Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I Have a Secret.....

HELLO SUGAR FRIENDS!

Did you miss me while I was gone? I sure did miss you!

I have a secret to share, but promise you won't tell anybody? You promise? Pinky swear?

OK! So here it is....... ( I'm so excited!!)


My dear friend Rebecca Sutterby invited me to be one of her 3 assistants in the new TLC series, Ultimate Cake Off! We spent 3 days in Los Angeles, at the Discovery Studios, shooting one of eight episodes to air in the fall.






Rebecca is hands down one of the most talented sugar artists in the nation. She has won too many awards to count, including first place in a previous Food Network cake challenge, as well as the grand prize in the National Wedding Cake Competition at the Oklahoma Sugar Art Show in 2008. She has had her work published in several national magazines, including Bride's, The Knot, and American Cake Decorating. Her skills for design and use of color are trend setting, and her work is incredibly precise and exact. She has been a huge influence and mentor on my own cake decorating path. And I am lucky enough to also call her my friend. Please visit her site to see her incredible work at Sugar Creations.






Rebecca asked three of us to assist her for this challenge. Left to right is Becky (aka Willard), me, Adele (aka Deli), and Rebecca. This shot was taken right after we arrived in LA. We all flew in and went straight to the studios to set up our kitchen.





The next day we arrived ready to film. Rebecca gave us all cute cake themed shirts to wear under our chef coats for good luck.


We can't say anything about the show, the theme, the competitors or the outcome until after it airs. But here is a pic of us next to the finished cake.



After a brutal 48 hours, Willard and I were quite hungry, and got to taste one of the other competitor's cakes. It was yummy too!



Our last evening there, we had a few hours to kill and took a ride to Hollywood Blvd. We walked for a couple of hours, saw lots of um, interesting sites.... and shopped for souvenirs. I was ecstatic when we stumbled across the star of my all time idol, Lucy.


It was an incredible experience all around. We worked our butts off, but had the most fabulous time together. It will be one of the most treasured memories of my life time. I was honored and privileged to be a part of Rebecca's team. After the show is aired I will be able to fill you in on more juicy details!



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I am now in total ICES convention mode. I have 2 weeks to get everything together to make the trip. I will have a vendor booth for the first time this year, and I am super excited! Wendy, my two sisters Janice and Barb, and my older son will all be with me working the booth. Please stop by and say hello if can!


Wish me luck!


Happy caking!
Sharon

30 comments:

Alicia said...

Awesome Sharon! Can't wait to see it on TV!!

See you @ ICES!

Vicki said...

Congrats! I can't wait to see the show! :)

Wanda said...

Congratulations Sharon!! I can't wait for the show to air. I know that cake will be awesome!!

Rebecca is fabulous (as are you). I absolutely loved her cake at last years Oklahoma Sugar Show. (Can you find out how she made the torquoise jewelry for that cake??
Please, please!!)

Marisol said...

Congratulations and see you at the ICES Convention

Marisol

Anonymous said...

Whooooa Sharon! You are making the big times girl!! I am so happy for you and wish you and the team the very best of luck! Greg and I are both excited to see the show! No better pairing than you and Rebecca! Ya'lls team is predestined to win!!! BIG HUG to you!! Lea :)

Michele said...

OMG, that's so awesome, Sharon!!!! I was wondering when you were finally going to show up on one of these cake shows--it's about time, girl!!! Next time, all of those ladies should be YOUR assistants!! Can't wait to see the show! Congrats!

LadybugLuggage said...

Always knew you were a star,**** now the rest of the world will see it!!!!

Very proud of you and the other gals. Can't wait until the show airs ;)

lluvia said...

Congratulations Sharon can't wait to see the show. I also try to see Rebecas web page but I can't navigate her page and try to see her cakes but I can't open the thumbail to see the cakes bigger do you know why?

Zola said...

Sharon, I was right. You are a rock star of cakery. Can't wait to see the show!

Niccicola said...

Awesome! It was only a matter of time before you made your tv debut (unless you have before and I just haven't seen it...besides the DVDs I mean LOL)

Bryna said...

When does the show air? I can't wait to watch... definitely TiVo it!

You rock!

Nichi said...

Aww you guys are so flippin adorable! I can't wait to see the show!

Merissa said...

That is soooo awesome Sharon! I can't wait to see it!

Morgan Garrison said...

Sharon, that is so amazing! I am so excited for you!

Kim Dodgen said...

Congratulations Sharon!!! WOW, I can't wait to see the show. I'm sure that the was absolutely beautiful.

brenlyn said...

how exciting,can't wait to see you and the cake on tv!!

cindyS said...

oh sharon how awesome!! i cannot wait to see the show :D
i'm so happy that you got to work with rebecca--and wow! i get to see my all time fave sugar artists together!!
i supremely wish i could attend the ices convention. it would be so cool to meet you and your family and see your booth. well, maybe someday :)

Nancy Smith said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see the show!!!

Janetlynn said...

How Exciting!!! Congrats! A Louisiana-girl making it big time! I'll tell everyone to watch! I know I will!

Theresa said...

I am so excited for you!!.. congrats!! sounds like you have a awesome team.. I will keep you all in my prayers..can't wait to see the show..

Kellianne said...

That's the greatest thing I've heard all week! Congratulations a million! I can't wait to see you on the show!!!

Julie said...

Woo Hoo! Sharon, I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see the show when it airs. I hope you guys won, but I'm sure the cake is amazing no matter what!

Cheryl said...

Congrats!!! Love the cake challenges! When does the show air?

Yummy in my tummy said...

Very cool! I can't wait to watch it=)

Alicia said...

That is so exciting Sharon! I am not living in the states and therefore won't be able to watch it though :o( Do you know when the show is coming on? so my dad can dvr and record it for me.

Thanks,
Alicia

PS. You're awesome!!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

CONGRATULATIONS on making it to TV! It was just a matter of when, and not if! I cant wait to watch the show! Hope it has less drama than Food Network Challenge

Gayla said...

Congratulations Sharon, what an honor and what a trip! I can't wait to see the show, please let us know the date and time the show will be aired, I want to make sure to watch it live or at least set my VCR.

I'm so excited for you, good luck at the ICES convention as well.

ShirleyB said...

Sharon, I've been working 14 hour days and just saw your news. I am SO unbelievably excited FOR you and proud OF you!!! I have been emailing everyone I know! You deserve this so much...not only because you are the BEST cake artist anywhere, but because despite your crazy schedule, you ALWAYS take time to help everyone who asks. You truly are a gem, and I'm so grateful to be able to call you my friend -- and mentor! I can only imagine what your initial response was when you were asked to join this incredible group!!! I just wonder if your hubby is still bowing down to you! :) :) :) Love you, kiddo!

rylan said...

So this is what Courtney told me about. Congrats.

Adele said...

I just want to throw this out there- y'all remember that TV is just that, TV- it is open to the editing and things are often taken out of context. Obviously we have NO idea what will happen with the editing of this show, and I CAN tell you that the cake we made is all real and we are all real proud of it. And I can tell ya that the drama and stress in moving the thing is real as well (oh Sweet Jesus it was real!)But just keep in mind; things in TV land might not always be what them seem.