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The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers

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This property has identified as Women-owned.
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$5 - $30
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French, American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Broad Ripple
4.4 miles from Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Reviewed October 30, 2022

I have never been there but my granddaughter brought me some red velvet cake (which is my favorite cake of all) and it was awesome. I would highly recommend the red velvet cake. Thank you!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 10, 2022

I’m from out of town & had never heard of CBS. Went there with a group. I don’t care for sweets but, whatever, I can be a sport. Food was very good. I had a 1/2 ham & Brie sandwich, w/ 1/2 pear salad. But...the atmosphere - whoa I was not prepared. Just explosive cutsie-sparkle femininity. The servers wore these costume-uniform things that were sort of Amish /French maid. Pale pink aprons, bonnets and little white anklets. They were extremely modest, but when a grown woman comes to your table with that get up and says “how can I serve you?”, it’s a little creepy. Like I said, food’s good, but a very strange experience.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 2, 2022

We had such a great time for my friends daughters lunch due to Crisany’s amazing service! She made the lunch so special with decorating her to go box and adding glitter to make her birthday special. Always was attentive to our table and has great...energy. Holly was amazing as well! I’m having my bridal shower next year and even without an appointment prior she made time to speak with me. I appreciated that. 5stars to these ladies!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 1, 2022

Beautiful gem in Broadripple, IN. located on a quiet residential street.. Small interior so make reservations if dining in. All their desserts are wonderful.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed May 6, 2022 via mobile

I live in northern indiana and have visited the Carmel location many times. My boyfriend had other business in the broad ripple area so i was so excited to visit this location. My boyfriend has never had “the cake bake “ experience and it happened...to be my birthday so we visited around mid afternoon. I purchased my usual, a slice of cake and several macarons, i wanted to try each flavor you had available that day. This was all purchased “to go”. We arrived home about 2 hrs later, and the macarons were extremely stale. They were so hard, we couldn't eat them. I was devastated. I will still visit as often as i am able too, because I've had the macarons in the past and i know how yummy they can be. Im only typing this to bring awareness so this doesn't happen to me or anyone else again…not sure if there is a way to check for freshness. Thank you for reading this.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 2, 2022 via mobile

Amazing! Beautiful displays with many goodies to be seen and experienced. Macarons, cakes, cookies, lemon bars - you name it! All elegantly displayed and a professional and courteous staff. Able to host functions that do not impact the smaller seating area. A must see when...you are here!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed October 30, 2021 via mobile

Beautifully decorated, good service, delicious cake. Menu is limited, but you are going for the cake anyway right? Take out available.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 5, 2021

This was my second visit to The Cake Bake Shop. Both were borderline magical. This particular trip was for business. The 10 of us dined in a private room suitable for up to 10 people. It was as lovely as the main dining area and...gave us the privacy we desired. The service was awesome. We felt our server was dedicated to our group the entire time we were there. We shared the charcuterie board that was served on a tiered round server. See picture below. I had the caprese sandwich w/ small side of arugula salad w/ lemon vinaigrette dressing. I've tried to copy the dressing at home. I don't see the caprese sandwich on the online menu, so it might be seasonal. On my first trip I had the broccoli quiche. Both the sandwich and quiche were delicious. The quiche crust was as good as the quiche itself. They know pastry! I loved the Pixi Fetti Cake so much the first visit that I couldn't help but get it again this time. The frosting is indescribable and I like anything with almond extract. It's also pretty as can be. See the picture below. So many items are available for purchase and what an amazing story about the founder. Pictures are plastered all over the falls with she and tons of celebrities. If you have a special young lady in your life or are looking for a fun girlfriends day trip, this is worth the money and drive. We travelled 2 hours just for lunch. I could go on and on.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 19, 2021

The customer service I received at this establishment was by far some of the worst I've ever experienced, especially for one of this caliber. I believe Gwendolyn is resting on her laurels to keep people filing through the door. Quality of product is by far...subpar and continues to dwindle as this business gains more notoriety. The cake slices have become thin and dry. The workers there are rude and brusque. The magic of the atmosphere has lost its wonderment as the things that make a good business last have been thrown out the window for superficial acclaim.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 14, 2021 via mobile

I was super excited to try Cake Bake after all the hype. The decor is over the top fairy land magical and all the decor details were spot on. The food though, not so much. I ordered the quiche and soup. The quiche was a...huge slice but it had been heated up under a warmer and the top was carmelized/charred like a toasted marshmallow. The pastry crust was tough and shattered when you cut into it. The tomato soup tasted like Campbell’s tomato soup made with water-thin and acidic. We looked at all of the desserts on offer but chose to pass based on the poor quality of the meal. I wasn’t up for the risk of spending $17 for a slice of cake that looks pretty but might be mediocre. I won’t be back.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 3, 2021 via mobile

This is our second time eating here. The portions are not large but what you get is quite tasty. Service is always top notch and attentive. However, the truth is the desserts are the main attraction. The cakes and pies are some of the best...we have ever had hands down. Sure, it’s pricey but sometimes you have to spoil yourselves.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 22, 2021

This was my first visit. Overall the restaurant was wonderful although it is a ladies place and the portions are not meant for a big apatite. The one disturbing thing, and it is not about the restaurant but the patrons. The restaurant is very tight...so you are very close to other guests. We sat next to 3 young ladies who were have a conversation about their personal lives and I mean PERSONAL lives. I now know the intimate details of their love lives, what they are doing to keep the "spice in life" going, and what they hate about the cosmetology classes they are taking. Sadily many of the staff member walked by these 3 while they were have their conversation and said or did nothing. I realize the space is tight but this might be a learning moment for the staff.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 28, 2021

This was a girls trip. Such a beautiful cafe. Pricey but worth it. Cake slices are huge! Good place fit champagne too.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 20, 2021

First time visiting and hope to be back soon! From the moment you walk in the door you just feel special! The ambiance the staff the food!! Not sure which was better! We had some rather “picky” ladies in our group and our waitress, I...believe her name was Jayden, was an absolute doll and was so sweet and patient with us! Best cake we have ever had thank you Cake Bake for a wonderful experience!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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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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Circuitboy75
January 15, 2019|
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We recommend reservations and they can be made over the phone or by visiting our website.
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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.
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There is no dress code. Most of the women I saw were nicely dressed although some had jeans on.
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Yes, The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers offers takeout services.

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The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 5