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The Cake Bake Shop

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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Incredible Cakes!
1. Incredible Cakes!
"I have LOVED the Cake Bake Shop since my first visit!"
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2. Elegant Seasonal Decorations
2. Elegant Seasonal Decorations
"Beautifully decorated upscale bakery ."
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3. Charming Cottage
3. Charming Cottage
"The beautiful decorations, the food was great and the cake is awesome"
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When you arrive you walk through French doors, sparkling chandeliers over head, antiqued mirrors, French inspired furniture, beautiful seasonal decorations, gorgeous cakes on French porcelain platters topped with glass domes. Gwendolyn's shops offer the most incredible experience from ‘The Best Quiche You Will Ever Have’ to homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, even a true French Croque Monsieur. Behind the kitchen window you can see the master bakers gently sieving non-bromated flours from Vermont, there are large pots of French & Belgian Chocolate melting on the stove, cakes baking in the ovens and decorators frosting the most exquisite cakes. Gwendolyn’s Cake Bake Shop's have become the destination
$5 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
French, American, Bar, Pub
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed October 19, 2020 via mobile

Waited a month for my reservation and I have a lot of feedback. First and foremost, we ordered over 6 different slices of cakes and none of them tasted fresh, though they were delicious. The food was way over priced, baked items such as bread...were delicious- the crab cakes were 18$ for one, and had the consistency of canned tuna- I didn’t even finish it. I got the green goddess salad and it was missing toppings it was supposed to come with and tasted just OK- my friend paid $34 for the salmon and barely touched it. She had a fly in her coffee, the first glass of wine I ordered cost $15 and was spoiled because it was expired. With all these issues that were beyond our control, the waiter didn’t really offer us any damage control for the poor experience. All in all before tip the bill for 3 of us was $400. The food here is seriously seriously seriously overpriced. I eat at a lot of 5 star places and this is not a 5 star restaurant. The ambiance is beautiful and the treats are very good, but it’s quite obvious the famous Gwendolyn is not baking these cakes and they are not made fresh. This place is overrated for the price and the wait to get in. You pay for the experience, my daughter felt really special. But it’s not worth the money to go back or visit regularly.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020 via mobile

Delicious cake, dessert, coffee, tea, and other lunch offerings. The atmosphere and decorations are what makes this place an Alice in Wonderland type experience. Would be a great spot for a little girl’s birthday or lunch with friends.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed September 13, 2020

We were a party of 9 and our waiter was no where to be found. We were sat in an area that was partially opened it was was so hot I was surprised no one asked if it was okay since it seemed like they...had indoor seating available. I ordered a drink and never received it however it did appear on the bill and I would have asked the waiter but once more, no where to be found. 15 mins after our meals arrived we had to wave him down to let him know we never got silverware. Service was so slow and we were not checked on frequently. We were there for 3 hours. Then instead of asking us how we'd like our check we recieved one large check and once we told him it was supposed to be divided, credit cards were charged incorrectly and multiple times (refunded). My fiancé almost choked on a piece of plastic that he found inside of his apple pie luckily they removed the cost from the check. We had been looking into coming to this place for a year to celebrate a birthday and nonetheless it was very disappointing. My family is very forgiving and tipped more than what was suggested but I believe you work for your tips. Don't let that large tip make you think service was great because they understand you have bills to pay.More

Date of visit: September 2020
gwendolynrogers, General Manager at The Cake Bake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2020

Dear Queli, Thank you for leaving us your feedback from your visit. We apologize we did not exceed your expectations that day! We would love to have the opportunity to discuss this with you further and renew your faith in us. Would you be willing...More

Reviewed September 12, 2020

The atmosphere was adorable. I felt like I was at Walt Disney World. The adult version of Cinderella’s Castle. The sparkling lavender lemonade was exquisite. The Avocado toast appetizer was so unique and yummy. The quiche was perfectly fluffy and moist. The fancy ham sandwich...was amazing. The millionaire cake, the Oprah mint cake and the cookie dough cakes were dry. The cookie dough, yummy, not cake part but dough part. The cookie on top of my slice was a slightly salty, in a good way, chocolate chip cookie. The frosting on the cookie dough cake over time tasted more and more like slightly flavored whipped butter. I would totally return for atmosphere, drinks, apps, entrees and go anywhere else for dessert.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 5, 2020 via mobile

A quick weekend trip to the Indy area gave us the opportunity to have lunch here for the first time. Stopping by for takeout dessert doesn’t count. Sure, it’s pricey and perhaps a bit too fancy for some guys. I may have been the only...guy there with my wife(anniversary celebration). We really went for the dessert-Millionaire’s cake-but the chicken velvet soup and chicken salad sandwich combo were very good. Our server was very pleasant and courteous. We couldn’t ask for a better experience. Really, the cakes are the best we have ever had.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 2, 2020

What a disappointment. We will never go again. It was crowded, noisy, and simply wasn't an environment that was inviting or welcoming. Food was unremarkable, in fact was so worried the desert would not be good, I ordered ice cream, thinking they couldn't mess that...up too badly. All in all, I would give it a two out of ten. Uniforms were in keeping with an earlier period, nonetheless, didn't compensate for everything else that was out of sync.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 24, 2020 via mobile

Would not have come back to this place but someone gave my wife a gift card and she wanted to cash it in. Called ahead and placed an order since the drive to it is 45 minutes from our house. They gave a time for...the order to be available. I arrived on time. I was told that it would be just a couple minutes while they finished it up. 15 minutes later I was told it will be another 15 minutes because we they had a bigger order to do first. Horrible customer service. In the end the cake was still dry and the food was still highly overpriced. Stay away.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020

I was excited to share these desserts with my husband whom has never had their cake. We got our selections to go, as we were staying at a hotel very close to the shop in Broad Ripple. He ordered the salted caramel cake. The cake...was dry but he did enjoy the frosting. I ordered the coconut cream pie. The filling was good but the crust was very tough and rubbery. I guess I should have stayed with cake. For almost $45, I expected to be more impressed and satisfied.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

Sandwiches were fair. Cucumber had the best flavor. Chocolate cake was my favorite. My absolute favorite at other places is Carrot. But, Cake Bake removes raisins and nuts, whut? Red Velvet frosting is good. Served gluten free chocolate cake (not pictured) but friend said it...was the best she's ever had! From the Bakery to go, I got dream bars, lemon bar and a slice of key lime. All 3 were mouth watering delicious. Thankfully I don't live near. Could easily be my go to calorie break down moments more than I'd like. I'd probably create a reason or two.....More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

This was one of our stops on ladies day out with my daughter. We enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service. Eating here is a bit of an escape from reality and an experience like none other. We so enjoyed our meal. The service was attentive...and timed perfectly. I meant to get pictures of our lunch, but we ate it before I remembered. We both opted for a sandwich/salad. I had the turkey sandwich and my daughter had the chicken salad. We had the bib lettuce salad and the beet salad. All were excellent. Then there is dessert! We purchased 4 to go and tasted all before we left. We had the Carmel cake, raspberry champagne, key lime pie and a chocolate eclair. All were delicious and the key lime pie was surprisingly our favorite. The eclair did not make it home. I ate it all at the table. A visit here is well worth your time and the money.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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January 15, 2019|
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Response from gwendolynrogers | Property representative |
We recommend reservations and they can be made over the phone or by visiting our website.
November 16, 2018|
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Response from gwendolynrogers | Property representative |
Absolutely, you can come in and get any of our items to go. We look forward to seeing you.
August 16, 2018|
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Response from Twinsmom99 | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code. Most of the women I saw were nicely dressed although some had jeans on.
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