Village Bakery, Tyler, TX


"For my boyfriend's 23rd birthday I ordered him a two tier cake from the Village Bakery. I wanted the cake to be special and the staff worked with me to create the most perfect design! I had a vague idea to incorporate my boyfriend's vintage Triumph race car into the cake design, I told the staff they could create whatever they wanted with that design. They did not disappoint! The cake was perfect and captured everything that I wanted it too. My boyfriend and his family were blown away by the details and thoughtfulness that went into the creation.

The cake not only looked like it came out of a magazine, but it was delicious too!!! I continue to recommend the bakery to all of my friends.

The added plus was the price was perfect too!" --Chelsie

"Their cakes are always delicious and never dry. We get cakes from Village Bakery for parties and special occasions. I have loved every single cake we've gotten from there, and I can't believe that I had never had a Village Bakery cake until I started working here! But, I'm glad that I have now! My birthday is next week, and without a doubt I'm getting a birthday cake from there." --Ashley

"I have lived in Tyler,TX most of my 46 yrs. and Village Bakery is a place we have enjoyed since childhood.I had to have a ginger bread cookie whenever my mom would take me. For special occasions her cakes are amazing both in presentation and melt in your mouth. My favorite changes with the seasons... summer favorite has to be strawberry cake, for fall I crave Italian cream cake, Springtime calls for her Easter egg petifores and for the holidays the rolls and chocolate cake with fudge icing are to die for!! Also, my son asks for the Hungarian pull apart bread every time I go. It is like sticky sweet monkey bread that is amazing with coffee or cold milk.

Bettie Smith has continued her same traditions of superb quality and service throughout my lifetime. For a bakery The Village Bakery is superb!!" --Libby

"My daughter's wedding was May 7,2011 in Tyler and she picked Village Bakery to do her cake and also the grooms cake. The cake was very important to her and was the focal point of the reception entrance. She met several times with Bettie to go over ideas and perfect her expectations. Being the expert that Bettie is she made the most perfect cakes we have ever seen. And of course they were delicious. The groom wasn't able to go to the tasting and Bettie sent cake home with us for him to taste. He loved the chocolate and was very excited about His cake. The cakes were more than we could have ever expected and not only was there enough, there was plenty to take home for after the honeymoon. We had two Very Very happy newlyweds and that made us all happy. Thank you Bettie and staff for all your hard work and expertise." --Patty

"My wife and I ordered our wedding cakes from the Village Bakery and we were very pleased with them. They were very tasty and very well decorated. When we talked to Bettie about what we wanted she was very helpful and made the whole experience painless. Several months later we ordered a Blues Clues birthday cake for our sons 3rd birthday party, and it was awesome. The Blues Clues decorations were adorable, and my son still talks about his Blues Clues cake! I would definately recomend The Village Bakery to anyone in need of a cake or other baked goods for any occasion." --Trace

"I have been a visitor to the Village Bakery for over twenty years. When my children were young a quick stop for gingerbread men or women or cookies was a must. My dinner guest enjoyed the most delicious desserts that a forty mile drive from Athens could afford. And when my daughter decided to marry, she chose to use the Village Bakery for her wedding cake. The cake was delivered on time to the Athens Country Club, an out of town venue, and was not only delicious but was gorgeously decorated and expertly adorned with brilliant crystals. Of all the vendors we dealt with planning the wedding, we knew through past experience that we need not worry about the cake. Thank you Betty, David and the Village Bakery team for making our most important events throughout the years consistently memorable!" --Connie

" I was a guest at a wedding where both cakes came from Village Bakery. The cakes were both decorated very classically, and fit the decor of the wedding very well. Generally, I am disappointed by "wedding cakes," however, these cakes proved to be very moist and tasted like something my grandmother would make for my birthday. Next time I'm in Tyler, I may have to stop in! " --Leigh

" Have been going to Village Bakery for many years, and have never been dissipointed in anything there. The staff is always helpful, and the quality of the baked items has never changed. When alot of businesses are cutting back, Village has managed to keep the same wonderful items in stock, without skimping on ingredents. Many a party and family gathering has been blessed with the treats from Village, and will continue to be so for as long as they are around. " ---Julia

" Everything they make is fantastic, and you don't have to buy in bulk- if all you want is one cookie, they'll sell you one cookie! I recommend their Gingerbread Men for a special treat! " --Thomas

"My daughter had her wedding this past weekend at The Arbors with over 225 people attending. The Village bakery made both the brides cake and the grooms cake and we could not have been more pleased. I had multiple people come to me to ask who made the cakes and how delicious the fondant and the cake taste. Most times Fondant is unedible but on both cakes was just devine. Both cakes were extremely moist and were both done to our specifications. Betty was one of the most nicest people that we dealt with throughout the wedding as a whole and I wholeheartedly recommend Village Bakery to everyone I come in contact with. " --Henson

" For years we have depended on Village Bakery without disappointment. When my daughter announced her wedding plans, I knew I needed to make sure Betty could bake one more of her fabulous Italian Cream cakes for us. It was so perfect--moist, tasty, beautiful and just what we had wanted. The groom's cake also was a wonderful creation that must have been great because I don't think I got a bite of it! Thank you Betty for another job well done. " --Mary

" I have ordered cakes with Village Bakery many time and have never had a complaint. There cakes are awesome and the cumstomer service was wonderful. My son's birthday cake was delicious and decorated great!! Mrs Betty recommended Strawberry cake and I have to say it was everyone's favorite. Thanks for your suggestion!! " --Katherine

" I was adamant the most unique and special cake should be made for my daughter's baby shower. Our home town of Lufkin doesn't have a bakery that even compares to "The Village Bakery". I am thrilled a friend referred them as they were very accommodating with great suggestions, easy to work with, and surpassed my greatest expectations. The delicious tasting, two tiered strawberry cake was a masterpiece decorated identical to the shower invitation, personalized with our baby's name and the creamy vanilla matching petit fours melted in your mouth. "The Village Bakery" was worth the drive and will be the place from where I will order all of my future party baked goods! Thank you so much to "The Village Bakery" and staff!!!! " --Denise

" I love this place! Their baked goodies are the best in East Texas, and their front counter employees are very patient and helpfull. I ordered my wife's birthday cake from them back in January and it turned out great. All of our guests loved the cake and my wife did too. Thank you to the Village Bakery for helping to make my wife's birthday special. " --Michael

" Outstanding Bakery I used Village Bakery to make a cake for my daughter's 1st birthday and the cake was nothing short of excellent. Not only was the cake good and the design, but I received excellent service from the time I called to place the order to the time we went to pick the cake up. Ms. Bettie always put that special touch on the cakes I order and I appreciate it so much. Every opportunity I get I use Village Bakery. (which is about 3-4 times a year!) " --Shastee

" Much Improved Customer Service I would agree with most of the previous reviewers. Their cakes, pies, and cookies are to die for but their customer service was rude and horrible. I believe they have corrected that problem. I called and special ordered a cake. The young man was so helpful and patient with me. When I picked it up there was a young man and an older gentlemen working. I had to wait as they were helping other customers. As I was waiting, I noticed how friendly they were. The older gentleman helped me with my cake and was so nice. I rarely went there as the atmosphere was so unfriendly but I will be stopping by more often now. I am glad I gave them another chance, I have really missed their Fudge Brownie Pie! " --Deborah

"I stopped by your bakery twice in July while I was in Tyler visiting with friends and family. I grew up in Tyler, loved your bakery long ago, and I continue to think you have a wonderful business. Thank you for providing such delicious bakery items for all to enjoy. I am sincere when I say that I rarely come across a bakery as fine as your place." --Kevin

"I just wanted to let you all know that I was born and raised in Tyler, and every time my grandmother and I went shopping for the day, we would stop by and she would buy me a gingerbread man. They are the very best! I miss not being able to take my own kids there. Keep up the good work. The Village Bakery is very close to my heart, and I will always have the very best memories of the bakery!" --Lori

"We used this bakery to prepare a graduation cake for our granddaughter and they did an outstanding job. I don't think we ever bought a prepared cake that was more delicious. We will always use them whenever we can." --Joe

"My family and I have frequented the Village Bakery over the years, purchasing a little of everything, but, mostly the chocolate fudge cakes. In my opinion, it's the best around. I'm always happy going in to the bakery taking in the wonderful aromas of baked goods. Then, I leave, even happier, with a heavy, white box of chocolate-y fudge-y decadence that I know is going to put smiles on my family and friends!" --Janet

"I would like to thank Bettie for all the wonderful cakes she has made for our family over the years. My daughter's 16th birthday cake was perfect and delicious. I am excited to see the cake she is doing for my daughter's graduation. I have always received exceptional service. I am thankful our community has Village Bakery. --Kristin