My name is April Anderson and I’m a pastry chef in Detroit. This blog is will be about me and my journey of country baking and my journey of learning how to take photos.
So more about me: Originally from Detroit, Michigan, April Anderson attended Chadsey High School and afterward 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 of 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 BUILD class. 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.