Mikel79 Posted 23 May 2011 , 9:30pm
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I wanted to personally thank you Sharon on this forum! You are truly a kind and amazing cake decorator. The best, in my opinion! Your DVDs and help through this forum have truly changed my cake decorating.

If anyone reading this is on the fence about forking out the cash for any of her DVDs, what are you waiting for?! I made a Graduation cake this weekend that I would not have been able to make 3 years ago if it was not for Sharon!

No, she is not paying me to write this! =) I really just want as many people to know about her as possible! Her Dvds and tools really will change the end result of your cakes!

Thank you again Sharon!

If interested, here is the cake I did this weekend


http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2044615

Thanks,
Michael

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cakegirl123 Posted 23 May 2011 , 9:48pm
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I agree! Sharon Zambito is an amazing cake decorator and teacher.
I have several of her DVD's and have learned so much from them.

LSW929 Posted 23 May 2011 , 10:08pm
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Your cake is awesome and so is Sharon!

ajwonka Posted 23 May 2011 , 10:24pm
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I often refer to her as "my BFF" to my husband! We will never meet but i feel like i know her by watching her dvds so many times!

inspiredbymom Posted 23 May 2011 , 11:13pm
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She is a wonderful and talented decorator and teacher. I too have several (7) of her DVD's. She is also very helpful and her blog is always full of useful tips and techniques!

Now, about your cake......it is awesome! At first glance, I didn't even think that it was real! Great job!

inspiredbymom Posted 23 May 2011 , 11:16pm
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She is a wonderful and talented decorator and teacher. I too have several (7) of her DVD's. She is also very helpful and her blog is always full of useful tips and techniques!

Now, about your cake......it is awesome! At first glance, I didn't even think that it was real! Great job!

Mikel79 Posted 23 May 2011 , 11:24pm
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Originally Posted by ajwonka

I often refer to her as "my BFF" to my husband! We will never meet but i feel like i know her by watching her dvds so many times!




I thought I was the only one who thought her as my "friend" as well! =)

=)

andpotts Posted 23 May 2011 , 11:37pm
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I just adore Sharon (SugarShack) I too have 5 of her DVD's and tools she sells. She is so personable and really makes the skills and techniques she teaches attainable ( even if I don't always have time to do it as she has taught me). I put her on the big screen ( I can see from the kitchen) crank the volume and have my very own one on one cake decorating class icon_smile.gif Love it! Her dvd's are worth every penny!

Mikel79 your cake is lovely, so crisp and clean and really well done!

sugalips Posted 24 May 2011 , 12:07am
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I, too, have her DVDs. AWESOME!!!!! She is amazing and so precise. I learned soooooo much! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

Cristi-Tutty Posted 24 May 2011 , 12:27am

I have 6 dvds. I love her!!! thank you Sharon!!

pbhobby Posted 24 May 2011 , 12:56am

I agree with you all 100%. She's awesome!!!

sillywabbitz Posted 24 May 2011 , 1:32am

Me too me too. I always say I want to be Sharon Z when I grow up. She's my cake best buddy even though I've never met her. I hope one day to meet her in person and take a live class. When I'm debating buying a new DVD I always think 'hmm could I just figure it out on my own' then I order the DVD and I'm floored how much I learn and how smart she is. One perfect example of this the Stacking DVD. I use SPS and even though she uses dowels I could apply 95% of what she was teaching.

Sharon is the best!

kneenah Posted 24 May 2011 , 1:34am

I have 3 of her DVD's and i am about to get the box n bow dvd.. A friend of mine flow all the way from NYC to I think it was Georgia to take one of her 2days classes. She told me Sharon, is in a class all by herself she is amazing..When u take her classes u have to bring ur own cakes which ppl flow with their cakes frozen in their suitcase, this one lady we flow from California, her cake just collapsed and she cried. My friend said the any normal baker would have just tossed it but Sharon told the lady to just relax that she was going to make sure she left with a cake and u better best to believe the lady left with a cake. Till this day my friend keeps in touch with sharon.... I course got so jealous when my friend told me but hey what ever sharon teaches my friend my friend teaches me lol

AKS Posted 24 May 2011 , 1:54am

I'm in the 6-DVD Club. She is AMAZING!!! Making my first book cake this weekend and I'm feeling good about it because of Sharon. Even though I can't perfect her buttercream, the other skills she has taught me are SOOO valuable. I love sitting there watching and thinking, "How do you do that? DUH that's how!!!" She truly is one of the best decorators in the field. She needs to go on more challenge shows-I love watching her work.

sillywabbitz Posted 24 May 2011 , 1:57am

AKS, good luck on your book cake! It's so much easier after watching her do it step by stepicon_smile.gif

icer101 Posted 24 May 2011 , 2:06am

She is also my friend. I have all of her dvd's also. She has never failed to answer any p/m's from me. She is the BEST!!!!

sugarshack Posted 24 May 2011 , 4:10am

Oh my! I am simply overwhelmed and humbled by all of this love! You guys are way too generous! I am thrilled to hear how much the DVDs are helping you all, as that is my mission as I produce each one; I want you to have as much detailed info as possible to help take some of the frustration of trial and error out of the process.

Mikel, you are one cool dude and you have mad skilz, and I am happy to help you anytime. ALL of you are my BFF's and can email me anytime.

Thank you all again ; I honestly do not feel deserving of such overgenerous praise.

Hugs, SZ

MrsBowtiy Posted 24 May 2011 , 4:38am

Sharon I don't have your DVD's but I do believe that I might need them.

BakerAnn Posted 24 May 2011 , 5:10am

Just want to add my 2 cents worth. Sharon, I have 6 of your DVDs and watch them over and over. This past weekend I used your Crusting Buttercream recipe for the first time on some graduation cakes. I was at one of the graduation parties and OHMYGOSH the raving over the flavor of the icing convinced me to use it exclusively from now on!

For decades I have used a similar buttercream, but am here to tell you that B&B Wedding Bouquet flavoring is a customer magnet!! Your suggestion of covering the mixer paddle to prevent air bubbles was worth the cost of the entire Buttercream DVD in itself!!

I just ordered a few more tools from your site and will be ordering again in the future. You and all the other new "friends I've never met" here on Cake Central are wonderful mentors. Your generosity and kindness are much appreciated! icon_smile.gif

Mplspam Posted 24 May 2011 , 5:36am

My first post on Cake Central. I want to thank Sharon also - she answered an email question I had the very same day and helped me save my cake. I own 6 DVD's. I'm so glad someone else watches on the big screen making it our very own personal class. Sharon your precise work makes my beginning work look so much more professional. Thanks for the inside tips!

Mikel79 Posted 24 May 2011 , 10:12am
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Originally Posted by sugarshack

Oh my! I am simply overwhelmed and humbled by all of this love! You guys are way too generous! I am thrilled to hear how much the DVDs are helping you all, as that is my mission as I produce each one; I want you to have as much detailed info as possible to help take some of the frustration of trial and error out of the process.

Mikel, you are one cool dude and you have mad skilz, and I am happy to help you anytime. ALL of you are my BFF's and can email me anytime.

Thank you all again ; I honestly do not feel deserving of such overgenerous praise.

Hugs, SZ




Thank you Sharon! My Skills are what they are because of your help! I am so glad to see that so many cakers have had the same results from your amazing DVD's.

Thanks again Sharon!

Michale

KieslerKakes Posted 24 May 2011 , 10:51am

I too want to thank Sharon for the DVD's and attending the 2nd Annual KY Cake Contention in Georgetown KY on May 21st, 2011. It was great to met her and attend her flower class. Sharon is a wonderful person with alot of talent. I appreciate her and her friend taking the time to start some of the flower pieces for the class. Have a great day Sharon!

CakeCrystals Posted 24 May 2011 , 11:32am

I too have Sharon's DVDs and absolutely love them. In fact I watch them even while i'm at work.

Sharon makes learning new techniques fun and easy no matter your decorating skill level.

Crystal

Mikel79 Posted 24 May 2011 , 9:20pm
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Originally Posted by LSW929

Your cake is awesome and so is Sharon!




Thank you!
=)

2txmedics Posted 25 May 2011 , 4:30am

Oh gosh!!! I just saw her dvd's today and I for the very first time made the bc, Im making a cake this wknd for my grand baby and Im hoping I can pull this off....I do cakes as a hobby and for family....

Ive watched Sharon on a cake show last week, and I was so ANGRY....my dvd recorder didnt record the end part showing the winner....I have to look it up on hulu tv and hope.

I learned alot from the 3 dvds I own. I do NOT work in fondant we tend to fight, and Im curious now. So I might be taking a challenge of my own here with myself.

Thanks Sharon!!!

sugarshack Posted 25 May 2011 , 5:11pm

Thank you all so very much!! You all make me so happy to know you like our products and that the DVDs are truly helping you. That is our goal with each DVD and it makes me happy beyond what I can say to hear your words.

Much love and appreciation! SZ

JessicakesBakes Posted 25 May 2011 , 5:56pm

I want to chime in too! I recently received my Buttercream DVD and am certain that what I have learned just from watching will help. I am trying it out tonight and can't wait! Practice, practice, practice!

I was re-watching the DVD (on the big screen too!) last night and my husband sat down and watched it with me. Maybe we should have made some popcorn! icon_lol.gif Sharon - you are so talented and generous to share with all of us, thank you. Can't wait to get my next one!!

fedra Posted 27 May 2011 , 2:36pm

I got 6 DVD's in yesterday and just finished watching them! Sharon is a genius. Where has she been all my life (or atleast my cake life)!?!

sccandwbfan Posted 27 May 2011 , 3:17pm

I have to say thank you too. icon_smile.gif I saw you for the first time on Ultimate Cake challenge and knew right away where you were from because I grew up in NOLA. I've searched high and low for the vanilla cake recipe that you used that you called a staple for wedding cakes in NOLA. I love your work and I love listening to you talk because it reminds me of my growing up years. icon_smile.gif

Christy

2txmedics Posted 27 May 2011 , 3:25pm

Ok, gonna post it here since this is running....made Sharons bc 2 days ago and I love how it feels and its so smooth....I tinted it and its on its 2nd day of tinting....I need a dark purple and dark bright pink.

I added 4 toothpics of each color into each container, and its real light in color, like a pastel, then I added electric americolors about 4-5 drops, let it sit again and its still very very light!!!! need to decorate cake today.....

ANY IDEAS?

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