Now Open: Cake Nightclub in Scottsdale

Scottsdale's nightlife hotspot haven at the corner of Saddlebag Trail and Indian Plaza has been getting a bit hotter the past few weeks thanks to some new arrivals, including the recently opened Cake Nightclub.

Located next door to the equally new Bottled Blond, the self-described "boutique nightclub" located in the former home of EPIQ and the Pussycat Lounge is a sweet slice of upscale French-inspired stylishness that's been hosting DJs and dancing on weekends, as well as sexy shenanigans by its resident "Cakedolls."

Cake opened its doors in late January after a complete makeover that nixed the remnants of its previous identity as EPIQ, which closed rather unceremoniously last summer.

Gone are the former club's equestrian-like elements and the sheer overabundance of mirrors that surrounded its dance floor (and made the place look like a gigantic disco ball) in favor of a more subdued Baroque style resembling a French chateau and featuring lots of dark woods and leather.

But for all its staid and sophisticated appearance, Cake definitely has a wild side. Its proprietors, the Southern California-based EDL Management Group, have been booking a serious selection of selectors from both the local scene and the L.A. area to man the mixers in its posh-looking DJ booth on Friday and Saturday nights.

Talents like VH1's DJ Loczi and Hollywood's DJ Spider have been featured in recent weeks, as has DJ Dijital and even Vanilla Ice, who pulled a surprise appearance a couple of weeks ago.

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Like at most of the upscale nightclubs along Saddlebag Trail, the high-energy jams and club bangers being spun at Cake have helped instigate the ragers going on inside, as well as the scantily clad antics of its so-called "Cakedolls," who sport lingerie and shake their moneymakers to the storms of EDM beats or swing from the aerial hoops hanging from the ceiling.

Needless to say, there's been a line out the door on weekend nights at Cake since its opening, and it's popularity doesn't seem likely to wane anytime soon.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.