CARMEL, Ind. (WTHR) — A two and a half year labor of love is about to open its doors in Carmel.
The new Cake Bake shop opens on Monday, July 1, 2019.
This week, owner and creator, Gwendolyn Rogers, gave me an exclusive, first look inside at the beautiful new shop.
From the custom-made chandeliers and marble floors with gold inlaid lettering with the name of the floor welcoming you in, the whole place is dreamy.
And that's fitting because every last detail is Rogers' vision, planned and carried out over the last two and a half years.
"I'm extremely happy. I'm relieved," she said. "I've got a lot of emotions: it's happiness, it's anxiety, it's excitement."
And she should be happy.
In just over five years, Rogers went from making cakes at home for friends and family, to running a powerhouse brand recognized by Oprah. She picked Rogers' Mint Chocolate Chip Cake as one of her "favorite things."
"Never in a million years, didn't expect it," she said. "And not only has it been on Oprah, but now I'm going to have 11 on Williams-Sonoma starting July 11. So I sell them nationwide. I actually bought a map that we put upstairs in our office, and it has about 1,000 pins in it, and its where all the cakes from Williams-Sonoma orders have gone. And it's just insane, it's gone nationwide."
The new location, which is on the top deck of the City Center in Carmel has the same charm as her Broad Ripple location with a little more glitz and glamour and whole lot more space.
"We can seat 154 people here in the whole restaurant, and we can seat 36 in Broad Ripple in the whole restaurant. So, this is a lot better," she said.
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