by Alice Levitt
Earlier this month, Gretel-Anne Fischer teased on the Facebook page for her Winooski bakery, Cupp's, that she'd soon have a big announcement. "Any ideas on where [I've] been the past 7 weeks?" she wrote. "We can't spill the beans yet but once we do HOLY COW it's HUGE!!!!!"
Well, consider the beans spilled. On November 26, Fischer will make her national television debut as a contestant on TLC's "Next Great Baker."
On the show, 13 contestants vie for the lofty title as well as $100,000, a feature in Redbook Magazine and "a chance to work side-by-side with Buddy [Valastro, of TLC's "Cake Boss"] and his team at Carlo’s Bakery."
Now a show-biz big shot, Fischer is holding her comments until she can go through her publicist. We'll talk to her soon, but until then, we're wishing her a sweet victory.