In true best-team-ever fashion, my coworkers took me out for an early farewell lunch this week. They scheduled it for a day everyone could come, including our tech rep who works remotely in Atlanta. I felt so special having everyone there at the same time!
They didn’t tell me where we were going beforehand but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I had my hopes up for the Cake Bake Shop. This is known as *my* place on the team – totally girly but totally delicious with a focus on sweets 🙂 They took me there for my birthday lunch last summer and I hadn’t been back since. It was definitely on my Indy Bucket List for places to go before we move, and I had so much fun going with everyone else!
They rented out a private room for us which was so beautiful and cozy for a leisurely lunch together.
While Cake Bake is most famous for their desserts, I honestly get more excited about the quiche. There’s nothing like it anywhere else! So I have to order it every time at Cake Bake, and I fall in love all over again no matter what kind it is. Warning: if you eat this quiche, it will ruin all other quiche for you forever.
The quiche of the day when we went was broccoli and shallot and I ate every last bite. The crust is buttery, the eggs literally melt in your mouth…I am drooling as I type this. The waiter told us last time that they bake it for 4 hours!
Of course we each got a slice of cake – or more accurately, a wedge of cake – afterward. Some take home boxes were needed but we could fit in a few bites at least! I finally got to try their Cookie Dough Cake, which is seasonal so they haven’t had it before when I’ve gone. As a cookie dough fanatic this was sheer perfection. The cookie dough and fudge layer are what my dreams are made of, and the chocolate chip cookie as a garnish? You’ve gotta be kidding me – so cute and a tasty touch.
As much as I love the food and atmosphere down to every last detail of the Cake Bake Shop, the company is what made this lunch truly special for me. They made sure I know I’ll be missed and definitely don’t make it easy to move away! I’m lucky because Cake Bake ships, so I know I can still get my cake fix 😉 I just need to figure out a way to get all my coworkers out to VA too…
This is one sweet memory I’ll be happy to take with me when we go! And I’m glad I have a few more weeks left with these guys still to soak it up.