Food Network’s Kardea Brown says lemon lime soda cake was the first candy she made as a young cook

Food Network personality Kardea Brown is photographed in a long sleeved blue blouse.

Every hobby (or professional) baker remembers their first creation and the sense of accomplishment that accompanied their final product. Food Network star Kardea Brown is no different.

Her very first cake was a recipe from her aunt and it is as tasty and effervescent as her name, Lemon-Lime Soda Cake.