Baking, er, breaking into the food world was almost as tough as breaking into Hollywood for Sarah Michelle Gellar.

The "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star cofounded Foodstirs in 2014, a company that creates DIY baking kits and organic baking mixes. But owning a company wasn't good enough. She had to actually prove herself in the kitchen.

"I was a novelty act," she told Page Six. "People think it was easier to get in the door, sure, but they just wanted to see how Buffy bakes, you know?"

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She added, "It's a novelty to have me in the office, but you have to prove that much more to take yourself seriously."

By starting Foodstirs, Sarah said it "showed my daughter that I didn't give up and that we could have this idea and we could create a product."

Sarah shares two children, Charlotte, who turns 8 next week, and Rocky, who turns 6 next week, with her husband, Freddie Prinze Jr.

Her children, she says, actually have ideas that her company uses.

"They have ideas. We'll use them as a think tank," she said. "It's great to know what I think I would like as a treat, but what do kids want?"