My 1965 turquoise Easy-Bake Oven deserves some credit.
There was surely a bakery in my future when half of the cake
batter was eaten before it passed under the light bulb.
My love of baking began as a little girl, using plant saucers to
make sawdust pies in our backyard playhouse. When strong
enough to pull a stool to the countertop, I watched my
Mom's weekly tradition of baking for our family. Pure joy.
With no formal training or food-related job experience
(not entirely recommended) an opportunity came in
September 1985 to open a 300 square foot bakery
in the back of an old house off N. Santa Cruz Avenue
in Los Gatos, California.
Hard work and long hours being the least of my worries,
I dove in. We were well-hidden (sizable understatement)
but the irresistible aroma worked its charm.
Icing on the CAke
is about nostalgia.
With the help of a small but enthusiastic crew
who shared my vision, our bakery case
(yes, one case) was filled daily
with made-from-scratch cakes,
cookies, brownies, cupcakes, and pies.
Word started to spread that there was a buttery
little bakery in downtown Los Gatos worth finding.
We became known as "the best kept secret."
After 15 years of learning and growing,
we relocated to a brand new building on
W. Main Street in February 2001.
October 2013 brought the opportunity to
expand into the adjacent space, occupying
the entire building. With our expanded lobby, kitchens, and a lot more help, we now offer
a greater selection of ever-growing
baked goods and unique merchandise.
Icing on the Cake and its hard-working, inspired staff continue to offer premium products, including
vegan, wheat-free, flourless, nut-free, and egg-free varieties. If you're not familiar with our bakery,
we hope this website gives you a taste of what makes Icing on the Cake so amazing.
It is such an honor to create the desserts you love, share, and include in your celebrations.
Just what I set out to do in 1985.