Back in 2010, I was fortunate enough to be challenged to a Throwdown with Bobby Flay on The Food Network. Honestly, I truly had no idea he was coming! They threw out the bait and I fell for it! At the time, the Cooking Channel was launching, and I was asked to participate in a new show called Top That Cake. Did I know how to make the best carrot cake ever? Of course . . . and off I went.
I arrived to the filming and was shocked when I saw Bobby Flay standing before me. I tried to be compose my excitement--to not botch my chance on national television. My VeryVery Carrot Cake was the favorite, and I won the throwdown challenge. The rest, as they say, is history.
As you know, we closed our retail operation in July of 2013 and every time a rerun of this show airs, people flock to our website and our phones ring off the hook. Yesterday I had a clue when calls started coming in from all over the country that a rerun of that show must have aired. 755 visitors to our website yesterday clearly indicate that there is still energy surrounding our brand and the cake that actually launched my own TV career.
What's next on my list? A cookbook. Keep up with us and our progress on The VeryVera Cookbook. We are hard at work testing recipes and compliing the stories, memories, and andedotes that made VeryVera cakes and gourmet-to-go a tradition.
If you haven't seen the episode, check it out: