Good Cakes and Bakes set to reopen after remodel and kitchen expansion

More cinnamon rolls. New breakfast sandwiches. Warm chocolate chip cookies. 



a person posing for the camera: April Anderson is the co-owner of Good Cakes and Bakes on Livernois Avenue on the Avenue of Fashion in Detroit and is reopening Oct. 17th, after an interior remodel to increase kitchen and baking area for future cooking classes. The cafe area has also been remodeled and designed for social distancing.


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April Anderson is the co-owner of Good Cakes and Bakes on Livernois Avenue on the Avenue of Fashion in Detroit and is reopening Oct. 17th, after an interior remodel to increase kitchen and baking area for future cooking classes. The cafe area has also been remodeled and designed for social distancing.

Plans are for all that and much more at the Good Cakes and Bakes in Detroit which reopens at 11 a.m. Saturday. 

The bakery specializes in organic, vegan and homemade confections from cakes to cupcakes to cookies and more. It’s owned by April Anderson and her wife and business partner, Michelle, and has undergone a complete remodel.

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