Handmade Sweets, Tasty Treats, & Legacy at Tell Me Something Sweet Bakery!

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Baking is a pastime that I absolutely enjoy but rarely get the opportunity to do. I vividly remember the time spent in my grandmother’s kitchen as a child making pound cake, cookies, and pastries. On those days that I’m craving something sweet and yummy but don’t necessarily want or have time to bake, my local bakery is the next best thing.

Tell Me Something Sweet Bakery Has Now Entered the Chat

This Black-owned Collin County bakery, located in McKinney, serves up fresh, delicious, and delightfully-baked items that are NOT mass produced. What sets Tell Me Something Sweet Bakery apart is its commitment to quality and fresh ingredients. Fresh butter, cream, eggs, sugar, and spices are the foundation of the baked goods they make every day in their kitchen.

Old-fashioned third-generation recipes made with care and ready to be picked up for your special event or Sunday supper, delivered locally as a gift, or shipped nationwide.

Lemon Pound Cake with Lemons
Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream, Tell Me Something Sweet Bakery

Handmade Sweets

Tell Me Something Sweet Bakery has a variety of handmade baked goods to choose from.


Apple Pie, Peach Cobbler, and Sweet Potato Pie


Carrot Cake, Chocolate Chocolate Layer Cake, Fresh Apple Cake, German Chocolate Pound Cake, Loco Cocoa Pound Cake, Luscious Lemon Pound Cake, Pound Cake Trifecta, Red Velvet Cake, Sassy Strawberry Pound Cake, and Yellow Layer Cake


Bar Trio (Four Lemon and Pecan Bars each, plus their signature Chocolate Brownies), Chocolate Brownies, Lemon Bars, and Pecan Bars

Tasty Treats

I received the opportunity to sample a few of their items: the Lemon Bar, Pecan Bar, and Chocolate Brownie, plus slices of their Luscious Lemon Pound Cake and Apple Pie. All my items were delivered to my home well packaged and ready to eat.

I knew I would have to share all these goodies with my teenager and my husband, but I wanted to get first dibs on my all-time favorites: the lemon bar and the pound cake.


Lemon Bar

I love a good lemon bar BUT lemon bars can be tricky. You order one, and it’s either too sweet or too tart. This lemon bar was divine: the ideal combo of sweet and tart. I brewed a cup of mint tea to have along with the lemon bar, and it was the perfect accompaniment. When I think of lemon bars, I think of backyard get-togethers on partially cool (Texas) summer evenings. These lemon bars would be great to take to a barbecue or other outdoor dinner event.


Pound Cake

I was blown away by the flavor and homemade taste of the Luscious Lemon pound cake. It was so moist, which is a must for pound cake! And the lemon glaze on top was delicious. Took me right back to my grandmother’s kitchen, and the nostalgia made the experience all the more pleasurable. I could really taste the love and care that Tell Me Something Sweet’s founder’s maternal grandmother put into this recipe. The Luscious Lemon Pound Cake would make a lovely addition to the table for a Sunday supper, wedding brunch, or graduation celebration!

My husband and teenager devoured the pecan bar and chocolate brownie. They raved over the flavor and the moistness of the baked goods and asked if I had any more, so I guess I know what I’ll be picking up on my next trip to Tell Me Something Sweet!

A Baking Legacy

Kevin Ford, founder of Tell Me Something Sweet, has kept alive the legacy and the recipes of his maternal grandmother Magnolia Dawson who was “well-known for her hospitality, immaculate housekeeping, beautiful table settings, and excellent cooking.”

Food and family go hand in hand, and you can truly taste the love and family tradition in Ms. Magnolia’s recipes.

Whether you want a new dessert for Sunday supper or something special to bring to an event, or you know a friend or family member who would love to receive a fresh handmade baked good, skip all the other bakeries and check out Tell Me Something Sweet Bakery. You will not be disappointed!

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Alexis is a local writer, project manager, and DEIJ advocate. She and her family reside in North Texas. An active PTA member and Booster member at her daughter’s high school, Alexis loves to stay involved in her local community. When she is not writing and spending time with her family. You can find her discovering new local restaurants and frequenting local bookstores. She also enjoys a hot cup of coffee, a classic novel, a glass of wine, and some charcuterie!


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