Monday, 4 April 2011

Help ! Please..... Calling all Blogger friends....


Ok - here's the deal.

I'm stressed out my brain and am working the most stupid amount of hours possible. It's already 1.40am and there is no way I can dream of going to bed yet as I have so much to do.

Typically, I've taken on a large project and simply don't think I've got enough time to accomplish what I want to achieve within the timescale.

That's where you guys come in, as I think this could be quite fun.......

At the end of next month, I'm taking the silicone on the road to the Ideal Home Show exhibition in Scotland. It was a very late decision and I'm simply not prepared. I'm only just starting to try and design the stand layout and what to take with us.

I LOVE using our products and taking photos of the things I make. However, there are oodles of stuff that I haven't yet got round to using myself or taking photos of things made in them. I really want to be able to do a continuous presentation on a tv screen on the stand in the background (without sound) showing some of the things that can be made in our moulds. Luckily, I've got a hundred or more good, clear images to use. There are many of items I don't yet have photos to show things made in for either our website or the presentation and this includes some of our new range which is not yet released and coming in May.

I'm willing to swap some moulds in return for use of some photos (all credits will remain yours and I'm happy to backlink). Photos do need to be of a good > high standard, so some skill in this area would be required. I'm going to need photos in asap - by mid May absolute latest.

If you think you would be interested in helping out so I don't flunk my challenge, please drop me a line and I'll get back to you asap. I'm happy to put this offer worldwide

29 comments:

  1. My dear Sarah,
    Count me in. I wld be more than happy to help you out. But do let me know what kind of moulds you would like me to use first so that i cld plan my time and what to make for them. Send me an email.

    hugs
    zurin

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  2. I'm not the best photographer but I'm always happy to help in any way I can. x

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  3. That does it - all I needed to make some friands using the friand mould i bought from you recently. You were the only place I could find them, btw. I googled "friand tin" and both Amazon and Lakeland came up first but they didn't actually have any.

    We are supposed to be on a diet and I have a poorly hand at the moment but I was just looking at a recipe 10 minutes ago - I'll send you the results. In any case, good luck with the show.

    If you have a minute you could look at this
    http://bakinginfranglais.blogspot.com/2011/03/dont-take-your-eye-off-ball.html

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  4. oh me me me! I've been eyeing a number of moulds from the site (and stalking your recipe site at the same time) ever since I saw your moulds on Zurin's blog and have been steadily accumulating my 'wants' so that I can have a sizeable order to save on shipping :p I'd love to help you out as well - do check out my blog to see if my photography passes the mark, and if it does, just drop me a mail :D

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  5. Sarah, just let me know if you need my help.
    Take care :)

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  6. Sounds like a great idea and I'd really like to take part. As you know I've been rather keen to try out a silicone bundt mould. But would my photos be up to scratch???

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  7. Wow - new moulds. I can't wait to see what they are and to start experimenting. I'm willing to help you out with photos. Some of my cake baking efforts, using your moulds, can be seen on my blog at http://wibbs.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hi SJ!! I'm willing to help out all the way from Asia! Up to you what molds you need to photograph, my limitations are baking. No soap molding, ok? Haven't got a clue how to do that. Haha!

    Check out my photos, http://krazekitch.blogspot.com/p/pics.html taken with a LUMIX LX3. Although the pictures here were just done by me, I can have a pro photographer friend do food styling for you. If you're happy with these, just holler!

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  9. Someone actually passed this info along to me. I would be more than willing to help. You can check out my blog @ www.gastronometart.typepad.com to see my photography etc.

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  10. I would be happy to help. http://charlottescupcakes.blogspot.com/

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  11. If you still need a hand I'd love to help.
    Let me know.

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  12. Chef Dennis sent me and I love to bake and would be more than happy to help you, check out some of my photos www.anniebakes.net and let me know if I can help, anne

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  13. Hi Sarah-Jane
    I just gave you a shout out on my blog for some helpers, let me know if you would like me to do anything else to help you, it would be my pleasure!
    Cheers
    Dennis

    I see Roxana(little bit of everything) and Annie have already stopped by!

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  14. Sarah I'm sorry for not sending you pictures of what i have used, i will send it you on friday, will try to squeeze in more if i get to bake something :)

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  15. Hey Sarah, count me in! I'd be more than glad to be of any assistance, if you wish. Just gimme a shout with how you wanna do it and consider it DONE...!

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  16. Chef Dennis sent me, I would love to help. Just come on over to my blog and see if my pics are what you are looking for!

    Just drop me a line at :
    jennifurlandindigo at gmail dot com

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  17. I, too, am here at Chef Dennis's suggestion. If you don't yet have quite enough volunteers, I would love to help, too.

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  18. I found out about this through Chef Dennis. I don't have Foodgawker quality photos but I would be willing to help if you think my pictures are good enough/you need me.

    I blog at Jolts & Jollies. http://mannadonn.blogspot.com

    If you feel you can use my help, shoot me an email at:
    mannadonn@msn.com

    Good luck to you on your challenge!

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  19. Wow congratulations on going to the Ideal Home Show. I wish you great success and many many sales of your products. I'd love to volunteer and offer a helping hand if you'll have me. My photos are featured on the "foodporn" websites and I sell to photo stock agencies. I live in Europe. You can find samples on my blog :
    - Spicie Foodie , http://spiciefoodie.blogspot.com/
    And my email is spiciefoodie (@) gmail.com

    Either way I wish you the best of luck and great success!

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  20. Congratulations on your new endeavor! Sounds exciting, but stressful. I'd be happy to help, if you'd like my assistance. Good luck!

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  21. Sarah...I would be glad to be of help in your new endeavour. I will try my best to bake something using your silicone. I will let you have the photos before end of the month. I bought your silicone molds last year when my Jo was in UK :) but have not got the time to use them. Now is the opp to use them for you :) And I just won your silcone baking mat from Cehf Dennis :)

    Regards,
    Elin

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  22. I'm also stopping by after seeing Chef Dennis' request on your behalf. I haven't worked iwth silicone molds before but would love to help and provide photos if you're still needing them. You can check out my blog or my Flickr account at http://flic.kr/s/aHsjpyz6RM.

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  23. wow - all I can say is thank you ! I'm surviving of 4 > 5 (if I'm lucky) hours sleep a day at the moment and have just pushed myself a bit too far in every direction.

    The big crisis today was that my camera sd card corrupted and I think I'd lost almost a week worth of work. I could have passed out when I realised what had happened. Thankfully, a downloaded card recovery program managed to retrieve approx 600 photos - so I'm feeling rather relieved.

    Thank you so much for all of the offers. I am VERY grateful. I'll have a look at everyone's blogs and email those of you who may be suitable for this occassion. If you don't mind, I'll keep the rest of you on record for next time I need some reviews and photos :-)

    I'll apologise in advance as there it is very unlikely I can personally email all of you at this time. It's so lovely to hear from you all and I'm overwhelmed to have had such a great response.

    Thank you all.

    I'll post messages up to you all on here too as fast as I can.

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  24. Zurin - my dear friend. You're always my anchor :-) I've got a couple you will like. Will email you later.

    Ann - I've got one specially got you that you will LOVE and something else too... Will email you tonight

    Astral - email your address again. There are a couple for you as well.

    Jean - would love to see your photos when you have time to have a play.Friands are amazing. Tins are hard to get hold of, and to my knowledge - I don't know anywhere at all that makes them in silicone. We send bucket loads of them to customers in Australia ... so perhaps they can't get them easily there either ! Hope the hand is better soon.

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  25. Janine - I've been looking through your blog and don't know if I've got anything suitable for you at the moment. There is a lot of new stuff coming though and there may be something to suit you soon. Can I keep you on file for a little while ?

    Choclette - I'll keep a look out for you too. Thanks so much for offering, but I don't think I have anything at the moment. I'll keep you in mind for a future review. About the bundt moulds - we are going to discontinue these to make space for many new incoming designs. The large ones are now in short supply, though we have plenty stock of the smaller size.

    Wibbs - love the new blog. I'm your first follower :-) I'm looking for specific things in photos this time and on this occassion don't think I have anything for you. Thanks so much for the offer though :-)

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  26. Sarah- I love your silicone moulds!!! I am definitely interested in trying them. Just saw your info from a blog on anncoojournal.com

    my site is www.suzyeats.com . where can I try some of the molds? do you sell to the states?

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  27. If you still need help, I will be delighted to chip in.

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  28. diddy2703@hotmail.com22 July 2011 at 02:44

    i guess it's too late but if you still need help, i already own a lot of your moulds and would be happy to help. just send a message :)

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