So you know how 2017 is my Year of Health? Well I had to end 2016 with cake. It only seemed fitting.
For anyone in the Indianapolis area, head up north to Broad Ripple and check out The Cake Bake Shop. Featured on Food Network’s “Guilty Pleasures” you will absolutely love your visit to this quaint little shop. I wanted to take one of my friends to experience one of my favorite spots in the city for a day of “indulging & divulging” – eating and chatting at its finest.
The decor is elegant, yet over the top (in a good way), as you step into a winter wonderland of pinks, ivories, golds & silvers. There is typically a wait, and given that we went during the holiday madness, my friend & I knew we’d likely have to wait a while. Luckily, we were able to sit at the “bar” and get served right away.
We decided to try out the Pink Passion Champagne Cocktail – served in the world’s largest wine glass. This drink is incredible. Pink moscato & sparkling wine, paired with lavender & desert pear, this cocktail is fruity yet not too sweet.
We decided to each get a different slice of cake and share. I’ll admit that one slice is probably good enough for two people, but I don’t judge. Eat the cake. Eat all the cake. There were too many to choose from, so why settle with one piece?
Because you have to…we go a slice of the Earls Court Chocolate Cake (the one highlighted on Food Network) and to lighten it up, the Raspberry Champagne Cake. Our waiter described it as boozy cake so how could we resist?
Do you see that sea salt on the Earls Court cake?????? YUMMMM
My favorite was the Raspberry Champagne cake. I love a good white cake, and this has fresh raspberries, light cream, and a hint of champagne. I could have eaten 3 slices, but that’s a story for another day.
The Earls Court will not disappoint, but you need to be ready for how indulgent this dessert really is! This cake is definitely for sharing.
If you’re not into cake & champagne (which I’m not sure who those people are…), there are smaller desserts like cookies, brownies & macarons. They offer tea & coffee (in fact, they have a traditional afternoon tea I’m dying to try). Plus, if you’re interested in a savory option, there are sandwiches & soups to have a full lunch!
The Cake Bake Shop is a must-visit for anyone headed to Indianapolis!