Family-owned Bakery permanently closes after 5 years of business
Thirsty Whale Bakery, a beloved establishment in north Minneapolis, has ceased operations. Co-owner Kyle Baker, who helmed the bakery alongside his spouse Megan Baker, shared the news via social media, stating, “Hello all. This year has been especially hard for everyone, our small business is no exception. I have made the very difficult decision to close the bakery effective 12/03/2023.”
The bakery’s journey, which concluded on December 3rd, has been marked by both remarkable achievements and numerous obstacles since its doors opened in 2018. Initially faced with a delay in opening their retail location due to a break-in, the Bakers, along with Megan’s sister Sarah Bignell, persevered.
Over the years, their delectable creations, particularly their doughnuts and custom cakes, garnered widespread acclaim. In 2019, Thirsty Whale graced the Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship, captivating the judges with their rendition of a poignant scene from Disney’s The Lion King.
In an unfortunate turn of events, the Bakers lost their home in a devastating fire in early March 2019, tragically taking the life of one of their cherished pets.
Baker acknowledged that all custom and cookie orders placed for pickup prior to December 23rd would be fulfilled. He also advised that email is the preferred method of communication regarding outstanding orders.