By Maria Cook
Carmel’s City Center gained a twinkling, tasty new addition July 1. Gwendolyn Rogers, owner of Broad Ripple’s award-winning Cake Bake Shop, has opened a new location in Carmel.
The Cake Bake Shop is known for its elaborate decor, sophisticated atmosphere and unique baked goods. From its mint chocolate chip cake, which was featured in Oprah’s O Magazine in April 2018, to the shop’s well-known Earl’s Court Cake, which has been enjoyed by celebrities such as Garth Brooks and Justin Timberlake, The Cake Bake Shop has plenty of dessert offerings.
The Cake Bake Shop also features a full range of savory offerings, such as soups, salads and larger entrees, like roasted salmon and a classic burger.
The new location features bright white décor and is modeled to look like a house. In the evening, the restaurant’s twinkling lights and illuminated window display — which features a life-sized, animatronic unicorn and crystal chandelier in the shape of a hot air balloon — are difficult to miss. At 3,600 square feet, the Carmel restaurant is much larger than the 1,00-square-foot Broad Ripple location. However, according to Rogers, the eatery’s cottage-like feel has been maintained. There’s even a porch swing, which guests are free to use.
“It is incredible to finally open the doors to all the wonderful guests that have come so far,” Rogers said of the Carmel location’s opening day. “I am beyond excited and thrilled to be a part of the Carmel community. So many happy faces and smiles. My favorite part is sharing the unicorn that is in my display window with all the children that have come by (opening day) and seeing the ladies sitting on the porch swing.”