Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Back from Ultimate Cake Off!

Well, we made it back in one piece! What a wild ride that was! My awesome team and I just got back from filming our episode of TLC's Ultimate Cake Off show.

I have to admit that the whole experience was more involved and harder than I expected. From planning and preparing, to the actual contest itself, it was all consuming for a while. But we made it through, and it was an experience I will never forget. I am not allowed to say anything about our episode until it airs on March 8 at 10 PM eastern. I promise you it will be a great show, so be sure to tune it.

Here are a few behind the scenes pics from our trip that I can share with you now:

Thawing the cakes in our hotel room the night before the show.

It rained the whole time we were in LA and was rather chilly. Very unusual weather for that area. It was very humid in our hotel room the whole time we were there. You can see how much condensation we had on the inside of our room window. Later on I can share with you how this had an impact on our contest day.

Me, my wonderful Wendy, and Becky discussing last minute strategy right before we started.

My incredible team! Wendy, Adele and Becky. There is no possible way I could have pulled this off without them. This was truly a team effort. I hope that this season they feature the assistants more and give them proper credit for all they do.

We were SO happy to be done! It was a wild ride for sure. And look at how dirty we are! Yes, our pants too. There was some serious floor to leg contact going on for sure! You gotta do what you gotta do!

I was so tired at the end of the day, the girls had to wheel me up to the hotel room on a baggage cart.

On the way back to the airport. Very tired gals.

Be sure to tune in on March 8th at 10PM eastern on TLC. It will be a very entertaining episode for sure!

After it airs I can post more pictures and fill you in on all the juicy details!

Now that I am back to my real life, I am working full force on getting the sheet cake DVD ready for sale within the next few weeks. We hope to launch the new website at the same time too.

Thank you all for your patience, support and encouragement during my many adventures. You guys are the best! Now I am off to take down my Christmas tree.... yes, it really is still up. :)


Sunday, January 24, 2010




Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wish Us Luck!

Hello Sugar Friends!

I am so very sorry I have been MIA as of late. Preparing for the Ultimate Cake Off show has been all consuming; even more so than I anticipated. So much to do in a relatively short period of time. While I am excited to be going and have enjoyed the crazy ride so far, I will be happy to get back to my normal life. I promise that my blog posts will return to normal starting in February.

My amazing team and I will be leaving to compete very soon, and I promise to post some pictures when we get back. I am not allowed to give any details until the show airs on TV (in the spring, no exact date yet). But I will tell you what I can: We are making a cake. It is a big cake. It has a theme. Sorry, but that is all I am allowed to say at this time. :)

Wish us luck! I hope for safe travels for my gals and I, and to build our cake with no major catastrophes. Then I will leave Los Angeles a happy lady, win or lose.

Talk to you guys soon!


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Contest Winners!


I hope you had a blessed and wonderful holiday season with your family and friends. Our was low-keyed but very nice.

I am still just buried under work: working on the new website, final editing of the new DVD, and practicing my skills and testing recipes for the Ultimate Cake Off coming soon. I barely have time to shower and brush my teeth these days!

I will come up for air at the end of January, and promise my blog posts will get back to normal then. Thank you for being patient and waiting for my life to return to its normal chaotic self! LOL

We had a great response to our name the DVD contest, and by random drawing, here are the winners:

Nancy said...

Sassy Sheets

Kelly said...

It's All In The Details for Borders, Transfers and Flowers.

Nicole said...

How about "Superior Sheet Cakes: Special touches for basic cakes"

Janel Waters said...

"Fantastic Finishes"Techniques for Borders, Transfers and Flowers.

Congratulations to you all! Please email sugaredinfo@aol.com to claim your prize!

So back to work for me; I will check in again with you guys soon. Wish me luck!