300 Main Street
Ames, Iowa
(515) 233-2222

Ali Cakes

  Sugar, Spice, & Everything Nice 


Our Story


Alison Kanealy

Owner + Wedding Cake Specialist


Alison first started baking when she was a young child in her mother's kitchen. Always inspired by her mother's creativity, Alison started decorating for friends & family members. As she worked in bakeries for almost ten years, she was able to hone in her skill set and define her modern yet whimsical design aesthetic. It wasn't until she got married that she finally understood where the heart of her passion in the bakery industry was: wedding cakes.


Alison loves working with couples who are planning their weddings. She feels that the wedding cake is a beautiful symbol of a traditional concept: love. She personally handles every wedding that goes through the shop. From the initial consultation, to follow-up phone calls, to day of baking, decorating, and delivering: Alison does it all. It was because of her first-hand experience being a bride that she figured out what a lot of bridal industry professionals were missing: putting the couple first and making them feel like the center of attention. Alison took this information and turned her efforts to creating the ultimate bridal experience for each of her couples by ensuring that every couple gets completely individual attention. This all-inclusive approach to your wedding allows for you to focus on the other aspects of planning because after booking your date with Alison, you can consider your dream dessert taken care of.