"I have baked ever since I was a little girl. I loved being in the kitchen with my mom and grandma whenever someone was baking pie. I would help roll and crimp the dough and always find something sweet to make with the scraps. As an adult I continued to bake for family and friends..."
- Marcie Miller, Founder & Owner, The Little Pie Kitchen
For this article, we asked Marcie a series of questions to get to know her a bit and to provide insight into her business, The Little Pie Kitchen, based in Dallas, Texas. You'll learn how she started her shop, her favorite items, the hardest part about running her own business and much more! She's definitely a Texas maker you should follow and support. Read on y'all!
Tell us about your business and how you got started:
I have baked ever since I was a little girl. I loved being in the kitchen with my mom and grandma whenever someone was baking pie. I would help roll and crimp the dough and always find something sweet to make with the scraps. As an adult I continued to bake for family and friends. I would experiment with new things or bake old family recipes.
Then a family member was looking for mini pies for her wedding and asked me if I knew of anyone. I started to help her search but then quickly decided to do them myself. Then the rest was history! The pies were a huge hit and word spread. One event led to the next and here we are a year later with a real business, kitchen and employees. It's been a crazy roller coaster but I'm so happy and proud of all that we have accomplished.
What's your favorite item in the shop right now?
That would definitely be our Smoked Bourbon Pecan pie - mini or full sized. This is where my husband comes in and it becomes a family business. He smokes the nuts that give this pie it's sweet and smoky flavor; unlike any pecan pie you've ever tried. Top it with some homemade bourbon whipped cream and you've got it made.
Any holiday collections in the works?
We are working on some new Christmas pie flavors. More details to come early December.
What's the hardest part?
Balancing it all is definitely the hardest part. With a husband and two little ones life is busy. But it's important to always remember our priorities and make time for family. These kids grow up before our eyes so I try to stop and snuggle and love on them as much as I can.
What's one place that everyone must visit in Texas?
That's impossible to name one place!! If we had a store front I would say The Little Pie Kitchen, of course!! One day...
What Other Projects that You'd Like to Share?
Working to find more partners in the Dallas area! We love to partner with other local businesses and spread the love of pie.
In this article, we learned a bit about Marcie and The Little Pie Kitchen. Please be sure to visit her website and social media pages. Follow her and show your support! And last but not least, we hope you collaborate with Marcie very soon. Her mini pies are a perfect way to THANK, CELEBRATE, & HONOR any occasion!