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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

The Simply Sweet Bakery is a cottage bakery located about nine miles west of Alma, KS just off 1-70 between Tallgrass Rd and Wabaunsee Rd exits. We are a short 20 minute drive southeast of Manhattan, about 35 minutes straigh west of Topeka, less than an hour east of Salina and about 15 minutes southwest of Wamego. We have a couple miles of gravel roads to our location once you come off 1-70, but you will love the views of the Flint Hills, cattle and summer wild flowers.

How are your cakes priced?

Our cakes are priced per cake. The typical cake is two layers of cake with filling of some sort in the middle (buttercream, fruit, jelly, ganache, curds, etc). I have base prices for each size of cake I offer. These prices are the same for all occassion and wedding cakes. I don't price per serving as each cake will only serve as many as you cut it to serve. I give you guidelines on serving sizes and how to slice each sized cake. Please reach out for a free quote based on your custom needs.

How do I place an order?

The best way to place your order is by using the "GET STARTED" button on this website. It's a quick form that gives me the best information on what you are looking for. By filling out this easy form I can easily give you a quote based on your guest numbers and type of dessert you are looking for. This helps with our communication and keeps the back and forth emails, text and phone calls to a minimum. Your time is important and I want to be as quick and as helpful as I can be in without taking lots of time away from your day.

You are also welcome to call, text or email your inquiries/orders. All of my contact info is listed under the CONTACT tab.

Do you require a deposit? And if so, how do I pay that?

A 50% deposit is required to hold your date. The remainder is due at the time of pick for all occasion orders. Wedding cakes require the final payment to be made no less than 30 days prior to the event date. We accept cash, check, Venmo and credit cards. A 4.0% surcharge will be added to all credit card payments to help off set the fees charged by the bank for this service.

What forms of payment do accept?

Cash, Vemno and Credit/Debit Cards are all acceptable forms of payment. If using a credit/debit card there is a 4% surcharge for this service on each transaction. Invoicing is available and all invoices are due upon reciept. If you are needing to make more than one payment you can do that with different forms of payment.

Do you deliver?

When time allows we are always happy to try and arrange a meeting place for special occasion cakes. If we are not able to arrange this then pick up is at our place west of Alma, KS. We do not offer delivery or set up for all occasion cakes.

Wedding cakes are delivered and set up on site by me. There is a fee for this and you will see it added to your quote. It is based on the miles from my business to your reception site. If you choose to pick up your own wedding cake there is a waiver that must be signed at pick up.

How many flavors do you offer?

Our flavor selection is almost endless. Since we are a custom bakery that makes everything from scratch we are able to create almost any flavor you request. Our basic flavors include Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry & Lemon.We also have a list of most requested Premium Flavors we are happy to share with you. We are here to create desserts unique to you!

Are you a Gluten Free Bakery?

No, we are not. We are, however, a custom bakery so you can request items to be made gluten free, sugar free and dairy free. We cannot guarantee there is no cross contamination, but will do our best to be sure all equipment is well cleaned before starting your order. If we are unable to accommodate your request we do have bakers we are happy to refer you to.

Do you do fondant covered cakes?

No, we are a Buttercream cake shop. We will from time to time use fondant for accents, but never to cover a cake. The time it takes to work with fondant is not worth the price we would charge to see your money end up in the trash. Most people do not truly like the taste of fondant and it can also be a choking hazard for small children. We like our cakes to taste as good or better than they look and using buttercream makes this possible. Not to mention, our buttercream is to die for!

Do you offer other services besides cakes?

Yes! Not only do we offer cakes but also cupcakes, cookies, individual desserts and dessert bars. We also offer cookies boxes, Grazing boxes (savory & sweet), cinnamon rolls, pies, dinner rolls and during the holidays we often have speciality items!

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What others are saying about Simply Sweet Bakery

Jaycie Staples

“I just wanted to say that the cake is absolutely delicious! One of the best cakes I've ever had”

Peyton Stein

“There were SO many compliments on how great the cupcakes were!! Thank you so much for everything!”

Brandon Alvarez

“Thank you for doing our wedding cake! My brothers all talked about how good the Lemon Raspberry cake was.”

Judith Miller

It was everything we hoped!

I'm so glad that we sort of accidentally found Simply Sweet ! She was very professional, offering suggestions, correcting our obvious lack of talent in describing what we wanted without judgement, and providing us with the best damn cake I've ever had, and others must have felt the same as we were left with crumbs...... just crumbs !!!! Jenifer couldn't have been more supportive or more talented. Great experience in total !!!!!

David & Courtney Esquibel

"Jennifer did an amazing job with our cakes!! They were equally as delicious as they were beautiful. We were being extra particular and she was very accommodating. 5 Stars, Highly Recommend!!"

Ashley Gilson Joye

"Everyone loved it and they were all so delicious!! Thank you so much again!"

Betty Lou Pardue
Thank YOU for doing such an outstanding job for us. Everyone had only great things to say about the food. I brought the rest back to the station and everyone has been eating it all morning, with the highest of praise. I particularly love the pinwheels and cheesecake cups.
Brittany Feyh
I just wanted to reach out and give a huge thank you for all your hard work on the cupcakes and cake for our wedding! They were absolutely perfect! Everyone loved the cupcakes and our cut cake was exactly what we wanted so fun and delicious!
Jessica Allen

The sugar cookies are to die for!

Katie Moeller-Wiley

Thank you so very much! They were the perfect little sweet treat for our party😁. Everyone said they were delicious, especially the lemon-raspberry ones!!

Terry Plumberg

Ms Olivia had a blast with unicorn cupcakes!! Thank you Simply Sweet Bakery for amazing cupcakes. You're the best!!

Teresa McConnell

It was delicious! As soon as we cut the cake we could smell the lemon.

Ann Carlos

It’s so beautiful!! I can’t wait to get this photo shoot done and send you the photos! Thank you so much!!💜🖤

Tara Harris

Absolutely gorgeous and amazingly delicious!! Thank you!!

Mindee Reece

Simply Sweet made the most decadent and best chocolate peanut butter cake I've ever had! We still talk about it a year later.

April Adame

I purchased some cookies for a fundraiser and they are amazing!!! Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, and Frosted Sugar Cookie! Love them!

Lacey Gregory

Amazing to work with and the cake and our cupcakes were amazing not only the appearance but the taste was to die for! Definitely recommended!

Katie Burnett

Wonderful, friendly service and outstanding quality! I highly recommend Simply Sweet to anyone wanting to satisfy their sweet tooth - delish!

Lana Johnson

Thank you Jennifer for Catering our Mackie/Short Reunion on Saturday at Mill Creek Lodge. It was Awesome!

Abby Logan

AMAZING!! Our wedding cake was beautiful and with Jenn, I did not have to worry about one thing on the day of. We're so thankful for her!