Icing on the Cake
Great cakes! We choose the banana and it was amazing! We are not cake people normally but fell in love with their cakes. They are a little expensive but I would say worth the price. They also don't do fondant decoration so if you’re looking for that it may not be for you. But, believe me you wouldn't want to mess up their cakes with fondant, their icing is amazing too!! The only down fall we found was that they don't deliver for smaller cakes or orders under a certain amount. However, most places had that policy.
We got our wedding cupcakes from Icing on the Cake and they were fantastic. We opted to just order straight off their specialty cupcakes, and not get anything special frostings or designs done, because the specialty cupcakes were so delicious and looked incredible on their own!
The flavors were all so delicious that it was hard to agree on which ones we wanted to have. The only bummer was their carmel frosting isn't a "summer" frosting - I guess it doesn't stand up to the heat - so they wouldn't let us order those, even though we were getting married indoors. They do have a standard to uphold, so I understand!
We received numerous compliments on the cupcakes and were very pleased that they were all so moist and delicious. They were delivered on time and in perfect condition.
The only downside is, you pay per cupcake for tastings. There is no private tastings or anything of the sort. It didn't bother us a whole lot because the bakery was adorable and everything was good that we just would little by little purchase different flavors and keep a list. But I could see if you didn't have that luxury, it might be hard to do. You can call ahead and place an order to make certain your flavors will be there - which we often did - but there really isn't a place inside to taste them (it is a very small, but VERY cute bakery). I would recommend...
I've been going to Icing on the Cake for birthdays or cookies since I was a little kid, and have always loved them. They have the BEST sweets, just delicious. When I got engaged I immediately knew that I wanted them to do the cake -- BUT, I didn't want a typical stacked, dramatic wedding cake -- I wanted three single tier smaller cakes that I would display on three separate cake stands of varying heights. At first they tried to sell me on the monster tower cakes, but I stayed firm and they agreed to do the simple little cakes instead. This was a MUCH better deal price wise (I'm sorry, but the real "wedding cakes" are out of control expensive and just not worth it to me). We picked up the cakes on the day of the wedding and they looked cute and tested delicious, exactly what I wanted. I'm very glad I went with Icing on the Cake and highly recommend them!
My fiancé, MOH and I went to a cake tasting at Icing on the Cake yesterday and, unfortunately, we weren’t that impressed.
Though the cake was some of the best we’ve tasted, the staff wasn’t prepared for our appointment. We had to stand at the side of the shop – no place to sit – and wait for them to fill and ice cupcakes based on the flavor combinations we’re interested in. It’s a cool concept but not realistic since wedding cakes are stacked/iced a day or two in advance, so there is no way the cake will be that moist and fresh. It’s a little misleading.
They’ll only create round cakes that are separated by pillars; no stacked cakes
There’s a $50 extra charge for Sunday delivery
Price was $150 - $250 more expensive that other quotes we’ve received
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Having been an Icing on the Cake loyal for years I could not imagine another cake at our wedding. The carrot cake was lovely and all it should be. The chocolate cake, however, did not live up to its previous standards. A different filling was used in the sheet cakes than in the round which was a disappointment. I am not sorry we had our IOTC carrot cake but I do think we should have been informed that the sheet cakes would not resemble what we had tasted in the round.
Icing on the Cake has the BEST cake I have ever tasted. I am so glad we found this place in time for our wedding. We ended up going with cupcakes which made it way more affordable than getting a regular wedding cake. Everyone had so much fun tasting the different flavors. Way more fun than getting a slice of whatever is placed in front of you. We had 6 different flavors and they were all amazing. Even the tasting was fantastic. We tasted so many different kinds and even got to take home what we didn't eat. I would higly recommend Icing on the Cake for any event, and cupcakes are a great way to go for a fun twist or if you'd like to save a little bit. I cant wait to go back and get cupcakes with my husband, every year on our anniversary.
Vendor response to review
Thank you for the great review of the bakery! We take pride in our 25 years of baking amazing desserts as well as our customer service. So happy to hear that the cupcakes were such a hit. They are indeed fun, delicious and popular! Thank you again, we appreciate the time taken to say nice things about us.
You made our day,
Lynn and the entire staff
Everyone loved the cakes from Icing On the Cake! The service was amazing and Lynn, the owner, was very sweet and made our day great!
The cake was delicious! We got two flavors: vanilla with lemon filling, and chocolate with rasperry filling. Both were moist and tasty. We also got buttercream icing with a delicate scroll pattern. The cake looked simple and elegant. They also worked with us to use a smaller tiered cake for the cutting, but have extra sheet cake for serving to keep costs down. The one qualm I have is that we had tons of cake left over, so I don't know if our guests just didn't eat it or if they estimate their slice size super big or what. In any event, we enjoyed eating it over the next few days and gave leftovers to friends and family, so I don't think I would change anything. We now stop in for cupcakes whenever we are in the neighborhood.
Note: If you want fondant, don't go here. They don't do it.
Icing on the Cake was maybe the 7th cake place we went tasting, and after tasting the wonderful cupcakes (that's how they do their tasting) we finally found the cake for our wedding! We had vanilla, chocolate, and lemon, and we were very happy with how it turned out; we also received a lot of compliments on the cake. Not as important, but the bakery also sells a lot of other tasty items. Also, while the bakery itself is a bit pricey, the cake prices were very reasonable compared to many other places we tasted. Highly recommended!
We tried a few places, including Sugar, Butter, Flour...and let me tell you, none were as delicious as Icing!!! The fact that they have walk-in tastings every other Saturday should say something...they are really popular. Our wedding cake was simply beautiful, and the tastiest I've ever had! They let you try whatever combinations you want at the tastings, and you can big a different flavor for ever tier if you want! The people there are so helpful, the shop is extremely chic...and they know cake! They also have the most wonderful pastries and cookies. A little pricier, but totally worth it.
Icing on the Cake is a really cute bakery in Los Gatos, and I came with high expectations, having read a ton of great reviews online. I was a bit disappointed that they did not have any private cake tastings. Instead, they have tastings that are first-come, first-serve every 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. Get there early, because when I went, there were a looot of other couples in this little tiny store waiting in line for a taste. Their cake is decent but I think it's definitely on the "too sugary" side. Except for their banana cake - it's too die for...sooo good. I would go here to get desserts for your rehearsal dinner, but I think a wedding cake would be way too much sugariness. Unless you like the banana cake. Also, if you like cupcakes instead of a wedding cake, this place might be a good option too.
Of all the cakes we tasted from different places, the cakes at this bakery were the best. I highly, highly reccomend them.
Loren Weltsch Photography
Everything is absolutely delicious!
Icing on the Cake in Los Gatos has the very best tasting cakes anywhere! Period!
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Just admit it, we all linger at weddings for the cake, and since 1985, we've been invited to thousands. Freshly baked using premium ingredients and never frozen, our ever-popular Chocolate Buttermilk, fresh Banana, Red Velvet and chunky Carrot
cakes, to name a few, have made this little gem of a bakery a word-of-mouth destination.
Cupcakes more your fancy? From toothsome Classics to our amazing Specialty cupcakes, a delightful variety awaits. Wedding Cake tastings are available by appointment Tuesday through Saturday. Just call for information. We also offer one of the largest selections of cake stands in the Bay Area. A welcomed Bridal Shower gift and perfect for reception tables. Stop by to see what all the hoopla is about. Dessert doesn't get any better!