Fort Worth Bakery Pioneer to Expand and Open a Second Shop — Stir Crazy Grows
R.obbie Werner has been baking a storm on Fort Worth’s Southside for many years. Their Stir Crazy Baked Goods were founded on the South Main in 2012, when the neighborhood was still a ghost town of a warehouse district. Werner moved Stir Crazy to Magnolia Avenue in 2015.
“We were the first in what is now South Main Village,” Robbie Werner told PaperCity Fort Worth. “When we decided to consolidate and downsize to just one location, Tereka Lofton took the place for their Loft 22 Cakes.”
The Fort Worth bakery scene has since exploded, and Werner just announced on social media that Stir Crazy Baked Goods has signed a lease for a second location on Race Street.
“I’m not a great social media person, but this was the biggest response to a post all year round,” says Werner. “I love the Race Street neighborhood and we love everyone’s excitement.”
The next Stir Crazy Baked Goods location will hopefully open in July at 2707 Race Street, Suite 121.
So far Werner notes that she did everything herself. “I paint the walls and my husband put all the equipment in when we opened Magnolia,” she says.
The posh bakery is charming with exposed bricks, an old-school flair, and a bakery suitcase that’s always full of goodies.
The new Race Street Stir Crazy bakery will be much smaller – and this time Werner is handing the design over to local company 97w.
“It’s about half the size,” she says. “We’re going to set up a micro-bakery. The menu will also be smaller – the same variety, but smaller quantities. Race Street hasn’t traveled very far. It’s an up and coming neighborhood. I love the DIY feel of the place. “
Stir the crazy owner Robbie Werner. (Photo by Amanda Richardson)
Werner is the mother of three children (teenagers and teenagers) who can juggle a lot. The name of their bakery is Stir Crazy, after all. Their oldest child works at the bakery and the two younger ones bake puppies just in case – so the whole family is involved.
Many local coffee shops have been serving their baked goods for years, and while Werner would never use her own horn, some Fort Worth food and beverage companies started out as pop-up vendors in their bakery. Werner’s generosity even helped bring other bakers to market. This bakery queen is a prime example of the rare foodie community in Fort Worth.
Werner is a true leader who is always ready to cheer and showcase local makers, even when it comes to direct competition.
When the new Stir Crazy Baked Goods opens on Race Street in July, the opening times are Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.