Tiffanee & Co. Bakery in Dover Made ‘Cake Wars’ Debut on Aug. 1
On Monday, Aug. 1, Dover, Del.’s very own Tiffanee & Co. Bakery made its television debut on the Food Network’s ‘Cake Wars.’
Tiffanee Lee-Scott, founder of Tiffanee & Co. Bakery, had just picked up her children and was heading home when she received the call of a lifetime.
“Someone called me and I had to make them repeat themselves because I thought I heard wrong and then I pulled over,” Tiffanee says. “I was super excited when they called me to let me know I was chosen because I had applied literally three days before they called.”
After explaining to producers why she should be on the show through her test video, she boarded a plane to Los Angeles and met her competition.
Her feelings: starstruck.
“I just felt like I was in a dream, I just couldn’t believe they chose me,” Tiffanee says. “Little ole’ Tiffanee from little ole’ Dover, Delaware.”
Tiffanee says the moment the judges walked by and introduced themselves, she couldn’t help but think ‘Oh my gosh, this is happening.’ Tiffanee calls this the most exciting, yet nerve-racking experience of her life thus far.
“[It’s] the most competitive and crazy thing I’ve ever been apart of and I was an All-State Athlete so I know what competition and nerves are, but it was just a whole other level of craziness.”
With her adrenaline rushing and nerves bustling, Tiffanee created the best three foot tall, ‘Halo’ themed cake she could. Although the situation was stressful, she was able to find comfort.
“Meeting the other bakers was really nice,” Tiffanee says. “Meeting people that have a passion for what you do and you know, started like you did and having Ron Ben-Israel taste your cake, even though I didn’t win, it was really nice hearing him say I had a good cake because I worked hard.”
Tiffanee first started her business out of her home. As business and passion grew, she decided to open Tiffanee & Co. in October 2014, offering fresh cakes, cakepops, cookies and cupcakes for every occasion.
Since the competition, she feels the business has received a bit more recognition.
“Definitely more people are coming in, more people are recognizing me,” Tiffanee laughs. “I just went to the electric company and someone was like ‘I saw you on TV!’ so it was kind of neat. It’s definitely getting busier and I hope it continues to get busier.”
As for giving it another go, the answer is 100% yes.
“I’m absolutely going to try to do it again,” Tiffanee says. “They said I could reapply and I have a chance of going back so hopefully I can redeem myself and redeem Dover, Delaware and my bakery.”
To learn more about Tiffanee & Co., visit www.tiffaneeandcompany.com.