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Annual Cake Expo – At the annual ICES Cake Expo, you will be able to see and experience beautiful displays of sugar art produced by members from all around the world. A variety of demonstrations on techniques and methods, both innovative and tried-and-true at beginner through advanced levels, the very latest in cake decorating products, tools, and supplies from vendors from around the globe will be available to you. You will have the opportunity to meet and talk with your cake heroes and authors of books about cake decorating and confectionery arts, and so much more!
Discounts – ICES Members receive great discounts for the ICES Convention and Show, as well as regional events around the world.
Programs– ICES Sugar Artist Certification and ICES Certified Judge program.
Approved Teachers– ICES Members who teach the sugar arts are invited to apply as an ICES Approved Teacher.
Hank and Betty Jo Steinman Award: In August 2011, in order to honor our founder and the Caring and Sharing spirit underlying our organization, the ICES Board of Directors created the “Hank and Betty Jo Steinman Award” to give back to our members and assist some in taking advantage of our largest annual event. These annual gifts, when available, are awarded at Expo and are based on 10% of the proceeds of the previous Convention and Show/Expo, in the amount of $1000 each. Awards are open to all members in good standing on April 1st of each year. These awards are to be used to offset expenses for the next year’s Expo, including member rate registration fees, demonstration fees, hands-on class fees, meals and housing costs as well as travel expenses.
Local Sharing Events: Events – Local Representatives are elected or appointed each year to help spread the art of cake decorating around the world. Throughout the year, these Representatives conduct meetings, get-togethers and Days of Sharing for their members. At these events you will meet other decorators from your area, see demonstrations and often participate in contests and other hands-on activities.
Member Spotlight: YOU submit the photos. YOU write the articles. See YOUR submissions highlighted in the ICES Newsletter! We feature both US and International members. Please send your submissions to the Newsletter Chairman.
Networking: At all ICES events, you will have the opportunity to spend time with other men, women, and children who share your love of cake decorating and the confectionery arts. Our members run the gamut from beginner to professional level, from homemakers who occasionally bake cakes for their families to bakery professionals and accredited sugar artists.
Scholarships: ICES promotes the art of cake decorating by awarding one or more annual scholarships to applicants deemed most likely to develop and promote the art form. Anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of sugar art and sharing that knowledge with others is invited to apply for a scholarship.
Contact: Membership Coordinator