Ms. Myrtle’s Bakery Shoppe, 2020 Emancipation Avenue, Houston, Texas 77003 (713) 951-9211
Myrtle Zachary Jackson started Not Jus’ Donuts Bakery along with her daughters in 2000 as a single unit retail bakery located in the historic Third Ward area. Ms. Myrtle was committed to providing high quality baked goods for all occasions including wedding cakes and the like. Coming from a family of great bakers and cooks baking was in her DNA. Myrtle developed a passion for creating heavenly desserts. Many of her desserts are made from old family recipes that have been passed down with some are nearly 180 years old. Myrtle was inspired to start this business after she buried her father who didn’t leave her any type of a legacy or inheritance, she decided then that she would be the last Zachary in her family to not leave a legacy behind for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and so on. Myrtle’s desire to open a bakery was to share with the world the sweet goodness she grew upon and to build a legacy.
On Sept. 29, 2021 Ms. Myrtle passed away and in honor of our mother/Founder & CEO we changed the name of our business to Ms. Myrtle’s Bakery Shoppe in her honor. Her legacy will live on with the 2nd and 3rd generation continuing in her memory.
Our Awards and Accolades:
Top 6 Bakeries in U.S. with the Best Tea Cakes Dec 2021 – Featured in Texas Monthly October 2021
2021 Houston’s Top Best Wedding Cake Baker – 2020 Houston’s Top Best Wedding Cake Baker
2019 Houston’s Top Best Wedding Cake Baker – 2018 Houston’s Top Best Wedding Cake Baker
2017 Houston’s Top 50 Black Professional/Entrepreneurs Award – 2017 Houston’s KHOU Best Bakery
2017 Houston’s Best Wedding Cake Baker – 2015 Family Business Achievement Award
2015 Houston’s A-List Best Bakery Ranked 3rd, – 2014 Houston’s A-List Best Bakery Ranked 4th
2012 Houston’s A-List Best Bakery Ranked 5th – 2011 KPRC Houston’s Best Bakery Ranked 2nd
2010 KPRC Houston’s 6th Best Bakery – 2009 Houston’s Best Cakes 5th place
Featured on KPRC Channel 2 2021 – Featured on KHOU Channel 112021
Featured on 39 News – Featured on Debra Duncan 2015 and 2014
Featured on Fox News 2015 – 2020 – Featured on Channel 13 2016
TLC “Buddy’s Bakery Rescue” episode aired 7/29/2014
Our family, is committed to making your experience with us as memorable as the occasion you are planning. We are very proud of our creativity, customer satisfaction and most especially our aim for bakery perfection. What makes our bakery unique? Everything we bake is filled with passion, love and goodness in every bite. We are deeply grateful to you, our loyal customers. For your commitment to us, we make these commitments to you.
Welcome to Ms. Myrtle’s Bakery Shoppe formerly (Not Jus’ Donuts Bakery)! Growing up in Texas, I knew about good pound cakes and pies long before I could bake. You see, I come from a long line of great bakers and those very same recipes my ancestors used were passed down to me; some of which are over a 180 years old.
I was always surrounded by good food and a strong family, growing up, most of us lived on the same street. My grandmother Rosie and Aunt Johnell taught me at an early age how to bake. My father Jesse and mother Dorothy were instrumental in my love for great tasting food because they were great cooks and bakers too.
But the truth be told, it was my Aunt Johnell who really taught me the true art of baking. When I think about it, it seemed like she would always have something sweet baking in her oven, which is why I loved hanging out at her home as a child. You see, Aunt Johnell lived across the street, so I was only a hop, skip and a jump away from the sweet aroma of her wonderful desserts. Everything she knew about baking she learned from her mother Delia. Great Grandmother Delia was from the Igbo tribe off the Island of Cameroon. She was brought to America as a slave and at some point in time found herself on a plantation in a city of Fayetteville County, Texas. She was a tall dark woman whose task was working in the field. Though she worked the fields by day, in the evenings she cooked for many of the slaves on the plantation. Word got around to the plantation owner about her good cooking and he and his family experienced just how true it was. He demoted the current cook to work the fields and promoted my great grandmother to be the cook and live in the big house. She was their cook for many decades until she retired.
Baking is in my blood, because I come from a long line of bakers and cooks. This is what inspired me to open a retail bakery in 2000. My only desire when opening the bakery was to share my natural gift for baking and love for great food with the rest of the world. For the past 14 years that is exactly what we’ve been doing here in Houston, TX.
In Texas we like everything big, bold, flavorful and yes, a little sweet. Our baked goods are made without preservatives and as always we add a cup of love to everything we bake. When you purchase from Ms. Myrtle’s Bakery Shoppe you are not only getting a quality dessert that taste and looks good, you are also tasting a piece of my history.
We are truly a family business! Our team of expert bakers consists of Ms. Myrtle (mother) and her daughters Andrea and Rosharon. This team hasn’t changed since our inception over 20 years ago.
The bonding love of family has kept us together, and the commitment to serving our customers has kept us thriving.
We love what we do, and it shows!
Our family, is committed to making your experience with us as memorable as the occasion you are planning. We are very proud of our creativity, customer satisfaction and most especially our aim for bakery perfection. What makes our bakery unique? Everything we bake is filled with passion, love and goodness in every bite.We are deeply grateful to you, our loyal customers. For your commitment to us, we make these commitments to you.