ABOUT MILK + HONEY


Milk + Honey is a bakery that is invested in the local community. We are based in Milan, Michigan but serve the entire Ann Arbor and metro Detroit area. 15% of our profit goes to local charities that support those in need, specifically The Hope Clinic and Ozone House.


OUR CUSTOM CAKES

Milk + Honey crafts contemporary buttercream cakes and treats for celebrations like weddings, showers, and birthdays. We offer a number of cake flavors and work with you to design the perfect cake for your event.


OUR SMALL BATCH BAKES

During the off-wedding season (normally November-March), we sell a variety of sweet and savory baked goods on our online shop for pick up or delivery. Our creations are 100% made from scratch and often inspired by Asian flavors and desserts.


OUR SUPPLIERS

We use quality and local ingredients whenever possible. Here’s a list of local suppliers we use for our baked goods:

Calder Dairy | dairy products
Star of the West Milling Co. | cake flour
Argus Farm Stop Farmers | fresh produce
R-Hirt | vanillas, chocolates, salts, specialty items
By The Pound | flours, seasonings, specialty items


OUR STORY

Rachel, owner of Milk + Honey, is a self-taught baker and has been baking for as long as she can remember. While living in Tennessee the summer of 2013, she started baking every evening and sharing her creations in a food blog. That was when her passion exploded, and since, she has loved experimenting with creative flavors, voraciously reading cookbooks and food science articles, and pushing the limits of how much sugar she can take out of a recipe without sacrificing texture and structure. She is a materials science engineer by degree, but hated working in the corporate world and quit her job to work in specialty coffee while continuing to bake in her free time. Not too long after, she began a six month internship at renowned bakery, Sweet Heather Anne.

Milk + Honey began in 2017 out of Rachel’s dinky Ypsilanti apartment as a way to fund a homeless ministry that she started with her husband; they served hot breakfasts in downtown Ann Arbor for those in need every Sunday. In 2019, they made the transition to donate 15% of profit to local charities in order to increase community impact. In early 2020, after several months of doing weekly pop ups in Ann Arbor, Milk + Honey moved to its first physical location in Milan, MI with a commercial kitchen. In the late summer of 2021, Rachel had her son and now splits time at the bakery and staying at home to take care of the kiddo. Now that you’re up-to-date, we hope you’ll join us in the journey!

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