The Baked by Melissa Story

How getting fired led to a cupcake empire.

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One door closes and another door opens – an oven door in this case. Melissa Ben-Ishay of Baked by Melissa fame, reveals on The Kitchen this weekend that her cupcake empire all started with one of the worst days of her life. “I was fired from my job in advertising,” remembers Melissa. “I went right to my brother’s office, crying, and he said go home and bake your cupcakes, we’ll start a business together.” She went home and baked 250 cupcakes the night she was fired to make herself happy and Baked by Melissa was born. Lucky us! 

Tune into The Kitchen this Saturday at 11a|10c to see how she makes a striking tie-dyed cake that will make any celebration a party. 

Melissa Ben-Ishay makes a Tie Dye Birthday Cake, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

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