DETROIT – April Anderson is in the kitchen by 3 a.m. baking cakes, cookies and cupcakes for her store Good Cakes and Bakes.
She ends her day at 8 p.m. when the store closes, but she doesn’t mind the longer day.
“It’s not work because I love baking,” said April Anderson.
Anderson works from 3 a.m. until 8 p.m. four days a week.
Her time in the kitchen is thanks in part to Detroit Kitchen Connect.
Anderson is able to work in a commercial kitchen at a more affordable rate to help get her business off the ground.
“Before Detroit Kitchen Connect I was baking at home, so I was under the Michigan cottage food law,” said Anderson. “My space was not as large as I needed it so I was having to turn down orders because I didn’t have enough space.”
To expand her business, Anderson started cooking in the kitchen at SS. Peter and Paul church in southwest Detroit in January 2013.
By June she was busy enough she quit her day job.
Then in September 2013, she opened the doors on her first storefront, Good Cakes and Bakes at 19363 Livernois in Detroit.
That is an accomplishment she wasn’t planning to do for a year…… Click here to read the rest of the article