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

Ali Cakes

  Sugar, Spice, & Everything Nice 


Celebration Cakes

 Find the Perfect Cake for Your Celebration!

With a variety of flavors & fillings, we can create the perfect cake to suit your special needs. We offer amazing buttercream character cakes that can match any theme.

Please check out some of our work in our gallery!

Wedding Cakes

Let us make your special day into an event to remember! From an initial consultation to final delivery, our wedding cake specialist will guide you along the process to finding the perfect cake for your event.

We offer consultations & cake tastings!

Sweets & Treats

We are more than just cakes!

We offer a full line of cupcakes, brownies, bars, Petit Fours, cheesecake, macarons, & cookies!

With new options & flavors baking every day!


With over 50 flavors to pick from, the options for cupcakes are seemingly endless! We have a selection of cupcakes available daily in our cold case, typically between 12-15 flavors daily. To see our Weekly Bake List, please visit our Facebook page!

If you are wanting a specific flavor that is not on our Weekly Bake List, we ask for a minimum order of a dozen per flavor.

Single Cupcake: $2.50

Half Dozen: $12.00

Full Dozen: $24.00

*We do offer specialty liquor flavors and specialty decorations for an additional charge.


Miniature Cupcakes

We do offer Mini Cupcakes by special order!  These are about a two bite size and can be done in most cake flavors (sorry -- we can't offer filled mini cups!) These little treats are $12 a dozen and have to be ordered by a 2 dozen minimum per flavor.

We occassionally have Mini Cupcakes in store, but cannot guarantee flavors/quantities since they are baked with our leftover cake batter.



Ali Cakes prides itself on having the freshest cake possible - we only bake for what we have on order. If you are interested in ordering a cake, please call to place your order well in advance so as to guarantee a spot. We offer double layer, round cakes in sizes from 6” to 14” diameter, and traditional single layer sheet cakes in three sizes. Base pricing for all of our cakes is dependent on flavor and frosting type. The servings suggestions below are based on 'party' size slices.

*Please note, there may be additional charges for specific themes or decorations.*

Tiered Cakes are ALWAYS priced per serving. Please contact the shop for a quote!

6” round; 6 servings: $20-25

8” round; 12 servings: $25-30

10” round; 20 servings: $30-35

12” round; 32 servings: $45-60

14” round; 50 servings: $60-75


Quarter Sheet; up to 24 servings: $25-30

Half Sheet; up to 48 servings: $45-55

Full Sheet: up to 96 servings: $80-95


**Fruit fillings and liquor cakes are available  by special order only**


Petit Fours

Our non-traditional Petit Four is a square of solid, moist cake that is covered in a glaze. We offer these in two sizes: miniature ($1.50) and regular ($2.50), and typically have both vanilla and chocolate Petit Fours in our case daily. Almond and lemon flavors are done by special order with a required minimum amount. 



Cookies are one of our best-selling items, and with a price of just $1.50 each, it’s easy to see why! We bake our cookies daily and they are made with all the buttery goodness and homemade flavor you’d expect from a small bakery. We currently offer: chocolate chip, sugar, snickerdoodle, monster, peanut butter, peanut butter chocolate chip, M&M, oatmeal raisin, and oatmeal chocolate chip.