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Welcome to Merridee's

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The Crown Jewel of Mardi Gras

Our customers from Louisiana say it’s the best King Cake they have ever tasted. A ring of braided cinnamon dough filled with a light and flavorful cream cheese then decorated with purple, green and gold sugar toppings, no Mardi Gras event is complete without it!

Baked fresh and ready for pickup for a very limited time. Please call in advance for larger orders.

WebBanner_800x180_SizzleAwards_Merridees_Feb2017Vote Merridee’s!

Your votes have won us Best Bakery in the Sizzle Awards 9 years in a row! Vote us best again. Cast your vote online at FranklinIs.com. Voting ends March 2 at 6pm.

Merridee McCray

Merridee Erickson, founder of Merridee’s Breadbasket, grew up on the family farm near Winthrop, Minnesota, baking breads, pies and sweets with her mother. Saturday was bread-baking day, and by the age of nine she was doing most of the baking herself. Merridee attended the University of Minnesota where she studied Food Business. While there, she met and married Tom McCray. In 1973, Merridee and Tom moved to middle Tennessee. In 1981 Merridee began retailing her fresh-baked goods from a little log cabin in Fairview. As word spread, she was asked to open a shop as part of the historic revitalization of downtown Franklin.