Originally from Detroit, Michigan, April Anderson attended Chadsey High School and afterwards obtained her Bachelors of Science from Spelman College in Atlanta Georgia. Later April received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan. However, April knew at the early age of 9 that she wanted to be a baker and started making treats for her family on a regular basis.
As April’s curiosity grew she began exploring more sophisticated recipes and started a home based baking business in 2008; this is also when April took her first Wilton’s Cake Decorating Class. In 2010 April attended Macomb Community College for Pastry Arts. There she gained knowledge on Pastry Techniques, Artisan Breads, French Pastries and Recipe Development. It was during this time that April knew that she wanted to open a bakery in the Detroit and discovered D:hive and later became one of the graduates of the February 2013
In September 2013, April along with Michelle open their first bakery in Detroit on the historical area known as The Avenue of Fashion. April has baked for Oprah Winfrey (September 2014). In 2015 April participated on a panel at the CGI America with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Kresge Foundation President Rip Rapson and former POTUS Bill Clinton. In 2018, April was given the honor of being a Pastry Chef for the James Beard Media Awards (NYC). She’s also a 2018 James Beard Foundation Chef Boot Camp Alum.
April Anderson and Michelle Anderson are the owners and April Anderson is the pastry chef of Good Cakes and Bakes (GCB).
Incorporated in 2013, Good Cakes and Bakes, LLC mission is to provide quality baked goods that are wholesome and organic in nature; and to provide our baked goods in an environment that is positive, creative, educational and friendly to our employees and our community.
Our goal is to provide the most natural and freshest ingredients; and our pledge to our customers is to use organic and locally grown produce when available.