Milk + Honey is a custom cake bakery and bake shop that is invested in the local community. We are based in Milan, Michigan but serve the Ann Arbor area and beyond. 15% of our profit goes to local non-profits.

You can find our baked goods at locations around Ann Arbor. Our creations are 100% made from scratch with local ingredients and centered around those special feelings and experiences baked goods evoke–celebration and nostalgia–but with a modern twist.


Milk + Honey crafts contemporary buttercream cakes and baked goods for all occasions and celebrations like weddings, showers, and birthdays. We offer custom flavors and designs to cater to everything you’re envisioning, both in appearance and in taste. We cater to most dietary restrictions and would love to work together for your celebration!


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
Macon Creek Malt House + Janie’s Mill | variety of flours
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


Rachel, owner/baker 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. Not too long after, she also began a six month internship at renowned bakery, Sweet Heather Anne, and continues to be an on-call cake decorator there.

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 tiny 120 sqft storefront and commercial kitchen. Now that you’re up-to-date, we hope you’ll join us in the journey!