Welcome to Ape's Cakes, the home-based cake studio operated by April Haase. I have spent most of my life in the DFW area. Some of my fondest childhood memories were baking homemade cookies with my Grandpa. He was my first pastry instructor, not to mention my favorite.
I studied Culinary Arts at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi TX, where I received my degree in Pastries & Baking. Immediately after graduation, I was recruited by a nationwide restaurant chain where I managed for 2 years before leaving the restaurant industry to spend more time with my growing family.
I started making cakes as a hobby for my friends and family just to keep busy. My husband (who has always been my biggest supporter and my biggest critic) was actually the one that encouraged me to start my own home-based bakery. Through word of mouth my hobby has grown over the past few years providing the ability to do what I love without taking me from the people I love most!
In December of 2014 my husband and I decided to pick up and move across country to the beautiful state of Virginia. Right now we are in Louisa VA and I look forward to growing my business here!
Feel free to contact April at anytime to request a free quote for your event. Please be very specific about the type of event, theme, date, location, number of guests, budget and any other special requests. Email may be sent directly to ApesCakesAndMore@yahoo.com for a quicker reply.