The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City Center

4.8
2234 Reviews
$31 to $50
French American
Transport yourself into a magical fairytale and prepare for an unforgettable experience. Whether you are looking for a place to celebrate your birthday, to have an elegant lunch, or romantic dinner our beautifully decorated cake shop is the perfect place.

For our savory menu, we offer an expanded lunch and dinner featuring some traditional dishes as well as our signature quiche and chicken salad. Our menu changes seasonally, to ensure every experience is a new one. Everything on our menu is house made from scratch daily with our commitment to the highest quality and ingredients. Our full bar offers signature cocktails, Champagne and beer. Delicious three-layer cakes, as well as cheesecakes, pies, cookies, and other desserts fill our elegantly designed display case and are served daily. Gwendolyn's Cake Bake Shop's have become the destination of Indianapolis for celebrating birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and all life's special occasions.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2234 people are saying
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STEVEO
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fit and service were perfect.
Seated next to a large party. That is the only reason I noted it was loud.
Drinks were perfect.

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Shell
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun brunch date with my daughter!

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ErinD
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cake/desserts are amazing. Dinner was also good but moving forward, we will only stop in for the cake shop. The dinner was not ground breaking enough for us to go back. (We ordered the steak, salmon, gumbo and carrot salad). Steak was average. Salmon was fantastic! Gumbo/salad was good. Service was great. Ambiance was cute! Can’t wait to try all the cakes!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my daughter’s birthday, had a wonderful experience! Food was amazing and the cake was fantastic! The girls really enjoyed the atmosphere!

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Anna
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The environment was unbelievably beautiful! The staff was super kind, and the cake was the best I’ve ever had.

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SavannaG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute and the cake was delicious! The service was great, the only downside was a loud party nearby that messed with the ambiance

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RhiannonR
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Lupe was AMAZING! We had a small girls' lunch to celebrate my daughter's 3rd birthday with a few friends and she was in heaven. It was truly special. The atmosphere was perfect for a princess tea party or a nice lunch! We will definitely be returning.

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SpicyD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience and service. Definitely a must when in Carmel.

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vipRenitam
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was phenomenal!!!

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Penny59nc
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our grandson out for a special treat

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a magical setting!! This is absolutely my favorite place to bring out of town guests and family!!
Thank you for always being amazing

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KimberlyK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cake Bake Shoppe was just amazing. The shoppe was decorated so beautifully. We kept seeing little things everywhere we looked. It was truly a delightful experience. I will return with friends. Our server was Kala. She was great. Thank you for a great time. Exceeded our expectations.

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vipKellyH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed another wonderful birthday celebration with one of our little boys. As always, the was excellent, the wine selections were great and the ambiance was magical.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cake Bake shop always impresses me. They are always professional and courteous. Food is delicious.

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kahd
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with great food.

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JavaGal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Beth, was very knowledgeable, helpful and pleasurable server!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot to come in for my quiet morning breakfast - minus the usual lunch/dinner crowd. I had the ham and goat cheese quiche which was heavenly. Service was excellent! Would come back here again and again!

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DebG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Every thing is Exquisitely done!

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vipdavidp
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch. We were in town and my wife had done some research and heard about the cake bake. We had a great lunch and brought home some fantastic deserts. Our server, Megan, was wonderful and I noticed that the entire staff carried themselves with a professional and friendly grace. Highly recommend.

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ERicaR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cake, quick and friendly service. Beautiful environment

The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City Center
Responded on January 11, 2022

Greetings from The Cake Bake Shop, Thank you for your wonderful review. We appreciate you taking the time to contact us. We hope to see you soon. Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop Team

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JulieAnn1968
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server, Katie, was amazing. Seamless and accurate service!

The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City Center
Responded on January 11, 2022

Greetings from The Cake Bake Shop, Thank you for your wonderful comments about Katie. We will share this review with her. Have a wonderful day. We hope to see you soon. The Cake Bake Shop Team

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Jore
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The place is cute but the cake was dry I tried the champagne raspberry it was dry like days old cake and the tea was unfiltered had to be changed for coffee and it was not hot we tried 4 varieties of cake slice I would recommend the chocolate others was just ok not to be wowed about. The non alcoholic drinks we tried 4 of them it was ok the gave flavor was good compared to the others .

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BreB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love celebrating birthdays, engagements, etc there! Everyone is so nice and the food/cake is always to amazing!! Same with the decorations!

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KristinaS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment, great people very friendly, loved the food...

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JulieT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adriana our server was FANTASTIC! Will definitely be returning.

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DanaD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue for our birthday celebration! Fabulous cake and coffee drinks! Our server Jackie was so pleasant and cheerful, we loved her!

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KelliT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Delicious food. Great servers. Amazing desserts!

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LoriB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and dessert! Lauren was a wonderful waitress. Beautiful restaurant!

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vipCaseyG
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the Happiest Place on Earth!

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KristenW
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun place for special occasions!
We’ll definitely come back for our next special event!

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JennaE
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a straight A’s semester. Beautiful decor at holiday time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful as usual. Love going here

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ILoveKKHE
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Our server, Jayme, was outstanding! We’ll go again!

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ChristineH
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent celebration of life for our friend Jan!

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Brownie
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife and I went for her birthday and the place was very well decorated and put together. Service was great as well. We both ordered a slice of cake, and had a drink. The water vase we had was cloudy which was not very appealing. We felt the prices were a little high, but overall a great experience.

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TomM
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience from the service to the food. Always a good time.

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AngelaO
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always great! Very pricey for an everyday occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ok. If u have elderly parents or recovering from surgery, parking is a nightmare. U need to have valet parking available at your entrance. I’m 61 yrs old with new knee/leg and the massive expansive buildings crammed together and finding parking is overwhelming. It was fun experience for me however , my husband got the cavatappi pasta dish. When served, the pasta was totally dried up. My 12 stacked club was good. My drinks and champagne was awesome 17.00 a glass

With cold weather, finding an area for coats, gifts, etc. No area for wheelchair, walkers. Disabled people need to experience your environment unless it’s too much trouble

If u have a family, friend who is disabled and can’t experience your establishment well Shame On You!

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FAQs

The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City Center offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 257-2253.

The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City Center is rated 4.8 stars by 2234 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.