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Icing On the Cake

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50 W. Main Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030
+1 408-354-2464
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Icing on the Cake is an amazing retail bakery located in downtown Los...
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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  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best cakes in the area

Icing on the cake is my go-to bakery. All of their ingredients are top notch, their finished products beautiful and delicious. It is a cute, upbeat shop with knowledgable and cheerful staff. Shop contains pertinent extras like greeting cards, plates, napkins, bday candles and small gift items... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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northern california
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Icing on the cake is my go-to bakery. All of their ingredients are top notch, their finished products beautiful and delicious. It is a cute, upbeat shop with knowledgable and cheerful staff. Shop contains pertinent extras like greeting cards, plates, napkins, bday candles and small gift items. Usually I call ahead to place a cake order but they always have... More 

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

Good Morning! Thank you so much for your amazing review of the bakery. I appreciate that you said so much and included our staff and fun merchandise. Icing on the Cake is 31 years old this year and we love what we do. Thank you for sharing your experience....so well! You're review made our day, Lynn & the entire staff More 

Los Gatos, California
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Their carrot cake is perfection. Icing spot on. I defy any baker to produce a better product than you will find here. Forget calories. Forget you personal indulgence allowance. Stop. Take time to enjoy.

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Thank Joey_108
Lynn M, Owner at Icing On the Cake, responded to this review

Hello Joey, You just made my week. Thank you so much for your amazing review of our super chunky Carrot cake. It has been with the bakery since the day we opened, 31 years this year. It is a personal favorite and almost a meal! Thank you for sharing the Carrot cake love.......so nicely stated! Lynn & the entire staff More 

San Jose
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our go to place for all special occasion cakes. It is expensive but a great product that will never disappoint you. They also have several cakes buy the slice and cupcakes. Each year they make a special anniversary cake for us that looks like a top tier of a wedding cake.

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Thank laurals2016
Lynn M, Owner at Icing On the Cake, responded to this review

Hello Laural, Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review of the bakery. Even bigger thanks for including us in your anniversary celebration. Icing on the Cake is 31 years old this year and we love what we do. We love our customers. They keep us going and the new treats coming! Your review made our day, Lynn & the... More 

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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Uniquely created cakes with artistic touch. The only connection to regular cupcakes is the name. Expensive but worth every penny. Local must stop shop.

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

Thank you Alex, P, for your great review of our cakes and cupcakes. They are jam-packed with quality ingredients, the only way to bake. We love our 31 years and appreciate the shout-out. Your review made our day! Lynn & the entire staff More 

Los Gatos, California
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favorite bakery in Los Gatos and we've been patronizing it for over 20 years. Start with their famous carrot cake and then move on to just about anything. Items are a bit pricey but the quality is first-rate.

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Thank Cali4niaDreamer
Lynn M, Owner at Icing On the Cake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review of our famous Carrot cake and the bakery. We appreciate your 20 years of loyalty, almost the entire time we've been open (31 years this year!). We love what we do and continue to add new products, and of course, stick to the staple products that put us on the map. Your... More 

Mountain View, California
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

One of, if not THE best. It's a little overwhelming for a 1st timer, as there are loads of choices (tough problem to have, I know). I had a cupcake and took home a bar and some cookies. Everything was super fresh and tasty and wonderful!

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

Hi Danit, Thank you so much for your great review and for discovering the bakery. We offer an amazing variety, overwhelming, yes! We celebrated our 30th year this year and love what we do. Please come by again and work your way down our cases. It's really fun! Your review made our day, Lynn & the entire staff More 

San Francisco
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It can get busy but man do they have the best loaf cakes. They are not kidding when they say the banana bread is the best!!! Family loves when I come home with the little pink bakery box.

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Thank outoftheoffice2010
Lynn M, Owner at Icing On the Cake, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of our Banana loaf. We sell lots of our loaf slices. They are a staple item, just like our famous Banana cake with cream cheese icing. If you've not tried that one, do. It is SO delicious! Your review made our day, Lynn & the entire staff More 

Los Gatos, CA
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great little bakery in downtown Los Gatos. Cookies, pies, cakes are all fabulously delicious. Guaranteed to make you smile. And the people are nice too ...

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

Thank you, Marty, for your great review and mentioning that we're nice, too! That means so much. We turned 30 this year and love what we offer. We appreciate that you do, too. Your review made our day, Lynn & the entire staff More 

Los Gatos, California
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84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I used to get cookies on my lunch hour from them, when their bakery was a tiny hole-in-the wall that no one had ever heard of. Since that time (1985), I've followed the success of this bakery. I've travelled extensively throughout the world, and this is still the best bakery I've ever found. Sometimes if you go there late in... More 

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Thank ClaireWilson36
Lynn M, Owner at Icing On the Cake, responded to this review

Hello Claire Wilson! First off, I am sorry for the delayed response. You can tell the Holidays were in the middle of your heartfelt review. I appreciate that you said mentioned so and have known us since we were in that tiny little house. That means a lot. Icing on the Cake is 31 years old this year and we... More 

Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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219 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The cupcakes are way too sweet and not quite cooked thru. Maybe cause thanksgiving rush? But the 3 Grandies couldn't eat any of the 6 except the lemon one. The chocolate was too rich, the others just too sweet and doughy. Maybe should try slices of cake next time. And at $ 20+ for 6 cupcakes, you'd hate to have... More 

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

Hello Hafkiwi, We are sorry to read that you don't like our products. Yes, sweet and rich are what most products are, but we do offer so many other items that you might have enjoyed. The cake chunks have much less icing vs the ratio on the cupcakes, so much less sweet. I do appreciate that you mentioned our sweet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 W. Main Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: +1 408-354-2464

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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