The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village

4.7
240 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
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 240 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday lunch for my friend, Colleen. They already had balloons and a personalized birthday able card for her. Food and drinks were fancy and delicious. Loved the mint chocolate cake! Thank you for a great experience!

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Moose
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food. Expensive for amount you receive. We will just go for cake next time.

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BertaM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Well the cake bake never fails to impress except this time... I was there to celebrate my birthday and after we ordered brunch I went to look at the cakes. Inside of the glass laying on the cake was the biggest longest black hair. It was disgusting. I get it.. this stuff happens but what happened next was disappointing. We complained and let them know and they took the hair off and put the entire cake back out. Needless to say I lost my appetite and ended up leaving on my birthday with no cake because I was so grossed out. Come on guys... do better! At least cut the part off that had the hair on it!

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CarlaJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my best friend here to celebrate her 50th birthday. We were greeted by the staff as we walked in, and the balloons with a sign reading "Happy 50th Birthday" already placed on the table when we arrived was a nice touch! Atmosphere was cozy and relaxing. We'd definitely visit again.

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SuzieH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Cake was VERY dry. Extremely disappointed. Quiche was delicious as always but funfetti cake was very dry and frosting had very little flavor.

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PeytonD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is so beautiful and the cake is absolutely delicious. Took my sister there for her birthday and when we arrived, they had balloons and a “Happy birthday” card on the table. Definitely made us feel like princesses!

The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review Peyton! We appreciate that you wanted to share your sister's birthday celebration with us and are so happy you enjoyed yourselves! Hope to see you again soon! Warmly, Kay

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RachaelC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made my daughter’s birthday surprise so perfect!

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SeniC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to go for birthdays. Big portion sizes & a beautiful atmosphere. It’s pricey but you get what you paid for!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Open Table keeps saying it can't upload my photos of how dirty the restaurant was... Interesting 🤔

The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for reaching out to us, I am sorry to hear that your experience was disappointing. This is concerning, and we would like to investigate this further. We would appreciate if you would contact our customer care team by calling us to speak with our Cake Bake Shop team about your recent experience. Our direct number is (317)257-2253. Best wishes, Kay

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HaileyH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at the Cake Bake Shop and it exceeded my expectations! I was so excited to have reserved a table for my moms birthday and we loved being in the shop with such a pleasant staff and beautiful atmosphere! The quiche was fantastic and Gwendolyn’s Chocolate Cake is the best I’ve ever had! I will definitely be back eventually!

The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, Hailey! We’re so glad you had a good experience, and that your mom's birthday was a hit! Next time you’re here, I would recommend you try the Millionaire Cake, it's another one of our top cakes! Best wishes, Kay

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KateG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service! Tender atmosphere!!

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JamieJ
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The place is beautiful. The service was great. My lunch was great, the chicken velvet soup was phenomenal. However, my $14 cake was dry and I was very disappointed in that. Overall, I'll return and good experience.

The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for your 4 star review, Jamie! We are glad that you enjoyed our savory food, service and the ambience. We look forward to having you dine with us again! Warmly, Kay

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SheilaC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my daughter’s birthday. Everything was great! Even had a birthday greeting and balloons on our table!

The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village
Responded on November 11, 2020

Sheila, we are so happy that you had a lovely birthday celebration with us! Hope to see you again soon! Warmest wishes, Kay

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Cakes are dry, pie was disgusting. This was our second experience here, both times exactly the same. You are definitely paying for the ambiance.

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Jennie23
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AmaZing experience with the family ❤️ They are following great COVID precautions we felt very safe . Delicious food and desserts ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the ambiance.

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was absolutely wonderful. Decor was awesome and food was delicious. It made my daughter's special day just perfect.

The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village
Responded on November 11, 2020

We are so glad to have been apart of your celebration with your daughter, Donna! I appreciate you taking the time with your review, and we look forward to serving you again! Warmly, Kay

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SusanJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was a bit slow to start. When the waitress finally came, it was pretty good after that. She forgot to bring our appetizer. However, everything was SO DELICIOUS, that we could overlook those 2 little issues. There were three of us. We ordered the two pasta dishes and the ham & brie sandwich. We shared all 3 entrees. Everything was excellent. We also shared Gwendolyn’s Favorite Earl’s Court Chocolate Cake. It was the BEST CAKE I have EVER tasted. We’ll be back!

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KellyC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Beautiful atmosphere! Not as busy as past visits, which was so nice. Food was exceptional! All around wonderful time.

The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village
Responded on October 30, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, Kelly! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Warmly, Kay

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KirstenG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Cake Bake was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. I have enjoyed many desserts at Cake Bake but this was my first experience eating lunch. It did not dissapoint. Can't wait to go back!

The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village
Responded on October 30, 2020

Thank you for enjoying our lunch menu Kirsten, I am so glad that you loved our savory food options as much as you love our desserts! We hope to see you again soon! Warmly, Kay

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timn
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere! Wonderful staff . Food was good but not worth the price

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ChristylL
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food we had was delicious but to be honest the red velvet cake and the pecan pie were both a little dry. Service was excellent. Atmosphere lovely as always. Enjoyed our visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beautiful atmosphere!

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LauraE
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were placed at a tiny table in a hallway, when the restaurant was nearly empty. Although the food was delicious and my granddaughter loved it, it it totally over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so cute and very delicious. The staff was just so pleasant ! I’m

The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you for the kind review! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Warmly, Kay

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ShirleyB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The interior decorating is very cute. The quiche is very good, salads not so much. Fresh fruit bowls wonderful. Service was good very friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very lovely place for a cozy, intimate lunch. Parents and children will love it! Dad want to score points with daughter? She'll love this place!

The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you so much for providing this valuable feedback to us. We are so happy that you had a wonderful experience dining with us at The Cake Bake Shop in Broad Ripple! We appreciate that you have taken the time to give us your feedback, as we are always striving to provide the very best experience for every guest who dines with us. We hope to see you back at The Cake Bake Shop very soon! Warmly, Kay

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EmilyT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The atmosphere is phenomenal- such a cute place! We went for a girls day! The food and drinks were over priced - the food was ok at best. Hot tea was $10- I got the half chicken caesar sandwich and potato leek soup - I would say it was more of a quarter of a sandwich - the soup was Luke warm - the desserts were huge portions and very tasty! Next time I will just go for desserts!

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vipHollieG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the choose two - chicken velvet soupe & 1/2 french ham & brie (toasted) sandwich. They were out of this world! My favorite dessert is the coconut cake, but it's seasonal (winter only) so I had the carrot cake and it was delicious. The lemon bar is also very good. If you like coffee then the french press is a must! The atmosphere is warm and beautiful and the service never disappoints.

The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village
Responded on October 30, 2020

We are thrilled you had such a positive experience at The Cake Bake Shop at Broad Ripple Village! As we strive to provide the best experience for our guests, we appreciate you giving us this feedback. We hope to see you back at The Cake Bake Shop very soon! Warmly, Kay

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sandyh
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Only bad part of visit
We were seated directly in front of the bathroom and that was not pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute place! Great food and wonderful staff. We will definitely be back!

The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you for the positive review! Hope to see you again soon! Warmly, Kay

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Hoover
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Cute, very friendly and pricey. Menu needs bit variety I went there 14months ago and it was exactly the same. Slightly pricey for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great cake!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time to Cake Bake and it did not disappoint. Food, drinks, dessert are all phenomenal! Love the subtle touches of glitter on the desserts (and in my coffee)!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love the broccoli quiche. The piece I got was burned. Actually odd because appeared to be reheated under broiler. All the edges were sizzling and burnt. Still had a good flavor. My cake was dry and got an unusually small slice for $15!!! I don’t mind paying money for food but at these prices the food should be better than what I experienced this visit. It’s a beautiful place and have had been there a few times before. May have just been an off day 🤷‍♀️

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Maggie
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

We visited on October 11. There were no fall decorations. The decorations were identical to what was up when I visited on Christmas Eve. Who wants to eat with a giant Santa before Halloween??

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KristinaT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to birthday spot! Never disappoints!

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MelK
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter for special girls day and we both loved it. It was more than we expected. It is pricey but it was worth it to us.

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Sweet
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Definitely pricey, but felt worth it for the truly special atmosphere and delicious (seriously amazing) cake and coffee we ordered! Perfect place to celebrate a birthday.

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AmyW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service! loved our experience and will definitely recommend!

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 240 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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