Great Bakes: Cakes

Now you can have your cake, eat it too, and maybe even share a slice, if you can bear giving any up.
Photography by Tony Valainis

Borage / Zoë Taylor
If you have ever popped over to Zoë Taylor’s Instagram page to see her pastries and cakes, you’ll be happy to know her bakery, Borage, is well in the works. Stans will soon be able to come face to face with the cakes we’ve all been drooling over in 2-D form for the last few years. Her passion for flavors, herbs, and design make her culinary creations nothing less than works of art. 1609 N. Lynhurst Dr., Speedway,

The Cheesecake Lady
Cassie Smith-Johnson got her start making cheesecakes for friends and family and sharing photos on Facebook. Next thing you know, her creations were in grab-and-go coolers around Indy, and a successful wholesale business was born. Recently she opened her own shop in Butler-Tarkington, where you can grab single servings or whole cheesecakes or attend her curated events. 305 W. 42nd St.

The Flying Cupcake
When Kate Drury opened her first Indy storefront in 2007, it was one of only a few cupcakeries in the country. Now, with four locations, two dessert trucks, and a long list of awards, The Flying Cupcake’s cred is a no-brainer. 4026 E. 82nd St.; 423 Massachusetts Ave.; 831 S. Rangeline Rd., Carmel; 789 U.S. 31 S, Greenwood; 317-396-2696

Zoë’s World of Cakes
Natasha “Lucky” Anderson creates stunning, 3-D specialty cakes. As a sculptor in high school, pastry art seemed a natural path. She weaves sculpting and creativity into what is now Zoë’s World of Cakes—named after daughter. She’s won the Indianapolis Ace of Cakes contest, baked for the Indianapolis Fever and the Indianapolis Pacers, and appeared on Food Network’s Halloween Wars. 2442 Central Ave.