Thursday, September 30, 2010

Contest Winners!

Sweet Luxuries
Designer Bag, Bubbly and Bon Bons

Thank you all who entered the contest. So many great titles it was very hard to decide!

The winners are:

Vicki said...
* Luxe - An elegant,sumptuous handbag and champagne cake.
*Sweet Luxury

Bohaney said...
A Tote with a Toast!

Abi said...
"Bagged It" - Bags and Bottles with flowering Fleur de Lis

Congratulations and please email me at to claim your prize!

Editing is underway, so we hope to bring this one to you within 6-8 weeks!

Happy caking!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Name That DVD!

Hello everyone! We had a very busy week shooting our next DVD. I want to thank my dear friend Heather, and my son D, for assisting in the shooting this time. I really could not do it without that extra set of hands and eyes, so thank you both so much!

I thought you guys might like to see a few behind the scenes shots of us filming in my kitchen.

Video Specialties comes to my home with 3 cameras, a monitor and on site mixer. That allows us to get shots and close ups from 3 different angles while I am working.

To the left you can see the main camera, the one I look into when I am speaking to you. The one to the right takes closeups when I work on that side of the cake.

Here is the mixer and monitor that Todd, my video guy, and my assistant ( Wendy, Heather, or D) watch to see how the shot will look on TV. This way we can ensure that the instruction can be seen well, with nothing blocking the view on screen.

Here I am doing a little prep work off camera. (Oh my, look at that chicken neck on me! Ack!) This is the 9th video we have done, and we have gained a lot of experience along the way. We strive to keep the quality we are known for high, while throwing in a few new things to keep it interesting for you.

Here I am at the end of the two day shoot with the finished cake. (No chicken neck in this one, whew.)

The aftermath. And guess what; it still looks like this because I had a cake order for this weekend and did not have time to clean up the carnage. That is on today's agenda. Fun Saturday! LOL

Chocolate champagne bottle and handmade candies.

Stenciled fleur de lis motif. I have to admit I just adore this. This purse handle mold will be available for purchase exclusively through SugarEd Productions when the DVD is released.

But we need a name for the DVD! Contest time! Submit your ideas for the name in the comment section, and earn a chance to win a free DVD when it is released (hopefully in about 6-8 weeks).

We are trying to get the DVDs you have requested out to you as fast as we can, while maintaining the high quality we are known for. Next DVD shoot in 4 weeks!

Thank you, as always, for your loyalty and support of SugarEd Productions.

Happy Caking!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Basic Buttercream Class


Hosted by Sharon Zambito and Wendy Baiamonte

December 12-13, 2010

Hammond, LA (40 minutes north of New Orleans)

Students will make Sharon's buttercream icing recipe, and learn to ice both round and square cakes perfectly smooth and sharp. Bonus items will be thrown is a time permits.

$275 includes the icing and light lunch. Students will need to bring cakes and tools.

Only 7 spots left.

Email to register. Hope to see you there!


Wish us luck as we shoot our next DVD this week! I will try to post some behind the scenes photos this week. I am also working on a gumpaste tulip tutorial, and have some class pictures to share with you guys as well within the next two weeks.

I hope that all of your caking dreams are coming true!