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The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City Center, Carmel, IN

The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City Center

4.8
4.8
3536 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 94 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Dessert, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 257-2253

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Gwendolyn Rogers

  • Private party facilities

    Booking a Private Dining Room requires a food and beverage minimumPlease inquire with our Event Manager for availability: events@thecakebakeshop.com (317) 257-2253, ext 103.

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel / Westfield

  • Cross street

    799 Hanover Place, Carmel, IN 46032

  • Parking details

    Guest parking is in Veterans Way Parking Garage within Carmel City Center. The restaurant is located on the upper deck plaza level and the highlight of Carmel City Center.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,536 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JK

    JKAK

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love the food and experience- just can’t afford to do it very often.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Quiche was over reheated burned and chewy. Super disappointing
  3. C

    Charles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Food was excellent and the atmosphere and appearance was astounding
  4. DS

    DebraS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    My reservation was for the sun room/porch and our table was inside back towards the fire place room
  5. e

    egrego160

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful Afternoon Tea to celebrate a milestone birthday!
  6. KP

    KristinP

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this beautiful environment. It is one of a kind!
  7. PE

    PennyE

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The quiche was over baked (almost burned) and the gingerbread man cake was really dry. The quality of the food is overrated.
  8. JF

    JwssF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Had a reservation and seated 15 min late. Seever was awesome Out of manythings including salmon which we came for
  9. AG

    AdrianGreenwood

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was above and beyond excellent food was phenomenal and the ambience was spectacular as always we went for my parents 40th anniversary and they definitely made it extra special definite 10 out of 10
  10. AM

    AnthonyM

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration for the books! Everything is exquisite! Pure glitz, glam & everything fancy! Love it!
  11. WW

    WendyW

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my daughters engagement! It was an absolutely beautiful, relaxing and magical experience! Our server was outstanding and the food was delicious! There were 6 of us and we all got something different and everything was wonderful! Make sure you aren’t in a rush when you visit Cake Bake! Take your time and enjoy the food, your friends or family and take in the whole experience! Over all we have a fabulous evening and didn’t want to leave! Can’t wait to go back!
  12. J

    Jojogo

    Chicago

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful night at this festive restaurant. Staff was personable professional, informative. Food was hot and delicious and drinks were great. Little too much ice in my drinks . Great desserts!! I will.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    When I made my reservation I specifically stated I DID NOT want to be put around a lot of children. We were seated in a room with a young girls Birthday party with 6 young girls. The other two tables had screaming babies and young kids. The other rooms had adults so I’m confused why my request wasn’t honored??? We were the only table that didn’t have small children at it. It was so loud we couldn’t talk to each other! It was a very disappointing experience for the money.
  14. NH

    NatalieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely gorgeous Atmosphere. I took my mom who lives out of town and she bought 2 of the Christmas light strings.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello Natalie, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our atmosphere and that your mom enjoyed our Pixie Lights during your visit. We hope to see you again real soon! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  15. JE

    JenniferE

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Beautiful setting but the wait was long from being seated to receiving food (>1hr), no kids coloring pencils (like in the past) or anything to entertain kids, out of multiple menu items. Lovely venue but will not be going back.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello Jennifer, Thank you so much for your feedback and review from your visit. We apologize for the long wait from being seated to receiving your food. We will let our Management Team know about your experience. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our beautiful setting. We hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  16. MC

    MistyC

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good experience. Beautiful place.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello Misty, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you had a good experience and you enjoyed our decor. We hope to see you again in the future! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  17. SR

    SheilaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    While the prices seem a little high, the ambience and experience is a great value. You're there for the experience in the "magical" atmosphere, and the food is great. The desserts are, of course, amazing!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello Sheila, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the ambience and experience during your visit. We hope to see you again real soon to enjoy more of our desserts! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  18. F

    Foodie4

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    It was our first time visiting Cake Bake, it was absolutely gorgeous. Our server Autumn was great. The food was ok, but I felt that $20 for a cup of soup and a small salad was overpriced. We had the gingerbread cake and it had great flavor but was extremely dry and we will feel $16 for a slice of cake is ridiculous. We won’t be returning, but we are glad we experienced it once.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello, Thank you so much for your review and feedback from your visit. We always strive to provide the very best experience for every guest who dines with us. We are sorry to hear that your slice was dry during your visit and we will let our Production Team know. We are happy to hear that you server Autumn was great and that you enjoyed our decor. Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  19. WA

    WaltonA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Quiche had a bit of burn to it. Prices are too steep. Only the rich can afford. I will not recommend to friends and family.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello Walton, Thank you for the review and feedback from your visit. We take all feedback very seriously so that necessary improvements can be made. We have sent your feedback along to our production team. Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  20. JS

    JosephS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Morgan, was superb. We weren’t sure exactly what to order, and her recommendations were absolutely perfect!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello Joseph, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that your server Morgan was superb and she was able to give great recommendations. We hope to see you again in the future! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  21. JL

    JessiL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    For an experience, special event this is a must. It is beautiful, and such a fun experience. The food is overpriced and not as over the top amazing as expected but it's worth the fun experience! Our water, Ivan, was great. He made it so much fun.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello Jessi, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you had a fun experience and your waiter Ivan was great and made your evening magical. We hope to see you again real soon! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  22. S

    Stephanie

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous evening and excellent service. Tania was a delight to have as a server and made the evening feel magical!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello Stephanie, Thank you so much for the magical review. We are happy to hear that you had a fabulous evening and excellent service. It is wonderful to hear as well that Tania was a delight as your server and made your evening feel magical. We hope to see you again real soon! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Loved the dessert. Chocolate chip cookies are the best!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are delighted to hear that you had great food and loved the desserts. We hope to see you again real soon to enjoy more of our Chocolate Chip Cookies! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  24. SK

    SKIPPY

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so enchanting! Our server was fantastic with most beautiful smile. Everything looked so beautiful! Wonderful ladies night out!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are delighted to hear that everything was enchanting and that your server was fantastic. We hope to see you again for another ladies night out! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  25. GW

    GaryW

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was friendly and fantastic all around. Make no mistake the desert is the star of the show.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello Gary, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are happy to hear that your service was friendly and fantastic all around that you enjoyed our desserts. We hope to see you again real soon! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  26. JT

    JuTa

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and food as usual. Such a special place to celebrate life’s milestones

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello, Thank you so much for the delightful review. We are happy to hear that you had wonderful service and food during your visit. We hope to see you again real soon! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  27. JD

    JoDeeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a lovely date night at The Cake Bake, they were very busy and the waitress took quite a while, but it looked to be slightly understaffed so we were patient and understanding. Overall a great time (and LGBTQ+ friendly!)

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello, Thank you so much for the review and feedback from your visit. We are happy to hear that you had a lovely date night and that you over all had a great time. We hope to see you again in the future! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  28. JP

    JessicaP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service! the ambiance around the holidays is magical!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello Jessica, Thank you so much for the great review. We are happy to hear that you had wonderful service and that you enjoyed our magical ambiance. We hope to see you again in the future! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  29. KP

    KatieP

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! My husband and I both love everything about our annual date night- the ambiance, the food, THE CAKES!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello Katie, Thank you so much for the magical review. We are delighted to hear that you and your Husband loved everything during your visit. We hope to see you again real soon to enjoy more of our cakes! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  30. P

    Patricia

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my daughters birthday and her myself and my granddaughter had a great evening.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello Patricia, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are happy to hear that you celebrated your daughter's birthday with us and that everyone had a great evening. We hope to see you again real soon! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  31. LC

    LCGD

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Food was ok, my millionaire cake was a bit dry. Service was good but it was over $100 for my daughter and I to eat a simple meal with cake. The atmosphere is lovely though.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 5 days agoHello, We appreciate that you have taken the time to contact us about your recent experience at our location. We take all feedback very seriously so that necessary improvements can be made. We have sent your feedback along to our Production Team. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our atmosphere. We hope to see you again in the future. Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  32. s

    steve79

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 7 days agoHello Steve, Thank you for letting us know about your experience at our shop. We are delighted that you enjoyed our food, service and the atmosphere of our location! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were seated at a small table and didn’t have a lot of room to move around. Kind of a confined spot. This is our 2nd visit. Our first visit was for afternoon tea. This visit for regular dining.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Service was very slow, food was ok but coconut cake was very dry. The atmosphere with Chrismas decorations was beautiful.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 7 days agoHello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback, we have passed it on to our production and FOH teams. We always strive to deliver a magical one of a kind experience for each of our guests and we are sorry that this was not your experience. Please reach out to us prior to your next visit so we can assure that it is positively perfect. Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  35. AW

    AmyW

    Cincinnati

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas at the Cake Bake Shop is Unbelievable! The drinks, food, dessert and decorations were all next level luxury. If you are close to this area, don’t miss it.
  36. AG

    AmyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant was ENCHANTING. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The only thing that caught my critical eye were that most of the uniforms were dirty and dingy. The restaurant would be impeccable otherwise.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello Amy, Thank you so much for the magical review and feedback from your visit. We are happy to hear that the staff was friendly and helpful and that you enjoyed our Winter decor. We hope to see you again in the future! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  37. LS

    LisaS

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I took my sister to celebrate her birthday. This was her visit to The Cake Bake. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas. We had a delicious lunch and some wonderful cake. It is a lovely place to go for a special experience but definitely not the place you can go to very often due to the cost. But for a special occasion it’s spot on.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello Lisa, Thank you so much for the magical review. We are excited to hear that you celebrated your sister's birthday with us and that you enjoyed our Christmas decorations. It is wonderful to hear as well that you had a delicious lunch and wonderful cake. We hope to see you again real soon to celebrate more special occasions! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  38. JS

    JuliaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Of course the cake was delicious. My server gave me her opinion on two that I was trying to decide between which I appreciated.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days agoHello Julia, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our atmosphere and the food. It is wonderful to hear that your server was able to give recommendations as well. We hope to see you all again real soon! Warmly The Cake Bake Shop

  39. DJ

    DebbieJ

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully decorated for the holidays. Staff attentive; food very good. Quite busy the lunch hour we dined.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 7 days agoHello Debbie, Thank your for the kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed our shop. We will let our staff know to keep up the good work. We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  40. CC

    ConradC

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Autumn, was great and the food and drinks were fabulous as always!!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 7 days agoHello Conrad, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are happy to hear that you server Autumn was great and that your food and drinks were fabulous. We hope to see you again in the future! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 3536 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 94 times today
Google Map for The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City Center

799 Hanover Place, Carmel, IN 46032

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    799 Hanover Place, Carmel, IN 46032

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel / Westfield

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Dessert, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Guest parking is in Veterans Way Parking Garage within Carmel City Center. The restaurant is located on the upper deck plaza level and the highlight of Carmel City Center.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Gwendolyn Rogers

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (317) 257-2253

  • Private party facilities

    Booking a Private Dining Room requires a food and beverage minimumPlease inquire with our Event Manager for availability: events@thecakebakeshop.com (317) 257-2253, ext 103.

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