Family-owned Red Top Bakery boasts more than 60 cheesecake varieties

Red Top Bakery offers a variety of sweets ranging from cheesecakes and cheesecake bites to cookies, pies and breads. Breakfast items, including cinnamon rolls, muffins, scones and kolaches, are also available. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Red Top Bakery offers a variety of sweets ranging from cheesecakes and cheesecake bites to cookies, pies and breads. Breakfast items, including cinnamon rolls, muffins, scones and kolaches, are also available. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

Red Top Bakery offers a variety of sweets ranging from cheesecakes and cheesecake bites to cookies, pies and breads. Breakfast items, including cinnamon rolls, muffins, scones and kolaches, are also available. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Husband and wife Kyle and Cyndi Griffin opened Red Top Bakery in February 2019. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Red Top Bakery offers 62 varieties of cheesecake, each one taking a significant amount of time and effort, the Griffins said. Each 9-inch cheesecake can feed 10-12 people. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
When Kyle Griffin was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia 18 years ago, he said he had trouble with retaining information while undergoing chemotherapy. His mom suggested he read cookbooks to pass the time because it would not matter if he remembered information from one recipe to the next.

“As I got healthier, I started to really like to cook again,” Kyle said. “So I started messing around in the kitchen and coming up with my own recipes, and a lot of that [inspiration] came from those cookbooks.”

In hopes of sharing the recipes with the Spring area through a bakery, Kyle left his corporate career, and his wife, Cyndi Griffin, left her job as a teacher. The duo opened Red Top Bakery on Feb. 28, 2019.

Named for the couple’s two redheaded daughters, Red Top Bakery specializes in cheesecake, which is available whole or by the slice. The bakery rotates through 62 cheesecake varieties annually with some of the most popular flavors being lemon blueberry, chocolate and classic New York cheesecake.

The bakery also offers cheesecake bites, cookies, pies, breads and breakfast items, including cinnamon rolls, muffins, scones and kolaches. Specialty items, such as the bakery’s signature breakfast pizza and brisket scones, are available on Saturdays.


“We try to experiment and just come up with something different,” Kyle said.

Because the couple are the only full-time employees, Kyle bakes the majority of items, while Cyndi specializes in cookies. The duo said they hope to hire seasonal help later this year to get them through the busy holidays.

While the coronavirus pandemic forced the Griffins to alter the bakery’s hours and limited their catering ability, Cyndi said it also helped them bond with local businesses as the small-business community continues to weather the COVID-19 storm together.

“That’s been one of the biggest blessings to have come out of COVID-19: all of the local restaurants really working together,” she said.

Red Top Bakery

6402 Louetta Road, Ste. 105, Spring

832-559-3150

www.redtopbakery.com

Hours: Tue.-Sat. 7 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sun.-Mon.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.