GLUTEN-FREE + SOY-FREE + SWEETENED YOUR WAY

OUR STORY


April’s STORY In the early 90's April was a member of the platinum selling pop-dance girl group, "Seduction" which brought forth the Billboard charting hits, "Heartbeat" and "Two To Make It Right". She toured internationally for several years while her Mom built a successful catering business. In 2011 her Mom passed away and she was devastated, to the point that she did not feel like she could live without her. She leaned on her faith heavily and began using her mother’s recipes to bake. She says that seeing her mother’s handwriting in her recipe books would give her peace and eased her grief. Baking became her passion! 

Keeping You Sweet’s STORY Drawn to her mom’s sweet-potato pie recipe, April remixed it into a cheesecake. She swapped in natural and low fat ingredients while eliminating refined sugar and gluten. In 2012, she decided to participate in farmers’ markets, as well as donating cakes to fundraising events. She quickly gained fans and one of them was Carey Hamilton from Newark’s jazz station, WBGO, who commissioned a sweet-potato cheesecake for a holiday party. When Whole Foods came to Newark in March 2017, Hamilton pointed April to the direct contact for local suppliers. She submitted samples to the regional bakery team and was invited to partner with Whole Foods as a supplier for the Newark store. 

Keeping You Sweet is now supplying several Whole Foods Markets with gluten free Cheesecakes and Brownies and has introduced a Vegan (plant based) Cheesecake line. On the label of each cheesecake, you’ll find a love note to her Mom: “Made by Georgia’s daughter.” Keeping You Sweet has been featured in Edible Jersey Magazine and Hudson Kitchen’s Table Talk. April has done baking demonstrations for Fox Affiliate “Good Day DC” and is the 2019 Winner of the Girl Scout Cookie Chef Challenge.