Q: Where is Nana's Bake Shoppe located?
A: We bake out of our home in Maple Grove, Minnesota, meaning our home serves as a pick-up spot for you (after placing an online order).
Q: Do you have a brick-and-mortar location?
A: Not yet! We only bake out of our home, but a brick-and-mortar spot here in the Twin Cities someday is a dream of ours.
Q: Oh! So you're a home bakery. How does that work?
A: In many states around America, there are what are known as cottage food laws. These allow entrepreneurs like us to launch a food business out of our home selling certain types of food, such as baked goods.
Q: So, how will I receive my British treats after ordering?
A: You can pick up your order directly from us in Maple Grove. We'll provide you an address and details after you place your order.
Q: How long do your baked goods keep?
A: Here's a breakdown:
BAKEWELLS & TRAYBAKES: These keep well for two to three days. Any leftovers can be frozen! (See below.)
SCONES: These are best eaten on the same day. If eaten next day, simply warm them for 10-15 seconds.
Q: Do your baked goods freeze well?
A: For most, yes! Here's a breakdown:
BAKEWELLS & SHORTBREAD: These freeze great for up to two months in an airtight freezer bag. Simply thaw when you're ready to enjoy (or chilled, as some customers love slices chilled!)
SCONES: While there's nothing like fresh, you can freeze scones in an airtight freezer bag for up to one month. Simply thaw when you're ready to enjoy, and be sure to warm them up (10-15 seconds in microwave) and serve them with butter, if you'd like!
CAMPFIRE TRAYBAKE: We recommend not freezing these, as the marshmallows tend to get stiff.
Q: How much notice do you need to place an order?
A: We ask for a 48-hour notice before your pickup time. If you'd like an order sooner than this, please give us a call directly at 952-392-4464.
Q: Can you ship orders to me if I don't live in the Twin Cities?
A: Unfortunately, not at this time. The Minnesota cottage food law states that we must directly hand you the baked goods ourselves and doesn't allow us to ship.
Q: Are there any common allergens in your food or kitchen that I need to be aware of?
A: Some of our products may contain milk, eggs, wheat, and tree nuts. Due to the nature of working out of our home kitchen, some foods that we cook personally may also contain soy, peanuts, fish, and shellfish.
Q: Is your kitchen inspected by the state of Minnesota?
A: Here is the official disclaimer per the Minnesota Department of Agriculture: "These foods are homemade and not subject to state inspection." Despite not being inspected, we take cleanliness very seriously to ensure our kitchen is in pristine condition for you, our customer.
Q: Is Nana's Bake Shoppe insured?
A: Yes! We are fully insured.
We're pausing Nana's Bake Shoppe for a while to focus on a new season of life.
This isn't goodbye, but see you later!
Thank you for an amazing four years of baking for you all in the Twin Cities. We are forever grateful.
Don't you worry: we'll be back someday.
We love you dearly, Nana's Bake Shoppe family!
xoxo Jessica & Billy