Our history dates back to January 1946 when Mickey McClenny returned from WWII. Mickey purchased the existing local bakery in downtown Goldsboro and put his name on the business. As a young teenager, Mickey worked with a local baker/candy maker and during the war he served as a pastry cook. Mickey's experience and friendly manner made his shop quite popular from the beginning. Being situated in downtown Goldsboro, Mickey's has attracted customers from five surrounding counties over the course of 60 years.
Jerry Ray, Mickey's son-in-law, began working in the bakery in 1969. Over the course of time, Jerry expanded the business to include the production of wholesale baked goods. You can find Mickey's long johns and other products in convenient stores across Eastern NC. In June 1996, Melanie Daniels, Mickey's granddaughter returned to Goldsboro to work in the family business.
Mickey's Pastry Shop is one of a handful of bakeries in America that employs two Certified Master Bakers. Both Jerry and Melanie are Certified Master Bakers, having received their certification in 2002 and 2003, respectively. Melanie is the first third generation CMB in the country, as well as the youngest. Mickey received his certification in the late 1980s due to his many years of experience. Melanie has been featured in the November 2004 issue of Cooking Light.
Our little town bakery has grown to a state of the art baking facility. In October 2002, the family business moved into our newly constructed building that is situated across town. Our customers that we have served for many years have followed us and they have enjoyed eating the same quality products. All of our products are made daily from scratch on site.