A Studio Kitchen based out of Chantilly, VA, Simply Desserts provides wedding cakes, all-occasion cakes, custom cakes, cheesecakes, cupcakes, cookies, cake pops, etc. We take pride in everything we create. We offer gluten-free and vegan options.
Asian-owned Business, Hispanic or Latinx-owned Business, Pacific Islander-owned Business, Woman-owned Business
We got a small wedding cake for a cutting picture and a few different cupcake flavors, including a gluten free dozen, for our wedding. Everything was delicious, we had 0 leftovers, and guests told us it was the best cupcake they’ve ever had!
Ocean was easy to work with, prices are affordable (free delivery/set up too!!) especially compared to the quality and other vendors we tested out. The at home cake tasting was fun to do too, would definitely recommend!
Reviewed On 8/09/2023 by Skylar C
Ocean from Simply Desserts did an amazing job with our wedding cake! They were able to make it gluten free and it was absolutely delicious! Ocean was also very flexible when we wanted to add mini pies to our order. We can't thank them enough!
Reviewed On 6/21/2023 by R H
The cake was TO. DIE. FOR. Absolutely incredible. We got such positive feedback from guests who remarked how wedding cake is typically blah, but how they absolutely loved ours. My husband and I ended up taking some of the cake home and had a sl...
ice on the wedding night to test the hype for ourselves. And, let me tell you: it was WELL-founded.
We got two different flavors: the two small tiers were chocolate and the large tier was lemon champagne, and it was INCREDIBLE. I will say the taste of the cake on the day of the wedding surpassed all of our expectations because the cake we had for the tasting was not as moist. But, trust the process, trust Ocean, give a good brief, be honest, and you’ll get what you want!
The only comment I have is that communication wasn’t always the best in the lead up to the wedding. Not the response time; that was great. But I felt like I had to keep repeating who I am every time I reached out, rather than the bakery just reading previous Comms and figuring it out. But I found out that there’s some glitching in the system and they can’t always see previous Comms. Also, the communications style isn’t very personal, which worried me a bit, but all of that was put to rest when I had a bite of the cake. Exquisite.
Reviewed On 1/07/2023 by Sue H
My daughter and I chose Simply Desserts to create the wedding cake and desserts for her wedding this past December. From the beginning, the owner kept in touch to ensure our order would be exactly as we wanted. They had a large range of optio...
ns for cake flavours and small desserts, and my daughter and her fiance were provided 8 selections for tasting before choosing their favourites. They chose red velvet and vanilla layers, with a Swiss buttercream icing, all covered with vanilla fondant icing. The cake was delicious and created beautifully in the simple and elegant style we had wanted. The other desserts were also delicious and a big hit with guests. Special mention goes to the strawberry shortcake shooters which were divine!
I highly recommend Simply Desserts for your special occasion .
Reviewed On 12/16/2022 by Abby S
Hi! I got married on September 4th 2022 and let me tell you this cake was DELICIOUS!! Me and my husband were super nervous about finding a good bakery since we both don’t like very sweet things. As soon as we tried the samples from Simply Desse...
rts we knew we wanted to hire them, they’re very responsible, professional, they answered every question we had or changes we wanted to make to our order and it was fabulous! Our experience with Simply Desserts was wonderful overall. Everybody at our wedding commented on how good the cake was. Kimberly is very attentive and helpful. We completely loved everything from the service to the cake!
Reviewed On 10/15/2022 by Margaret S
Easy to work with and great sample setup to decide the flavoring you want. My
husband actually coordinated this one!
Reviewed On 10/14/2022 by Lena H
They were phenomenal! So easy to communicate with, the cake and cupcakes were AMAZING! So many of my guests came to tell me specifically how much they LOVED the cake and cupcakes. Thank you guys so much!!!!!
Reviewed On 9/01/2022 by Paymaan T
Simply desserts exceeded our expectations! Kimberly did a wonderful job communicating with us through email and having the cake delivered to our wedding venue exactly when we needed it! I sent her a design of the exact cake style we wanted it a...
nd she replicated it perfectly! We highly recommend simply desserts for any wedding or celebratory event!
Reviewed On 8/06/2022 by Jessi S
Simply Desserts provided the best wedding treats we've ever eaten--our guests agreed too! Kimberly exceeded our expectations with her professionalism and keen attention to detail, and worked with us months in advance to provide dessert for our ...
big day. We couldn't be happier! Thanks Kimberly and crew!
Reviewed On 1/26/2022 by Sarah O
We selected a relatively small white, two-tiered cake for cake cutting and as part of our dessert selection. Simply Desserts delivered a beautifully decorated and extremely delicious wedding cake that was absolutely enjoyed by our guests and g...
one quickly--except for the top tier, which is in our freezer and which we are very much looking forward to eating in a year. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 11/20/2021 by Kelia C
Kim is awesome! She made a cheesecake and cupcakes for our wedding and everything came out so delicious. We are so happy we found her as a dessert caterer and will definitely suggest Simply Desserts for others looking for the same services
Reviewed On 11/16/2021 by Ashley S
Simply Desserts provided us with a gorgeous wedding cake and cupcake display for our 100 person wedding. We opted for the Earl Grey and Lavender cake with Buttercream frosting and couldn't be happier with how it turned out.
We personally found...
the cake and cupcakes to be absolutely delicious, but also received many compliments from our guests. We only had five cupcakes left at the end of the night so I think the results speak for themselves!
I also want to mention that Simply Desserts was incredibly flexible and easy to work with regarding our multiple date changes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Thank you again for your gorgeous and delicious work!
Reviewed On 10/26/2021 by Rachael L
Kimberly was amazing to work with! Everything was so delicious at our tasting that it was so difficult to narrow down for our actual dessert bar! I loved being able to provide people different options for desserts and Kimberly’s set up was so b...
eautiful and everything was delicious! The dessert shooters & mini cheesecakes were such a hit!
Reviewed On 10/14/2021 by Ali H
Holy moly our wedding cake was AMAZING!! We had a naked marble cake with buttercream frosting and it was to die for. We got so many compliments from our guests too! My husband and I ate leftover cake after the wedding and were so sad when it wa...
s gone! They were also super easy to work with. Would definitely recommend!!
Reviewed On 7/13/2021 by Lorrane F
Great desserts and super accommodating vendor!
I just wanted a small cutting cake for our wedding and was having a hard time finding a bakery that would do it for a reasonable price. Kimberly understood exactly what I wanted and was able to wo...
rk with me to make it happen! she was super accommodating and worked with me on the delivery fee since I was only getting a small cake delivered. Not only were they great to work with, but their desserts our also amazing. Our chocolate cake with buttercream frosting was absolutely delicious!
Reviewed On 3/06/2020 by Victoria B
My husband and I decided to go with Simply Desserts for our wedding cake and we are so happy we did. Kim and her team were very responsive and flexible, as evidenced by our changing our minds on the cake’s appearance at least 3 or 4 times. The ...
final product was exactly what we had hoped for – it looked wonderful and tasted DELICIOUS! To this day – nearly five months after our wedding – we still get people telling us how tasty it was. We’re looking forward to getting our one-year anniversary cake and have already decided to get our guests’ favorite, the chocolate cake. I can’t recommend Kim and Simply Desserts enough!
Reviewed On 11/11/2019 by Catherine W
From beginning to end, our experience with Simply Desserts was phenomenal. Kimberly and her team are top-notch professionals and talented cake artists. Our three-tiered cake was a huge hit, and people said it was the best wedding cake they've h...
ad. The little autumnal sugar leaves were a fantastic detail. Overall, we were very pleased and plan on going back to Simply Desserts for other cake-related occasions.
Reviewed On 11/09/2019 by K Z
Our wedding cake was beautiful and delicious! Kimberly was kind and helpful throughout the planning process. She even explained to us that we would not need to worry about freezing the top layer of our cake because she would give us a small ann...
iversary cake for our first anniversary! We loved that idea. Our cake tasting was so much fun. We decided on having a pumpkin cake with caramel cream cheese frosting for one layer and two layers of vanilla cake with raspberry filling and caramel cream cheese frosting. We had arranged to have a cake stand and when the wedding day came, the cake stand did not arrive with the cake. I was so happy with how beautiful and delicious the cake was, I didn't even notice until my husband pointed it out. We planned to reach out to Kimberly to ask about a refund for the cake stand rental, but she reached out to us before we had a chance to reach out to her. She apologized and explained that the cake stand we had rented had not been returned in time from another wedding. She quickly refunded our money for the cake stand rental and tax. We appreciated her honesty and communication so much. We didn't miss the cake stand anyway because the cake was absolutely fine on a gold, round board. We would highly recommend Simply Desserts to anyone looking for a wedding cake. Here's a tip - when you go to make your payments, go in person (even if you have to drive a bit) so you and your fiancé can reward yourselves with a delicious treat while you're in the bakery!
Reviewed On 10/21/2019 by Sarah F
I heard nothing but good reviews from my guests about the mini dessert bar! Everything was delicious!
Reviewed On 10/15/2019 by Melanie M
We're SO happy we chose Simply Desserts to make not only our wedding cake, but all of our wedding desserts!
In addition to the cake, we ordered a macaron tower, fruit tarts, and custom sugar cookies. The sugar cookies were made based off pictu...
res we provided of cookies we found on social media, and the staff at Simply Desserts recreated them beautifully.
The cake itself turned out STUNNING!!! Kimberly, the owner of Simply Desserts, went back and forth with me via email, revising her sketch of the cake several times until I was satisfied. She even came the day of the wedding to help setup and put the finishing touches on the cake. The final product was beyond my wildest dreams! Most importantly, the cake was delicious. My maid of honor is a foodie who travels all over the world and is difficult to impress, but even she said the cake was moist and delicious.
Reviewed On 10/11/2019 by Rachel M
Loved working with Simply Desserts. We had them make mini cheesecakes for our guests and one large cheesecake for us to cut at our wedding. Everyone LOVED it. Possibly the most push-button service, we picked the cheesecakes, told them where the...
wedding was, picked out our cheesecake stands and they did all the rest! This was one of the most stress-free decisions we made and the result was delicious! Thank you Simply Desserts!!
Reviewed On 8/27/2019 by Anna G
We highly recommend Simply Desserts! This was a very easy process to work with, a wonderful tasting experience, and a seamless wedding experience. Our cake was delicious and we had many compliments (cake was lavender and earl gray, with honey ...
Thank you for everything!
Reviewed On 8/16/2019 by Rebecca M
Overall I was happy with Simply Desserts. The tasting was absolutely the best. I enjoyed chatting while we sampled from a variety of unique flavors and combinations. The desserts were delivered to the reception on time and were a big hit! The o...
nly thing that bothered me a bit was the lack of communication. All of my other vendors sent reminder emails when payments were due, or updated copies of total prices if things were edited. After the initial deposit, it was total crickets from them. I even went in to make a payment and add-on to the order. I received a verbal confirmation from the girl at the front that it was taken care of, but that is it - which always makes me a little nervous! In the end everything worked out and they delivered, it was just a little nerve-racking during the process.
Reviewed On 6/03/2019 by Lindsey F
We used Simply Desserts for our wedding, because we heard good things about their gluten free cakes. We were not disappointed! The cake was so delicious that none of our guests even knew they were eating a GF cake. Taste aside, the design was b...
eautiful and elegant and exactly what we discussed during our tasting consultation. Not only were we pleased with the product, but Simply Desserts staff was friendly and reliable. Highly recommend, especially for those with GF needs.
Reviewed On 5/26/2019 by Kristen G
Simply Desserts provided cupcakes and a small cake for our wedding. Everything was very delicious and the cupcakes were beautiful. We received tons of compliments and Kim was great to work with. She was very friendly, professional and easy to w...
ork with. Working with Kim was zero stress and I would definitely recommend her and will use Simply Desserts again in the future.
Reviewed On 5/18/2019 by Jessica G
Kimberly's cake was great! An easy vendor to get a hold of and great pricing options. She worked with us to find the balance of "pretty, cutting cake" with back of the house sheet cake to keep the price of our wedding cake under control.
ng was so much fun. Lot of options for my fiance and I to try. The team arrived promptly the day of our wedding and delivered exactly what we wanted...a delicious cake.
About 6 weeks ahead of the schedule, I was able to request a groomscake for the rehearsal dinner. They were happy to make that happen. All of the flavors for all three cakes were soooo yummy!
If you are considering getting some yummy treats from Simply Desserts, go ahead and say yes. You won't be disappointed.
Reviewed On 4/19/2019 by Emma D
I used Simply Desserts for our wedding cake and was super impressed! Kimberly made it easy to set up a tasting and we had so much fun doing it. I needed the cake to be gluten free and she had plenty of options. We ended up going with a lemon ca...
ke with raspberry buttercream and a raspberry jelly on the inside & a honey lemon buttercream on the outside. It was SO delicious!! Everyone at the wedding was telling us how good it was - and no one could tell it was gluten free either!
I would highly recommend this bakery for a wedding cake or any type of special ordered desserts - especially gluten free. Kimberly was awesome to work with and made the exact cake I envisioned!!
Reviewed On 3/14/2019 by Emily J
Kim and Simply Desserts was actually the third cake tasting we had and after the first two being similarly disappointing we were worried that we weren't going to be able to find something we liked. Kim wiped away any concern that we had, the ta...
sting was phenomenal and she encouraged us to make a fun choice for one of our flavors of green tea cake and matcha cream cheese filling. She made my vision come to life and understood everything I was trying to put into words.
Reviewed On 1/27/2019 by Bonnie M
Simply Desserts made our wedding cake, and we couldn't be happier with the end product. The cake looked amazing, and tasted even better!! We wanted a specific flavor of cake (dulce de leche) which wasn't a normal flavor that they made, but Si...
mply Desserts was totally able to make the cake in that flavor and it was a hit at our wedding! They did an amazing job and we look forward to our anniversary cake from them :)
Reviewed On 1/08/2019 by Toccara P
Simply desserts was a pleasure to work with. They are located in manassas va and was willing to travel 3 hrs to our venue for a nominal fee. We also had special dietary needs and the venue worked with us to meet those needs. They made keto and ...
vegan cupcakes for the guests that had special diets. The flavors matched our fall desires and I was pleased that the venue was flexible and researched flavors that were not on their regular menue. The only drawback I had was getting the display designed nailed down. Although the end result was presentable it was not my vision For the money we spent. This is something that can be mitigated with early and often communication with the venu. I would recommend them for your wedding/event.
Reviewed On 12/05/2018 by Natalie J
Simply Desserts made the best wedding cake ever! Our wedding cake was a two-tiered almond cake with cinnamon filling and sheets cakes of green tea cake with matcha filling, and they were the best cake I have ever had! During the tasting my now ...
husband and I were a little hesitant to try the green tea cake because we are not huge fans of green tea flavors normally, but it was subtle and perfectly complimented by the matcha filling! Since we had a fall wedding the almond and cinnamon seemed like an easy choice. When we ordered our cake, they also said they would make us a fresh cake on our one-year anniversary, which I am so excited about.
I also ordered a surprise groom’s cake for the rehearsal dinner and they did a stunning job, I couldn’t believe it was made of cake! They made a car to look like my husband’s 2018 Mustang that his is in love with and the cake looked exactly like his car!!! I couldn’t believe how well they did on that cake and it tasted amazing! The car was their cookies and cream cake and again it was delicious! I don’t think you could go wrong with any of their flavors. Everything about Simply Desserts is amazing.
Reviewed On 10/13/2018 by Gerhardt K
We met with several vendors in the area and was impressed with Kim's professionalism, and then was sold after we tried her cakes! We ended up picking a flavor we've never heard of before because it was soooooo good. The cake was delicious on ou...
r wedding day, and looked great.
Reviewed On 10/12/2018 by Samantha M
Kim and Simply Desserts were an absolute pleasure to work with. We told Kim that we wanted our cake to be one of the highlights of the reception, both in presentation and taste, and she exceeded our expectations. It was absolutely beautiful and...
so many of our guests commented on how delicious it was!
Reviewed On 10/11/2018 by Julie R
We are so happy that we chose Simply Desserts for our wedding cake! We really enjoyed the cake tasting this past summer. Simply Desserts offer a variety of original flavors and we enjoyed getting a chance to try them along with the delicious ...
icings. The owner of Simply Desserts did an amazing job working with us to plan our cake. She made the cake that I envisioned and I couldn't be happier!! The cake was delicious and we are excited to eat the top layer on our one year anniversary. We highly recommend Simply Desserts!
Reviewed On 10/11/2018 by Elaina S
Simply Desserts did a great job on our wedding cake design and it tasted delicious!! I also love how they give you a free cake on your anniversary too so you don't have to freeze the top!
Reviewed On 10/11/2018 by Felicia A
Absolutely amazing! Best cake I have ever tasted. Also, amazing decorating skills. She did a stunning job!!
Reviewed On 10/11/2018 by Whitney F
Our wedding cake was so much more than we expected! The design was beautiful & the flavors were remarkable. All of our guests were asking what flavors we selected and where we had gotten the cake and I couldn't respond quickly enough, Lavender ...
Earl Grey with Honey Lemon Swiss Buttercream and Lemon Champagne with Raspberry and Raspberry Swiss Buttercream!!! Kim was great to work with and even provided our favors which were Bride & Groom pretzel rods which were the perfect touch to the perfect day. Thank you so much to everyone at Simply Desserts!
Reviewed On 10/11/2018 by Gopal N
The cake was DELICIOUS! The decorations were amazing, and the service was phenomenal. What more could you ask for? (Pro Tip - go do a tasting, it's 100% worth it!)
Reviewed On 10/10/2018 by Erin S
From the tasting to the reception, Kimberly and her staff were amazing! My cake was everything I hoped for and everyone said it was the best they had had! My family and I have already been to the bakery once for dessert between our tasting and ...
the wedding and will be returning for sure!
Reviewed On 6/13/2018 by Kristen C
We loved our wedding cake from Simply Desserts! It was delicious and beautiful. Kimberly executed our version perfectly. I would highly recommend Simply Desserts!
Reviewed On 5/10/2018 by Jessica M
I enjoyed working with the owner and the cake turned out beautifully- just how I described. The tasting was great. We got to taste every flavor and frosting combination. I did a simple two tier design with fresh flowers placed on top and on th...
e side. The cake looked great and tasted delicious. I chose lavender with honey buttercream frosting and a red velvet with caramel cream cheese frosting for the second tier. I would definitely recommend and use them again!
Reviewed On 5/07/2018 by Kristen K
Simply Desserts is amazing!! We had two types of flavors, almond cake with cream cheese and strawberry filling and a lavendar earl grey cake with lemon honey buttercream filling. So many of our guests came up to say how great the cake was and I...
couldn't agree more. Not only that, they decorated our cake for us with the greenery left by the florist. You don't even have to save the top part of the cake either, Simply Desserts creates the anniversary cake for you, fresh, a year later. Thank you guys so much for providing us everything we needed to make our day perfect!
Reviewed On 4/30/2018 by Kimberly M
Oh my goodness! Our cutting cake and cupcake display was so beautiful and the cake was delicious! On top of that, Kimberly and her staff were wonderful to work with. I highly recommend!!
Reviewed On 1/30/2018 by Jessica L
We had originally planned to get our cake through our caterer, but about two months prior to our wedding their pastry chef quit. Thankfully we found Simply Desserts rather quickly! They were able to step in at the last minute and save they day....
They offer a wide variety of delicious flavors, and are incredibly talented when it comes to decorating. Our cake looked and tasted amazing! Simply Desserts also offers to remake the top layer of your cake for your one year anniversary at no additional cost.
Reviewed On 1/25/2018 by Kim J
Working with Kimberly at Simply Desserts was such an ease. From our preliminary tasting to the final delivery of wedding cake everything worked so smoothly! The cake and cupcakes were delicious, and our guests thought so as well!
Reviewed On 12/07/2017 by stephanie M
Simply Desserts did an amazing job on our wedding cake! It looked exactly how we wanted and tasted delicious. We received so many compliments on the two flavors we selected. I would definitely recommend Simply Desserts for any occasion.
Reviewed On 12/06/2017 by Rebecca S
Simply Desserts was so easy to work with and their cupcakes and cakes are AMAZING! We had 6 inch cake that we cut into on top and 4 different kinds of cupcakes for the guests. They were a huge hit! We also love that they give you a free 6 inch ...
cake on your first anniversary, so you don't have to worry about freezing the cake from your wedding (which was great for us because we have a tiny freezer right now)! Definitely recommend!!
Reviewed On 11/26/2017 by eva P
Amazing. Our dessert bar came out amazing, our guests loved everything from the cake, to French macaroons, cupcakes, mini cheesecakes etc..they enjoyed all the sweets without being overly sweet!
Reviewed On 10/30/2017 by Leslie C
Affordable Arrangements ROCKS! These guys are super easy to work with and they are exactly as they say - affordable! Carly was super easy to work with and made adjustments on my order to meet my budget without having to cut anything out! She wa...
s a miracle worker. The flowers were on time and beyond my expectations- they were gorgeous, fresh and even though I never saw any mock ups or met with Carly in person, they were EXACTLY what I wanted! My only regret was not being able to meet Carly in person. Overall, I highly highly recommend Affordable Arrangements!
Reviewed On 9/21/2017 by Amanda C
Our cake was stunning and delicious. Everyone at the bakery was friendly and informative.
Reviewed On 8/04/2017 by Kimberly M
We absolutely loved our wedding cake! Beautiful & tasted so good :) We are still getting compliments!! Thank you "Simply Desserts."
Reviewed On 8/04/2017 by Ryan B
Simply Desserts provided great service and a great cake! The process of getting everything paid for and set up was fast and easy especially given the time frame required by us. We appreciated everything they did for us and I'd highly recommend ...
Simply Desserts to anyone.
Reviewed On 8/04/2017 by knottie7bf8358c7c5b9c9b
The entire process made my wedding reception a huge success. From the appointment to sample the variety of cakes and frosting to the delivery of the cake and of course the taste. Everyone loved the look of the cake and really enjoy...
ed the flavors that I picked out. It's so stressful planning for an event and they helped make this part work. I'd highly recommend them to anyone planning an event.
Reviewed On 4/20/2017 by Kenny K
Simply Desserts was simply amazing. Wonderful service and an excellent product. We ordered assorted desserts for a sweets table during our wedding reception. From cookies, to shooters, cupcakes, cheesecakes, and cake pops - every item was a hit...
. It was a pleasure working with the staff during the planning process and there were no issues during the delivery and set up. I highly recommended Simply Desserts for any event, especially for weddings!
Reviewed On 3/21/2017 by Erika T
Loved our wedding cake and cupcakes! Beautifully done exactly how we requested. Delivery and cake stand rentals were super easy. We chose lavender with honey lemon buttercream and the cappuccino with mocha swiss buttercream. Both were amazing, ...
the lavender flavor was very unique. You also get an anniversary wedding cake around your 1 year... so you don't have to freeze anything! The bakery owner, Kim, is a very nice lady and responsive. My husband and I would highly recommend Simply Desserts.
Reviewed On 3/21/2017 by Monique J
Beautiful and delicious. Their buttercream icing is perfect. All 3 layers were different flavors and they were all excellent. I found the price to be very reasonable. They arranged fresh flowers that I provided on the cake the day of my wedding...
Reviewed On 3/17/2017 by Lindsey C
Simply Desserts was such a pleasure to work with and really captured my vision for our cake! Everyone loved it and raved about how moist and delicious it was! Will be ordering pretty much all my cakes through them from now on!
Reviewed On 11/30/2016 by Dana W
Simply Desserts was wonderful! Incredibly delicious cake. Kim does amazing work. They were able to create exactly what I envisioned for my wedding cake, right down to the mini fondant versions of our fur-babies! We have received so many complim...
ents from our guests about how delicious the cake was. I can't wait for our 1 year anniversary to eat it again. If you're looking for a great local cake business, look no further!
Reviewed On 11/28/2016 by Lindsay K
Dessert was one of my top priorities when planning our wedding and Kimberly and her staff definitely delivered. They were so responsive during the planning process and always seemed willing to listen and work with us. We went with a dessert bar...
with a small cutting cake, cupcakes, mini cheesecakes, and dessert shooters. Our guests loved them and so did we. Kimberly's son delivered and set up the dessert bar and he did an awesome job. He incorporated our decorations and other items and created a beautiful display for us.
My one piece of advice is to speak up. I appreciated that Kimberly waited for me to ask for things instead of being pushy and telling me how things would go, like other vendors I spoke to, but it could have meant missing out on some of the great things she can do if I hadn't thought to ask for them. For instance, the menu on the website is a great starting point, but they can do so much more! So if there's something you'd like to see, ASK. Chances are good they can make it happen and it will be WONDERFUL. Simply Desserts did an awesome job and I'm so happy we used them for our wedding.
(For those of you interested--like I was--here is what was included in our dessert bar. Cutting cake: vanilla cake, cookies and creme filling, Swiss buttercream frosting. Cupcakes: chocolate with chocolate mousse filling and caramel cream cheese frosting; almond cake with strawberry coulis filling and Swiss buttercream frosting; carrot cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Caramel apple and pumpkin mini cheese cakes. Lemon meringue and s'mores dessert shooters.)
Reviewed On 11/18/2016 by Anakarym M
Simply Desserts was the one and only cake place we did a tasting with when considering our wedding cake and we were sold! They not only delivered what all my guests raved to be the most beautiful naked cake they have ever seen, but they also de...
livered a wedding cake that was moist, not too sweet and oh so good! We ordered a 5 tier naked cake made up of almond cake with a white Swiss chocolate filling and a lemon champagne with a raspberry cream filling! So delicious. To top it off, we get a fresh cake on our 1 year anniversary versus saving the the top tier for a year which is great because who wants to eat a 1 year old cake that was stuck in the freezer.
Pleasure to work with the owner Mrs. Kimberly.
Reviewed On 11/16/2016 by Christina S
This place was absolutely amazing! My cake was beautiful and delicious. I would definitely recommend this bakery. One of the best cakes I've ever tasted.
Reviewed On 10/29/2016 by Kimberly W
Simply desserts was the only place we went where I felt like they really made our tasting special. They worked with us a ton on our cake design and we couldn't be more happy with how it turned out! The cake was beautiful and delicious. Can't wa...
it til our anniversary so we can eat that delicious cake again! This time we aren't sharing! Thank you simply desserts!
Reviewed On 10/24/2016 by Chase M
Simply Desserts was amazing. They now only made a fantastic cake and delivered it perfectly on time, but also went above and beyond and made a specific recipe for Italian cookies that my mother-in-law was craving. We will definitely be going ba...
ck (and actually, already have)!
Reviewed On 10/06/2016 by Pamela J
Ms. McDonald is a truly gifted and wonderful artist! We cannot say enough about the professionalism and support she provided us throughout this process. Our 5 tier cake exceeded our expectations and every guest at our 150+ person wedding rave...
d about the quality and flavor. All three flavor choices we selected were fantastic! I will go to her for all my cake and cupcake needs and so should everyone else! FIVE STARS AND MORE
Reviewed On 10/05/2016 by Megan W
The taste testing went fantastic! They were flexible too and put together another sample tray so that my husband could try the options when he returned from deployment. The cake turned out beautiful and exactly as we wanted!! We would highly re...
commend this cake company!
Reviewed On 8/29/2016 by Megan K
I can't say enough good things about them! Our guests LOVED the cake and many told us they went back for seconds. The cake was as beautiful as well and exactly what I wanted. They also had a quick response time and wonderful tasting. Highly rec...
ommend Simply Desserts!!
Reviewed On 8/08/2016 by Ryan S
Simply Desserts was absolutely perfect and I couldn't be happier with the amazing cake and desserts they provided. We had a cutting cake and mini dessert tower that was so delicious that I didn't even get to eat any! They were devoured by my lu...
cky guests who are still raving about their favorites! I would recommend Simply Desserts time and time again for a flawless execution!!!
Reviewed On 7/31/2016 by Abby R
I came across Simply Desserts through a recommendation from one of my bridesmaids! I am so happy we were able to meet and taste their delicious cakes and desserts. We went with a small, semi-clad cake with raspberry filling and it was to die fo...
r!!! My husband and I were so happy with the offer for an anniversary cake because we couldn’t wait to eat the rest of the cake the day after our wedding. We also did a dessert bar with mini lemon blueberry cheesecakes, chocolate chip cookie shooters, and cake pops - ALL were incredible!!! I made it a point to try everything because I knew how good it would all be. Our guests loved how easy each dessert piece was to pick up and eat and enjoy. We were so happy with everything from Simply Desserts and cannot wait for our anniversary cake! Thank you!
Reviewed On 1/29/2016 by Knottie93344657
Simply Desserts provided us with a gorgeous and delicious wedding cake. Our tasting was personal and special, and all of our visions came to light in our cake. I love looking at pictures of our magical wedding cake and can't wait to use Simply ...
Desserts for a special occasion again! Thank you!
Reviewed On 1/25/2016 by a member
Kimberly and her crew at Simply Desserts made the cake part of our wedding the easiest part of our wedding. We purchased a package deal for our ceremony and catering, and weren't impressed with their wedding cake. My sister recommended Simply...
Desserts based on a Google search, and we called to set up a tasting based on the excellent reviews. We were not disappointed!
Kimberly had several cheesecake bites and a variety of really great tastes available for us, and her cake-art was on display in the kitchen and in many, many pictures they have for previous weddings. Her cake was one of the best I've had, and our guests were equally impressed. The butterscotch with the chocolate fill was a particular favorite.
The process was easy, and they were great at helping my then-fiancée with the design. I wish I could attach a picture, because the final result was so much more than we expected. We don't like fondant, but the way she worked the buttercream, you couldn't tell it wasn't fondant! It was just beautiful, and ended up in so many pictures sent to us by our guests.
The best part? You get to eat the WHOLE cake, because she includes an anniversary cake as part of the package. No freezer-burnt cake on your 1-year anniversary! It was just the right size for our 25-person party, and again, the BEST cake I've had!
It was easy to get the cake we wanted, that exceeded our expectations. Make it easy for you, just go to Simply Desserts and let Kimberly wow you too!
Reviewed On 1/25/2016 by Lauren E
You will not regret using Simply Desserts! They were the BEST cupcakes I have ever tasted! Kimberly was extremely helpful with the process and willingly to make my dreams come true! Every cake flavor was moist and every icing was incredible....
You won't be disappointed. I can't wait to use them again.
Reviewed On 10/07/2015 by Madalyn R
I can't get over how phenomenal our wedding cake was! It was as beautiful as it was delicious. We have actually had guests calling us post wedding to share how wonderful it was complete raving about how it was the best cake they've ever taste...
d! In fact we enjoyed it so much we are asking for a 30th birthday cake!
Reviewed On 9/15/2015 by Aimee G
Wonderful! The desserts flew off the table. I chose "unique service" because we did not just get a wedding cake but also a huge array of desserts. Shooters, cake pops, bars, cheesecakes, etc. Tasting was included for 2 and we were allowed to br...
ing extra people for a small price. Wonderful wonderful perfect.
Reviewed On 9/04/2015 by Knottie1441378258
I went to Simply Desserts after several disappointing cake tastings with other companies. My previous experience gave me either sky high price quotes or a very limited set of choices for flavor.
Simply Desserts gave me straight forward prici...
ng that I could see right on the website. Our tasting was very fun, relaxed and delicious. We were given lots of options and informed that if there was something we wanted that wasn't on the table they could make it happen for us.
Before the wedding, when I went crazy anxious and emailed and called with questions and bridal worries, they were very friendly and reassuring.
We had our favorite video game as a subtle(very subtle) theme to our wedding and Simply Desserts did a fantastic job of working in our theme without going over the top.
On the day of the wedding our cake was delivered when they said it would be, was even more delicious than I remember from my tasting and (all my guests agreed) the best tasting cake I've ever had. We had almond cake with several different fillings (white chocolate, chocolate fudge, lemon curd, raspberry).
Me and my husband can't wait for our first year anniversary to have it again. We've been thinking of excuses to order something else!
I'd highly recommend Simply Desserts for your wedding and have already recommended them to other brides who are planning their weddings.
Reviewed On 8/18/2015 by Suzie E
The cake was beautiful and absolutely delicious. I actually had guests asking for seconds. They were also really easy to work with. Loved it!
Reviewed On 7/21/2015 by Knottie1437503597
Simply Desserts won our bid for best flavor and best cake after tasting from many local bakeries. The cake was expertly decorated and delivered on time. The perfect cake received multiple unsolicited positive remarks from everyone at our event....
Complex decadent flavors and delicate texture Simply Desserts cake made us rock stars at our event.
Reviewed On 7/08/2015 by Genevieve F
Perfect in every way! I was very picky about wedding cakes, as too many of them had, in my opinion, tasted dry and flavorless. Not so with Simply Desserts. Their cakes were moist and delicious. In addition, they have a wonderfully creative staf...
f. Withing a few minutes of speaking with them, they were able to come up with a near-perfect rendition of what we wanted in a cake. Since my husband is a gamer, he wanted a groom's cake that reflected his love of fantasy elements. One of their staff members is also a gamer, and was able to create exactly what he wanted. Thank you Simply Desserts for your creativity and professionalism! You've got fans for life!
Reviewed On 6/08/2015 by Christine B
We had the most wonderful experience working with the bakers at Simply Desserts. The Tasting Session was beautifully presented - lots of cakes and fillings and frostings to mix and match to your heart's desire!
We selected 2 different cupcak...
es to have at our wedding and they also included a beautiful and tastefully-decorated cake topper. Everything was beautifully presented, fresh, and delicious. Our guests were taking cupcakes back to their seats with eagerness. Simply Desserts did not disappoint in quality, service, cost, and thoughtfulness to each detail we requested.
Bonus: they make you a new, fresh cake topper for your first year anniversary!
Reviewed On 4/13/2015 by Kelli O
The cake tastes amazing, and was beautiful. They had a lot of options and the consultant walked us through everything, she was very helpful. We actually wanted cupcakes and a small cake and they were able to accommodate that and even rented u...
s a cupcake stand.
Not only did they deliver delicious beautiful cake on time but the delivery guy (the owner's son) set up all the cupcakes on the stand and decorated the top of the cake with flowers our florist provided.
Best of all the price was actually reasonable. This was the best tasting wedding cake I've ever eaten, it looked as good as any other, and it cost me about 500$ for 100 cupcakes and a small cake. Other places charge like 4$ per cupcake alone. Highly recommended.
Reviewed On 4/13/2015 by Knottie16852101
Kimberly met with my daughter and fiancé during a cake tasting. They picked 3 flavors (red velvet, almond and lemon champagne) She coordinated with our florist so that the same flowers were used. The cake looked elegant and made quite a statem...
ent in the room. At the end of the night there were only 4 pieces of cake left because everyone wanted a taste of each flavor. The cake was extremely moist and the icing was delicious. Wedding guests comments-best wedding cake they had ever had!
Reviewed On 12/07/2014 by Dani N
The ladies at Simply Desserts did an amazing job with our wedding cake and, especially, with my groom's cake. Both cakes tasted great, and the wedding cake was exactly what we wanted--we sent them a couple of pictures and they took over from th...
ere--, but the groom's cake exceeded all our expectations. At the cake tasting, we asked them, almost as a joke, if they could do something Dr. Strangelove-themed, and gave them carte blanche to come up with a design. They ran with it, and the result was THE COOLEST CAKE EVER MADE.
The cakes were very reasonably priced and Kimberly and Jen were lovely to work with. We're already trying to come up with an excuse to hire their services again.
Reviewed On 11/29/2014 by caitlin h
Simply Desserts is a small dessert shop in Fairfax that offers a wide range of cake flavors and designs.
We tasted a variety of flavors and were torn between the lemon cake and the almond cake. We opted to have tiers in both flavors, which ...
was not a problem for them. We used a raspberry filling with the lemon and a caramel cream cheese filling with the almond. The frosting was a perfect buttercream. Both cakes were delicious, but the almond with the caramel cream cheese was so good I find myself craving it sometimes. Luckily, Simply Desserts offers a free smaller cake on your one year anniversary. They explain that cakes should not be frozen and eaten a year later- they just don't taste as good. Instead, they offer you a free small cake that is baked fresh just for you. Who can say no to that?
They were easy to with and very affordable. I would highly recommend this place to any bride and groom. They do all kinds of events, so keep them in mind for baby showers and birthdays too!
Reviewed On 11/26/2014 by Kristina S
We are very happy we chose Simply Desserts as our cake vendor. While we wanted our cake to look elegant yet simple, we were more concerned with the cake actually tasting good. Simply Desserts not only made the look exactly how we envisioned but...
the flavors were amazing. We were told by many guests it was the best cake they had ever had at a wedding. Simply Desserts also will make you a 1 year anniversary cake so you do not have to save the top layer!
Reviewed On 10/21/2014 by Karen L
We chose Simply Desserts to create our wedding cake and for a bride who was not interested in a cake as much as the other aspects of planning a wedding, Kimberly did a good job.
We never met Kimberly because when we went for a tasting, her a...
ssistant helped us. My (now) mother in law met the owner, Kimberly, at a wedding expo and she recommended we get in contact with her. She offered us a wide variety of flavors and fillings. They do not have gluten-free cake options yet, but said they would in the future.
I gave Kimberly a rough idea of what I liked for designs and she drew me a couple of designs to choose from. I was easy to please when it came to the cake and I would recommend Simply Desserts for future brides and grooms
Reviewed On 8/25/2014 by Jenny S
So wonderful! Kimberly is so sweet and easy to work with. We had some back and forth about the design we were looking for in terms of our cake for our engagement party. We had to change our original idea and Kimberly was so understanding and pa...
tient. My fiance, father and father-in-law picked up the cake and it was so smooth and simple. Everyone enjoyed the flavors, we chose a lemon champagne with a strawberry filling. YUM! We had RAVE reviews on every little detail of the cake. We were so pleased to have such a wonderful experience, which made the celebration so enjoyable! Thank you so much to Kimberly and her staff!
Reviewed On 8/10/2014 by Manal D
Choosing Simply Desserts for our cupcake/Cake for the wedding was one of the easiest decisions we could have made. Their cupcakes were light, delicious and so cute! The cake on top of the 3 tiers was just as great. We were able to choose 3 flav...
ors to serve and I know our guests loved the options because they kept coming back for more! We can't wait to get to one year so we can have more cake! Will definitely be coming back for any events we have!
Reviewed On 8/01/2014 by Krystal S
If you want a beautiful and tasty wedding cake you must use Simply Desserts. My wedding cake was PERFECT!! It looked better than I had envisioned it.
The day of the cake tasting I picked the flavors I wanted. Then I showed the baker a pictu...
re of a cake I wanted. She also asked questions about my colors, my wedding dress, and other décor. I had pictures of my wedding dress, and customized wedding shoes on my iPhone. After seeing all those things the baker slightly changed the design of the cake to reflect me and my personality. She said she could make the bow on top the cake look exactly like the pink bow that was on my customized shoes I had shown her.
Since my fiancé wasn't able to attend the tasting they let me take samples of the cakes and fillings home, so that I could double check with him that the selections I had made were ok. They responded to all email questions and concerns quickly. Talk about great customer service!
The day of the wedding, as promised, the bow on top the cake looked like the pink bow on my wedding shoes. I'm so glad I have pictures to always remember how beautiful my cake was. It was also super delicious!!!
Reviewed On 6/12/2014 by Knottie67916209
Kimberly at Simply Cakes was just amazing. We live in Germany due to my husband being military and we were getting married in Va. She was able to see us very quickly before we left for Va, and got all the stuff sorted out a year in advanced for...
us due to our situation. we ordered a "naked" cake and did it perfectly. We also ordered specific cookies for favors and they were beautiful. She was so patient with the decision making and figuring out all the details. She even added tags we provided onto the cookie bags and added a matchbox car into the back of the cake for us. She also decorated it for us at the winery with flowers. It was just perfect and everyone loved it. Would defiantly recommend this home based business!!!
Reviewed On 6/12/2014 by Julie L
Simply Desserts did an amazing job with our wedding cake. Not only did it taste delicious (we had a multi-tiered cake with different flavors), but the color of the cake and decor was even better than what we were expecting. Kimberly and her sta...
ff are professional, friendly, and very accommodating. We got a lot of compliments on our cake and everyone mentioned it tasted amazing. I especially love the red velvet with caramel cream cheese frosting! I highly recommend utilizing Simply Desserts for any large or small event !
Reviewed On 6/11/2014 by Megan O
Our cake tasted amazing. We chose to do a different flavor for every tier and my favorite was almond and my husband's favorite was carrot cake. Guests were literally lining up to get a piece of the cake as it was cut. We tasted cakes from se...
veral companies and we found many to be sickening sweet. Kimberly's cakes tasted great and were not overly sweet. No matter what company you go with wedding cakes are expensive. However, our decoration was quite simple and we found other bakers wanted to charge us extra for the little bit of embellishment we added. All of this was included in the price of our cake from Simply Desserts and we get a free cake on our 1 year anniversary!
Reviewed On 2/11/2014 by Bridget R
I contacted Kimberly a month before my wedding....because I am a horrible person and a procrastinator and the cake slipped my mind out of all things!
Kimberly was VERY accommodating and even scheduled a taste testing for me in the middle of a ...
week day so that I could go during my lunch break from work.
I brought a picture of a cake design I liked and Kimberly and her assistant gave me extra ideas and advice.
They did a sketch of the wedding cake on the spot while we discussed ideas.
My wedding was on January 18th, 2014 and our wedding theme was winter wonderland.
Simply Desserts blew my mind and exceeded my expectations with my cake.
For one it was absolutely gorgeous and they created cut out snowflakes in our wedding colors of baby blue, white and silver. They also created a cake topper of our initials out of fondant.
This was also the most delicious cake I have ever had! Extremely moist and the frosting was to die for!
I cannot wait till my one year wedding anniversary so that I can order my complementary anniversary cake!
Simply Desserts was also prompt in delivery and was even early to make sure the cake arrived on time!
Thank you so much Kimberly and staff at Simply Desserts!
P.S. My best friend just had her baby shower/gender reveal party last week and she got her baby reveal cake from Simply Desserts and that too was amazing!
Reviewed On 1/07/2014 by Eileen L
This was hands down the most delicious cake we've ever had. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the leftovers the day after our wedding, and we're so excited to get our anniversary cake in a year!
We had two layers: carrot cake with cream chee...
se frosting and vanilla cake with salted caramel cream cheese frosting. Our families are carrot cake fanatics, but the vanilla cake was so dense, moist and delicious that we may be converts! We'll be looking for excuses to order more cakes from Kimberly!
Reviewed On 10/30/2013 by Gabi M
I had a tasting with Kimberly and the cake was incredibly delicious. We had had some other tastings and were very disappointed. The cake was also beautiful and was promptly delivered. I recommend them 100% for any occasion!
Reviewed On 10/12/2013 by Janice K
Fantastic! One of our favorite flavors is mint chocolate chip and they made the most delicious cake topper for us in that flavour!
Our guests were blown away by the taste, decoration and display of the cupcakes, not a one was left!
I would ...
highly recommend Simply Desserts to everyone. They were very nice to work with, only one tasting and I was confident that my dessert selection was the best!
Janice and Drew
Reviewed On 10/05/2013 by Monique W
Our triple tiered cake was so gorgeous and delicious. We enjoyed working with Kimberly. She made the process easy and enjoyable. The cake not only matched our wedding color scheme, but also matched the venue's decor. Simply perfect!
Reviewed On 9/30/2013 by Ashley b
I spent a long, long time trying to find the right cake vendor: someone who was not crazy expensive, created works of art, was creative and flexible, and of course, made delicious, not dry, wedding cake.
After tiring amounts of research, I ...
found Simply Desserts! I can't say enough great things about Kimberly. She was flexible in meeting with us (especially considering how close I waited until before the wedding) and super friendly. She has an adorable home business that smells deliciously. When we met, she had plenty of cake and icing flavors to try, which were all moist and flavorful.
She had no trouble creating what I had in mind, even as ridiculous as it seemed to other cake vendors (a blue cake with cherry blossoms and a Game of Thrones Iron Throne on top... not exactly traditional). The pricing was fair and having a smaller cake for display with an additional sheet cake made it affordable and in our range.
Fast forward: the day of, I was incredibly excited to see my cake and it was perfect! The design was flawless and the Iron Throne and cherry blossom flowers were so detailed and intricate, I didn't want to touch them when cutting the cake! The cake was so moist and fresh when we served it, the guests were raving how happy they were to have a GOOD wedding cake for once. Our flavors were a hit: lemon raspberry ; cookies and cream with caramel cream cheese icing.
Needless to say, the compliments I received were in the dozens and the cake was absolutely delicious. I am so glad we worked with Kimberly and would choose her again and recommend her to anyone.
If you want someone skilled who can create exactly what you're envisioning, produce a delectable cake, and do that all at a reasonable and fair price, then look no further. I can't say enough good things.
Reviewed On 8/03/2013 by Liz F
I stumbled across Simply Desserts online at the very beginning of my search for a baker! For our first meeting, Kimberly had quite a few selections of cake for us to try and also had a number of icings and fillings so we really had a lot of opt...
ions! When it came to designing what we wanted (we ended up going with a cupcake tower and a 6 inch cake on top), they were so flexible and creative - and they listened to my input and created exactly what I wanted. Their final product was beautiful and delicious. We are so very happy we chose Simply Desserts... and our wedding guests were too! :)
Reviewed On 7/30/2013 by Alison R
My husband (fiancé at the time) and I wanted to have cheesecake at our wedding, which meant that we had limited choices in cake vendors. We had tastings with 3 different vendors and chose Simply Desserts because Kimberly's cheesecakes were del...
icious. She worked with us to ensure that we got everything we had envisioned.
My husband and I HIGHLY recommend Kimberly with Simply Desserts. Her cheesecake was of great quality at a reasonable price. We also had a chance to taste her regular cake with filling...equally as delicious!!
Reviewed On 7/29/2013 by Allison P
The wedding cake Simply Desserts created was more beautiful and delicious than we ever anticipated. The guests were raving about the look itself, and especially about the taste. We chose red velvet with a butter cream icing. Melt in your mouth ...
Reviewed On 10/21/2012 by Justine S
We decided to serve cake pops rather than traditional cake for dessert. Kimberly at Simply Desserts and her team worked with us to customize our cake pop flavors and colors so they matched our reception color scheme, and she also created a bea...
utiful table arrangement. I really enjoyed working with them, and our guests raved about the cake pops!
I am the proud owner of Simply Desserts. My business goal is to have a business that creates wedding cakes, custom cakes as well as a variety of different desserts, that taste delicious. I am a self taught baker and cake designer and love creating cakes! I look forward to working with you!
Starting Cost: $$ – Affordable