Icing on the Cake is all about nostalgia. The pleasure of baking began when I was strong enough to pull a chair to my mother's side to observe her weekly ritual of keeping the family's sweet tooth satisfied. Opening my lunch box to see a treat waitin … show more
Icing on the Cake is all about nostalgia. The pleasure of baking began when I was strong enough to pull a chair to my mother's side to observe her weekly ritual of keeping the family's sweet tooth satisfied. Opening my lunch box to see a treat waiting for me was a thrill beyond belief. After school, I'd sneak into the cookie jar, holding the knob tightly so it wouldn't rattle the metal lid, allowing me to get in and out without even alerting the family dog. As an adult, I've continued this ongoing relationship with butter and sugar. We have quite a history together, the three of us! Creating desserts as well as sharing them is definitely what I am meant to do in this lifetime. I'm doing what I love. Maybe it's my Italian heritage that plays such a part in the pleasure of knowing so many people enjoy our desserts. We opened our tiny little door in September of 1985 in Los Gatos, California, with no idea that it would become such a wonderful addition to a great community. We grew slowly over the years, and in time expanded our wholesale business to a nearby commercial kitchen. The first fifteen years were in an old house behind a wonderful gelato shop. We became the town's "best-kept" secret, and easy to miss if you weren't one of our devoted regulars. The opportunity to relocate to a beautiful new building on one of the town's bustling streets came in 2001. We combined our wholesale and retail operations allowing us to thrive today with more exposure and efficiency. The irresistible aroma of vanilla, chocolate and spices together with our fabulous selection, will overwhelm you once inside - leaving you in a wonderful state of indecision.
Their cupcakes are AMAZING. The flavors are truly wonderful and I've got friends from San Francisco to LA hooked on them. Their cookies, cakes, cupcakes and breads are all delicious. I've never had anything that was just "ok" from them.