The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village

4.7
553 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 553 people are saying
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Gina
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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Samantha
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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JennyJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
320 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
1 review
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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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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lukedog58
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We loved the Chicken Velvet Soup and Key Lime Pie. Our food took 35+ minutes and we were told that it was the quiche that my daughter ordered. Unfortunately the quiche was served with a burned crust:/

The atmosphere at the BR location is lovely, however it does not justify the cost of the experience. As we all come out of the pandemic, I would encourage the owner to re-assess the cost of all food, beverage and dessert options.

We like to dine at fine restaurants, but I found the price of lunch at $86 (before tip) to be outrageous!

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RitaC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, my experience atCake Bake Broad Ripple is a special treat.

The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village
Responded on September 1, 2021

Thank you Rita! We hope to serve you again soon. ~ The Cake Bake Shop team

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice and quaint. A little tight for my comfort and that of my tall, medium-built husband . A little sad with the limited menu after trying to get seated at the Carmel location first. Very pricey, but loved the ambiance.

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NancieL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

This experience would have been much better had I not been seated next to the restrooms in the path of staff/servers. I had made reservations well ahead of the date. Was very disappointed. Waiter was a little too fake with the cheerfulness. My 7 year old granddaughter enjoyed herself. Other staff were friendly and demeanour very natural. Glad we tried it but won’t encourage others to visit this location. Not worth the money spent.

The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village
Responded on September 1, 2021

Hi Nancie, we are sorry to hear that you didn't like to sit at that lovely table. Many of our guests like this table because you are in a private setting. I'm happy your granddaughter enjoyed herself, and this is what it's all about, making our kids happy! Our staff is extremely friendly and will always be to our wonderful customers. We do hope you will visit us again with your sweet granddaughter. Wishing you a great day! ~ The Cake Bake Shop team

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HeatherL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cake Bake is always delicious. The staff is always friendly and warm.

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BethC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for three of four. My 10 year old Granddaughter said “I feel like I have been fantasytized ”. I think she felt like she was in a fantasy. She loved it.

The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village
Responded on September 1, 2021

Thank you Beth for the lovely words, and I'm so happy your granddaughter was transformed into the CBS fantasy! We hope to see you again soon! ~ The Cake Bake Shop team

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Cake Bake Shop lives up to its standards! We love coming here for any occasion and it’s always so special!

The Cake Bake Shop - Broad Ripple Village
Responded on September 1, 2021

We are so happy to make your special occasions very special! Please visit us again soon. ~ The Cake Bake Shop team

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LisaJH
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit to the Cake Bake Shop! It's so pretty and perfect for a girls day out! As always the cake and food was delicious.

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Kristastic
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend and I went there to celebrate my birthday and it was the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER! The whole experience from start to finish was incredible. 10/10 would recommend!
Our server Luci was the best! She made the whole experience the best. She was attentive and ready to meet our needs. Please give her my thanks! The Cake Bake really outdid themselves with the ambiance, decor and warmth of people. I will definitely be back!

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vipSteveR
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food, would recommend for a girl's lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for my daughters 22nd birthday - just a Father - Daughter dinner. She didn’t know where we were going , to see her eyes light up and the smile on her face when we walked in was priceless ! We were greeted right away and seated, service was outstanding and food was superb ! Awesome daughters birthday dinner !!

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brittaniw
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and manager went above and beyond for us!

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SallyD
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother-in-law was in town and we surprised her with a delicious lunch at the Cake Bake! As always, it was FABULOUS!!

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Kellan
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was amazing amazing place to spend our anniversary!! We ordered an appetizer and we got separate meals, all of which were delicious and gourmet! In total we got an appetizer, two meals, and four desserts—this cost $105. Very worth it! I would definitely recommend this location for a young girls birthday, an anniversary, or just a fun date!

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RitaE
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter there for a special treat and it was great. Good food, courteous service and wonderful ambiance. She had never been there and she really enjoyed it. We will definitely be back.

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SandraJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I went to celebrate the end of summer. The food was amazing! We both had the gumbo, delicious! I had the Millionaires cake my daughter the Pixie Confetti. The pieces are huge, amazing!

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LynnM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Cake slices 1/2 the size and less $$ would make more sense. Cupcakes would be good idea too, so someone could try assorted flavors of the cakes.

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TiffanyW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and it did not disappoint! Food was excellent, service was even better!

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joloa
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The decor is charming, but the food except for the cakes is not exceptional. There were three of us and we each ordered the two item luncheon. The salad with spinach and berries was very nice, the chicken salad sandwich needed something additional to make it more interesting. My two guests each ordered a slice of cake and both were excellent, especially the lemon blueberry. The bottom crust of my cherry pie was uncooked and gooey and not edible.
Disappointing for the amount paid.

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OpenTable Diner
SW Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful first experience. Everything was phenomenal.

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 553 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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