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Our Story

Just the Goods and no Fluff

About Us. 

Welcome to April's Famous Bakes, where every bite is a delightful journey into the heart of Southern and Hispanic traditions!

Our Story
At April's Famous Bakes, we’ve been winning hearts and awards with our delectable desserts. Specializing in small-batch, hand-baked goodies, we bring you flavors that echo April's Southern and Hispanic heritage. Our cakes, cookies, and bars have become beloved staples at family breakfasts, dinners, and special occasions, creating sweet memories for all who taste them.

Our Secret
There’s no secret here—just pure, quality ingredients you can savor from the very first bite. We take pride in crafting balanced desserts that are never overly sweet. If it’s not good enough for us, it doesn’t make it to your table. As a mostly scratch company, we create our signature treats from scratch, steering clear of convenience fillings and doughs to ensure every bite is as fresh and flavorful as it should be.

Our Offerings
April's Famous Bakes is your go-to for all your catering needs. Our attention to detail and commitment to true-to-memory flavors set us apart. Whether you’re planning a cozy family gathering or a grand celebration, our desserts add that perfect, unforgettable touch.



About April

Meet April

April is a seasoned entrepreneur and accomplished pastry chef with a passion for community and baking. With over 10 years of experience in the culinary world, April has honed her skills in various settings, from plated desserts and banquet-style events to weddings and more. Her unique style blends Southern comfort with her Hispanic roots, creating irresistible treats that have earned her recognition and awards from Food Network, Detroit Free Press, Patch, Detroit News, Oakland Press, and more.

Community is at the heart of April's work, which is why she loves selling her baked goods at farmers markets and community gatherings. Her footprint in the culinary scene extends beyond baking—she's an innovator with her Culinary Hub and Restaurant, where she continues to push culinary boundaries. However, her ultimate passion remains in baking, where she channels her creativity and love for flavor.

April’s mantra, “Give them the Goods and no Fluff,” perfectly captures her approach to baking. She believes in using quality ingredients and delivering the best desserts without any unnecessary frills.

A Pastry Arts Culinary Graduate, April has made a significant mark in the industry, and her journey is a testament to her dedication and talent. With April's Famous Bakes, she continues to share her love for baking with the world, one delicious treat at a time


Pontiac restaurateur pursues passion for pastries with new treat-house.

Oakland Press


Oakland Community Culinary Grad Wins 'Cupcake Wars'

Patch-West Bloomfield

Pontiac Bakery wins 'Cupcake Wars'

C&G Newspaper

Celebrating Women's History Month: April Forbes

Oakland Press

Local couple winners of Food Network's "Cupcake Wars"

Oakland Press

"Cupcake Wars" winners plan May opening of Culinary Hub.

Oakland Press

Pontiac's Menagerie Lounge artistic eatery plans April opening.

Oakland Press

Cajun Night at The Menagerie Kitchen

Fox 2 News- Video

Pumpkin Flan by April Forbes Prior to Judging the Village Pumpkin Baking Contest.

Fox 2 News -Video

    Menagerie Kitchen Restaurant and Cocktail Bar eyes end of April opening.

                                                            Eater Detroit

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