From The Bakery today, there's a new tutorial that steps you through the process of getting the Eclipse software set up and working happily with a CakePHP installation.
So you're on a noob on the quest for painless PHP development? You've started using Cake and now you're considering the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment. These are two great first steps. All you need now is a little help getting to know Eclipse and configuring it for maximum effect with CakePHP. This tutorial gathers lots of information already out there, adds a bit of my own, and puts in all in one place.
They work through the installation, how to define a workspace for your project and getting the "bake" command to work directly from the local software.