Located in the Park Cities area of Dallas, Tart Bakery is Dallas-Fort Worth’s top destination for all things delicious. We offer everything from birthday and wedding cakes to a delectable medley of French macarons, custom iced cookies, tartlets and cake balls.  In addition to our custom-made creations, we also carry a wide array of items daily in our retail shop such as cookies, cupcakes, petit fours and many other pastries.  Whether you’re looking for edible party favors or a dazzling celebration cake, our attentive and knowledgeable staff is committed to customizing the perfect dessert for your next event.

Come visit us and see how Tart Bakery makes life’s memorable moments even sweeter.


Team Tart

Sam and Nancy Major, Owners

Pastry Chef Sam Major and his wife, Nancy, realized their dream of owning a bakery when they purchased Tart Bakery in September 2016. Originally from Wisconsin and California, the Majors like to say, “We weren’t born in Texas, but we got here as fast as we could!”

After graduating valedictorian from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, Sam trained with renowned chocolatier Raymond Lammers at what was then Utah’s only five-star, five-diamond property, Stein Eriksen Lodge, in Park City. From there, he assumed the role of Executive Pastry Chef at Utah’s most recognized catering company, Culinary Crafts; and later at Houston’s acclaimed Mark’s American Cuisine. Immediately prior to acquiring Tart Bakery, Sam was the Executive Pastry Chef at Jackson & Company in Houston, where he designed desserts, cakes, and other specialty items for many of the city’s highest profile celebrations. Sam’s most beloved clients are his own children, who are always planning their next birthday cakes.

Nancy is a “retired” attorney and nonprofit development expert turned busy mom of the Majors’s three children, Catherine, Peter, and Elisabeth. She is actively involved at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School as a parent volunteer, and she and Elisabeth can be found having a treat at the bakery most Wednesday mornings after ballet class.