Thursday, September 25, 2008

What could they be working on?


GUESS THE PROJECT CONTEST!

Yesterday I spent the day at the office studio of my video production company, Video Specialties. We are working on our next release, to be ready within about 2 months we hope. This is not one of the two instructional DVDs we have in progress. This is a "lagniappe" (or bonus) release. Can anybody guess what it might be? I will take all the correct guesses and put them into a hat for a drawing. The winner will get a free copy of this project. Put your thinking caps on and email or submit your guesses right here in the comment section at the bottom of this post!


Working hard, trusty Diet Coke at hand.


My hero, Todd. The best video guy out there!


I do not let many people see me with no makeup,
so don't show these pictures to anyone ok?


Tomorrow I am off to New York to teach ICES mini classes. Have a great weekend and I will check in with you guys next week!

Happy Caking,
Sharon

59 comments:

KimB said...

You posting some teaser pictures!!!

I think you look great! I noticed that big drink next to you right off....thinking it must be that trusty Diet Coke!!!

Great to see you and Todd working hard on the next SugarEd Production project.

Mata Family said...

Phhhthtt...What are you talking about-you look great! Can't wait to see the completed project!! Where there is Sharon...there is ALWAYS a Diet Coke. At least you didn't spill yours! :-)

Kathy said...

Pleasssssse let the new dvd be gumpaste flowers. Down on my knees here lol--

gogie2@hotmail.com

audrey.major@oracle.com said...

Entering the answer for the contest! ;0)

Chiefly Southern Louisiana and Southeast Texas. a small gift given with a purchase to a customer, by way of compliment or for good measure; bonus.
2. a gratuity or tip.
3. an unexpected or indirect benefit

NillaWafer said...

I wish I looked that good without makeup. Hell, I don't even look that good with makeup.

I am going to take a wild guess based on the email you sent out in early July:
Topsy Turvy Cakes

XX - crossing my fingers that I guessed correctly :)

sweetheartsmama said...

My guess is gift favours (chocolate/cookies)as the extra. Hope I'm right :).

msamson9 said...

It would be awesome if it was gumpaste flowers.

ccfunfair said...

My guess is Topsy Turvy or Madhatter cakes. Hope I'm right!:)

Nayeli said...

Hi Sharon, I am going to guess is about a hat box ...I remember you mention somethig about it at some point... mmmm you also mention topsy turvy...

Monika said...

I am going with Topsy Turvy cakes.

Rhonda said...

I'm going to guess Topsy Turvy also! I would so love to learn how to do those!! Keep them DVD's coming!!!

Anonymous said...

I am guessing Topsy Turvy cakes myself as they give me fits! Renee, Austin, TX

Custom Cakes by Brenda said...

I think it will be bows because your bows are gorgeous!! (at least I hope its bows!)

Ginger said...

Hi Sharon! I think you look great!!

HMMM......let's see bonus, maybe how to take great photos of our finished cakes???

I would love to see gumpaste flowers too!!

Thanks for everything!!! I can't wait for the next DVD

Ginger

Maria said...

I am guessing it's fondant cuts outs for side decorations and detailing on the cake and bows because you always seem to do more than one Lagniappe. Whatever it is I'm sure it will be fabulous!

Victoria said...

Don't worry about that makeup. Your inner beauty shines through!
I'm going to be a little more specific and guess carving of some sort. Have fun whatever it is!

dai said...

Sharon you look great!

I'm going to guess that it is something with cookies.

Can't wait to see it whatever it is! :o) Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

My guess too is going to be topsy turvy cakes! I know I'd LOVE that to be it.....of course I'd love anything coming for you, you do it all so well.

khalstead@email.com

KathyY said...

I am guessing fondant and gumpaste ribbons and bows. I love the blog. This is so much fun!!

Meredith said...

i too am hoping for gumpaste flowers.
bovaritter@earthlink.net

Anonymous said...

Wow, there are so many wishes for "what it could be", but I am thinking maybe some type of specialty cake..maybe purses???

Love the topsy cake and favors..you are so talented and creative..Thanks again for the much need inspiration!

ShirleyB said...

OK, I'll bite. I'm guessing some type of favors (chocolate, cookies, etc., etc.) You didn't say how many times we could enter the contest. You'll give us more than one shot, won't ya? I'll bribe you with a Diet Coke!

sweetideas said...

I agree--I think it's some sort of favors--choclate, mmmmmm

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon
I am going to guess taking pictures of your cakes!

or maybe topsy turvy cakes I would love that cuz I cant get them to save my life..
Either way I know i will love it. Thanks for every thing you do Sharon
Shannon

Irma said...

Great cookies or I hope is tupsy turvy cakes also.

Anonymous said...

I think it's a How to set up a cake kitchen sort of thing. "Must have" tool lists,and sources for finding special sugar art/business tools. :) VikTheChef

cakeme said...

You look Great!!! I can't wait for your next DVD!!
My guess would be Chocolate?!!
Whatever it is I am sure it will be great!!

the4diazs@comcast.net said...

Hi Sharon,

My guess is Topsy Turvy Cakes!!! When I saw that as one of your possibilities for a new video I jumped with joy! I hope I'm right...and hope I win too!

Happy Caking to ALL!

~ Pedro (Florida)

the4diazs@comcast.net said...

Sharon,

One more thing...have you ever conducted classes in Florida, more specifically in Orlando?

~Pedro

Chris said...

My guess would have to be...wait can i have multiple guesses?...ah here it goes,

a. gumpaste flowers
b. bows
c. mini cakes

Please don't let me luck run out?
Thanks for all you do Sharon!

Chris--South TX

Anonymous said...

You have said that your new DVD is Lagniappe (extra info) therefore I am going to guess that it has to do with modifying cakes such as to achieve topsy turvy cakes, other shapes, adding/making bows and swags, and adding other fondant decorations.

Thank you so much for all that you do. I am thankful for the gifts and talents that God has given to you and that you so willingly share with the rest of us. I have learned so much from your first 3 DVDs and look forward to learning much more.

I am also very thankful that you as a professional have shared that you run into problems when you are doing cakes despite your many years of experience. I find that each cake is a learning experience/adventure. You never know what might happen despite having followed the same techniques over and over again. Your cake was a success as usual and very stunning!

I would also be interested, please, in knowing the names of the books, DVDs and the online course that you are taking to improve your photography skills. This is something that has been on my mind to do also.

Thanks Sharon! Have a great day!

Brian said...

I'm betting on Gumpaste Flowers

Melanie said...

I am thinking it might be something about presentation, perhaps how you set up cake tables, perhaps what you take along with you to cake deliveries (like your emergency repair kit)..that sort of thing. You look great by the way!

Ann said...

Bows and "harlequin" fondant design???

BTW, throw your makeup away...you look awesome without any!

DARLENE said...

I WOULD ALSO GUESS TOPSY TURVY CAKES.

Robyn D said...

I soooooooo am hoping topsy turvy cakes. Although, I have made a few of these.....problem is, they were not supposed to be topsy turvy.....they just ended up that way by mistake! LOL So, I need to know how to truly do one. Topsy Turvy would be my hope and guess for what you are doing next!

Robyn

Gayla said...

I think Topsy Turvy cakes will be your next production, hope so anyway.

BTW wished I looked as good as you do without make up -- you go girl!

Adele said...

This isn't it I'm sure but I want directions to make a Mardi Gras/cajun themed wedding cake with gumpaste crawfish bride and groom topper cause I promised a friend I'd make her one. She also wants an accordion grooms cake because her cajun fiance plays in a Zydeco band.

Troubles said...

hmmf! Could it be a video on how to make a Topsy Turvy Cake the Z way?

chefquin said...

I think it could be a video on extra decorations like cutouts, flowers or swags. Just a little something extra for your cakes. But, I'm also thinking maybe recipes for some really great cakes or instructions on how to get your cakes perfect for decorating.

Jessica N. said...

I am guessing Topsy Turvy cakes, but am hoping (praying) for gum paste flowers or a cookbook full of your recipes!!

Marilyn said...

I am hoping it's on gumpaste in general, or gumpaste flowers, or gumpaste bows. Is that more than one guess? If so, then I will say gumpaste! Now that I think of it, could it be gumpaste figures, or maybe just plane modeling, which would be my second guess, modeling paste!

White in NY there are several places you need to visit. Angel's is on the upper east side and they smoke their mozzarella, it smells wonderful when you walk in. Then there is Arties, which I personally think is the best Deli in NY. You have to get a black and white there. OMG, I could go on forever. I really miss New York.

Marilyn said...

Ut Oh!, more misspelled words(sigh) Please excuse my spelling, sometimes my brain is faster than my hands, what I meant is my hands are faster than my brain, now I am embarrassed.

Now that I have read everything, maybe it is topsy turvy, hmm... do we have to pick just one?

SharonG said...

I am going to guess "How to make some of the decorations that you have done on your cakes" or "How to make a box cake and bow".

I would also like to say, Thank You! so very much for all that you have done and shared with so many.

I have learn so much from you, that has help me to try and do better and do my best. I wish you nothing but the very best in the days and years to come. You rock it girl!

By the way, you look great! without the make up.

kdweir said...

Im going to guess something working with chocolate.
Im sure what ever it is I will end up buying it anyways! Your dvd's are loaded with so much information, and not just the rehashed stuff you normally see! I think thats why I love them so much!

Janice said...

I'll take a shot at it -- I'm guessing tips on transporting cakes.

Tracy @ sugarbeez.com said...

How about food photography tips?

Shannon said...

Hi Sharon
I am going to guess taking pictures of your cakes!

or maybe topsy turvy cakes I would love that cuz I cant get them to save my life..
Either way I know i will love it. Thanks for every thing you do Sharon

Cathy said...

I think modeling. It has become so popular now. It's quite the focus in Austrailia and UK, so I think it will be modeling.

Sweetsadie said...

I'm hoping this project will be about building a Box Cake...and additional info and tips for transporting and set up.
No matter what project it is, I know it will be on my list of "must haves"!!

SweetSadie

SugarEd Productions said...

Thank you all for the guesses! I will reveal the answer soon! I will check in after the shoot next week, I am bust at work getting ready!!

kathy/mi said...

Hmmmm, maybe something about bows???? Hope it's right.

kathy/mi said...

Ok, my post just dissappeared. Is it something about bows? Hope my guess is right.

bakes2008 said...

Hoping it is gumpaste flowers.

Can't wait to find out!

Denise said...

I am hoping for a gumpaste flowers DVD.

Jessica said...

love the pictures! i can't wait to see the new dvd! my guess is how to execute, from idea inception to completed cake. hope there are many more to come! best wishes!

ShirleyB said...

Yeah...another DVD for my collection! Can't wait to get them. I've tried countless times to make bows (all unsuccessful, of course), but with your teaching skills, there might be hope for me yet!

So glad to see Wendy, too! Yep, she's a terrific friend!

liz said...

I hope it's gum paste.....or how to bake/level the perfect cake :)

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