However, some companies such as Amphora should understand the importance of "the cake" and to NOT mess it up. It would save hard working guys like me the hassle of calming the wife down when the subject of the cake at our wedding comes up.

Do not hire Amphora.

The End.

If you would like to see pictures of the cake, I would GLADLY share them with the world. (beats4ever@gmail.com)

Thank you.
What ever you do, DO NOT CHOOSE AMPHORA BAKERY. What was supposed to be one of their "Signature Cakes" (one that is in Read more...
What ever you do, DO NOT CHOOSE AMPHORA BAKERY. What was supposed to be one of their "Signature Cakes" (one that is in their catalog), it sure did not arrive that way. Listen, this is the GROOM speaking, and it's been almost 30 days now and my wife is STILL angry about this. It was so bad that she didn't even want picture taken of it. Bear in mind that we spent next to 50K on our wedding, including performances, venue and first rate meals, and this complete disaster from Amphora bakery resulted in the cake ceremony feeling sad as my wife was nearly brought to tears (and not happy ones). Our wedding colors were of course (black) with Chocolate and Cream/Pomegranate highlights and the theme was the Harlem Renaissance So our cake arrived, (the signature cake that they have made hundreds of times and that we made no changes to) with a pinkish ribbon around it. Our wedding coordinator frantically approached the situation and demanded it be fixed. Amphora sent someone to fix the cake, however, the end result ended in a bent ribbon on the lower tier with pink bleeding from the top and lower tiers. My wife and I are still completely dissatisfied and would not recommend Amphora to do a kids birthday party at this point. I, as the groom, now deal with my wife as she is "zoned out" about it because it was her day and Amphora screwed it up. She now feels as though we need to throw another event in order to vindicate or "make it right" with family and friends. I have discouraged her from it doing what I need to do as a husband but this debacle from Amphora has now angered me. They sent us a $100 gift card towards a next purchase and my wife nearly threw it away as she stormed off upstairs.

I warn you. And this goes for all grooms getting ready to jump the broom. Help where you can and do what you must to make your wife happy forever. However, some companies such as Amphora should understand the importance of "the cake" and to NOT mess it up. It would save hard working guys like me the hassle of calming the wife down when the subject of the cake at our wedding comes up.

Do not hire Amphora.

The End.

If you would like to see pictures of the cake, I would GLADLY share them with the world. (beats4ever@gmail.com)

Thank you. Read less
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azharleygirl
Wedding:
10/10/2010
0.9/5.0
If you want the perfect wedding cake, I would not recommend Amphora Bakery. While I did not have the big lavish wedding, we did order a couple cakes for our occassion and was horribly disappointed. I ordered a chocolate cake and asked our names be written on it with emerald green icing. what I picked up was a chocolate cake and some white sugary backdrop with our names written in very small letters. To remove the plaque of white would of meant ruining the wedding cake! They were totally unsympathetic and frankly didnt care to help correct their mistake. I ended up covering it up with flowers. The other cake was ok. It did have the stars I requested and tasted edible. Still, the first cake ruined the moment. I ordered chocolate and red velvet. While they looked different, honestly, they tasted the same. Boring!
If you want the perfect wedding cake, I would not recommend Amphora Bakery. While I did not have the big lavish wedding, Read more...
If you want the perfect wedding cake, I would not recommend Amphora Bakery. While I did not have the big lavish wedding, we did order a couple cakes for our occassion and was horribly disappointed. I ordered a chocolate cake and asked our names be written on it with emerald green icing. what I picked up was a chocolate cake and some white sugary backdrop with our names written in very small letters. To remove the plaque of white would of meant ruining the wedding cake! They were totally unsympathetic and frankly didnt care to help correct their mistake. I ended up covering it up with flowers. The other cake was ok. It did have the stars I requested and tasted edible. Still, the first cake ruined the moment. I ordered chocolate and red velvet. While they looked different, honestly, they tasted the same. Boring! Read less
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irishfaith
Wedding:
10/16/2010
0.7/5.0
I got married 4 weeks ago and I just wanted to warn everyone NOT to get their wedding cake from Amphora Bakery in Herndon, VA because they delivered a FROZEN 5 tier cake to my wedding reception. They delivered the cake at 5:30pm and when I cut the cake at 10pm - the whole center of the cake was still frozen. I will admit the cake was beautiful and the one bite I did eat was good, but they do not care about their customer's happiness or delivering a quality product.

My hotel told me that the cake was so hard they almost BROKE their knife trying to cut it and the pieces kept crumbling when they were cut. They also said there is no way that I got all the servings I paid for. The hotel also documented the cake problem in the hotel event log that night. That just goes to prove that something was wrong with this cake. Several people at my wedding were commenting about watching the guy trying to cut into the frozen cake. So embarrassing!!

When I contacted Amphora a few days after my wedding (while on my honeymoon) to let them know I wasn't happy. They didn't respond. When I called them to follow up - they just ran around in circles. All they would say is that they don't freeze their cakes and they don't know what happened. My wedding planner, the hotel and event staff have spoken to Amphora and it's still not good enough for them to offer me any kind of refund. They did not offer an apology either. They do not return any phone calls - I had to continue to call them and follow up.

To make this entire situation worse the owner, Maria Cholakis, was actually YELLING at me on the phone! She told me that they do not freeze their cakes and they don't even have a freezer big enough. I don't think they froze the cake after it was assembled, I think they froze the layers of cake and assembled it frozen and then decorated it. They tried to blame it on my hotel asking if they stored the cake after it was delivered - and it was not.

Maria told me that I should have saved her a piece of cake and she would know what's wrong with it. How was I supposed to save the cake - I was on my honeymoon for almost 2 weeks? She said I should have had the hotel save the cake. What difference would that have made - it would be thawed by then or stale by the time I got back from my honeymoon. That is completely unreasonable. Not to mention that as the BRIDE, I should not be concerned with saving a slice of cake for the bakery. She told me that as far as she's concerned once they deliver the cake her job is done. I told her no it's not - you need to stand behind your product and deliver quality.

She continued to yell at me that she would not issue any kind of refund until she personally interviewed every person at my hotel to find out what happened. I told her that her staff had already done that, I have an email from the hotel stating that they logged that the cake was extremely difficult to cut and they also spoke to my wedding planner who had the event staff tell her the cake was frozen the night of my wedding.

Amphora Bakery has all the information any reasonable person would need to offer an apology and some kind of reasonable refund to make a customer happy. The way they have handled the entire situation is wrong. My word as an unhappy customer should be enough for them to apologize and offer a reasonable refund. They will not do either and I've been dealing with this for 3 weeks now. Unacceptable.

Save yourself the trouble and DO NOT DEAL with Amphora Bakery!! They do not stand behind their cakes and don't care about their customer's happiness.
I got married 4 weeks ago and I just wanted to warn everyone NOT to get their wedding cake from Amphora Bakery in Herndon, Read more...
I got married 4 weeks ago and I just wanted to warn everyone NOT to get their wedding cake from Amphora Bakery in Herndon, VA because they delivered a FROZEN 5 tier cake to my wedding reception. They delivered the cake at 5:30pm and when I cut the cake at 10pm - the whole center of the cake was still frozen. I will admit the cake was beautiful and the one bite I did eat was good, but they do not care about their customer's happiness or delivering a quality product.

My hotel told me that the cake was so hard they almost BROKE their knife trying to cut it and the pieces kept crumbling when they were cut. They also said there is no way that I got all the servings I paid for. The hotel also documented the cake problem in the hotel event log that night. That just goes to prove that something was wrong with this cake. Several people at my wedding were commenting about watching the guy trying to cut into the frozen cake. So embarrassing!!

When I contacted Amphora a few days after my wedding (while on my honeymoon) to let them know I wasn't happy. They didn't respond. When I called them to follow up - they just ran around in circles. All they would say is that they don't freeze their cakes and they don't know what happened. My wedding planner, the hotel and event staff have spoken to Amphora and it's still not good enough for them to offer me any kind of refund. They did not offer an apology either. They do not return any phone calls - I had to continue to call them and follow up.

To make this entire situation worse the owner, Maria Cholakis, was actually YELLING at me on the phone! She told me that they do not freeze their cakes and they don't even have a freezer big enough. I don't think they froze the cake after it was assembled, I think they froze the layers of cake and assembled it frozen and then decorated it. They tried to blame it on my hotel asking if they stored the cake after it was delivered - and it was not.

Maria told me that I should have saved her a piece of cake and she would know what's wrong with it. How was I supposed to save the cake - I was on my honeymoon for almost 2 weeks? She said I should have had the hotel save the cake. What difference would that have made - it would be thawed by then or stale by the time I got back from my honeymoon. That is completely unreasonable. Not to mention that as the BRIDE, I should not be concerned with saving a slice of cake for the bakery. She told me that as far as she's concerned once they deliver the cake her job is done. I told her no it's not - you need to stand behind your product and deliver quality.

She continued to yell at me that she would not issue any kind of refund until she personally interviewed every person at my hotel to find out what happened. I told her that her staff had already done that, I have an email from the hotel stating that they logged that the cake was extremely difficult to cut and they also spoke to my wedding planner who had the event staff tell her the cake was frozen the night of my wedding.

Amphora Bakery has all the information any reasonable person would need to offer an apology and some kind of reasonable refund to make a customer happy. The way they have handled the entire situation is wrong. My word as an unhappy customer should be enough for them to apologize and offer a reasonable refund. They will not do either and I've been dealing with this for 3 weeks now. Unacceptable.

Save yourself the trouble and DO NOT DEAL with Amphora Bakery!! They do not stand behind their cakes and don't care about their customer's happiness. Read less
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DeanaM
Wedding:
11/7/2009
0.7/5.0
Rude, uncaring, unprofessional and the ONLY thing that went WRONG with my wedding. I requested 100 cookies as wedding favors shaped like a Yin-Yang. Each cookie was to be placed in a clear plastic bag with red 'crinkle paper' (similar to Easter grass) and tied with a red ribbon in a bow. The sample piece I was shown was perfect and beautifully packaged. I couldn’t wait to get them. The box they showed me when I arrived to pick them up had about 4 to 6 strands of red grass for each cookie and a red ribbon tied in a knot because it wasn't long enough for a bow. Their excuse was that they were running out of red ribbon and grass. Very poor planning! The other three boxes, which I stupidly did not check because they were taped shut, had iridescent pink plastic grass that matched NOTHING in my wedding and little red ribbons tied in a knot. No call to the customer to see if I wanted another color (I could have given them two other color options). The kicker is that I had that red grass on hand from a past project and could have given it to them! Who gave them the right to decide that iridescent pink would match anything in my wedding and then only show me the box that had the cookies with the red grass? Blatant deception! They taped those boxes on purpose because they knew I could do nothing about it. Why do companies overlook the simplest details that mean everything to a bride? Don’t trust Amphora! By the way, the cookies tasted like cardboard covered in icing.
Rude, uncaring, unprofessional and the ONLY thing that went WRONG with my wedding. I requested 100 cookies as wedding Read more...
Rude, uncaring, unprofessional and the ONLY thing that went WRONG with my wedding. I requested 100 cookies as wedding favors shaped like a Yin-Yang. Each cookie was to be placed in a clear plastic bag with red 'crinkle paper' (similar to Easter grass) and tied with a red ribbon in a bow. The sample piece I was shown was perfect and beautifully packaged. I couldn’t wait to get them. The box they showed me when I arrived to pick them up had about 4 to 6 strands of red grass for each cookie and a red ribbon tied in a knot because it wasn't long enough for a bow. Their excuse was that they were running out of red ribbon and grass. Very poor planning! The other three boxes, which I stupidly did not check because they were taped shut, had iridescent pink plastic grass that matched NOTHING in my wedding and little red ribbons tied in a knot. No call to the customer to see if I wanted another color (I could have given them two other color options). The kicker is that I had that red grass on hand from a past project and could have given it to them! Who gave them the right to decide that iridescent pink would match anything in my wedding and then only show me the box that had the cookies with the red grass? Blatant deception! They taped those boxes on purpose because they knew I could do nothing about it. Why do companies overlook the simplest details that mean everything to a bride? Don’t trust Amphora! By the way, the cookies tasted like cardboard covered in icing. Read less
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Colin
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3/17/2012
0.2/5.0
Yesterday afternoon we came into the Herndon location of Amphora Bakery for our tasting. At first, the contact seemed nice and got us drinks and brought out the tasting portions. However, when we sat down to talk about the tier flavors and designs, the whole thing went south. She made no sense when telling us how many tiers we needed, saying a normal 2 tier fed 50, and a 3 tier fed up to 89 (later changing this number to 62 and then getting an attitude as if we didn't understand). We were interested in the 2 tier design so we asked if we could get the larger bottom tier and she said this 2 tier we be too much, feeding up to 110, although the size with the naked eye was not that much bigger, making her numbers physically impossible. When I asked her to clarify the pamphlet and website saying that 2 tiers was for 50-85, she said "well, I'm telling you it's wrong." If that is the case, then you need to take all of those pamphlets our of your store and change your website. My fiance and future mother in law are Spanish and she was very rude and seemed annoyed with their accent which is very easy to understand. I want the owner to know that it was difficult to stay calm and not say anything in the store as there were other workers and customers but I would never recommend this bakery to anyone, even for a cup of water, and the worker (who did not even provide her name but was younger with strawberry blonde hair and a little heavier in physique) should not interact with customers for any reason.

We are not even considering Amphora. We have gone with Alexandria Pastry Shop because in half the time your bakery took, they got us drinks, tasting portions, took note of everything we wanted and made sense when saying that our guest size needed 3 tiers because we could freeze the top tier for our anniversary or if people wanted seconds, we could cut the smallest top tier. Their price also started and stayed at 5.25/guest while your shop started us at 4.25 and somehow jumped to 6.75 for the exact same flavors, fillings, and design.
Yesterday afternoon we came into the Herndon location of Amphora Bakery for our tasting. At first, the contact seemed nice Read more...
Yesterday afternoon we came into the Herndon location of Amphora Bakery for our tasting. At first, the contact seemed nice and got us drinks and brought out the tasting portions. However, when we sat down to talk about the tier flavors and designs, the whole thing went south. She made no sense when telling us how many tiers we needed, saying a normal 2 tier fed 50, and a 3 tier fed up to 89 (later changing this number to 62 and then getting an attitude as if we didn't understand). We were interested in the 2 tier design so we asked if we could get the larger bottom tier and she said this 2 tier we be too much, feeding up to 110, although the size with the naked eye was not that much bigger, making her numbers physically impossible. When I asked her to clarify the pamphlet and website saying that 2 tiers was for 50-85, she said "well, I'm telling you it's wrong." If that is the case, then you need to take all of those pamphlets our of your store and change your website. My fiance and future mother in law are Spanish and she was very rude and seemed annoyed with their accent which is very easy to understand. I want the owner to know that it was difficult to stay calm and not say anything in the store as there were other workers and customers but I would never recommend this bakery to anyone, even for a cup of water, and the worker (who did not even provide her name but was younger with strawberry blonde hair and a little heavier in physique) should not interact with customers for any reason.

We are not even considering Amphora. We have gone with Alexandria Pastry Shop because in half the time your bakery took, they got us drinks, tasting portions, took note of everything we wanted and made sense when saying that our guest size needed 3 tiers because we could freeze the top tier for our anniversary or if people wanted seconds, we could cut the smallest top tier. Their price also started and stayed at 5.25/guest while your shop started us at 4.25 and somehow jumped to 6.75 for the exact same flavors, fillings, and design. Read less
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