Simply Desserts

Serving Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern VA


Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Dietary Options

Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Wedding Categories

Cake Accessories, Cake Delivery + Setup, Cake Tastings, Groom's Cakes, Cakes + Desserts

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Contact Info

Columbia, MD Serving Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern VA (443) 226-0102

Reviewed on 6/28/2017 Katherine S

Kathy did an AMAZING job on our wedding cake. Our wedding was earlier this month, and my husband has a severe dairy allergy. Kathy made a dairy free chocolate cake with buttercream frosting for our wedding and we got compliments from everyone. I had several people tell us that... Read More it was the best wedding cake they ever had--it was definitely the best I ever had. The cake was moist, fresh, and looked exactly how I wanted (I provided fresh flowers and she placed them perfectly on the cake). She is very affordable, and I 100% recommend her!

Reviewed on 1/06/2017 Ande B

We had a fantastic experience with this vendor! We'd had another tasting that same day at a formal cake shop in Annapolis who were very tasty and professional, but a bit expensive. We went to Simply Desserts, and were a bit concerned when we realized the business was in Kathy's... Read More basement... as well, she served us our tasting on a Styrofoam plate when we'd just come from a formal cake shop with real china. I will NEVER be so pretentious again! My husband and I took one bite of the tasting cake looked at each other, and in unison said "This is better!!" Kathy listened very well to everything I asked for on the cake, and her prices were very reasonable. She delivered a beautiful cake on time to our venue, and EVERYONE raved about how delicious it was! It was incredible! We'll probably order an anniversary cake from her, as well (she gave us freezing instructions, but I'm not a fan of the idea of year-old cake, haha). Highly recommend to friends and family alike!

Reviewed on 11/11/2015 Erica Y

My husband and I are SO proud of our wedding cake. It's honestly the best cake we've ever had, and we love cakes. This is real buttercream icing, not horrible american grainy frosting. And I've had "european buttercream" from some bakeries and they were stiff and flavorless,... Read More but this was spectacular and smooth and buttery. The cake and fillings were fabulous too, we got the raspberry tiramisu and the black russian combinations. Guests loved them both!! Kathy was superb from the very first email. I was trying to work within a tight budget, but I had a specific idea of what I wanted. I emailed something like 30 vendors but Kathy's email response stood out, not only because it was in my price range (as quite a few were) but she responded with knowledge about the specific kind of icing and color and design I wanted. I thought I wanted something impossible because every vendor said no, but Kathy took what I wanted and helped me find a way to accomplish my creative goal without sacrificing quality of the product. Kathy knows her stuff! I live in Los Angeles, but she was able to work with me long distance. When John & I were finally able to meet her in person she sketched out the design of the cake for us, which really helped cement in my mind what it would look like and how it would go with the other elements in the wedding. After the wedding we decided to box up the leftovers and take them with us rather than freezing the top per tradition, however if you want to do that Kathy has instructions. Instead, we ate the rest in bed after the wedding. :) And she was always quick to respond to my emails, which was a big deal because I have a hectic work schedule and tight deadlines so I planned most of it on my lunch break. Thank you Kathy! <3 Erica & John

Absolutely Delicious!

Reviewed on 12/10/2014 Tanya F

I can't say enough positive things about Simply Desserts and Kathy's wonderfully delicious cakes! Simply Desserts came up leaps and bounds above the rest, and those cakes were also delicious. Kathy provides the attention to detail you want and listens to you to determine the... Read More best options for you. In addition to our wedding cake, we also purchased the groom's cake from her. Instead of us saving the top layer of our cake, she offered us to come back close to our 1 year anniversary to get a "fresh" top layer from her! Not only are these cakes delicious...they are beautifully decorated as well. We had 240 guests at our wedding and there was PLENTY of cake for all! My husband and wedding guests are still commenting about our wedding cake (lemon cake with strawberry preserves and buttercream icing). Can't wait for our 1 year anniversary to enjoy more from Simply Desserts! I absolutely recommend Simply Desserts for all of your dessert needs.

Most Amazing Wedding Cake!

Reviewed on 10/10/2014 Lyn M

Our cake was beautiful, delicious, and it was everything we wanted. Having an amazing wedding cake was very important to us, and Kathy made that dream come true. Kathy is great, and shines above other cake bakers. Her personality is amazing! In addition, she gave special care... Read More to meeting our needs. So many of our guests said, "Where did you find her?-The cake was great!" We truly believe that no other could have measured up to Kathy. I highly recommended her! Especially, if you desire to work with someone looking to meet your best interest! I plan to order again in the future!

Best tasting cake & at a reasonable price

Reviewed on 7/14/2014 Ashley S

Kathy was amazing to work with. She listened to all my ideas and suggested things when I didn't have any. She was quick to respond to emails as I was planning my wedding from across the country, and made it very easy to do so. Set up on the day of way was perfect- I didn't even... Read More know she was there and the cake was everything I could have dreamed of. My guests even said it was the best tasting wedding cake they have ever had (and I agree!). I would recommend Kathy to anyone looking for a reasonably priced and an amazing wedding cake.

Amazing Tastes

Reviewed on 7/03/2014

We tried many tastings, and even put a deposit on another vendor. The other vendor's cakes were good, but way too sweet. They were more suited for a birthday party than a wedding. By contrast, the cake flavors from Kathy are elegant, and distinguished. She worked out a... Read More design at our first meeting, and included a nice drawing of the cake with our contract. It is a joy to work with Kathy. We finished our last piece yesterday, and are already planning on getting an anniversary cake next year.

Out of this world cakes!!'

Reviewed on 4/29/2014 Samantha h

Kathy is such an amazing person to work with for a wedding cake. The flavors are so delicious. My husband has always told me about the bushwaker drink from the islands and I never had it before, so when I saw the flavor as an option I had to choose it and I am glad I did. The... Read More cake was so delicious and moist. I was very impressed. I have always love funfetti cake and I wanted it as a wedding cake. Since the bushwaker was vanilla colored Kathy was able to add confetti to our cake!! It turned out so great. She truly goes out of her way to please her customers! Thank you so much for making the best wedding cake I have ever tasted!!!


Reviewed on 10/10/2013 Chrissy B

Simply Desserts is absolutely incredible. We knew upon the first meeting that Kathy was the one to make our wedding cake. We came up with a design together and she went above and beyond, perfectly matching our colors and creating the most beautiful palm trees and beading... Read More throughout. It was without a doubt the cake of our dreams. She's incredible responsive and works with you throughout the whole process, available for questions and anything you need. She made the most amazing grooms cake for my husband as well and it was a hit. She is so very creative. Her costs are really fair and her quality is impeccable. The flavors options are endless and they are just the right amount of sweet, not too sweet but perfect. We went with a lemon strawberry filling for one layer, and a amaretto raspberry for another layer...fantastic combinations. I can't say enough about Kathy at Simply Desserts. Go to her!

Fantastic cupcakes!

Reviewed on 9/23/2013 Jackie M

The cupcakes were the best I have ever had. Kathy is great to work with and let us chose 6 different cupcake flavors. The guests loved them!

Highly Recommend!

Reviewed on 9/23/2013 Stephanie D

We recently were married on 9/7/2013. The cake was beautiful & delicious and Kathy was very nice to work with! She had great ideas, was very friendly and professional, and her prices were lower than all of the other vendors I came across in the area. I would recommend her to... Read More any friends/family who is searching for a wedding cake!

Wedding Cake

Reviewed on 4/09/2013 Laura S

The cake was delicious and beautiful, and the price was great! Kathy was very personable and responded quickly to emails.

Wonderful Experience!

Reviewed on 3/20/2013 Monica S

Kathy was amazing to work with - the whole process felt very personal and special. We simply gave her basic design ideas and she exceeded our expectations! Not only was the design exactly what we wanted but the cake was delicious. We would recommend her to anyone!

Simply Desserts is an AMAZING bakery!!!

Reviewed on 11/14/2012 Melinda L

Simply Desserts was easy to work with from the first conversation. Simply Desserts is very reasonable price-wise. The flavors really are delicious and edible, unlike some wedding bakeries. Simply Desserts made our wedding cupcakes a beautiful part of our wedding day. The guests... Read More raved over all of the flavors. Our favorites were the chocolate rum, spice, and carrot. Simply Desserts took the time to listen to what we envisioned for our cakes and designed them beautifully!! Everything was "simply" perfect!!!! Simply Desserts was professional to work with but very personable, too. We will certainly be using Simply Desserts again for birthday cakes, anniversary cakes, etc. Simply Desserts is the way to go for your wedding!!

Simply Amazing!

Reviewed on 11/08/2012 Katie N

Simply Desserts was wonderful to work with and made an AMAZING cake. Her prices are very affordable in comparison to other companies and is willing to work within a budget. We got a chocolate layer and then a spice layer. Kathy was very helpful in helping to create design of... Read More cake. We only met in person once but that was all we needed. She took the time to help us with a design and did a beautiful job decorating. Kathy calls back to emails/ calls in a professional business time frame. Wedding cake was delivered on time and looking beautiful, we got many compliments on the taste and moistness. Brides & Grooms- Don't forget to eat cake at your wedding as we did!

Delicious cakes and wonderful service

Reviewed on 10/05/2012 Kim D

Kathy of Simply Desserts was wonderful to work with to create our cake for our wedding. I showed her pictures of cakes I liked, and she was able to create an amazing cake that was tailored to our wedding theme. The flavors were amazing and the cakes were all very moist. Our... Read More guests loved the wedding cake and we received lots of compliments. If you are looking for a small boutique bakery with lots of personality, I would choose Simply Desserts. Kathy will make sure your cake reflects your individual style and put on extra touches to make the cake 'simply beautiful.'


Reviewed on 9/28/2012 Lauren C

Kathy's cakes were all fantastic, so choosing what to have for our wedding was really difficult. We went with yellow cake with raspberry preserves and white chocolate butter cream and then also yellow cake with pineapple preserves and coconut buttercream. MANY of our guests told... Read More us it was the best cake they had ever had. It was also decorated perfectly.

Attention to Detail

Reviewed on 8/27/2012 Christina W

Kathy was absolutely fabulous! She really took the time to get to know us. I came in with an exact design in mind and she did everything that she could to ensure the design was exactly what I wanted while working with us to save a little money. The cake was perfect. It was so... Read More beautiful and tasted delicious. I received so many compliments on both the look and the taste of the cake. I have definitely found a baker for all of my cake needs. If you want a baker that will really listen to you and a cake that really makes an impact on your special day then Simply Desserts is the one for you!


Reviewed on 10/26/2011 Eve W

Kathy was very nice and made the cake that we asked for. We went with her because she was able to make the cake we wanted (lyrics on edible sheets) and was less expensive. She delivered the cake on time and without issues. Highly recommend!


Reviewed on 7/30/2011 Jackie B

Wow!! Not only was Kathy very accommodating & easy to work with, she was personable and makes an AMAZING cake!! We were told several times that this was the best wedding cake they have ever had! We had a vision & Kathy made it come true! Fantastic!

Absolutely Perfect

Reviewed on 12/30/2010 Courtney R

Words can not express how happy we were with this vendor. Besides her personal touch to her cakes and also knowing that they are freshly made with fresh ingredients (like fresh strawberries) made this an easy choice for us. We could not find a cake vendor we liked and I know... Read More we went to at least 20 different cake places and she was our last stop. As soon as we tasted her samples we both fell in love with her and her cakes. Trust me she is definitely worth it and she will not disappoint!

The best wedding cake ever!!!!

Reviewed on 11/18/2010 Carrie C

Kathy is a superb baker!!! She worked closely with me on the design of my cake and it turned out better than I dreamed. I got rave reviews on the cake. Down to the design as well as the terrific flavor options. High quality and super moist. There was not a crumb left. She... Read More works out of her home so the cost is extremely affordable. I would highly recommend her to anyone. A dream wedding cake maker all the way!!!


Reviewed on 11/16/2010 Jon B

The cake for our wedding was absolutely incredible! The cake was moist and light, and the icing was perfect. I don't like icing that is too sweet and when I tried the cakes by Simply Desserts it was light and delicious! Our wedding was in October, and Kathy suggested that we do... Read More a Spice cake as one of the flavors -- INCREDIBLE! We alternated the tiers with Spice Cake and White Almond, and the guests of our wedding kept going back for more. I found Simply Desserts on a whim (because our reception site did not have an in house baker) and it was one of the best venders we worked with throughout our wedding year. Kathy is wonderful to work with, was interested in getting to know us as a couple, and was so responsive during the whole process. You will not be disappointed! We will definitely be using her in the future!

Should be Superb Desserts

Reviewed on 11/15/2010 Danna B

Before we could complete our Cake Tasting, my husband I knew that trusting Simply Desserts with our wedding cake was a no brainer. We decided to go non traditional and served wedding cup cakes. Kathy our guest were beeming and delighted by the taste and variety. We absolutely... Read More loved the presentation and set up. We will definately utilize your service again for special occassions and refer other couples who are planning a special event. Thanks so much. The abosolute best. : )

Raving reviews

Reviewed on 9/28/2010 Ruth M

Not only was Kathy extremely helpful, communicative and experienced but she made our wedding amazing. We had her make a Redskins cake for our rehearsal dinner which looked awesome and tasted even better. Our wedding cake took it up a notch and looked very professional as well as... Read More tasting wonderfully. We heard a lot of feedback from guests that they really enjoyed the cake as well. Not only did she make two wonderful cakes for us, she left us with detailed instructions on how to freeze and thaw our top tier for later enjoyment. I plan on returning to Kathy for other events and enjoying more of her amazing flavor combinations. My husbands favorite combination was the chocolate cake with caramel rum icing. It was definitely a unique and tasty cake!!