Good Friday to you all! Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead. I’m sharing a place today that you may want to add to your plans if you are near Indianapolis – if not this weekend then some time in the future. :)
Some friends and I did what I call a “lady date” the other day and headed out to one of my favorite spots in Indy, Broad Ripple. I had heard of the Cake Bake Shop but hadn’t been yet, and it was a TREAT. I just had to share it with you all. If you can’t visit at least you can admire the design.
Obviously, I’m usually in yoga paints, covered with paint, hair in a pony tail – so putting on actual pants and acting like a lady was a nice treat. (Although seriously, I’d wear yoga pants everywhere if I could.)
You just feel so girly when you walk in:
Although there were plenty of men stopping in for treats too. ;) You’ll see why in a minute.
Seriously…marble everywhere. Beautiful fixtures, white plates, shimmering glass – it was so beautiful!:
THIS is why I feel white is classic in a kitchen. It never ages -- this looks like it could be a French bistro 100 years ago but still feels completely right for now. Loved it:
The paint all actually had a slight pink tone to it, but you get my gist. ;)
There were so many lovely details everywhere we looked. We were oohing and ahhing like crazy:
There’s a back room that was just as pretty:
We sat up front at small round marble pedestal tables near this adorable window display:
Now…the best part. The desserts…
There were pies, cakes, cobbler, bars, cookies…everything you could think of.
We tried their house Moscato and it was SO good, and I love little details like the small ice. That ice is my favorite:
Those were the coolest wine glasses I’ve ever seen – the stem was insanely tall and skinny. I’d break one in two seconds flat at my house but they were so pretty.
We all had cake – I had the carrot cake and it is almost as good as my Dad’s recipe – which is saying a lot. It was SO good. We tried some macarons and the hot sipping chocolate was crazy good:
You’ll notice the sparkles – yes. Edible sparkles on everything. You can’t help but feel girly and giddy in this place.
There’s a window where we watched them prepare the desserts for easily five minutes. We were in a trance:
It was such a lovely time and I can’t wait to go back. If you live in Indy I highly recommend checking it out. Even if you don’t live nearby, I would put it on your list for your next trip. (Cause I’ve already told you how awesome Indianapolis is here and here.)
Even the boxes they give you to take treats home to the family are beautiful:
My husband loved the sparkles. ;)
Have any of you locals been to the this shop yet? Now that the weather is warming up you need to check it out!