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Rilling's Bucks County Bakery

Warminster, PA View map

About

Master Bakers Since 1936

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Willy Rilling immigrated to the United States from Germany at age 18 in 1927.

Martha Schmid who would later meet and marry Willy in 1932 emigrated at age 16 in 1926. They taught themselves to read and write

English and saved their meager salaries diligently so that by 1936 when their daughter

Martha was 6 months old, they leased and opened their first small bakery in the Brewery town neighborhood of Philadelphia at

26th and Girard Ave. near Fairmont Park. In those days, before refrigeration was common and supermarkets were unknown, customers

shopped several times a day at their local merchants. The store was open 6 ½ days a week from 6 am till 11pm (1/2 day on Sunday)

and continually baked fresh all day. The last oven load of pastries emerged as the 9pm movie let out. The bakery prospered and in 1939

they relocated to a location at 6645 Castor Ave. in the far Northeast of Philadelphia an area, which was then rural. The neighborhood

grew and the bakery gained a fine reputation that brought customers from near and far. But the stress of running a highly hands on

business day and night made the Rilling’s sell this store and take a much needed hiatus in 1948. Six months later, well rested

and missing the business that they devoted their life to, they opened their next bakery at 7328 Frankford Ave. in the Mayfair

Section of Philadelphia were they stayed until 1952. Daughter Martha joined the business as a salesgirl after school hours at

age 13. Her younger sister Lillian also helped out.

Never a couple to be idle for long; they opened a new bakery at 11704 Bustleton Ave. in the Lumar Park section of Somerton

in 1953 where they stayed until 1959. In 1962 they opened their last store at 8756 Frankford Ave. when daughter Martha and

son-in-law George Volz, joined the business. Martha Rilling retired from the bakery to help care for her grandchildren,

including Carl Volz (born1959), Michael Volz (born 1962), and Diane Volz Tino (born 1969).

Rilling Grandchildren 1962 • Frankford Avenue George and Martha took full-time responsibility for the bakery in 1976 but

"Poppy" Rilling continued to help out until shortly before his death in 1983. In a family business like this, children start out young—

helping wash pans, sweep floors, fold boxes and run errands at ages as young as 10 or 11. Carl, Michael, and Diane all learned

responsibility early. In 1981, with the children growing into adulthood, the Volz family opened a second store in the Davisville Shopping

Center in Warminster. Son Michael Volz owns and operates this location today. His sister, Diane Volz Tino, has been the store

manager since he took over in 1989. In 1984 the family embarked on a great expansion, by opening a 20,000 square foot building on

Southampton Road in Philadelphia and during the 1980’s had as many as 7 retail stores at one time. Sadly, they found that they could not

operate this widespread system of baking at a central location and shipping baked goods, together with preparing other wholesale baked

goods, in an efficient and profitable manner and in 1992 we sold this location to someone outside the original family. This NEW owner

closed his business, Feburary 2012.

Michael, and his sister Diane, continue the long tradition that Willy and Martha started over 76 years ago. As grandchildren and

children they learned lessons well and they strive to satisfy the many customers they have made through the years and they

welcome new customers with the same dedication to quality and service.

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    Megan Married on 11/30/2018
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    Delicious cake for wedding and rehearsal dinner!

    I can't rave enough about how delicious the cakes are at Rilling's and how amazing the tasting experience was. When we arrived at our tasting, we were presented with about 8 different chunks of cake to try (all were incredibly delicious) and then were told we could take home the leftovers when we were done, which was a lot of cake! We ended up doing some layers in the regular pound cake and some in chocolate chip. They were also great to work with the design I wanted and only charged me a tiny upcharge for what I wanted (the venue covered the main price of the cake so I'm unsure of how much that was but I feel like it was probably reasonable). I loved their cake so much that I ordered a cake for the rehearsal dinner and did not regret it. They worked with me to make a video game controller for the groom's cake made out of chocolate fudge icing and chocolate cake...it was unbelievable! I would use them for every occasion now.

    Rilling's Bucks County Bakery's reply:

    Thank you so very much Megan!! Congratulations and many years of health and happiness to you both :) Diane
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    Lauren Married on 08/25/2018
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    Yummy and Perfect!

    Before meeting with Diane, we browsed their extensive website and found the perfect cake design for us. Diane was very kind and helpful during our consultation. She provided us with numerous samples to try (and bring home). We went for a rather basic cake, but they had plenty of options for those who prefer fancier cakes. The cakes were all delicious and moist. The cake made for us was beautiful, just as we envisioned. Everyone enjoyed it!
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    Cassie Married on 09/29/2017
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    YUM! My husband grew up getting his wedding cakes from Rillings, so it was an easy choice for our Bucks County Wedding. Our tasting was fantastic - we spent about an hour creating a custom cake. I wanted each layer to be a different design/pattern and we created an absolutely beautiful cake together! The bakery spent time drawing a couple samples with me, and showing me pictures from their book to combine each layer. We didn't add flowers - all decorations were done with icing (white on white). We also had different flavors on each layer since we couldn't pick just one! Great experience with them, and beautiful cake on our wedding day!

    Rilling's Bucks County Bakery's reply:

    Cassie - Thank You so very much!! What a beautiful way to start my day!!
    Many years of health and happiness to you both!! Diane
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We LOVE Rilling's cakes! All of our clients say how pleased they are with the taste & design of the cakes they customize with them. They taste as great as they look :)

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868 East Street Road Warminster, PA, 18974
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