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The AliLately Story


“I want to make my friends feel special.” This is how it all began.

I baked a cake, topped it with flowers, and brought it to a friend’s birthday.

I wanted to bring something that would make the evening feel unique and memorable. In addition to being a tasty treat, the cake also doubled as a show-stopping centerpiece.

It was a hit.  

I began posting pictures of these creations online after I started to receive daily requests, and the rest is history.


As for me, I am Ali Ames, the Ali in AliLately.

What have I been doing lately?

Well, I’ve been baking lots of cakes for sure, and it’s my side job! My full-time job is working as a residential architect. I am new to Dallas, an Okie at heart, and an OU grad. I find joy in surrounding myself with things that inspire me: my fabulous friends, anything French (including champagne, of course), Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Broadway musicals and thoughtful design.


When I’m not baking, you can find me at Watermark Church, sipping a frosé with friends or listening to an audiobook with a coffee at White Rock Lake. 




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Ali Lately Cookies & Cakes | Dallas, TX