Nordic Fest Krumkake Fundraiser


The Good Shepherd WELCA group has been demonstrating and selling Krumkake for many years as a fundraiser during the annual Nordic Fest celebration in Decorah. Funds from the sales not only support initiatives at Good Shepherd but also are used to assist a variety of local and national non-profit groups. The demonstration occurs in the lobby of the Bank of the West building at 120 W. Water Street while sales are in a booth in front of the bank.

Krumkake, meaning bent or curved cake, is a Norwegian waffle pastry made of flour, butter, eggs, sugar and cream. A special decorative two-sided iron griddle is traditionally used to bake the thin round cakes. While hot, the Krumkake are rolled into small cones around a wooden or plastic cone form. Krumkake can be eaten plain or filled.