The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village

4.8
574 Reviews
$30 and under
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. Delicious three-layer cakes, as well as cheesecakes, pies, cookies, and other desserts fill our elegantly designed display case and are served daily. For the savory side, we offer an expanded lunch and dinner menu 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. Gwendolyn's Cake Bake Shop has 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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 574 people are saying
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ReyH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience with excellent food and service! The people there were all happy and we even talked with the owner for a few minutes.

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food4service5ambience1

My husband and I saved money for weeks to celebrate our 15th anniversary at cake bake. We’ve heard about it for years, and planned on splurging on food and dessert. However we were extremely let down to find our table was in a weird hallway, and literally 10 feet away from the bathroom. We made reservations 3.5 months in advance only to get put in a very crappy (literally) table. We ended up only getting dessert and left very quickly. The waitress was wonderful. We were just extremely disappointed not to get to experience the ambience of cake bake like everyone talks about. We literally left and spent our money at a nice Italian restaurant instead.

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ChrisM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for my daughter’s Sweet 16 birthday tea party. The staff are super friendly and made it a special occasion!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at the Cake Bake Shop! The food was delicious and the restaurant was beautiful!

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KitKat
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic time for my 13 year old granddaughter & me for our special day together. Wonderful food & service. It was her first experience with Cake Bake..she’s now a fan too!

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Carrie
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment. Very special place to celebrate special occasions

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RobbinL
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

we came in to celebrate two birthdays. The table was nit ready for quite some time. it was exceptionally loud- music was blasting - I did ask for it to be turned down but I do not believe it was. Drinks took forever. Server was very sweet. Food was good- but after being told all sandwiches could be made gluten free and waiting for our meal- they doubled back and said it could not be or gluten free. We watched other tables getting huge desserts delivered and was expecting the same- but ours came out as rather small cuts - literally the table next to use ordered the same cakes and theirs were twice the size. Cakes overall were good except the champagne cake which was dry. Lovely decor but the day left me wishing we had gone to another spot. Long expensive meal and just not hitting it on the mark.

I have eaten at the Cake Bake before- but another location- seems this spot needs a little help

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tinaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place for a Birthday celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a get together for a birthday! jaden was a great server and we had the cutest table in the back room

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AlissaJ
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I made a reservation for my girlfriend and I at this cake bake shop location in advance for 12 p.m. We were seated almost right away. The staff are so cute, friendly and attentive. I ordered a creme brûlée latte, the Turkey and gruylere sandwich, and key lime pie for dessert. The presentation is so beautiful, the food and drinks were all delicious. I walked away full with a smile on my face. The only complaint would be price however I walked in knowing it was going to be an expense and a once in a while treat. I would love to come again or even check out the Carmel location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s the perfect spot for a mother daughter luncheon. Wonderful fall flavors filled the caramel pumpkin cheesecake and the beautiful fall sangria.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff there are wonderful!! The place is beautiful! We had a great time!!

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JohnR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This purely a dessert place. It is NOT a brunch site. But incredible food

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KelseyM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Enjoyed everything except being so close to other tables. The service was a tad slow, but the food was so delicious that it was worth the wait.

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jennaa
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday. They has our table ready with balloons. Our waitress was so attentive and amazing. She gave the best recommendations. The cake is AMAZING.

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Debby
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. My rating of value was due to the size of the cake slices that we ordered to go were much smaller than they were during my last visit and the slices served in house.

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KesiaB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had the best time. He took me here for the first time on my birthday and I felt so special. I cant wait to go back.

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Alli
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely place to go for a celebration of some sort

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Gina
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I thought the Cake Bake shop was very nice. It was my daughter's 15th birthday and she definitely enjoyed it. The cakes were delicious as well. The only problem was the staff. They were very generous, but I feel that they were only doing their job. I felt that they didn't want to be there. There was no energy from our waitress.

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JmcC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice for my grand daughter and I to eat and enjoy each other.

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience2

We had a reservation and was 15 min early so we hung out, no big deal, we were early however 5 minutes later a couple came in with the same reservation time and was seated right away (in a nice open wall of the front room. We were then seated 5 minutes later in the corner next to a large group. We looked like we were in the same party, there was no definition between spaces. We were there to celebrate our 10yr wedding anniversary and couldn’t wait to leave. We couldn’t hear each other, didn’t even get to take a picture together we were so smooshed in there. Will never return to the broad ripple location.

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JosephG
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a party of three for lunch. Two of the parties enjoyed their 2 for 2 sandwiches and salad but none were extraordinary for the cost. The third diner had the quiche which may have been to oddest every experienced for someone who has dined all Europe. It had the consistency of custard, the goat cheese from a taste standpoint was missing and the crust was so tough that fork tines were needed to cut it. Lastly the quality of the ham used may have been straight from the grocers deli. Deserts ranged from good (carrot cake) to a PIXIE FETTI™ CAKE that was reminiscent of a Pillsbury mix. All this for a $120 lunch. Lastly, no sweetener was presented with the coffee to end this misadventure. Best advice is go to the Carmel location for the Christmas decorations.

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Brittney
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my mom to Cake Bake for her birthday. Upon arrival we were seated right away. They had balloons and a special note on the table for her. The food was delicious, I had the choose two: chicken salad sandwich and the chicken velvet soup. Both were delicious! My mother got the French onion and an avocado grilled cheese (not on the menu but she’s vegetarian and they did not hesitate to accommodate her). We each had a mimosa, they were so good! You can taste the fresh juice. We each had a slice of cake and they were heavenly. Although this restaurant is 2 hours (one way) away from me, I will definitely make the drive to return.

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vipJandj
Indiana
44 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s been 5 years and I finally got to come here. Millionaire cake I took to go. Chicken velvet soup was amazing

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JennyJ
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I ate here for her 21st birthday lunch. We could not have been more satisfied. Our server Stephanie was attentive and made us feel important. The food and drinks were perfect. And that chocolate cake...wow! The whole experience was amazing! Cute decor! And the finishing touch of being sprinkled with fairy glitter before we left was the best! Thank you to everyone there for an amazing day of memories!

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WBev
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a treat, especially if you need some glamour in your meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter's first time..I was able to take her for an early birthday celebration.

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CathyM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back! You must order the blackberry avocado salad and the crab cake

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vipOpentablefriend
Indiana
322 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely fun lunch with fabulous service. Was among the best cheesecake I’ve ever had! Thank you for letting us feel so special!

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SusanR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place to meet a girlfriend, cake pieces are very large so beware, you will waddle out, but worth it.

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JillL
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Cake Bake in Broad Ripple. We went to celebrate my daughter's 13th birthday. It was a very neat place and the service was fabulous. Our server was great!

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OhtheGoodLife
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could eat at the Cake Bake Shop every day for lunch I would. It's always a great experience!

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Slodancer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A place to enjoy which never disappoints.
This is my ''go to'' for a special meal with friends.

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BarbC
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful and made my special day even better. The food and drinks were expensive but over the top delicious. That chicken velvet soup is worth every penny, and sandwiches were amazing! We got cake to go - red velvet yumminess!

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jamesl
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good. Great experience, a little pricey, but okay for a special occasion

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Place was beautiful. The food was absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to go back!

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Rachael
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The service and food quality was subpar. Very uncomfortable seating, way too close together. The shop was decorated very nicely and made for good pictures.

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Dentons
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk in it’s a beautiful setting! Celebrating my daughters sweet 16, they placed a happy birthday card and balloons at our reserved table. When she ordered cake they lot a candle and told her happy birthday. They were attentive and helpful with everything too! The sandwich’s were amazing and the desserts were beyond delicious! If you have a young lady celebrating that loves small tea sweet shops this is the place! Thank you for a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Birthday celebration

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pgk704
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our lunches & our desserts emmensely. Service was excellent. We ate indoors but thought the noise level was way too loud, partly because of a small child who was having a temper tantrum, but also because of the music that was too loud. Found it difficult to carry on a conversation between the 3 of us.

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The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 257-2253.

The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village is rated 4.8 stars by 574 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.

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