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Cake Bake Shop

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6515 Carrollton Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-1616
+1 317-257-2253
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Thu - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The decor was beautiful and reminded me of my childhood! Loved the excellent selection they had, even at 8pm on a Friday!

Thank maddiehous
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was for brunch with girlfriends. Not much to choose from besides quiche and sweets. Thought it was pretty pricey but my firends enjoyed it. Just had a $5 crossiant which was good. Didn't get any cake because I am diabetic but friends got some and they said it was very good. Service was a little slow and kept getting "evil... More 

Thank k r
Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently moved back to Indianapolis and was meandering through Broad Ripple, when I happened to come across Cake Bake. It looked like a cute little shop, so I decided to just park the car and take a peak. When I opened the door, I felt like I had wandered into a magical wonderland, complete with delicious aromas wafting through... More 

Thank Amelia B
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the The Cake Bake Shop in Broadripple on Saturday night. We ordered the Honey Banana Cake. What a beautiful and memorable experience! What a charming atmosphere and a super hospitable staff. The flavor of this particular slice of cake was magical and the experience was worth the price and the wait.

Thank tihilton
TheCakeBakeShop, Owner at Cake Bake Shop, responded to this review

Tihilton, Thank you so much for writing such a nice review. You were one of the few that got to try our Honey Banana Peanut Butter Cake before it hits our new Spring menu on Wednesday. I am so overjoyed that you liked it and I am extremely grateful for the 5 stars. Thank you and looking forward to your... More 

Rockville, Indiana
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Someone recommended this place. My mom, daughter and I visited for the first time. We absolutely loved the décor. It was unique and was like something out of a fairytale. Yes, the place is small. The dining area is one rather small room and you are in close quarters with others. We went just to have dessert and coffee and... More 

Thank JustUs919
TheCakeBakeShop, Owner at Cake Bake Shop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing a review. I am working on opening a second location that will be a bit bigger than the old home my shop is in now. :) Hoping to see you again soon. All my best, Gwendolyn More 

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing food (including the decadent gluten-free macaroons), beautiful decorations, and stunning service. Always great place to go.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
TheCakeBakeShop, Owner at Cake Bake Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review, so glad you like the macarons. :) -Gwendolyn More 

Fort Wayne
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

My college daughter loves this place. Mostly frequented by ladies. Very fancy cute decor that changes with the seasons. Desserts and drinks are tasty but expensive. Disappointed this last visit due to a very dry coconut cake. I mention something to the server and he just brushed it off like that was normal. At $11 a slice, a little disappointing.

Thank BeachGirl7147
Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Unimpressive and expensive.Took our son for some birthday cake. The butter cream was more butter than any other flavor. Our adult son felt the cake was dry and flavorless.Maybe they're going for subtle but, we were not tasting any sweetness, any real cake flavor. For $12 a slice not a place to frequent.

Thank Andrew H
Fishers, Indiana
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331 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here twice with my wife and she has eaten here a couple other times with others. Our opinion is that the lunch fare is just OK, but all the pastries taste great. But it is out of sight expensive! It is also always busy.....so they've evidently found a niche where a lot of consumers are indifferent to... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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144 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This quaint little house turned high end bakery is also an adorable ladies lunch place. I was there with a couple colleagues and had the Cream of Mushroom soup and the ham and gruyere baguette sandwich. It was incredible!!! I also bought a lemon bar and piece of apple crumb pie for my daughter and she loved it! The cakes... More 

Thank Lori H
TheCakeBakeShop, Owner at Cake Bake Shop, responded to this review

Lori, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I just love it when my shop makes an impact on a customer. The mushroom soup is one of my personal favorites. Thank you again and looking forward to seeing you next time you come give us a visit. xx Gwendolyn More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$80
French, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6515 Carrollton Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-1616
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-257-2253
Gwendolyn and her shop have received many awards & recognition. Before opening her shop, she won ‘Best Cake’ at London’s Cake & Bake Show at the Earls Court Convention Center for her chocolate cake, she was awarded 2nd place in Valrhona’s ‘Show us Your Chocolate’ by judges Florian Bellanger & Jaques Torres, and Martha Stewarts American Made showcased her Cherry Pie.

Since her shop opening in 2014 she has been recognized for the following:
In 2017 she was voted ‘Best Apple Pie’ by Channel 4’s RTV6, voted ‘#1 Cakes in Indianapolis’ by Best Rated, voted ‘Top Spot’ to visit in Indianapolis by Top Spots.
In 2016, ‘Winner Best Bakery’ in Indianapolis by Indy’s A-List, won ‘Certificate of Excellence’ by Trip Advisor, voted ‘Best Chocolate Chip Cookie’ in all 50 States by Tripping, ‘Best of the Midwest’ by Midwest Travel, voted ‘#1 Bakery in Indiana’ by Trip Advisor, voted ‘Top 5 Bakeries in America’ by Central Restaurant. Featured as ‘Best of Indy’ with her Millionaire Cake on the cover of Indianapolis Monthly, rated ‘Top 10 Best Things To Do’ in Indianapolis by Zagut (#2), recommended by The Conrad Hotel as ‘Top 5 Must Do’s’ while visiting Indianapolis.
In 2015, was awarded ‘Top 25 Best New Restaurants’, voted ‘Best Desserts in Indianapolis’ by Indianapolis Monthly, won ‘Best Local Pie’ by B105.7, voted ‘Coolest Places to Eat in Indy’ by Yahoo Food, named ‘Must See Destination’ by Visit Indy.

Gwendolyn partnered with Kroger Stores and opened a Cake Bake Shop in their newly remodeled market in Carmel, her eclairs were featured at Le Meridian Hotel, and her cakes have been featured on the menu of St. Elmo Steakhouse.

Gwendolyn Rogers has created a storybook restaurant in a cottage that took two and a half years for her to design & remodel. When you walk through the French doors, the sparkling chandeliers, antiqued mirrors, French inspired furniture, beautiful seasonal decorations and the rich aroma of the French chocolate cakes baking in the oven immediately greets you. Enjoy French pressed coffee with a slice of homemade cake or pie. Enjoy a cup of warm sipping chocolate topped with fresh whipped cream and a warm cookie right out of the oven. She offers an incredible lunch of ‘The Best Quiche You Will Ever Have’, homemade soups, salades, sandwiches, even a true French Croque Monsieur. The evenings offer charcuterie boards with imported meats, cheeses and olives served on elegant marble tiers. Behind the kitchen window, master bakers gently sieve non-bromated flours from Vermont, aluminum-free baking powders & sugars and large pots of French & Belgian Chocolate melting on the stove. Once the oven dings, everything at the Cake Bake Shop has come together to create a truly sweet and savory experience. Choose from our list of the best French wines & champagnes to accompany any of our lunches, cakes, cookies, pies & desserts. Gwendolyn’s Cake Bake Shop has become the destination of Indianapolis for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and all the special occasions life offers.

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