If your visit to the North Shore includes the celebration of a birthday, your wedding, anniversary, or another occasion in which one may want to purchase a baked good- be sure to remember Crosby Bakery in Grand Marais.
In May of 2019, baker Hana Crosby purchased a little bakery located in an old church (now an art gallery) in Grand Marais. Hana had been working a regular 9-5 job when the opportunity arose to build up her little side gig making cakes and cookies into a full-time job. Since then, Hana’s creations can be found all over Grand Marais and the bakery has taken off! For good reason, too: Hana is an incredibly talented baker!
I have personally tried many of Hana’s creations- everything from a unicorn cake at a 5-year-old’s birthday party to her Trail Cookies that I always bring with me when I go into the BWCA. I have yet to be disappointed by anything! In fact, I often find myself craving a Crosby Bakery creation. In addition to the cakes and cookies, she also creates breads, pastries, and more out of her little bakery.
The bakery itself is a wholesale bakery and special order bakery, not open to the public. However, even if you don’t purchase a custom order from Hana, you can still find her creations all over the county to try. Head to Java Moose coffee shop in downtown Grand Marais and you can buy one of her (massive) cookies. Stop in at Fika Coffee in downtown Lutsen for a cookie or scone. Take a stroll over to Cook County Whole Food’s Co-op where you will usually find a slew of baked goods available to purchase. Everything from cookies to slices of pie and cake to Crosby Bakery’s famous lemon bars.
Have a celebration that is worthy of an incredible cake? Contact Hana via her Facebook page to arrange a custom order. She is great at taking specific directions for what you want, or just give her a general idea and watch her natural talent unfold as she turns your idea into an edible masterpiece. And the cakes don’t just look amazing, they taste great, too! Personally, I’m a huge fan of her carrot cake.
Seasonally, Hana offers a variety of pies and cheesecakes for custom orders. Follow her on Facebook for an update on when you can purchase a pie for your holiday meals. Be sure to plan ahead when placing a custom order! As the area’s top baker, Hana’s work is in demand and she needs time to make her creations. Contact her as soon as you know you’ll be wanting a cake or other baked creation.