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Icing On the Cake

50 W. Main Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6813
408-354-2464
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Ranked #2 of 132 Restaurants in Los Gatos
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dessert
Description: Icing on the Cake is an amazing retail bakery located in downtown Los Gatos, California. Since 1985, an impressive selection of buttery, made-from-scratch cakes, cookies, brownies & bars, loaves and pies have stood ready to tempt anyone with a sweet tooth. Icing on the Cake also offers fun gift items, a large selection of cake stands, greeting cards and seasonal merchandise. Come see why this little gem of a bakery has such a devoted following.
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English first
Los Gatos, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Best Patisserie Shop outside Europe? What else can be said, besides its delicious, we pick something up at least once a week and it never is just average. It is almost like stopping at our favorite Paris patisseries...

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Lynn M, Owner at Icing On the Cake, responded to this review

Hello Matt, Thank you so much for the great review on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate the comparison to the European Patisserie experience. We have always strived for "above average" and feel that's what has put us on the map. This week we celebrate 29 years of baking in Los Gatos...good timing! You made our day, Lynn & the entire staff More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Barely average cakes & cupcakes!! Seriously don't unrest an the hype! Cake was dry & frosting stiff! Not the best in LG at all!! Try Nothing Bunt cakes! They are way better!!!

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san francisco
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Everything tastes wonderful here. I have ordered birthday cakes from here for many years. If you want a cake during their busy season, wedding and holiday, make sure you order way in advance. I tried to order a birthday cake the beginning of June and was told that they were not taking anymore orders due to high volume. I was... More

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Lynn M, Owner at Icing On the Cake, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your great review of the bakery - you mentioned so much! Yes, we do have several times per year when we have to cut off orders, May/June being one of our busiest seasons. Pre-ordering a week or two ahead is always recommended or call to see what's fresh right then. So sorry to have disappointed... More

Los Gatos, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

They do a nice job and are pricey. I'd see if you can taste before you commit to a whole cake. I bought two cakes for a party and was was great, the other not so much. I gave them 4 instead of 3 for their great merchandising. It's a fun place to walk into.

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Los Gatos, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I live in town and come here every few weeks. Everything there is fantastic, but the banana bread cake is the best. It tended to be a bit crowded inside, but recently the shop doubled in size and that took care of any issues. The staff is friendly and fast. The cake design is top notch. You just cannot go... More

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Lynn M, Owner at Icing On the Cake, responded to this review

Hi Bob, Thank you so much for your great review of the bakery. We appreciate that you also mentioned the expansion,which has made a trip to IOTC so much better, especially during holidays and on crowded weekends. Our fresh Banana cake is our top selling, by the way. Thanks for the shout out! You made our day, Lynn & the... More

Boynton Beach, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

As soon as I got to Los Gatos, I ran to Icing on the Cake. They have expanded their beautiful shop and it's even nicer than before (and that was pretty nice!!). Their cakes and cupcakes are just spectacular; light and airy and sinfully delicious! My favorite is the Red Velvet cupcake. I ate a whole one in two bites!!!... More

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Lynn M, Owner at Icing On the Cake, responded to this review

Hi Amorito, Thank you for your great review of the bakery. You even mentioned our expansion! We put a lot of care into our products and appreciate that you enjoy them so much. Thank you for making a stop during your travels to the area. You really made our day. Lynn & the entire staff More

Los Gatos, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A friend brought a box of their cookies and every one was absolutely wonderful. I have enjoyed their cakes too. We had a retirement lunch for my sister and they did such a wonderful job designing a cake with a Paris theme.

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Lynn M, Owner at Icing On the Cake, responded to this review

Hello Orlando, Thank you so much for your great review. We offer so many cookies, happy to hear you had a nice sampling. They are as popular as our cakes. Thank you for including us in your sister's celebration, too. Your review made our day! Lynn & the entire staff More

San Jose, California, Usa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you like baked goods (and who doesn't) this is the palce to go. They have wonderful cookies, cakes and brownies. Some seasonal items as well.

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Lynn M, Owner at Icing On the Cake, responded to this review

Hi Chris, Thank you for the nice review of the bakery. We appreciate that you stopped by and enjoyed what we have to offer. You made our day, Lynn & the entire staff More

San Jose, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

My fiancé and I love this place. We go here for the cupcakes. We have tried cupcakes from several different places and we always seem to come back here. We have had our share of low quality cupcakes and I just rather spend my money on something I know I would enjoy- something that is good! Sometimes we drive up... More

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Lynn M, Owner at Icing On the Cake, responded to this review

S E, Thank you for your great review of our cupcakes and customer service. We're proud of our large selection of made-from-scratch desserts. We're in our 29th year of baking in downtown Los Gatos and our goal remains to offer something for every taste. Thank you for saying so much. You made our day, Lynn & the entire staff More

San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I have always been pleased with the quality & presentation of the cakes baked here. They are moist, very dense and packed with flavor. Our favorites are the banana cake with cream cheese frosting, and the peanut butter cake with dark chocolate frosting.

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Lynn M, Owner at Icing On the Cake, responded to this review

Hi Flowerfun! Thank you so much for your fantastic review of the bakery, it really made our day! Yes, our cakes are dense and moist, most are made with brown sugar, butter and buttermilk. It makes such a huge difference! I happen to love our peanut butter cake and many aren't familiar with it. Thanks for mentioning it and thanks... More

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