The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but to make it that far you have to be disguised as baked goods. Sneak yourself in with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of cakes, pastries, and more at Simma’s Bakery, located in Wauwatosa.
A winner of numerous awards, including first place for Best Cakes in 2008 and 2010 by CityVoters, Simma’s Bakery handcrafts each of its lip-smacking pastries and cakes to simultaneously please eyes and taste buds. Fill up on trademark New York–style cheesecake ($17.50 for a 4"x6" cake), with a fluffy cream base topped in chocolate ganache, or fill up pants pockets with mini pastries, including the dainty cream puff ($1.15), the white-chocolate-dipped tuxedo strawberry ($1.50), and the cluster of chocolate-drizzled raspberries ($1.35). Hardworking sweet teeth can find reprieve with baked goodies such as muffins, croissants, and danishes, only to be put back to work with conventional cakes, available in flavors such as hazelnut and Italian coconut.
The Badger Herald featured Simma's Bakery. Project Wedding reviewers love the cakes at Simma's and give it an average rating of five stars. TripAdvisors give Simma's an average rating of four owl eyes, and eight Yelpers give the bakery an average of five stars:
- With Simma’s cheesecake squares, you get a perfectly portioned dessert with just the right amount of the whipped yet creamy cheesecake base, as well as a bit of variety with the sweet raspberry confit and the chocolate ganache. – Allie Demet, Badger Herald
- Those black bottom cheesecake cupcakes were a hit at the wedding. We keep getting rave reviews from friends and family who rave about how tasty they were. – Carrie S., Yelp
Simma's Bakery has been a Milwaukee staple for 30 years, and its decadent desserts have shared more laughter and tears than a soap opera about birthday clowns. The mom-and-pop shop was founded by Simma Yundov, a woman who immigrated with her husband and two children to the United States from Russia in 1979. She built the bakery from the ground up, making a name for herself and touching the lives of countless people. After her death more than a decade ago, Simma's daughter carried on her mother's work and recently passed the brûlée torch to Mark and Peggy Carollo, who, Veil magazine, have years of experience in the family-run bakery business. Today, the walls are covered with awards and recognitions—tributes to Simma's legacy. The bakery was named one of the The Knot's Best of Weddings 2013 vendors, a top Wedding Cake Designer in the Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee 2012 awards, and has been a winner or finalist in CityVoter's Best Cakes category for six years running. The shop has also been voted the Best Place to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in 2012 by both the editors and readers of M magazine.