Debra Lee Brings Bake Huggers™ Edible Cupcake Liners to HSN
Debra Lee, 46, from New Jersey is the winner of the second Homemade Millionaire episode. With a background in Graphic Design, Debra enjoys nothing more than spending time with her husband, three daughters, and “furry daughter”, Pal. A true mom-inventor at heart, no wonder Debra’s invention, the edible cupcake liners she calls Bake Huggers, was a hit–not just with her own kids, but every kid on the block.
We chatted with Debra to find out what some of her most memorable Homemade Millionaire moments were, and why we should make her products a part of our lives.
Tell us about your “this is it” moment – the moment you knew that this product would make your dreams come true.
Our school was the first big ‘focus group” for the edible cupcake liners. As the kids ate the cupcakes liner and all, we realized there was no clean up needed! Even the fussy kids ate the entire cupcake. No peeling, no mess, and very happy children, indeed!
Most of our school knows about the edible liners. Now when I enter the building with a covered tray, I nearly get tackled, because the kids are hoping for Bake Huggers!
What are some ups and downs of the invention process? Any memorable or funny stories about testing your invention?
The positive side of the invention process is the hands-on experience and understanding the product inside and out; researching to find the right fit to accomplish what you have envisioned, and working hard to see your dream become a reality.
Testing to see if kids liked Bake Huggers was always entertaining. My daughters and their friends would take the liners before baking to snack on them. Rarely did I have the full batch of edible cupcake liners I had hoped for!
What is the one, absolute reason why people should make your product a part of their lives?
They are a little piece of happiness.
Now that you’re a Homemade Millionaire and HSN success story, what’s your next step, dream or goal?
I have many more ideas for Bake Huggers, the sky is the limit with designs like kits to make baking simple, kid crafts, etc. There are also other new ideas that are for things besides cupcakes and muffins! I love to create, and can’t wait to show the many branches of Bake Huggers.
Check back each week after the airing of Homemade Millionaire on TLC for another special Q&A with the next inspiring winner.
More Homemade Millionaire on hsn.com:
» Shop Debra’s Product: Bake Huggers
» Check out last week’s winner, Marcy McKenna and her Cambia Clutch
» Top Three Reasons to Watch Homemade Millionaire Friday Nights at 10 P.M. ET on TLC
» Read more about the show and how you can submit a product idea to HSN