By Stephanie Corral |Staff Writer|
The Original Mommie Helen’s Bakery was established in 1999 and specializes in making old fashioned homemade baked treats.
They recently changed their location and are now located on 1440 S. E Street, Suite #C San Bernardino, CA 92408.
The owner, Tedra Rose, who is the daughter of Helen, said that the location change was beneficial to the business.
Since it opened, the specialties of Mommie Helen’s Bakery have been old fashioned desserts.
The menu varies from old fashioned peach cobbler, pecan pie to their bestselling sweet potato pie. The menu has had some changes overtime and continues to do so.
“We will be adding different ice creams with the pies within a few weeks,” said Rose.
They recently added carrot cake and red velvet to their selection. The new recipes have been created by Rose herself.
“Mommy Helen made the old fashioned recipes and we have kept them,” said Rose.
Even though new items continue to be added to the menu they still keep their signature traditional items made by Helen.
The environment is family like and the majority of the staff is part of the family.
“I love the people it’s a good atmosphere, when you get to work it is all good,” said cashier Valicia Flennell.
Flennell is a part of the family and has been working at this location for a year and for the business eight years; she works the front area assisting customers.
“We have a lot of regular customers; some have followed us for the past 16 years,” said Flennell.
They have a variety of customers from local clients to the clients they’ve had for years, including celebrities.
“Two years ago when we were at our old location we delivered our desserts to Mariah Carey,” said Rose.
Even Magic Johnson places orders for desserts at The Original Mommie Helen’s Bakery.
“He orders frequently, his last order was actually made today to have for him on Thursday,” said Rose.
The most popular items on the menu are the original ones that have been around since the beginning.
“Customers come in mostly for sweet potato pie, but it does vary one day they are sweet potato lovers the next carrot cake lovers,” said Tekesha Pryor, employee.
It was my first time at The Original Mommie Helen’s Bakery, and I decided to try the famous sweet potato pie.
It was actually my first time trying sweet potato pie in general, I definitely loved it.
It was better than pumpkin pie, and I will be stopping at The Original Mommie Helen’s Bakery for more.
I paid $3 for a slice of pie. The prices range from $3 for a slice to $30 for a full pie, and change depending on the quantity of desserts you order.
All the desserts looked really good and fresh.
They are displayed nicely so that you can see the variety of desserts.
The bakery is very spacious and clean; it has a good feel to it.
I would recommend adding a couple tables and chairs where their clients can sit down and enjoy their traditional homemade desserts.
Other than that, it is definitely a good place to get your sweet tooth satisfied.
If you are looking for traditional dessert or have never tried sweet potato pie, I recommend you stop by The Original Mommie Helen’s Bakery.