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

The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City Center

4.8
4.8
2874 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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Booked 111 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.

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,874 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RR

    RebeccaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s a fabulous place to dine. Beautiful surroundings, delicious food and wonderful service. Super expensive, however, so save it for special occasions!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded today

    Hello Rebecca, Thank you for leaving a wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you had a fabulous time dining at our shop, and that you enjoyed our beautiful scenery and delicious food. We hope to see you again! Warmest Wishes, The Cake Bake Shop

  2. WB

    WaltB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The place is beautiful, food was delicious, and service was great. My grand daughters were in awe. My husband thought the food was amazing. And always, I loved it. Thank you.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded today

    Hello Walt, Thank you for leaving a wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful scenery of our shop and our delicious food. We hope to see you again! Warmest Wishes, The Cake Bake Shop

  3. RY

    RoYale

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual, it was an amazing experience. Although, it was a little loud but still a fun time. Our waitress, Ashley was wonderful.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded today

    Hello, Thank you for leaving an excellent review! We are very happy to hear that you had a great experience at our shop. We hope to see you again! Warmest Wishes, The Cake Bake Shop

  4. MM

    MickieM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Decided to visit at last minute so had a 10:00 am reservation. Quiche was outstanding as was everything! Lemon blueberry cake was amazing and had a second cappuccino because it was so good, too. Excellent treat for out of town guest!! Chef’s kiss!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded today

    Hello Mickie, Thank you for leaving an excellent review! We are very happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience at our shop, and that you enjoyed our delicious quiche and lemon blueberry cake, as well as our cappuccino. We hope to see you again! Warmest Wishes, The Cake Bake Shop

  5. s

    southernfoodie

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unmatched ambiance. The food is unlike any other restaurant and if you thought you were just there for the magnificent desserts, the savory food is just as exceptional!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded today

    Hello, Thank you for leaving an excellent review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and the wonderful ambience of our shop. We hope to see you again! Warmest Wishes, The Cake Bake Shop

  6. SM

    ShelbyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Service was slow and lacking. Drinks were less then stellar and for $15+ not worth it. The atmosphere was stunning.

  7. CB

    CatBB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding! Perfect for a special occaison or when you just want to feel special.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded today

    Hello Cat, Thank you for leaving an excellent review! We are very glad to hear that you felt special at our shop. We hope to see you again! Warmest Wishes, The Cake Bake Shop

  8. TJ

    TeeJay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and ambience were great. Our server Kala was awsome, her recommendations were pretty good.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you so much for your review TeeJay! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and we will be sure to pass along your kind words to Kala! We hope that you will join us again soon! Warmest wishes, The Cake Bake Shop

  9. C

    Camryn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kala was a great server and took great care of us during our time at Cake Bake!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 2 days ago

    Hello Camryn, Thank you for leaving an excellent review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed dining at our shop. We hope to see you again! -The Cake Bake Shop

  10. w

    watson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    delightful experience however getting to the actual shop was not good.. Directions not correct on GPS and no signage at all about parking and walking to destination. It's difficult when you have elderly with you

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 2 days ago

    Hello, we are thrilled that you had a delightful experience. We are sorry that you had a difficult time finding us. Unfortunately, we are limited with adding signage. You are always welcome to drop off guests at the front door and then park. We are available to answer any questions you have from 10am-9pm daily at 317-257-2253. Wishing you a wonderful day! The Cake Bake Shop

  11. n

    nrmahaney88

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I made reservations to bring my daughter here yesterday for her 3rd birthday. We were welcomed by staff and by our servers (she was training a new girl). They were both so welcoming and friendly and helpful. Towards the end of our meal, our server brought over some "pixie dust" for my daughter to blow and make a wish. That was cute. Overall, our experience was great. I will say, the outdoor patio would be nicer if the windows were shut and there was more airflow. Sitting out there in 90* weather was not pleasant. The food was good, next time I will probably just order apps or sides for my daughter as she basically wasted her $13 sandwich. We purchased cake to-go and plan to enjoy those slices this evening. We will be back, but we hope to sit indoors next time!

  12. SS

    SchuylerS

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We had a magical time celebrating my granddaughters fifth birthday.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 2 days ago

    Hello Schuyler, Thanking you for leaving a wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you had a magical time celebrating at our shop. We hope to see you again! -The Cake Bake Shop Team

  13. SS

    SusanS

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a special time! Lupe was an excellent server!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you so much, Susan! We are simply delighted to hear that it was special for you. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Lupe! We hope the you will join us again soon for another five star experience! Warmest wishes, The Cake Bake Shop Team

  14. DA

    DeeAnnaFromIndiana

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exquisite one of a kind dining experience with exceptional wait-staff. Food was fine dining at its best cooked or baked to perfection. Flawless all around.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you so much, DeeAnn! We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your time with us. We truly hope that you will visit us again soon for another flawless experience! Warmest wishes, The Cake Bake Shop

  15. RL

    RickL

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Gigi was our server and did a fabulous job. She was very genuine and willing to help any way she could.

  16. KP

    KaitlynP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    The ambience inside is very nice, but on a hot day sitting on the patio is really warm. We also got put at a table where there was not much room at all. Both of our backs were up against walls and you had to slide to get into the seat and couldn't pull out the chair basically at all because of the walls. Not comfortable. Our server was nice but not too attentive. We had a long wait in between ordering drinks and ordering food and then getting food. We started at the bar because we got there early and should have just stayed there instead of going to a table. The bartender was much more attentive. Also the drinks are very overpriced, but we knew that going into it.

  17. RM

    RitaM

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Our waiter was slow on service and payment. Slow on refills.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 1 day ago

    Hello Rita, We are sorry to hear that this was your experience. It is never our intention to disappoint our guests. If you have a moment, we would like to hear more about your reservation with us and to know if what ways we could have improved. This is feedback is vital for us to grow and provide the best for our guests. Our office number is (317)257-2253 and you may elect option one. We look forward to hearing form you! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  18. KT

    KellieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A magical time. Truly my new favorite place for any and all occasions. The staff was wonderful, food was amazing, the experience was phenomenal.

  19. AK

    AmberK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always love a visit to Cake Bake! It always feels so special to be there. And of course everything is beautiful and delicious, and all the servers and hostesses are lovely and friendly.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    It’s 2022 and I can’t believe the racial tension felt at this restaurant. Never again will I dine there . I felt so unwelcome . It was my daughter 6th birthday and I wanted her feel special but due to the ambiance it was the opposite. Food was alright. Drinks were too sour . I also witnessed a colored family like myself be seated in two different tables in the same room. They weren’t next to each other . They were across from each other they were sat separately across the room from each other . It’s so Ridiculous how they couldn’t be seated next to each other when the the front part of the restaurant was completely empty! I understand they could have been saved for reservations but the employee who is in charge of seating arrangements should make better decisions. Also where is the diversity in their employees . Not one single person of color works there.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 4 days ago

    Hello, if possible, could you call us at 317-257-2253 to learn more about your experience? We would like to know the server's name and if a manager came to your table. After speaking with our Managers and staff on duty yesterday, we have answers to your feedback. This group had two reservations, and they asked to have the adults and children in the group sit at their own tables, and we accommodated it. We hope to speak with you soon. Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop

  21. MK

    MaryK

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our slices of cake and drinks were so delicious. Fast and professional service.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for your review, Mary! We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your drinks and cake! We truly hope that you will join us again soon for another magical experience! Warmest wishes, The Cake Bake Shop Team

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Everything was nice, apple pie was not good!

  23. ID

    IngeburgD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I had the ham and brie sandwich which was outstanding! I loved the decor, the colors, and the roses, but my experience took a nose dive when we ordered dessert. Your desserts are beautiful to look at, but impossible to eat. Dessert portions are way too big, and overall way too sweet. Please consider offering smaller portions and reduce the sugar content. I had the Marie Antoinette, and even though smaller in size than your cake portions, it was too big and way too sweet. Will I be back? Yes, but I will not order dessert again. Thank you for considering!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time - the food was excellent, and our server Heather was perfection!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for your five star review! We are so glad to know that you had a great time, and we will be sure to pass along the kind words to Heather! We truly hope you will join us again soon for another magical experience! Warmest wishes, The Cake Bake Shop Team

  25. KM

    KallenM

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dined at Cake Bake for Father's Day and it was fabulous! Our waiter was exceptional, the patio area was lovely, and the food and ambience made me feel like I was in Paris. The lemon blueberry cake and cappuccino were fabulous. Highly recommend.

  26. CM

    ChelseyM

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our server was amazing and made our daughter feel special for her birthday.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 3 days ago

    Hello Chelsey, Thank you for your five star review! We are so glad to know that your daughter had a very special birthday with us, and we will be sure to pass your kind words along to Austin! We hope that you will join us again soon for another magical experience! Warmest wishes, The Cake Bake Shop Team

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely loved it!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for your five star review! We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope that you will join us again soon for another magical experience! Warmest wishes, The Cake Bake Shop Team

  28. TS

    TamikaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    I feel like the salad I ordered was not that great but truth be told I came for the fancy decor and cake and our server was absolutely awesome he was very personable and knowledgeable of the menu he was great! I will be back again and maybe try something else in the menu 😊

  29. RM

    RachaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Beautiful as always.

  30. LR

    LisaR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love the Cake Bake. It is my happy place!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 6 days ago

    Hi Lisa, we are thrilled that our magical bakery is your happy place! We appreciate the five star review and hope to see you again soon! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop team

  31. L

    Luv2weber

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a lovely ambiance and the food is delicious. A little pricey, but worth it for special celebrations.

  32. K

    Kristastic

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience! I will definitely be back! If you want a chance to feel fancy visit Cake Bake.

  33. JS

    JamieS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Everything was great per usual, but we were all disappointed to learn that they were not serving brunch foods even though the digital menu showed brunch on our day during the time we were there.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a wonderful time to go. The patio was slightly chilly but I was expecting it to be hot with the way the weather has been.

  35. JD

    JenDi

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    My family, including the teen boyfriends like going here for special occasions. The BF loves the burger + fries, the girls love the pasta, crabcakes, 12-layer club, and ALL the desserts. Highly recommend it for any special occasion. Meal + drink + dessert plan on about $50 a person with tip.

  36. T

    Terry

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect spot to celebrate any special occasion!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you, Terry! We are so glad you had a good time and we hope you will come back soon! Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop Team

  37. AH

    AyeshaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great ambiance as always. Our hostess “Kala” was so helpful and had such a great attitude. Made us feel very welcome and comfortable. Thanks Kala.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 7 days ago

    Hello Ayesha, Thank you for leaving a wonderful review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the ambience of our shop and that you had a nice time dining in. We hope to see you again! -The Cake Bake Shop Team

  38. A

    Alexa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kala was amazing! Top notch service and will be back!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 7 days ago

    Hi Alexa, Thank you for leaving a wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience at our shop. We hope to see you again! -The Cake Bake Shop Team

  39. J

    Jeanette

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely dining experience with friends. Definitely expensive but worth it for the ambiance and unique experience. Food was excellent.

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 6 days ago

    Hello Jeanette, Thank you for your Five Star review. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful experience with your friends Warmly, The Cake Bake Shop Team

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience! Excellent food ans dessert!

    The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel City CenterResponded 7 days ago

    Hello, Thank you for leaving an excellent review! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed dining at our shop. We hope to see you again! -The Cake Bake Shop Team

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised 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 2874 OpenTable diners.

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

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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

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, 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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