What always impresses me in my travels are the people I meet who love their town. There’s nothing more that I love than listening to a business owner talk about their passion for what they do when being an integral part of the community is a part of that drive. While on a recent press tour in Detroit, I met pastry chef April Anderson, the force behind Good Cakes and Bakes. Her enthusiasm is contagious.
Disclosure: Thanks to Visit Detroit CVB and Good Cakes & Bakes for a tour and some amazing cupcakes.
Located right on on Livernois in Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion, Good Cakes and Bakes serves up delicious treats for the local community and visiting shoppers. The bakery specializes in organic ingredients and works with local suppliers to keep quality ingredients affordable. Inside the shop you’ll find a wide array of cupcakes, cookies, and even locally made ice cream. One specialty I haven’t seen in other bakeries is St. Louis style gooey cake. I’ll have to sample a piece on my next visit.
April is part of a growing base of entrepreneurs who are needed to keep the rise of Detroit going. Large companies may bring in the massive amounts of capital to get things rolling and attract new residents and developers, but it is the small businesses who both serve and employ the current residents that will make the lasting difference in the city’s revitalization. Good Cakes and Bakes had a boost from a local small business organization and hasn’t slowed down since.
Good Cakes and Bakes is open Tuesday through Saturday. Visit their website for hours, menu, and to order specialty items.