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Icing On the Cake

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50 W Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6813
+1 408-354-2464
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Los Gatos, California
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

If you need a cake this is the only place to get one-order in advance, they run out quick. The carrot cake is the best-you almost think you are eating a dozen carrots.

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

Hi Hal, Thank you so much for your great review of our Carrot cake. I have to admit, it's my personal favorite and it's been here for all of our 31 years. It's like a meal replacement...with icing! Thanks again. Your review made our day, Lynn & the entire staff More 

San Jose, California
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Our go-to place for cakes and cookies. My favorite is their carrot cake. Favorite cookie is a crimble bee! Also love their bread pudding and cupcakes - best vegan cupcakes I have ever had!

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

Thank you, John G, for your great review and for mentioning Carrot cake (personal favorite) Crumble Bees and our vegan cupcakes. We have customers who order those who aren't even vegan, they're just so delicious. Thank you for coming by and sharing your experience. Your review made our day, Lynn & the entire staff More 

California
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I really like Icing on the Cake for its unique bakery items such as the banana cake and banana walnut bread--and I don't even like bananas! The prices reflect what the market will bear in this area without much competition, but that said, their products are good. The cupcakes are attractive and large, but they do have individual slices of... More 

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

Hello mambolimo, Thank you so much for your great review and mentioning so much. Our fresh Banana cake is our top seller. Our products are made with the best ingredients, the real deal. I'm always surprised by the weight of our products. IOTC is 31 this year and love what we do. Thanks for stopping by and enjoying what we... More 

Los Gatos,Ca
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

We had a Pentecost celebration: the birthday of the Church and ordered 2 cakes: one carrot and a marble chocolate - they were both relish. Their recommendations on size are quite more than most people would eat, so be conservative on your ordering. Everyone loved both cakes: they are moist, flavorful and the decorating is excellent. You can order and... More 

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

Thank you, swimmerlg, for your great review of our cakes and for mentioning so much more. I love our Carrot cake, which has been with us since opening day, 31 years. We love what we do and add new products and fun merchandise often, making a trip to IOTC a treat. Thank you for the time taken to write such... More 

Los Gatos, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

We've been going to this bakery for 25+ years and it's never let us down! Some of our favorites cakes are the Chocolate Buttermilk, German Chocolate, Carrot, and Fresh Banana. All are very dense, rich and they use the best quality ingredients. It's a little pricey but worth every bite. Just note that they only make a limited supply of... More 

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Thank LGgirl866
Lynn M, Owner at Icing On the Cake, responded to this review

Hi LG girl, Thank you so much for your great review and so sorry for the late response, I thought I had replied. You mentioned so much and some of our top sellers. IOTC is 31 this year and love what we do. We continue to add new products and the lobby is every changing so every trip to the... More 

Los Gatos, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Icing On The Cake has some of the best cakes around. I have gotten several cakes here for special parties. They always get raved reviews from my guests.

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

Hi Nancy, Thank you so much for your great review of our cakes. We've been in town 31 years and love what we offer and add new products and merchandise quite often so every trip to Icing is fun. You never know what you'll find. Thank you again! Your review made our day, Lynn & the entire staff More 

Los Gatos, California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

My family has loved this bakery from its beginning. Great cakes and cookies, have heard the pies are equally delicious. Under order cake size as they are very dense. When the group can't agree on flavor we buy each person's favorite cupcake. It is pricey!

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

Hello Clayton, Thank you so much for your great review of our products. Yes, we offer delicious pies, too, the berry Pie Pocket being a personal favorite. We appreciate your business and hope you'll stop by again soon. We add new desserts often so a trip to the bakery is always a treat. Your review made our day, Lynn &... More 

Los Gatos, California
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

With all the raving reviews, I was eager to try out this amazing bakery! Unfortunately, my entire family was left disappointed. We got several very different types of upcake, and each was heavy, dense and dry. One frosting was passable, the other was overly sweet. I also got a piece of cake, and while the issues of the cupcakes were... More 

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

Hi Emily, So sorry to hear you were unhappy with our products. True, our cakes are more dense than most bakeries and made with butter, brown sugar and buttermilk. Enjoying them cold vs room temp can also make a difference, texturally and flavor-wise. We're sorry our products aren't to your family's liking but happy to hear you have since found... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We moved from the Bay Area about a decade ago. When planning out recent trip back, the pumpkin bread from Icing on the Cake was one of the few things the kids remembered. Came here on our first day and it lived up to its memory.

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

Thank you for stopping by while visiting the Bay Area and your great review. We are all about consistency! Our Pumpkin loaf is a top seller and available year 'round. How nice that your kids remembered it. It's a personal favorite of mine, for sure. Your review made our day, Lynn & the entire staff More 

Davis, CA
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Cannot go wrong with anything here! Also has the best pumpkin pie. Girlfriend usually does not like pumpkin and cinnamon but was willing to try pumpkin pie. So of course I had to get the best one so we would be more likely to go for more. Voila! she loves it!

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

Thank you, Wayne for your review. We appreciate the time taken to share your positive experience. Happy to hear your girlfriend enjoyed our pumpkin pie. Not a bad way to enjoy vegetables! And then there's carrot cake... Your review made our day, Lynn & the entire staff More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 W Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6813
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: +1 408-354-2464
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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